Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ira Shannon DDS

There's a common misconception that dentists want their patients to consume more sugar to help drum-up business.  In reality, the cornerstone of dentistry in 'prevention, prevention, prevention.'  In fact, the dental profession has been at the forefront of the anti-sugar brigade for decades!

Take dentist Ira Shannon who wrote a landmark article for the ASDC "Journal of Dentistry for Children," discussing the percentage of sugar in breakfast cereals.  What's most shocking is this article was published in the 1970's!!!

The Ludington Daily New printed the crux of the article in their newspaper on Thursday, August 19, 1976.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dentistry From the Heart 2014

I participated again for the fourth year in a row for the day of free dentistry at Dr. Bob's Niagara Falls office.  I saw a handful of patients and provided tooth extractions, dental-cleanings and a few fillings to round out the day.  The patients were very appreciative, and it left me with a satisfied feeling as usual!

Here's a screen-shot of the local news station's article announcing the event: