Why a Healthy Mouth Leads to a Healthy Body

A mouth can tell a lot about a person’s overall health, not just dental health. A lot of non-oral health issues have manifestations in the mouth or mouth area. The following are a few examples of why you not only need to practice good oral hygiene, but you should also visit your dentist regularly in order to maintain your overall good health. If you find you have some of these symptoms, it’s time to visit your dentist:

Heart disease. Bright red or purple gums

Type 2 diabetes. Bleeding gums sensitive to touch although there is no noticeable plaque

Kidney disease. Breath has sweet ammonia-like smell; very noticeable and pronounced

Acid reflux. Worn down teeth; teeth affected dependent on where acid settles while person is in sleeping position

Oral cancer. Gums and oral tissues with white spots; MUST last for at least two weeks or more

Leukemia. Bright red and swollen gums; differentiated from diabetes via blood test

Osteoporosis. Black spots that denote air pockets and dead bone; show up on X-rays

Stress. Cracked teeth or gums that have contracted away from teeth (can develop into infection)

Sleep apnea. Swollen gums and tongue in areas which air passes through

Pregnancy. Swollen gums could imply hormonal changes

Bulimia. Paper-thin front teeth; most enamel worn down; different from acid reflux since it affects different teeth

As you can see, the mouth can display ailments are not even related to the mouth or mouth areas. Early detection of multiple diseases and health problems can often be life-saving.

Contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register for our courses today or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more about health issues affected by oral health.

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Why Choose Hands-On Dental Courses?

Dental ContinuumSchool is a time of life we all have to go through growing up, but we don’t all have the same experience. Some have trouble with tests, others have difficulty when it comes to remembering facts. No matter the experience, advancing our knowledge is something we all strive to do. When continuing our education, there are many ways we can now learn. Lecture halls, online courses and hands on lab sessions are all options these days when it comes to going back to school. Aesthetic Advantage offers a variety of continuing dental courses to expand your dental repertoire, including hands on dental courses. But why choose going with hands-on, as opposed to the more traditional way of learning? The professionals of Aesthetic Advantage list the following advantage of hands on dental courses:

  • Individuals who learn in a hands-on learning environment are more likely to remember the material better, making your success rate a lot higher.
  • Studies show that hands-on courses motivate individuals to actively engage in their learning and improve their skills, as opposed to relying on the written word or a lecture.
  • Hands-on dental courses allow individuals to discuss any misconceptions they have on the material, providing people with the right guidance in order to be successful in all fields of dentistry.

Aesthetic Advantage emphasizes the importance of hands on dental courses because of the many advantages they offer, compared to a more traditional classroom setting. If you are looking for a way to further your knowledge and expertise regarding dental education call Aesthetic Advantage today.

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Periodontitis Can Affect Your Pregnancy

ThinkstockPhotos-464323669Here at Aesthetic Advantage we like to keep readers and fellow dental professionals abreast of the latest dental health findings. A new study shows that untreated periodontitis can complicate pregnancy in woman.

A study of 366 pregnant women, revealed an oral bacteria in the amniotic fluid of women whose pregnancies were complicated by preterm birth. A prior study showed that nonsurgical periodontal therapy could lower the rate of preterm birth.

Periodontitis was also found more prevalent in woman who had preterm low birth weight infants than in woman whose infants had a normal birth weight. Hormonal changes during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, cause an increase in the number of oral bacteria, which enter the blood and negatively impact on certain female health issues.

In addition to regular brushing and flossing, woman should visit the dentist at least twice a year, and more often if women are pregnant, suffer from bone loss or gum problems.

Contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register for our courses today or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more about periodontitis during pregnancy

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Source: The Dental Tribune.com – The study was published in the first 2012 issue of the Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry.

Aesthetic Advantage Hands-On Courses: Level One

ThinkstockPhotos-464323669Aesthetic Advantage offers a variety of dental continuing courses, including hands-on dental courses. The professionals of Aesthetic Advantage list the following advantage of hands-on dental courses:

  • Individuals who learn in a hands-on learning environment are more likely to remember the material better.
  • Studies show that hands on courses motivate individual to actively engage in their learning and improve their skills.
  • Hands on dental courses allow individuals to discuss any misconceptions they have on the material, providing people with the right guidance in order to be successful in all fields of dentistry.

The Rosenthal Aesthetic hands on course is a class designed to give you day to day scenarios in which you will be dealing with aesthetic procedures as a dentist. This course is designed to give you hands on interaction with whomever you’d like to bring along as your patient. If you don’t want to bring a patient, you don’t have to and you only have to pay half of the tuition. There are two other levels that follow this course and it is encouraged that you take all three of them.

On our first day you will sit in on lectures on prep techniques, smile design principles, cementation techniques, patient management treatment planning, lab communication for a more predictable result, material selection and more. You may bring a patient and prep a live case or you will be able to audit (observe over the shoulder) up to 10-15 cases being prepped and inserted at this course, as well on clinic day. You will be able to return one month later to sit in on lectures regarding cementation, occlusion, advanced cases and marketing, then go to clinic the following day to observe 10-15 cases being inserted.

Aesthetic Advantage emphasizes the importance of hands on dental courses because of the many advantages they offer compared to a traditional classroom setting. If you are looking for a way to further your knowledge and expertise regarding dental education call Aesthetic Advantage today.

Program I: limited to 10 participants

Patients must be provided by you and are required only on clinic day

For tuition information and to register for our program, please contact us for tuition information (212) 794.3552 or email us at aestheticadvantage@ra-grp.com.

CE Credits: 30

To further continue your education, graduates of our Level I program are encouraged to move onto our Level II and Level III courses (our elite Masters Group), completing our aesthetic series. These courses can be taken consecutively or during a longer period of time. (Patients must be provided by you and are required only on clinic day.)

