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Dentist turns Star Wars trench run into a laser root canal

Somewhere in a dentist’s office far, far away, Dr. J. Steven Abernathy is marshaling the rebel forces to launch a root canal procedure. The Arkansas laser dentistry specialist released a Star Wars spoof video last week that makes the dreaded treatment feel like a rollicking sci-fi adventure.

The video, brought to our attention by Geekologie, drops Abernathy, wearing a very un-Jedi Hawaiian shirt, into the 1977 "Star Wars" movie scene where the forces of good plan the trench-run attack on Darth Vader’s Death Star.

"Lasers aren’t just for X-wings anymore," Abernathy declares as he sells the benefits of using laser technology for root canals.

The video isn’t content to stop there. We get a snippet of the actual trench run with Abernathy as the pilot. He then hangs out with Han Solo and Chewbacca before receiving a hero’s welcome from Princess Leia.

The combination of Star Wars scenes with dental jargon and images makes for a weirdly entertaining experience. Hang around till the end for a wink-wink reference to the much-maligned "Star Wars Holiday Special."

Abernathy is no stranger to adventure. He has a colorful background as a pilot, sailor, presidential historian and writer of five novels. He also teaches the latest laser techniques for root canals. Now he can add "Jedi" to his list of accomplishments.

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Doolin Haddad Advanced Dentistry strengthens long-standing community relationship with Older Persons’ Commission (OPC)

Doolin Haddad Advanced Dentistry, a Rochester, Michigan, dental practice focusing on cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry, is pleased to continue its support of the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) as a silver sponsor of the Senior Expo on Wednesday, October 4. The OPC is one of the nation’s largest senior centers serving residents age 50+ from Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township.

According to Dr. Jeff Haddad, the dental practice will showcase an exhibit about the importance that consistent and positive dental health practices can have on an aging population.

“Overall quality of life depends on good oral health. Regular dental check-ups and preventative measures keep one’s teeth and gums healthy and high functioning,” Dr. Haddad said. “If that hasn’t been a lifelong practice, individuals need to reconsider the role that regular dental visits should play in their health and well-being as they age.”

In addition to sponsorships, Doolin Haddad Advanced Dentistry has presented to OPC members about specific topics in dental health. In June, Dr. Marco Tironi spoke to the OPC “Low Vision Group” about the overall health benefits that can be derived from good oral health. Dr. Tironi, along with Dr. Kurt Doolin and Dr. Haddad, have another presentation planned at the OPC on the evening of Wednesday, November 29 about what modern dentistry entails. Details of that event will be released closer to the date.

“Our Doolin Haddad dentists enjoy engaging with the ‘senior’ residents in our community through the OPC. It’s a great community forum for educating individuals who want to learn more about maintaining their health and well-being as they grow older,” Dr. Haddad said.

Visit the Doolin Haddad exhibit at the 50+ Senior Expo on Oct. 4, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the OPC, 650 Letica Drive in Rochester. The Expo, which is free and open to the public, will feature more than 70 exhibitors on health and wellness, nutrition, retirement living, financial planning, technology, travel and more. Click here for more information.

The OPC is Michigan’s premier community center dedicated to the physical, intellectual and emotional well-being of residents who are 50+. In addition to “Meals on Wheels,” the OPC offers many resources through its Health and Wellness Department, Adult Day Services, support groups and much more. All of the services offered by the OPC are designed to help individuals 50 and older age in place, stay connected to the community around them, and maintain their independence. For more information on the OPC, visit www.opcseniorcenter.org, become a fan on Facebook or call 248-656-1403.

Doolin Haddad Advanced Dentistry was founded in Rochester in 1990 by Dr. Kurt Doolin. Dr. Jeff Haddad joined the practice in 2002. In addition to their dental school training, both Drs. Doolin and Haddad are fellows of The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and lecture nationally on implants, TMJ, and restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Marco Tironi, D.D.S. joined Doolin Haddad Advanced Dentistry in 2013; the practice has 13 team members. Discover Health. Discover Happiness. Discover How. DiscoverDH. To learn more, visit www.discoverdh.com.

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Greenwood Village street floods after water main break

GREENWOOD VILLAGE – Firefighters worked to protect a Greenwood Village home from damage after a water main broke on Wednesday morning.

The water main broke shortly before 9 a.m. at Crestridge and Pemberton drives, according to South Metro Fire Rescue.

Video from the agency shows firefighters using dirt and shovels to block the water from a home’s driveway.

Firefighters working diligently to protect a home in Greenwood Village from a water main break at Crestridge Dr and Pemberton Dr. pic.twitter.com/dCmwxzWphT

— SouthMetroFireRescue (@SouthMetroPIO) August 30, 2017

Denver Water has since shut off water supply to the break, causing water to recede in the area.

No injuries, or damage to homes was reported.

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