Last night, I had an awesome experience. I went to a dental office for a discipleship group. Yes, you heard me right: I went to a dental office for a discipleship group. I did not go to a church, a house, or a restaurant. I went to a place where they work on teeth! In thirty years of ministry, this is the first time I have ever sat in a discipleship group meeting in a dental office. It was beautiful.
A dentist who attends the church where I pastor has taken the mission of making disciples seriously. He has decided to be obedient to Christ’s command to “make disciples.” He has eliminated a multitude of excuses and obeyed Christ’s command. Here are a few observations and thoughts from my experience with a disciple making dentist.
Anyone can make disciples! My dentist friend has only been a Christian for a few years, and he will tell you that he has had his ups and downs in disciple making. He will also tell you that he is growing and trying his best to obey what Jesus commanded two-thousand years ago. Similar to a guy named Peter, my dentist friend is not letting his past mistakes be excuses for his present obedience.
Disciples can be made anywhere! My dentist friend is not waiting for the perfect setting to make disciples. Actually, he has found the perfect setting for him. He is using the resources God has given him and he is making disciples in his market place. Imagine what could happen if disciple making left church buildings and ventured out into dentist offices, doctor offices, classrooms, fitness centers, and office complexes.
Anybody can be a disciple! The discipleship group meeting in this dentist’s office was not what I expected. It was a mixture of men. They were different ages, races, and professions. They were all at different levels of spiritual growth as well. They had one thing in common: they all had a desire and hunger to grow. Desire is all that you really need to start making disciples. We will see what God is going to produce from this rag-tag group of guys.
I love seeing people make disciples, and I love hearing stories of disciple makers. If you have story to share please send it to me!
Here at Impact Ministries, we are committed to championing disciple making as much we possibly can. If you need help making disciples, or starting a movement of multiplying disciples, please contact us. We would love to help you.
A dentist was ordered by France’s top court to pay damages for sexually abusing a female assistant after the man was cleared of related criminal charges.
In a milestone ruling last month, the Cour de Cassation said the bar is lower for proving harassment in civil lawsuits than in criminal cases, where intent is key. The judges said the dental assistant was entitled to unfair-dismissal damages after complaining about her boss’s inappropriate language.
The dental assistant filed a labor lawsuit after being fired by the dentist in 2013, claiming she had been sexually harassed by her boss. Two years ago, an appellate court awarded her damages over the dismissal, but the dentist appealed.
The ruling creates a clearer path for victims of abuse to seek compensation. While sexual harassment is seen to be widespread in France — affecting as many as a third of women according to an Ifop poll two years ago — it has historically led to few criminal convictions.
Paris lawyer Zoë Royaux says the ruling may encourage victims of sexual harassment to consider both civil and criminal avenues.
“Don’t be afraid to use the different strands of the law,” said Royaux, a spokeswoman for the Fondation des femmes, which promotes gender equality. “Lodging a criminal complaint can sometimes lead to a disappointing outcome, that’s a known fact.”
Royaux says the top court ruling is a reminder that the criminal code doesn’t always trump civil rules. She also finds points of comparison between the dentist’s case and the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal that unfolded in the U.S. about a decade ago.
Strauss-Kahn, the former chief of the International Monetary Fund, and the maid who accused him of trying to rape her agreed to settle her civil lawsuit even after criminal charges against him were dropped.
The dentist, who wasn’t identified in the ruling, had argued that the assistant had only complained about harassment after she had been dismissed.
But the court said the hierarchical relationship with her boss was complicated by her need to finish her studies, “preventing her from leaving the dentist’s office without also forfeiting a chance to get her diploma.”
That had “logically and naturally restrained her from complaining,” the judges said.
“Moreover, she told the police officer when lodging a complaint that when she wanted to talk to her employer about his language, he had told her she should ‘loosen up,’” the judges said.
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The Country Dentist branch in Maroochydore (Shop 303A Sunshine Plaza) provides an opportunity to deliver outstanding oral health services at the best location on the Sunshine Coast. As a mother of five children, Dr Miller understands the difficulty parents face finding time to have their family members attend the dentist. The dentist Maroochydore in Sunshine Plaza, with its seven day a week trading, including late night shopping on Thursday evenings, provides everyone with the convenience of being able to visit the dentist whilst at the same time being able to enjoy the other attractions that the Sunshine Plaza address offers. The address also allows The Country Dentist to attract the excellent oral health care practitioners and specialists to the practice.
The Murgon Practice has been operating for over 80 years and has a wonderful reputation for serving patients throughout the Burnett Region. Dr Miller, trading as The Country Dentist, purchased the Murgon practice from Dr John Watt who had operated Murgon Dental for over 27 years. Dr Watt, who continues to work at the practice, is a very experienced dentist who is highly respected by his peers and warmly regarded by hundreds of people throughout the community.
