Searching For General Dentistry Greenwood Village?

Searching For General Dentistry Greenwood Village?

If you are searching for general dentistry Greenwood Village, there are many things to consider before picking the right dentist for your family. Ideally, general dentistry would focus on routine services and preventive maintenance. Their services will help prevent tooth decay, gum diseases, and other oral health problems in the long run. But you should be cautious when picking the right general dentist in the area since there are too many dentists operating out there. This article provides information on what you should consider when searching for general dentistry Greenwood Village. Continue reading “Searching For General Dentistry Greenwood Village?”

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Future of Dentistry Brings Smiles To Food Pantry

A release from the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry:

Future of Dentistry, which is located at 968 Main Street, recently donated approximately 100 toothbrushes, 50 mini-tubes of toothpaste, 50 lip balms, and various food items.

"Such a great donation!" says Maureen Miller, director of operations at the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.

On behalf of its board of directors and volunteers, the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry is incredibly grateful for Future of Dentistry’s very generous donations to the organization’s clients. The donation drive was facilitated by Lisa Guerriero at Future of Dentistry.

In photo (left to right): Dr. Heather Strock and Dr. Gerry Casazza, on behalf of Future of Dentistry

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Broncos sign former Raiders punter Marquette King to three-year deal

The Denver Broncos have signed free agent punter Marquette King to a three-year contract, the team announced on Thursday.

AFC West rival Oakland released King on March 30, parting ways with the popular and productive punter, whose social media presence was just as large as his punts were booming. While the Raiders did not offer a reason for cutting King, there were whispers that new head coach Jon Gruden’s old-school ways might not have jibed with King’s larger-than-life personality, especially for a punter.

King, 29, originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and the team signed him to a five-year, $16.5 million contract extension in 2016.

Last season, Pro Football Focus ranked him third among all punters, and he finished third in the NFL in net punting average at 42.7 yards.

Since 2013, when he took over for Shane Lechler in Oakland, King is second in the league in that time frame in total punts (426), eighth in gross average (46.8 yards), eighth in net average (40.8), third in punts inside the 20-yard line (168) and first in punts inside the 10-yard line (65).

ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez contributed to this report.

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Alice Faye Napier

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Alice Faye Napier, 73, of Greenwood, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Greenwood Village South after a four-year stay due to a stroke. She was born to the late Alex and Lola Dye on April 4, 1944 in Arjay, Kentucky.

Alice married her lifetime partner, Carl Napier in 1962. She spent her life being a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing and doing puzzles. She dedicated her life to taking care of her family and home. Alice enjoyed traveling and going on vacations. A few of her favorite spots were the Smoky Mountains and Myrtle Beach. She loved going to watch her grandchildren play sports and other activities. Alice was a long-time member of the House of Prayer Tabernacle. She loved God and reading His word. Alice loved shopping, whether it was going to the stores or garage sales.

Alice is survived by her husband, Carl Napier of Greenwood; her four children, Jeff (Bonnie) Napier of Martinsville, Tim (Traci) Napier of Greenwood, Carl Napier of Greenwood, and David (Andrea) Napier of New Whiteland; one brother, Richard (Geraldine) Dye of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be Wednesday, March 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 N. U.S. HWY 31, Whiteland, IN, 46184. A service will be Thursday, March 29 at 11 a.m. at the Whiteland Chapel. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. To leave condolences go to www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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March 18 arts and entertainment

SSecond Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted: Greenwood’s Coloring (adults only) hosted by Dohnna Boyajian at Aromas Village Coffee, 7-9 p.m. Bring coloring pages, colored pencils and markers.

April 21, Rock ‘n’ Roll Cruisers cruise-in at Uptown fountain in Greenwood, 6 to 9 p.m.

May, TBA, Keith Jamison, opera tenor, Greenwood Performing Arts at GCT, 7:30 p.m., 864-227-8744.

May 13, Pan Harmonia Chamber Ensemble, described as “eclectic and genre-smashing” part of the free Festiva series at First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood, 4 p.m., 864-229-5814.

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Family Dentistry Brings Smiles, Laughs to Their San Juan Capistrano Office

The father-daughter dental team of Kaban Dental Group is serving up smiles and laughs at their family-owned business in San Juan Capistrano.

Lawrence Kaban, who jokingly calls his family’s practice a “necessary evil,” has been practicing out of the San Juan Capistrano office since 2004. Lawrence took over the Kaban office in 2004 from his also-dentist brother, Gerald, who decided to go back into the Air Force after opening the office on Paseo Adelanto in 1989.

The duo, father Lawrence Kaban, 69, and daughter Kelly Kaban, 30, have been working together since 2017 since Kelly finished dental school.

