Sometimes it seems like there is more texting than conversation nowadays. Here some of our Wahl Family Dentistry staff members enjoy their lunch and texting without actually speaking much to each other.
February 25, 2014
February 24, 2014
Four-year-old Madison Rothwell had some fillings by Dr. Mike and his assistant Quiana on Monday February 24, 2014, and Madison was the best patient all day long! Here is Madison and her mom about to pick a prize with Quiana. Thanks Madison!
Dr. Mike’s and Tina’s girls (Leah and Kira) and Dr. Peggy’s and Marc’s girls (Zoe and Grace) and Zoe’s friend Melanie enjoyed playing in Rittenhouse Square after attending a performance for children on conducting and composing at the Curtis Institute of Music on Sunday February 23.
February 20, 2014
I enjoyed seeing Leah’s vocabulary test, especially the part about “volchers.” I also enjoyed her referring to me as the “domain” of my office, even though she got it wrong. Way to go Leah!
I was reading this article on Huffington Post, and I thought you might be interested in reading it, too.
Sir David Attenborough Narrates Women’s Olympic Curling Event, And It Is Pure Gold
February 18, 2014
When he was obese, Lee Jordan, now 50 years old, suffered from diabetes, lung disease, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and doctors gave him just two years to live. After reuniting with Beth Schwein, the love of his life, Lee determined to turn his life around, undergoing gastric bypass along with a strict diet and exercise regimen, losing 275 pounds and becoming a fitness trainer. His health problems have now reversed, and he and Beth have gotten married. His story is reported in The Daily Mail here.
February 17, 2014
February 13, 2014
The New York Times is reporting that to combat caries in children, the American Dental Association (ADA) has changed its recommendation for the use of fluoride-containing toothpaste in children under 2 years of age. In the past, the ADA recommended toothbrushing with no fluoride toothpaste in children under 2 since children are likely to ingest some of the toothpaste. After conducting a systemic review of 17 studies published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, the ADA now recommends smearing a tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste on the toothbrush before brushing in very young children.
February 12, 2014
Albert Temple has been one of our favorite patients for many years. He frequently brings cakes and other treats for “his girls” at Wahl Family Dentistry. Today he brought a delicious and beautiful Valentines Day cake for us. Thanks Mr. Temple! Don’t worry — we all brush our teeth afterward.
The New York Times is reporting on a large study in the British Medical Journalof almost 90,000 women aged 40 to 59 years randomly assigned to two groups, one with annual mammography screening and one with annual physical breast examinations. The mortality from breast cancer was the same in both groups, but there was more overdiagnosis of small cancers that were likely not to spread in the mammography group, leading to overtreatment with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. There are an estimated 37 million annual mammographies performed in the United States. This study is leading experts to question the value of routine mammography in women.