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Dental Crowns: Purpose, Procedure, Complications, Care

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.

The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?

A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

  1. To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  2. To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
  4. To hold a dental bridge in place
  5. To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
  6. To cover a dental implant
  7. To make a cosmetic modification

For children, a crown may

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DENTAL

Penn Dental Medicine Working to Improve Access to Care for Persons with Disabilities | Handicapped Disabled

PHILADELPHIA, March 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With the goal of helping to improve access to dental care for individuals with disabilities, Penn Dental Medicine is establishing a new continuing education series through the support of the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF). A $50,000 gift from DDF will fund an online professional development program designed to help oral health professionals better understand and care for the disabilities community.

“We are dedicated to not only educating our students, but also practicing clinicians in caring for persons with disabilities,” says Penn Dental Medicine’s Dean, Dr. Mark S. Wolff. “In the U.S., there are nearly 57 million people with disabilities. To serve this population, the educational paradigm must shift and the community of dental providers must be given the tools to accommodate patients with differing needs.”

Through Penn Dental Medicine’s new Care Center for Persons with Disabilities, which opened in December 2020,

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TREATMENT

Erectile Dysfunction: Treatment & Care

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THERAPY

Aquahab Physical Therapy has Partnered with Progress Physical Therapy, Part of the Ivy Rehab Network | Health Care Hospitals

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Ivy Rehab Network (“Ivy”), a national leader in outpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitative services, is proud to announce that Aquahab Physical Therapy is now a part of its extensive network of therapy centers. Aquahab has joined Progress Physical Therapy, one of Ivy’s three market-leading brands in the Philadelphia market.

“We are thrilled for Aquahab Physical Therapy to join the Ivy Rehab Network and become a Progress Physical Therapy facility,” said Matt Littman, President and CEO of Aquahab. “We’re looking forward to this partnership greatly and are happy to see that the top-tier service that we have provided to our patients for 30 years will continue on. We are looking forward to teaming up with such professionals in the business so that we can continue to enhance what we’ve built and offer our team extended opportunities for growth and development. This is

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TREATMENT

Pain Management: Treatment & Care

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TREATMENT

Narcolepsy Treatments: Medications and Home Care

There are a number of medications used to treat the symptoms of narcolepsy. Drugs that act as stimulants and/or reduce the other symptoms of narcolepsy are standard treatments for the condition. They include:

  • Armodafinil (Nuvigil): This drug is similar to Provigil. It is also used to reduce excessive daytime sleepiness. Headache and nausea are the most common side effects.
  • Methylphenidate Hcl (Daytrana, Ritalin  Quillivant XR, Metadate ER, Aptensio XR, Cotempla XR-ODT, QuilliChew ER, Concerta, Methylin, and Ritalin LA):: Ritalin helps to reduce excessive daytime sleepiness and improves alertness. Side effects include headache, irritability, nervousness, and gastrointestinal problems. Nighttime sleep may be impaired, thus decreasing sleep time. There are concerns that this drug may become ineffective if used continuously for long periods. Therefore, some doctors advise people with narcolepsy to abstain from taking it one day each week (typically on a weekend). During that day, the person
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DENTAL

Dentist Kirkland, WA | Kirkland Family Dental Care

Located in Kirkland, WA, we are your local, comprehensive dental solution for the entire family. Kirkland Family Dental Care can help you begin your journey to a healthy, beautiful smile.

Why Choose Us?

Conveniently located in the Juanita neighborhood of Kirkland, WA, we care for patients from the surrounding areas of Bellevue, Kenmore, Redmond, Woodinville, and Bothell. We manage everything from your children’s cleanings and exams to metal-free restorations, cosmetic dentistry, surgical implant placement, Invisalign and much more!

Our mission is to deliver exceptional dental care to patients in a gentle, caring atmosphere. We focus on quality care using the latest dental technology to provide treatment that is safe, comfortable, and affordable. We stress patient education and use intra-oral cameras to show patients up close the best way to care for their oral health.  

We provide quality dental care, conveniently in your neighborhood and cater to your schedule. Because your

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Dentist Kirkland | Dental Care for You & Your Family

Dear Valued Patient,

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow

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TREATMENT

Levels of Care for Substance Use Treatment

Treatment for substance use disorder involves a flexible continuum of care, allowing people with the condition to move through various levels as needed.

Seeking treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) can feel like an overwhelming task, and part of this concern may be fear of the unknown: What will treatment be like? Can I get part-time treatment and keep my job? What if my addiction is severe?

First, know you’re not alone. In 2018, an estimated 21.2 million people, ages 12 and older, needed substance use treatment. This equals about 1 in 13, or 7.8% of all adolescents and adults in the United States.

Treatment for SUD involves a flexible continuum of several levels of care. People with substance use disorder can move up or down the levels as needed.

Treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

Every person who enters treatment for substance use has

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DENTAL

Where can I find low-cost dental care?

There are a variety of resources for dental care, including local health departments, medical insurance programs, dental schools, clinical trials and state and local resources.

Medicare,  Medicaid, CHIP 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers three important federally-funded programs: Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

  • Medicare is a health insurance program for people who are 65 years and older or for people with specific disabilities. Medicare dental coverage is limited; it does not cover most routine dental care or dentures.
  • Medicaid is a state-run program that provides medical benefits, and in some cases dental benefits, to eligible individuals and families. States set their own guidelines regarding who is eligible and what services are covered. Most states provide limited emergency dental services for people age 21 or over, while some offer comprehensive services. For most individuals under the age of 21, dental services are provided
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