Father-daughter dental duo Lawrence Kaban (right) and Kelly Kaban (left). Photo: Emily Rasmussen

“Patients really like (the duo) because we joke around a lot and my dad likes telling stories,” Kelly said. “They come for the company and catching up. We work well together, I’m coming out of school with new things I’ve learned and (my father) has all of the experience. It’s a good combination.”

The dentist family’s roots started when Gerald and Lawrence went to Loma Linda for dental schooling, years before Kelly’s graduation also from Loma Linda in 2017. Since her father was an alumnus, Lawrence was able to hand Kelly the diploma and he also facilitated her first job in dentistry.

Kelly, who studied molecular environmental biology at the University of California-Berkeley, said the switch to dentistry has been great so far because of relationships created with patients. Some patients—which include prominent San Juan Capistrano families of multiple generations—date back to when Gerald first opened Kaban Dental Group nearly 30 years ago.

“We spend a lot of time with our patients,” Lawrence said. “They become family friends.”

In addition to creating a positive, good-humored environment—which Lawrence and Kelly agree can reduce anxiety of their patients, especially those who are fearful of dentistry work—every couple of months, the father-daughter team does free clinic dentistry work in Santa Ana for low-income patients.

To learn more about the Kabans, visit their office at 32124 Paseo Adelanto, Ste. 2 in San Juan Capistrano, or go to their website at www.kabandentalgroup.com.

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Parents who kiss children on lips before baby teeth develop may spread harmful bacteria, dentist argues

INDYPULSEParents who kiss children on lips before baby teeth develop may spread harmful bacteria, dentist argues

A dentist has advised that parents should refrain from kissing their children on the lips, particularly before their baby teeth have developed, as they could spread harmful bacteria to their young ones.

The debate over whether it’s appropriate for parents to kiss their children on the lips is a constant source of conversation.

While many argue that there’s nothing wrong with parents showing their affection in this manner, there are supposedly certain health risks that parents need to become more aware of.

Tom Brady kisses 11-year-old son on the lips sparking debate

Baby teeth are particularly susceptible to infection, as they don’t have the strength to withstand the damaging effect of bacteria.

“Baby teeth have a different type of enamel and dentine to adult teeth,” Dr Richard Marques, celebrity dentist at Wimpole Street Dental in London, explained to The Independent.

“The enamel is much thinner on baby teeth. It is not as strong as adult enamel so is more likely to decay.”

The transfer of saliva between individuals can always increase the likelihood of spreading illness.

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However, parents need to be especially wary with their young children.

“Saliva transfer from parent to child is a risk as this can spread bacteria (such as streptococcus mutans) from adult to child,” said Dr Marques.

“This bacteria can cause decay of baby teeth.

“It can even affect the soft tissues and gums before the baby teeth have developed!”

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There are a variety of afflictions that can be spread from mouth-mouth contact, including the cold or flu and viruses such as cold sores, which are caused by the herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1).

Dr Marques suggests that parents refrain from sharing cutlery with their children, blowing on their food or kissing them on the lips.

There are a number of things parents can do to ensure the optimal dental health of their children.

These include not keeping all of your toothbrushes in one container, making sure your child doesn’t swallow the toothpaste, reducing their sugar intake and taking them for regular dentists checks.

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“Take your child to the dentist regularly (they can go to the dentist as early as six months when the first tooth comes through),” Dr Marques advised.

“By age two to three they should be attending the dentist every six months to check for cavities (and check how well their teeth are developing!).

“Prevention is the key. We would rather help children to not get cavities in the first place!"

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Moose charges at man trying to pet it in Colorado

Feb. 19 (UPI) — A man attempting to pet a moose on a Colorado road ended up getting only a scare when the large animal charged at him.

Amanda Danielson recorded video Thursday on a street in Frisco when a man claimed he pets moose all the time and attempted to demonstrate with a nearby animal.

The video shows the man creeping closer to the moose until the animal turns its attention toward him.

The moose charges at the man, but turns away before making contact. The moose’s reaction appears to be enough to convince the man to abandon his plans.

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Off-and-on snow is expected to total up to 3 inches in Denver

Patrick Casey enjoys walking his dog Arya enjoy walking in the freshly falling snow along Canyon Blvd on Jan. 21, 2018 in Boulder.

Saturday is expected to be a cold day as snow falls on and off in the metro Denver area, potentially dropping up to 2 to 3 inches throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service.

The day’s high is only expected to reach the low 20s, cooling down to around 10 degrees at night, NWS meteorologist Natalie Sullivan said. Some freezing drizzle has been reported.

The snow is expected to pass through the metro Denver area and into southcentral Colorado through the afternoon, moving out at night, she said.

The Denver International Airport, which started seeing trace amounts of snow at midnight, said significant flight impacts aren’t expected but warned passengers to check their flight status as low visibility or shifting winds could cause delays.

