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Volunteer in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle

Yantalo, a +5000 community in the Alto Mayo Region of Peru experienced the visit of the first dentist [frm NY] in APR'08! Since, another dentist [frm Alsaka] arrived in JUL and two more [Frm Vancouver, Canada] this past month of OCT. Do you have a week or more to visit this beautiful corner of the world? Please contact us. Visit Write to us:,
Let us hear from you. LUIS VASQUEZ, MD - 847 561 5732 - Gracias.

Added by Luis on November 1, 2008 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Raisins Linked to Oral Health

How many of you grew up believing sticky raisins actually weren’t all that good for your teeth?

I found something interesting today ...

New research published in the journal, Phytochemistry Letters, shows that raisins may benefit oral health because they possess antimicrobial phytochemicals that suppress the growth of some oral bacteria associated with dental cavities and gum disease.

The in vitro study isolated eight known compounds from raisins and then… Continue

Added by Vicki Cheeseman on October 28, 2008 at 10:56am — 4 Comments

Stay calm ... this economic crisis shall also pass

Like most of you, I woke up this morning anxious to see where the stock market would go. Like most of you, I shook my head as it dipped below 8,000. I've checked my 401K and it's way down. I've checked my home value and it has gone down as well (although not as severely in Oklahoma as other parts of the nation).

I was reading some blogs this morning and found some good, simple ideas within them. Will it bring your money back? No. Will it hopefully talk you off the ledge?… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on October 10, 2008 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

PennWell Dental Group's “Community” Page, and the 6 Degrees of Separation…

Indeed, the world is smaller than we realize, and the more time we spend online, the more aware of this we become. In 1967, Stanley Milgram did his “small world experiment,” from which came the theory “6 degrees of separation.” This states that everyone in the world is connected via six people. Several subsequent studies have backed this theory. In the professional world of those with similar credentials, it’s probably more like 3 degrees of separation, which makes it a very effective… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on October 1, 2008 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Some good words by which to live

“If you find faults with our country, make it a better one. If you’re disappointed with the mistakes of government, join its ranks and work to correct them. Enlist in our armed forces. Become a teacher. Enter the ministry. Run for public office. Feed a hungry child. Teach an illiterate adult to read. Comfort the afflicted. Defend the rights of the oppressed. Our country will be the better, and you will be the happier. Because nothing brings greater happiness in life than to serve a cause… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on September 18, 2008 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

<b>Bossy Bosses</b>

Do you like your boss?

Do you dislike your boss?

However you feel — whatever your current situation — bosses can be challenging, encouraging, inspiring, aggravating, maddening, great to work with … well, you know what I mean.

But did you know that a recent study has shown that a boss’ gender can affect workers’ stress?

According to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, migraines, backaches, and… Continue

Added by Vicki Cheeseman on September 16, 2008 at 10:02am — 4 Comments

<b>No More Excuses!</b>

OK, instead of writing this, I should be walking on my treadmill. But I need to write this blog, and then I need to do some laundry and pack the kids’ lunches and do some more work, and then ...

I just don’t have time to exercise!

Do you ever feel like I do?

I know I need to exercise, but I find all kinds of reasons why I can’t fit it into my schedule. And frankly, I’m too tired. It’s too late. It’s too ... something.

Well, the Mayo Clinic Women’s… Continue

Added by Vicki Cheeseman on September 16, 2008 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Good deeds in Kansas City

Kevin Henry posted a video that he shot in Kansas City over the weekend. Team Smile set up a dental missionary event outside the Arrowhead football stadium on a rainy day as Tropical Storm Ike passed overhead.

It's very, very nice to watch the radiant smiles of the folks shown in this mini-documentary. The Kansas City dentist who organized the local affair is grinning ear-to-ear, even while talking full-speed.

Budgets being what they… Continue

Added by Mark Hartley on September 15, 2008 at 4:39pm — 4 Comments

<b>Black and White and Gray</b>

Women are different from men in ways more than just physical. They view the world around them differently and interpret things through their life experiences in different ways. Until now, the “norm” has been based on the male view of the world.

In the September issue of Woman Dentist eJournal, Nancy Jacobson, DMD, writes a fascinating article about ethics titled “Different Isn’t Inferior; It’s Just Different!” She begins her article with a story that illustrates the… Continue

Added by Vicki Cheeseman on September 15, 2008 at 1:42pm — 2 Comments

Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction video

I just uploaded the video from the presentation ceremony onto the community site. Kent Fletcher of Sunstar did a great job with the presentations. He made everyone feel special, and the audience at RDH Under One Roof was very supportive.

