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ACA Open Enrollment Period Begins Today

The Washington Post (10/30, Goldstein, Eilperin) reports the ACA open enrollment period, which begins today, will take place amid “ground-level disruption” that could make the registration period a challenge for many. The article says “the greatest challenges” are “higher prices and fewer options, plus less time to sign up, less assistance for doing so and…

TODAY Highlights ADA’s Information On Halloween Candy.

Can Halloween Affect Your Oral Health? TODAY (10/18, Pawlowski) discusses Halloween candy, sharing information from American Dental Association spokesperson and pediatric dentist Dr. Mary Hayes. Dr. Hayes noted that consuming excess candy can affect oral health. “I see what happens every day when kids eat a lot of candy,” said Dr. Hayes. “The process of…

Help the Humane Society (Raleigh County)

My office (Dr. Steve Childress II) is a “Stocking Stop” for the Humane Society of Raleigh County Christmas time fundraiser.  Please drop off anything that would be useful for the shelter at my office.  If it’s small enough to put in the stocking please do so.  Gift cards to pet stores, cash, and checks are always…

Bacteria in dentist’s water sends 30 kids to hospital

This event occurred in a southern California pediatric dental office.  Here’s a link to the story on CNN. At our office, we have taken steps since the beginning of our practice to prevent this type of situation.   One of these steps is that the dental chairs used in our dental operatories have an enclosed water system.  None of…