Cosmetic Dentistry

Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC®) has revolutionized dental procedures. Traditionally, if crowns, onlays, inlays or dental veneers were required to restore damaged teeth, multiple procedures and a great deal of waiting time in-between would be inevitable. CEREC® creates these ceramic restorations within minutes in the dental office. This means that many treatments can be completed in just a single visit.

CEREC® is comprised of several computer-assisted design (CAD) tools and a milling machine that creates custom ceramic restorative devices. CEREC® can benefit almost anyone needing a ceramic restoration. This is of great benefit to nervous patients, and it can also reduce the cost of treatment.

How can CEREC® benefit me?

CEREC® can benefit almost anyone needing a ceramic restoration. Exceptions include patients who have a prior history of breaking ceramic devices and those with a deep bite. CEREC® devices are proven to last for over 5 years, but recent research indicates that most CEREC®-created restorations last for more than 10 years.

Additional advantages associated with CEREC® include:

No temporary restorations
High-quality ceramic products
Minimal invasiveness
Less injections and discomfort
Fewer dental visits
Cost effectiveness
More natural tooth is saved
Long lasting restorations
Biocompatible solutions
What is the CEREC® system comprised of?
The CEREC® System is sometimes called a CAD-CAM system. CAD-CAM means Computer Assisted Design and Computer Assisted Milling. The CEREC® system has three major components:

Acquisition device: This device is home to a high-quality camera and a medical grade computer. The function of this unit is to photograph the prepared tooth. Three-dimensional images are created of the tooth on the screen, which the dentist uses to design the perfect ceramic restoration.

Three-dimensional CAD software: This software allows the dentist to examine the tooth from every angle. It is the closest possible thing to holding the tooth in the hands and rotating it.

Milling device: This unit actually manufactures the custom restoration from the specifications entered into the computer. A ceramic block that best resembles the existing tooth color is chosen and placed into the unit. Within minutes, the milling device produces the restoration the dentist designed.

What does a CEREC® restoration procedure involve?

The first step in the procedure is preparing the tooth for the restoration. Depending on your particular case, the dentist will take photos of your affected teeth using one of CEREC’s® two imaging solutions. If using CEREC® Omnicam, the dentist will take several images of the tooth, sending a three-dimensional, colored model to the CEREC® machine. If using CEREC® Bluecam, the dentist will coat the teeth with a contrasting agent before taking images of your teeth.

These images are transposed onto the computer screen, where the dentist will view the tooth from every angle and design the final restoration. When the design is complete, it will be transmitted to the milling unit.
The dentist will insert a block of ceramic, matching your tooth color, into the milling machine which will then create the full crown, onlay, inlay, or veneer. Before affixing the restoration to the tooth, the dentist will perform a dry fit to ensure comfort. Once a perfect fit is established, the restoration will be polished and affixed to the tooth with dental cement.

If you have questions about CEREC® or would like to obtain more information on this innovative technology, please contact our office.

Dr. Huang graduated from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2005. Upon graduation she further improved her clinical skill through a vigorous residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from BU, where she received the prestigious Award of Excellence for her dedication to learning and patient care.

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Fake dentist leaves patient with ‘extreme damage’ after performing 8-hour surgery in his home

Isidro De Jesus Manjarres, who is not a real dentist, performed an 8-hour dental procedure on a woman in his home, police said.

A Texas man posing as a dentist was arrested after a woman accused him of causing "extreme damage" to her mouth after he performed an 8-hour surgery in his home.

Authorities said Isidro De Jesus Manjarres met the victim at a restaurant in March, according to My San Antonio.

During the meeting, the woman told Manjarres about "sudden and severe dental pain" she was experiencing. Manjarres told her he was a dentist and the two set up a time for her to come by his San Antonio home for an appointment.

In early April, the woman said she went to the 55-year-old man’s house and was told that she would need dental bridges and extractions. The procedure, which required an 8-hour surgery, would cost $3,600. The woman told authorities that Manjarres told her she could pay in two installments.

On April 8, the woman returned to Manjarres’ home with $1,800 in cash for the surgery.

Police records state that Manjarres administered anesthetics 12 times during the procedure, extracted two teeth and used a grinding tool to shape some of her teeth for the bridges.