Principal of the Country Dentist, Dr Stella Miller trained as a dentist at the University of Adelaide graduating in 1991. Dr Miller received the Austen Beasley award for Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. Dr Miller then served as a dentist with the Royal Australian Airforce in Edinburgh, South Australia from 1991 to 1994. She later purchased and ran a private practice in Wagga Wagga in New South Wales for 10 years prior to moving to Queensland in 2005. During this time, Dr Miller completed a Graduate Diploma in Oral Implants through the University of Sydney.
Since moving to the Sunshine State, Dr Miller has worked continuously in both the public and private system prior to purchasing an established private practice in the South Burnett area.
Bakersfield dentist, Dr. Krauss, takes the same approach in his cosmetic dental practice that he does with his wife and six kids… it’s about family and about quality time. From the moment you enter the doors you’ll be greeted by a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The inviting smiles of the Bakersfield Smile Design staff are only outweighed by those of Dr Ken’s adoring patients that cover the wall, shelves and photo albums in seemingly innumerable quantities. Yes, it won’t take long to sink in that you have finally found a cosmetic and general family dentist that knows being a Bakersfield dentist is more than just a trade or career, its an opportunity to bring out the best smile in everyone they meet.
Bakersfield dentist, Dr. Krauss, has been Bakersfield’s number one choice for quality dental care for almost a decade, having established a reputation for providing patients with permanent, beautiful smiles and a truly one-of-a-kind dental experience. Dr Krauss’ results can be seen clearly reflected in the larger than life, dazzling smiles on his patients faces.
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“It’s not worth doing if you’re not going to do it right” is a principle that Dr Krauss and Bakersfield Smile Design strive to live by. After earning multiple scholarships to attend Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Dr. Krauss applied that principle and received multiple awards before graduating in 2001 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree. He is a member of the Amarican Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental Association. When Bakersfield dentist, Dr Krauss, began his education in Dentistry, he made a commitment to excellence which is reflected in by his commitment to stay at the forefront of his field by frequently attending educational conventions, seminars and training courses in order to stay current on the latest advancements in the world of dentistry.
Over the past 10 year Dr. Krauss has remained at the forefront of technology in order to provide his patients with a less painful dental care experience. His continuing education includes advanced training in implant dentistry, full-mouth reconstruction as well as keeping up with the latest innovations in cosmetic dentistry.
“Through the latest advancements in dental technology just about any dental issue with a patients teeth or smile can be corrected; however even the latest high-tech procedures can result in below average results unless they are used by an experienced, skilled and artistic dentist with a keen insight into a patients wants and needs. One of the reasons I love being a dentist is that the possibilities with your teeth are limitless. The high end technology that is available today enables me to give you an amazing, healthy, natural
Northam (D) said he was lifting the ban on elective surgeries he imposed five weeks ago, allowing doctors, dentists and veterinarians to resume seeing patients on a non-emergency basis beginning Friday.
That ban, which applied to hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, dental offices and veterinarians amid concerns that the state’s hospitals would be overwhelmed by a surge in coronavirus cases, was originally scheduled to expire last week, but Northam extended it to May 1.
On Wednesday he confirmed that he would not extend it further, touting the decision as proof that the commercial and social restrictions he has imposed have successfully slowed the spread of the virus.
Northam said the change also was possible because of the work that state and medical officials have done to secure more capacity for treating and testing coronavirus patients. But he warned that if cases surge again, it might be necessary to reinstate restrictions.
Meanwhile, Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) pleaded with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to impose safeguards when the chamber resumes its work in Washington next week to avoid risking the spread of the virus.
In his letter, Van Hollen said that recalling Senate lawmakers and staff members to Capitol Hill without precautions that maximize telework, minimize support staff, and institute temperature checks and rapid testing would undermine stay-at-home orders imposed across the District, Maryland and Virginia.
“While the Senate has critical work to do on behalf of the American people, we must be attentive to our role in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and have clear plans in place to ensure the safety of the staff and Capitol Police who support our work and care for the Capitol,” the letter states. “. . . I am ready to get back to the Capitol but you have an obligation to ensure the safety of all the staff that work there.”
McConnell’s office declined to comment beyond referring to a radio interview in which the senator said that “it’s essential for senators to carefully man our [stations] and support those folks who are out there on the front lines.”
Van Hollen called the D.C. region a “covid-19 hotspot.” The District, Maryland and Virginia on Wednesday reported 106 new deaths and 1,471 new infections — bringing their total number of coronavirus cases past 39,000 and total deaths to 1,818.
The District, which Van Hollen noted was shortchanged in a federal relief act, is scrambling to manage the pandemic — including limiting service for the Metro rail and bus lines that many Senate staffers use to commute to work.
D.C. officials said Wednesday that covid-19 restrictions and closures might need to be extended another three months under the “most stringent” scenario.
In a town hall Wednesday on reopening the city, District officials said a less stringent approach to reopening would phase in reopening in two to three months. The most stringent option would extend current closures for three months.
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) has declared a public health emergency through May 15. Health
Do you have many patients with peri-implant mucositis? Do you know what is more important when treating these patients? Here are five tips:
1st Advice: Pay Special Attention To Risk Groups
Peri-implant mucositis is very frequent. Systematic work together shows that more than 63% of patients with implants consulted suffer from it. Smokers suffer especially. In the case of patients with total prostheses supported by implants, more plaque is usually found in the support elements than in patients with partial prostheses. Therefore, pay special attention to these patients at risk.
