As you may know on September 22nd we walked together as a team to stop Oral Cancer in its Tracks in the David Nasto Memorial Walk. The four mile walk took place at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Our office decided to help raise money by donating all monies charged for oral cancer screenings done during the month prior to the walk. With that money and other donations from generous supporters we raised $3,225. We are so proud to have raised the most money as a Dental Team! Our goal next year is to double that donation.
So thank you for doing your part and choosing to be a part of our family.
It is with great honor that we would like to announce that Dr. Logan and his team received two 1st place awards at the 2012 International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA) annual meeting.
The first case was a complex neuromuscular rejuvenation for a TMJ patient who suffered for decades with headaches, neck issues, and joint dysfunction. This case was treated non-surgically and was awarded Best in Show.
The second case was a restoration of a severely compromised bite condition that had destroyed all of the functional tooth structure. This case was awarded First Place Anterior Aesthetics.
About the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA)
At the forefront of dentistry is a new and emerging paradigm that is a major shift away from the deeply held traditions of conventional dental medicine. Conventional dentistry has focused on disease within individual teeth, and the immediately adjacent supporting soft tissues. Undoubtedly, great strides in progress have been made in these areas. The new paradigm, however, takes these reliable and well developed methods to replace and restore teeth and maintain periodontal health, and expands it to account for the entire physiologic and aesthetic health of the masticatory system. The IACA is the only dental organization that fully integrates the most beautiful and state-of-the-art materials with cutting edge technology for smile creation and rejuvenation, along with how to achieve optimal physiologic and occlusal harmony. Total physiologic health and balance in the masticatory system has many added benefits of enhancing facial soft tissue balance, along with increased health of the airway, and total improvement of the body posture. Health and beauty now merge in a synergistic concord never before seen in dentistry. Total life change for patients is a common and deeply rewarding outcome for those clinicians who believe and operate in this new paradigm that is supported by the IACA’s mission.
The IACA supports scientific and clinical training for management of the airway, temporomandibular joints, muscles of mastication, posture of the cranium in relation to the upper cervical complex, teeth and periodontium, and increased neurological health. The IACA believes that all dental diagnosis should start with assessment of the neuromuscular condition of all patients as foundational to all other dental diagnosis and treatment planning. No other dental organization has such an integrative position within dentistry. The future of dentistry is inevitably going to be much more heavily centered on longevity and quality of life treatments, as an aging and sophisticated population will demand this. The IACA fulfills this ever-increasing desire on the part of our patients through its dissemination of scientific and clinical information to dentists on the leading edge of this evolution in dentistry.
To learn more about the IACA please visit their website by clicking here.
As many of our long-time clients may remember, we published a quarterly newsletter in the mid 1980’s entitled Choices: Toward a Healthier Lifestyle.
This was a publication we wrote and produced in-house that highlighted issues of prevention, longterm healthcare, the relationship between dental health and overall physical well-being, and specific dental issues.
Although the response to the newsletter was extremely favorable, the time involved in writing, designing, printing, and mailing the publication became a burden, and we discontinued it after two years. Obviously, this was well before the digital age. Thanks to the Internet, today we have the technology to electronically produce this newsletter in more streamlined and time-efficient manner. As a result, we are happy to announce the re-launch of our new quarterly e-newsletter, as well as a regularly updated blog that will accompany it.
Topics that are to be covered in the coming issues and new blog include:
- New advances in technology and services;
- Conclusive links that have been discovered between periodontal disease, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease in the elderly, and other health concerns;
- New understanding about the complex relationship between TMJ problems, headache and migraine issues, and obstructive sleep apnea;
- Non-surgical treatment and correction of TMJ and craniomandibular disorders;
- Pregnancy and oral health concerns;
- Diabetes and oral health issues;
- The ultimate in aesthetic makeovers and facial rejuvenation procedures;
- Exciting new advances in implant technologies, which result in easier, minimally invasive placement with improved success;
- Current research linking obstructive sleep apnea to cardiovascular disease, cardiopulmonary disease, stroke and diabetes; and
- Conservative, non-surgical alternatives to CPAP usage from sleep apnea and snoring.
We hope that the newsletter and blog shall become resources that will keep you informed of the latest advances and issues surrounding your health. Should you have a friend or loved one who you think may enjoy receiving these publications, simply send us an e-mail, and we’ll add them to our mailing list. Printed copies of the newsletter and blog shall be available for those that do not use the Web. And finally, we would sincerely welcome comments about both resources, as well as suggestions for improvements and future topics.