The woman was supposed to return to the home at a later date to finish the procedure, but she said the first surgery left her in so much pain she thought she was going to die.

According to the victim, Manjarres told her she had an infection and gave her an antibiotic, but it didn’t work.

She then decided to see another dentist, who told her Manjarres had caused "extreme damage" to her mouth. The woman told police that she’s spent more than $11,000 to fix the botched procedure.

When investigators interviewed Manjarres, he allegedly admitted that he’s not a real dentist. He said he worked as a dental lab tech and seven years ago he had performed procedures from his home for dental offices.

He was booked into the Bexar County Jail on a charge of practicing dentistry without a license. He’s being held on a $15,000 bond.

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NFL 2017 Week 8: Monday Night preview – Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (photos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Denver Broncos face the Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30 tonight in an AFC West showdown on Monday Night Football, shown on ESPN.

The Chiefs (5-2) are coming off a loss to rival Oakland Raiders and now they play another rival in the Broncos.

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is having a solid season. He leads the league with a 72.4 percent completion rate and he has the weapons (Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce) to continue his rate against the Broncos, especially since the Broncos have already allowed 11 touchdown passes after giving up only 13 all of last season.

The Broncos (3-3) will welcome the return of linebacker Shane Ray, who missed six games due to a broken left wrist. His return is also in his hometown of Kansas City, which will certainly add to his inspiration.

In terms of injuries, the Broncos will play tonight without tackle Donald Stephenson (calf). Several Broncos are questionable including: LB Todd Davis (ankle), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (ankle), tight end Virgil Green (shoulder) and defensive end Derek Wolfe (hand).

The Chiefs have two players that are questionable for tonight: linebacker Justin Houston (knee) and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (knee).

Below is the complete Week 8 schedule/scores, along with the Week 9 schedule (all times Eastern). You can get live scores along with previews and updates from all the games on our NFL Scoreboard.

WEEK 8 SCOREBOARD

Thursday
Baltimore 40, Miami 0

Sunday
Minnesota 33, Cleveland 16
Atlanta 25, New York Jets 20
Carolina 17, Tampa Bay 3
Philadelphia 33, San Francisco 10
New Orleans 20, Chicago 12
New England 21, LA Chargers 13
Buffalo 34, Oakland 14
Cincinnati 24, Indianapolis 23
Seattle 41, Houston 38
Dallas 33, Washington 19
Pittsburgh 20, Detroit 15

Tonight
Denver at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

WEEK 9 SCHEDULE

Thursday
Buffalo at New York Jets, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
LA Rams at New York Giants, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Baltimore at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Cincinnati at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m.
Denver at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Washington at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.
Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.
Oakland at Miami, 8:30 p.m.

Monday
Detroit at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m.

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Denver Broncos’ offense making too many mistakes

Los Angeles Chargers Joey Bosa sacks Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian in the second half at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on October 22, 2017. File photo by Lori Shepler/UPI

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — No one involved with the Denver Broncos is happy with their offensive performance — not the coaches, not their fans, not the players and certainly not the man in charge of their football operations.

"This slide’s been coming," Broncos general manager John Elway told KDSP-AM 760 in Denver on Tuesday. "Hopefully we’ve hit bottom."

The Broncos would like to think they can’t go any lower than their first shutout in 25 years. But their offense has been in free-fall since its outburst in the first two games. The rushing attack has stalled as teams have stacked the box, and Trevor Siemian and the passing game have not been able to capitalize, with zone coverage in particular causing problems.

Six turnovers in the last two games — three interceptions, two lost fumbles after receptions and a Siemian fumble after being sacked — exacerbated matters, and the Broncos’ only touchdown in their last 11 quarters came in the fourth quarter against the Giants with a three-score deficit.

Against the high-powered Chiefs, the Broncos’ offense needs to find enough to keep pace; even Denver’s top-ranked defense can only do so much to hold Kansas City’s array of weapons in check. At some point, Siemian and the offense will have to put together some touchdown drives.

Whether they can do so or not will depend on whether they can take their anger over their recent poor form and turn it into results.

"I was (ticked) off," wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders told KDSP-AM 760 in Denver on Wednesday.

Sanders couldn’t do anything about the struggles in Los Angeles; he stayed back in Denver to recover from a sprained ankle. Injuries to Sanders and rookie receiver Isaiah McKenzie sapped quickness from the Broncos’ attack, and without their breakaway threat, Denver’s offense plodded and looked stuck in neutral for much of the day.

