Radiographs in Pediatric Dentistry. Many parents refuse to make radiographic examinations on their children because they think that this is a carcinogenic radiation, i.e., it may trigger the growth of cancer cells in children. However, this fear is unfounded and should not exist because the radiation used in the pediatric dentist office is very small and it is only performed the x-rays that patient need. In everyday life, without realizing it, we are exposing ourselves to a certain lot of radiation such as solar radiation, the radio waves, microwave oven, cell phones, television, laser beams, among others. Did you know that dental radiographs are only equivalent to one hour of sun exposure in the environment? The dental radiographic exposure represents only 1% compared with other radiological exposures in other fields of health sciences. The government health offices, at federal and state level, establish a set of regulations for the operation of radiographic equipment, proper u
You asked for a dentist for the grown-ups of the house and we delivered it! Clay Dental welcomes Dr. Adrianza to our practice; she will be available every Friday at out office. Dr. Marielsa Adrianza was born in Caracas, Venezuela. At an early age she was inspired to become either a dentist or a medical doctor, after spending summer vacations with family members who were dentists and watching them practice dentistry, she decided to pursue a degree in dentistry. She studied Dentistry in Caracas, Venezuela at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and graduated with Doctor in Dental Surgeon degree. Later on Dr Adrianza pursued a post-doctoral residency program in Oral Pathology, and graduated with a Certificate of Oral Pathology at the University of Alabama; furthermore, she also completed a one year of Mastership in General Dentistry at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 1995, Dr. Adrianza became board certified to practice dentistry in the state of Florida; she practi
Last Friday was Fabiola's (our RDA with expanded functions), last day at our office. We are very sad to see her go but we are also very happy to see her grow professionally in her next journey. Fabiola was admitted to the Pediatric Dental program at University of Puerto Rico. We wish her success! Until we meet again!
Dr. Calcina’s article in the May issue of Imagine Kids Magazine Our office is designed to be your Child’s “First Dental Home”. We recommend the prevention of tooth decay by scheduling an appointment as early as six months of your child’s age. Help us make your child’s first visit to the pediatric dentist enjoyable by omitting words like “needle”, “shot”, “Pull”, “Drill”, or “Hurt”. We will make use of other terms and words with the same message. yet playful! If your child is under three years of age, we will have a “Knee by Knee” examination, which is a convenient and safe way to accomplish the physical examination. The parent is instructed to sit sideways in the dental chair facing the dentist, who sits in the operator chair knee-by-knee with the parent. The child is positioned on the parent’s lap facing the parent, with one leg wrapped around each side of the parent. Click here to read the whole article in Imagine Kids Magazine…..
CONGRATULATIONS TO Dr.Norman Tinanoff from the University of Maryland Who received the highest number of votes from the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of the College of Diplomates of the ABPD, he will receive the 2014 Mentor of the Year Award on Saturday May 24, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Annual Breakfast Meeting of the College of Diplomates.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has come up with this excellent website, enabling parents and caregivers an online resource they can turn to when they are looking for information related to their child’s dental health.
If your employer offers dental insurance, consider yourself fortunate. This benefit works like a valuable "coupon" that can greatly reduce the costs of dental care. However, no dental benefit plan is set up to cover all of your costs. To avoid surprises on your dental bill, it is important to understand what your insurance will cover, and what you will need to cover some other way. Dental benefits should not be confused with the dental services you need, which are determined by you and your dentist. How dental plans work Almost all dental plans are the result of a contract between your employer and an insurance company. The amount your plan pays is agreed upon by your employer with the insurer. Your dental coverage is not based on what you need or what your dentist recommends. It is based on how much your employer pays into the plan. Employers generally choose to cover some, but not all, of employees' dental costs. If you are not satisfied with the coverage provided