The award presentation, of course, only gives you a partial sense of who these women are. Although Kent gives some details about them, they did not speak during the ceremony. The related article in the upcoming September issue of RDH provides some… Continue

Added by Mark Hartley on September 5, 2008 at 10:42am — No Comments

tax audit

If the tax audit doesnt go well and resalt in criminal charges does this effect licens?

Added by alex on August 24, 2008 at 11:41am — No Comments

UOR blog from the third person point of view, Part II

We posted the first part of Teresa Duncan's recap of RDH Under One Roof on Monday. She attended the recent "UOR" at the Chicago Hilton in early August 2008. Her blogs are basically an account of what she experiences there.

Here's the second part.

We thank Teresa for her kind words, and we hope everyone who went to UOR enjoyed themselves.


Added by Mark Hartley on August 6, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

UOR blog from the third person point of view

Teresa Duncan of Odyssey Management is a frequent visitor to the RDH Under One Roof conferences. She attended the recent "UOR" at the Chicago Hilton in early August 2008. Her blogs are basically an account of what she experiences there.

Here's the link to her coverage of the most recent UOR.

Added by Mark Hartley on August 4, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

dear dr. kevin

For those who don't know I worked at the same office for 3 years as an assistant before graduating from dental hygiene school. I recently wrote to my previous employer just to fill him in on things. I thought I would post this since others may be feeling the same way.

Hi Dr. Kevin!

I hope all is well with you. Just thought I would drop a hello. I am working full time now doing hygiene and so far it's going well. I work for 3 different offices, there are more part time positions… Continue

Added by Trish RDH on July 25, 2008 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

about me!

i am a new graduate of Harper College and very excited to start this journey with my new career! I am now trying to find the best offices to work and I didn't think I would have my license this quickly so i committed myself to a mission trip in mexico! I have never done anything like this. My best friend erin and i are going to help with a dental clinic in juarez. I'm thinking about blogging while there...… Continue

Added by Trish RDH on July 18, 2008 at 5:14pm — 1 Comment

CMS pilot program saves millions

(7/14) Report shows CMS pilot program saved nearly $700 million in improper Medicare payments

Report shows CMS pilot program saved nearly $700 million in improper Medicare payments

On July 11, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a report offering evidence that the recovery audit contractors (RACs) pilot program is successfully identifying improper payments. The findings will also help the agency improve the program as it is expanded nationwide within two… Continue

Added by cher on July 17, 2008 at 7:55am — No Comments

Senate Follows House to Override Medicare bill veto

Leading The News

Senate follows House to override Medicare bill veto

By Jeffrey Young

Posted: 07/15/08 06:29 PM [ET]

Congress voted Tuesday to override President Bush’s veto of legislation that would undo a 10.6 percent cut in Medicare fees to physicians.

The Senate voted 70-26 to override the veto following action by the House earlier in the day. The lower chamber voted 383-41 to enact the bill over Bush’s objections. In both houses, the votes exceeded the… Continue

Added by cher on July 17, 2008 at 7:52am — No Comments

“Osteoporosis and Bone Health — It Isn’t Just About Broken Bones”

There’s an interesting article in Woman Dentist eJournal this month titled “Osteoporosis and Bone Health — It Isn’t Just About Broken Bones.”

The article gives a good overview of osteoporosis, why calcium is essential, risk factors, and the importance of exercise. But three things jumped out at me.

The first is one that I suppose I should have been aware of much sooner — the fact that you shouldn’t take calcium supplements with iron supplements, because they may… Continue

Added by Vicki Cheeseman on July 15, 2008 at 11:19pm — 2 Comments

Bipartisan bill HR 6331 passes regardless of presidential veto

The Senate just joined the House in voting to override the President's

veto of H.R. 6331 with a vote of 70 to 26. The legislation was enacted

into law instantaneously, pursuant to the effective dates in statute.

This vote marks an historic moment in the existence in KCP. Since its

founding in 2003, KCP has sought long-overdue reform to the Medicare

ESRD program. In 2004, the community joined forces for the first time

to develop and support comprehensive… Continue

Added by cher on July 15, 2008 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Community water fluoridation numbers now reach 70 percent

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. residents who get water from community water systems now receive fluoridated water, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The proportion of the U.S. population receiving fluoridated water, about 184 million people, increased from 65.8 percent in 1992 to 69.2 percent in 2006, said the study in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports.

"Community water fluoridation is an equitable, cost-effective, and… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on July 10, 2008 at 11:36am — No Comments

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