"What I saw was an offense that couldn’t move the ball, that kept hurting themselves, that kept turning it over," Sanders said. "It was just making me madder and madder and madder, and obviously that’s been going on, and it’s something that we’ve got to stop doing. We’ve got to stop turning the football over and we’ve got to get better as an offense."

Sanders said that he counseled Siemian that he needed to get rid of the ball more quickly.

"Sometimes we’re in a meeting, and I told him, ‘You’ve got to be able to get the ball out,’" Sanders told KDSP. "And this is just being honest. You’ve got to throw the ball away or get rid of the ball, get the ball out of your hands. Sometimes you’ve got to be a hot potato with that thing and not hold the ball. You’ve got to get rid of it.

"And at the same time, speaking to the offensive line, I told them, man, that’s (bull—-) that he has to deal with that, you know? You’ve got to take pride in what you do. You’ve got to go out and know your responsibilities.

"I mean, we see every look, every single week. Nobody’s throwing any big-time, major surprises at us. We’ve just got to handle business from a studying standpoint and from a physical standpoint. We’re a lot better than what we’re putting on film, and hopefully it shows this Monday."

Given that Monday’s game could mean the difference between matching the Chiefs in the loss column or being 2 1/2 games back in the AFC West race, the Broncos need it to show as soon as possible.

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“It’s like it wasn’t me,” man accused of fatally stabbing young siblings in Colorado Springs says

Colorado Springs Police Department via Twitter

A 19-year-old Colorado Springs man accused of fatally stabbing his two young siblings and wounding his father claims responsibility but said he doesn’t know why he did it.

“It’s like it wasn’t me,” Malik Murphy told 9News reporter Anastasiya Bolton, who visited him in El Paso County jail. He told her nothing had happened to prompt the attack.

When asked if he was sorry, he said “extremely.”

Murphy was arrested early Tuesday after he allegedly turned a knife on Sophia, 5, and Noah, 7, who shared a room with him in the family’s house in the 900 block of Carlisle Street, arrest records show. He told police he had wanted to be alone in the home when he took a knife he’d purchased months ago and set out to kill his family. He planned to bury their bodies in the backyard.

His father, Jefferson Murphy, 42, told police he ran downstairs when he heard screaming and “was confronted” by Malik, who stabbed him in the neck, records show. He held the teenager down until police arrived.

Malik Murphy remains in jail without bond on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. He’s expected in court Oct. 27.

“He was angry towards society,” his grandfather, Terry Mason, told 9News. “He felt he didn’t fit in. Toward the family, he was a very loving guy.”

“Malik couldn’t get a grip on what life is about,” Mason said. “He had his thoughts. He was just a quiet kid. He was a trouble for them. He had anger issues.”

To read more of this story go to gazette.com

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Envision Healthcare Sets Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates for Third Quarter 2017 Results

NASHVILLE, Tenn. & GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. , Oct. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) today announced it will release its third quarter 2017 financial results on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, after the market closes. The company will also host a conference call on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The live broadcast of Envision’s quarterly conference call will be available on-line by going to www.evhc.net and clicking on the link to Investors. The on-line replay will follow shortly after the call and continue for 30 days.

About Envision Healthcare Corporation

Envision Healthcare Corporation is a leading provider of physician-led services and post-acute care, and ambulatory surgery services. At June 30, 2017, we delivered physician services, primarily in the areas of emergency department and hospitalist services, anesthesiology services, radiology/tele-radiology services, and children’s services to more than 1,800 clinical departments in healthcare facilities in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Post-acute care is delivered through an array of clinical professionals and integrated technologies which, when combined, contribute to efficient and effective population health management strategies. As a market leader in ambulatory surgical care, the Company owns and operates 263 surgery centers and one surgical hospital in 35 states and the District of Columbia, with medical specialties ranging from gastroenterology to ophthalmology and orthopaedics. In total, the Company offers a differentiated suite of clinical solutions on a national scale, creating value for health systems, payors, providers and patients. For additional information, visit www.evhc.net.