2nd Tip: Avoid Going Further
If peri-implant mucositis occurs, the situation may get even worse, and there is a risk of periimplantitis. To avoid this, it is necessary to reduce mucositis, since subsequent damage can be very serious. A measure of known efficacy is the mechanical removal of bacterial deposits. The additional use of selected preparations for the control of germs can contribute to the success of the treatment.
3rd Tip: Perform Periodic Reviews
Periodic reviews are essential in the case of patients with peri-implant mucositis. They check if the peri-implant tissue shows symptoms of inflammation and if there is a recession. It should also be carefully observed if plaque has accumulated in the implant.
Making bacterial deposits visible with a fluorescent indicator liquid (e.g., Plaque test) helps to advise the patient as to the causes. The risk areas, which require special attention during brushing, are clearly identified. The motivating success of dental hygiene is easily demonstrated. Similarly, you can explain the possibilities and usefulness of professional dental cleaning. Thus your patients will be more willing to invest in these measures.
4th Advice: Perform A Professional Cleaning
Periodic professional cleaning of the teeth should take care and maintain in the long term the quality of the surfaces of the more or less resistant materials and the hard tissue. This is true both in the case of implant treatments and for restorations or natural tooth substance. It is essential to avoid irreversible scraping with an unsuitable cleaner, either with prophylactic pastes or very abrasive cleaning powders. On the one hand, microorganisms settle earlier on rough surfaces. On the other, resin or ceramic restorations lose their aesthetic shine and tend more to discoloration.
5th Advice: Oral Care According To The Problem
The personal oral care is very important for oral health and long – term conservation of implant treatments. It is even more important when a mucositis has already occurred. Similarly, the depth of the users’ bags was reduced. During the entire application period, no stains or changes in flavor were observed. The use of the mild flavor gel was high. An oral care gel should be easy to use. Thus it can be easily integrated into the daily brushing routine.
Welcome to the Dental Office of Todd D Wortman DDS P.C.
Welcome to the New Rochelle dental office of Todd Wortman DDS P.C. We have been providing the best possible dental care to the New Rochelle community for 14 years. Our experience in dentistry is coupled with genuine concern for our patients. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is committed to understanding and meeting all of your dental needs. At our office, our goal is to help you have the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted.
Todd Wortman DDS P.C. is a full-service dental office that uses cutting-edge technologies in dentistry. We strive for excellence and pride ourselves in practicing state-of-the-art dentistry. Our aim is to help our patients enjoy the best possible dental health. In keeping with that goal, we provide a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry options. We also provide you with the most up-to-date information in order to keep your mouth healthy and strong. We invite you to contact our office to learn more about achieving the smile of your dreams.
Please feel free to browse through our website and call our office at (914) 636-6363 to set up an appointment or with any questions.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.
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Dentist Delray Beach was founded in 2012 and is the leading dentist in Delray Beach in all aspects of dentistry such as: teeth cleaning, dental exams, crowns, bridges, dental implants, sedation dentistry, sealants, extractions, general dentistry, holistic dentistry, Invisalign®, orthodontics, dentures, periodontal work, Lumineers®, root canals, dental implants, teeth whitening, TMJ treatment, veneers and laminates, and tooth colored fillings. We have an emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry. This enables us to provide our patients with the best quality of care in the field. We also have a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to surgical treatments and root canal treatments.
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Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. The staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office. The world-class team at Dentistry Delray Beach includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.
As the preferred Implant dentist in Mission Viejo, we believe that everyone deserves to feel confident and happy with their smile.
We are thrilled to provide the highest standards of professionalism and integrity in multidisciplinary dental care, including general, family, cosmetic, holistic, biological, integrative and laser dentistry, as well as hygiene program and dental specialties from all disciplines for all ages with various options of Sedation. We make the complex simple, provide the highest level of care, and improve our techniques by using unbiased information and continuing education.
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At Aria Dental, we are committed to provide the most up-to-date and contemporary treatments and comprehensive dental care utilizing the latest and most advanced materials and equipment in dental industry such as Digital X-rays, Digital Cone Beam CT-Scan, Digital Impression, Perio-Lase LANAP Laser.
Our general and cosmetic dentist as well as American Board-Certified specialists provide a wide range of advanced dental treatments, including:
No other than an award-winning dentist in Mission Viejo leads our Aria Dental team. Dr. Maryam Horiyat, founder and cosmetic dentist of Aria Dental, settles for no less than meticulous and superior-quality dental care for all of her patients. This commitment to excellence extends to every single member of our team.
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Experience the best dental care on a whole new level. Visit Aria Dental at 27652 Crown Valley Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA, or call us at 949-364-9600 to schedule an appointment. We are Open Everyday, except Sundays. We also accept most of PPO Insurance and offer differnt types of third-party Financings such as CareCredit or Lending Club.