Snow teams are ready for expected light snowfall during the morning and afternoon. Check your flight status as the weather moves in. While significant flight impacts aren’t expected, delays due to low visibility or shifting winds are always possible.

The mountains are expecting 3 to 5 inches of snow, although some parts could get up to 8 inches, Sullivan said.

Heavy traffic has been delaying travel times from Denver to the Eisenhower tunnel, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Traction law is in place on eastbound I-70 between Vail and Copper Mountain.

So far, the metro area has seen 6.4 inches of snow this season, slightly below the 7 inches that normally drop by now, Sullivan said. Despite a burst of January snow, the South Platte River basin is still 93 percent of normal snowpack after a dry end to 2017.

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MB2 Dental Solutions Releases Newest “We Are Dentistry” Video Featuring Dr. Matthew Simmons, owner of El Campo Dentistry

The video gives a behind-the-scenes look into the daily rhythms of Dr. Simmons’ life in Southeast Texas

CARROLLTON, Texas, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — This week, MB2 Dental Solutions released the newest addition to the "We Are Dentistry" video series featuring Dr. Matthew Simmons, owner of El Campo Dentistry in Southeast Texas. The video spotlights his family life and the profound impacts of acquiring his own dental practice after he completed dental school.

"We chose to feature Dr. Simmons in this video because of his commitment to the El Campo and Victoria communities." said Dr. Chris Villanueva, Founder and CEO of MB2 Dental. "Dr. Simmons is a proficient and caring provider to his patients and their families. He and his wife bring a genuine and joyful energy everywhere they go."

In the video, Dr. Simmons confides that he used to be very shy growing up, so as a dentist he relates to and empathizes with his patients who may feel the initial discomfort of walking into a new environment. He enjoys getting to know his patients and setting them at ease by providing quality care.

"What I love about dentistry, and I’ll be honest, is what it provides my life to be. It’s provided me an avenue to owning my own house, provided me the sense of being proud of myself and it allows me to meet a plethora of different people."

In addition to running his practice, Dr. Simmons is an avid golfer and outdoorsman. He and his wife enjoy hosting many dinners and neighborhood get-togethers in their beautiful Victorian home.

MB2 Dental created the "We Are Dentistry" series in an effort to personalize dental care and reveal the individual behind each white coat. Each video offers a glimpse into the daily life, challenges and hobbies of dentist owners. MB2 Dental is passionate about removing the heavy load of dental administration and management from doctor owners, so that they can focus their time and energy on caring for their patients and enjoying time in their personal life outside of work.

Visit http://mb2dental.com/media/ to watch more videos from the "We Are Dentistry" series.

About MB2 Dental
MB2 Dental Solutions is a Dental Support Organization that serves as a partner to affiliated dentists and practice owners everywhere. We provide affiliated offices a suite of services to help them run their practice efficiently, allowing them to focus on providing exceptional patient care at their practice. MB2 affiliated dental offices maintain 100% clinical autonomy and with the help of the MB2 team, are efficiently running every facet of the practice.

MB2 Dental was founded on the principle that doctors working together can help each other accomplish more than ever possible working individually as dentists. That, and company culture should never be left behind. MB2 Dental offers a progressive and autonomous perspective on how dental management and practice development ought to work, and it’s changing the lives of countless patients and dentists for the better.

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Messiah Lifeways completes $80M campus expansion project

An exterior view of the new Village Square facility at Messiah Village in Upper Allen Township. – (Photo / Submitted)

Messiah Lifeways will unveil its new-look Messiah Village campus in Cumberland County this weekend, following an $80 million expansion project.

Messiah Lifeways CEO Curt Stutzman stands by the interactive scale model of Village Square in 2015. – (File)

The faith-based nonprofit is planning to host a grand opening with guided tours of recent changes at the continuing care retirement community in Upper Allen Township. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Messiah Lifeways started the expansion, known as Project Envision, at Messiah Village in the fall of 2015 to better meet the "changing needs of future generations and their families." It’s the first phase of a 20-year campus expansion and improvement effort at Messiah Village.

The largest component of the project is Village Square, a sprawling building with 84 apartments, wellness and enrichment centers, a campus day spa, welcome center and two new dining options for residents. The new restaurants are called Kathryn’s on the Square and Cafe 100.

To make way for Village Square, 16 old cottages were demolished.

A personal care apartment building called Hopewell, also part of the recent expansion, adds 26 additional apartments to the campus. That project also includes outdoor spaces and a dining room, plus easy access to Village Square via a connecting bridge.

Last summer, Messiah Lifeways opened two new skilled nursing buildings, Greenwood and Engle, that each house 16 residents. The two buildings feature private suites, a growing trend among long-term care facilities.

Messiah Lifeways served nearly 3,000 people last year through its wellness and enrichment services. About 750 people live at Messiah Village.

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