/EIN News/ —

Contact:
Bob Kneeley
Vice President, Investor Relations
303-495-1245
bob.kneeley@evhc.net

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Indian court acquits dentist couple of killing daughter

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An Indian court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a dentist couple for the murder of their teenage daughter and the family servant for lack of material evidence, their lawyer said.

FILE PHOTO: Dentists Rajesh Talwar (R) and wife Nupur are taken to court in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, November 25, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Aarushi Talwar was found with her throat slit at the family home in the Delhi suburb of Noida in 2008. A day later, the body of the servant, Hemraj, was found on the roof of the house.

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A trial court convicted the girl’s parents, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, after police alleged Rajesh had murdered his daughter and the servant in a rage when he found them in a compromising situation. The couple, both dentists, were jailed for life.

But a high court overruled the decision saying it was not satisfied with the evidence and ordered the couple be freed, their lawyer Tanveer Ahmed Mir said.

“The court found no forensic or material evidence to prove that the Talwars had killed their daughter,” Mir told reporters outside a packed courtroom in the northern city of Allahabad.

Both parents had denied the murder and insisted they were victims of botched investigations and unfair media coverage, damaging their defense.

Aarushi’s case was labeled as a kind of crime more often associated with rural, conservative parts of India where “honor killings” are not uncommon.

Every twist in the investigation was extensively reported by the Indian press, turning the Talwars into household names.

“Finally my family can lead a dignified life. The court has upheld the facts and truth,” said Rajesh Talwar’s sister, Vandana, after the decision.

In 2015, a journalist who covered the murder wrote a book arguing that the couple were innocent. The double murder case and faulty probe were used as a theme for a Bollywood movie the same year.

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NYU Dentistry awarded grant to test impact of simple treatment on cavity progression

The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and its collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children.

The grant provides $9.8 million over four years, $2.8 million of which will come to NYU Dentistry, to fund a Phase III randomized controlled trial at three clinical sites: University of Michigan, University of Iowa, and NYU Dentistry. University of Michigan’s Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD, leads the study.

Cavities early in childhood are one of the most prevalent chronic conditions among U.S. children, especially those from low-income families. If allowed to progress untreated, cavities can have broad dental, medical, social, and quality of life consequences.

"Early childhood cavities are preventable, yet once they are established and left untreated they can have severe consequences on the health and wellness of both the affected children and the families that care for them," said Amr M. Moursi, DDS, PhD, chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at NYU Dentistry and principal investigator at the NYU study site.

"For many young children who need extensive dental treatment, their only option is to undergo general anesthesia in order to receive fillings or extractions. Given the limited availability, potential risks, and high cost of general anesthesia in a hospital setting, we are interested in finding alternative methods to manage cavities."

Silver diamine fluoride was approved in the U.S. in 2014 for the treatment of dental hypersensitivity. However, it has been used for many years in other countries for cavity control. The liquid can be applied to a cavity to arrest tooth decay and in some cases replace the need for a filling or crown.

In 2016, the FDA designated silver diamine fluoride a "breakthrough therapy," a process which is designed to expedite drug development. This NIH-funded study will provide the necessary data for obtaining a cavity arrest drug claim for silver diamine fluoride in the U.S.

The study will closely follow more than 1,000 children, ages 2-5, enrolled in Head Start and other preschool programs. The researchers will treat children and monitor them over a school year to study the impact of silver diamine fluoride applied twice, six months apart, on cavity progression. They will also measure oral health-related quality of life and treatment satisfaction and acceptability.

"Should the trial be successful, the impact would be a change in the standard of care for the management of tooth decay in young children. It will also expand access to, and adoption of, a simple, non-invasive, inexpensive strategy for cavity management," said Moursi. "We hope that access to this simple treatment could also help in reducing oral health disparities."

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Indiana dentist, wife accused of keeping one of their 10 children in closet-cage

HUNTINGBURG, Ind. – An Indiana couple is accused of repeatedly locking a child in what authorities called a "closet cage."

Huntingburg dentist Dr. Alan Friz and his wife Aimee were arrested after deputies responded to a call reporting an unruly child at their home.

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The responding deputies talked to the juvenile and then requested assistance from the children services. After the social workers talked to the juvenile, the sheriff’s office says a search warrant for the home was granted.

During the search, a closet area of a bedroom was found to have been converted into a lockable cage where the child was kept for extended periods of time.

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