Our classes fill up quickly. Contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more about our extensive hands-on programs.

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You Learn Something New Everyday

Continuing your career in dentistry after required education is over is very important. When you take into consideration how the world of dentistry is constantly changing and growing over time, there is a clear reason to continue in dental education. Not only are you strengthening your overall skillset, but you are also ensuring that your patients are getting the best, most up-to-date treatment on the market.

Continuing dental education is essential for anyone working within the dental field. Just like the medical field, technological advances prove to come at a constant speed, and if not studied and kept up with, the science of it all is lost altogether. Ongoing training for dental professionals is incredibly important, so important that most states require that dentists and hygienists complete a certain number of dental continuing education activities each year in order to remain licensed.

For a dentist currently in practice, continuing dental education can only be beneficial for them as well as their patients. Ongoing education ensures that his or her patients have access to the latest diagnostic, preventative and treatment methods.

Join us at the Aesthetic Advantage Hands-on Continuum, at the Rosenthal Institute, New York College of Dentistry. We have an extensive 4 day program that is spread over two weekends, focusing on comprehensive aesthetic and restorative dentistry. All participants will gain knowledge of restorative and comprehensive cases; become efficient in treatment planning and case presentation; and establish the skills needed to preform top-notch aesthetic dentistry with increased confidence. All participants will have the opportunity to work hands on with patients, or choose the options to oversee 10-15 cases being treated from start to finish.

Lectures will include:

  • Step-by-step Prep Techniques
  • Smile Design Principles
  • Impression and Cementation Techniques
  • Patient Management
  • Treatment Planning
  • Material Selection
  • Lab Communication for more Predictable Results
  • Cementation
  • Occlusion
  • Advanced Cases
  • Marketing and Practice Management

Our hands-on program gives you the unique opportunity to be exposed to top speakers, learn cutting edge aesthetic procedures and techniques and be mentored by our clinical faculty. Let us infuse your practice with enthusiasm, positive energy and the necessary skills to become more confident and passionate about dentistry, setting your practice apart from others your industry.

Our classes fill up quickly. Contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more about our extensive hands-on programs.

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Program III Masters Group

Aesthetic CollageIf there is anything we here at the Rosenthal Institute know, it’s that continuing your education is something we never stop doing. Aesthetic Advantage offers many programs to further your dental education, ending with Program 3: Masters Group. This level builds upon the concepts and techniques learned in Levels I and II, and will help place you at the pinnacle of your profession. Master the technique and philosophy of smile design. This course will focus on more individual attention and smaller groups—this elite and exclusive group is limited to five participants. We will have small workshops on occlusion, working on models with face bows, and you will participate in an advanced hands-on workshop on aesthetic recontouring on models. You will have the opportunity to wax up your own case and make your temporaries chair-side. You will work on more advanced cases in clinic. This is targeted toward a more individual learning experience in a much smaller setting at a more advanced pace. You will prep and cement an advanced case in clinic alongside an instructor. Participate in our marketing panel discussion and bring your practice questions in front of our group of talented dental professionals for resolution.

The prerequisites are very simple. Once you’ve completed programs I & II, you have qualified to enroll in the Masters Group. Only limited to five doctors a session, you will be assigned an instructor trained by Dr. Rosenthal to help you alongside your procedures. Feel free to ask about any questions you may have in order to be able to provide your patient with the most painless, beautifully aesthetic result. In addition, this program will allow each participant to have the opportunity to listen to many lectures and take part in hands-on learning techniques regarding Dr. Rosenthal’s Philosophy and Technique.

With extensive lectures and hands-on dental experience, Aesthetic Advantage offers continued dental education that will add extra strength to your resume and level of professionalism. Not only will our dental continuum program broaden your level of dental technique, but will also allow you to meet experts that may help aid in your success.

This program is limited to 5 doctors, so avoid waiting any longer and register. Our classes fill up quickly. Contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more about our extensive hands-on programs.

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Does Dental Anxiety Keep You from having Your Best Smile? | New York, NY

dental continuumWe all know we need our dentist if we want to maintain our healthy smiles. In fact, it is expected that we visit them twice a year. But what if you have an actual fear of these visits? How are you supposed to be able to not only sit through one visit a year, but two? The idea sounds impossible as every fear you have about this appointment flashes through your mind. So you cancel your appointment. Or just skip out on the idea altogether and just deal with the pain. You aren’t alone. Of all the health professionals feared most by adults, the dentist is at the top of the list. Dental Anxiety (DA) is the actual diagnosis for this fear and adults everywhere have it. Dental professionals everywhere just can’t quite figure out why their patients would rather do their taxes than keep their appointment. But they have been busy making huge strides in order to calm those fears. It is called sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry is the way your dentist relaxes you enough to handle the dental procedure through the use of medication. There are various levels that you can be sedated, from minimal sedation to general anesthesia. What you receive will depend on your fear and the recommendation made by your dentist. This option will be above and beyond the numbing agent applied to the area that will be worked on. This will alleviate any pain caused by the procedure. The idea is to make you as comfortable as possible as they do their job and to make recovery time minimal. And there are many ways for this to be achieved.

If you don’t need much to relax you, chances are you will receive nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. It is given to you as you breathe through a mask, so zero pain or needles are involved. Because it is not a long-lasting option, you will be cleared to drive home afterwards.

If you need to be calmed with more than a little gas, the next step up is an oral sedative so no pain or needles are involved. Similar to a valium, the pill should be taken about an hour before your procedure so it has time to take effect. It will make a patient groggy, but you will be awake during the procedure. It is also possible to be sedated via an IV. It takes affect a lot quicker but the dentist also has the ability to adjust the amount as needed, which is a benefit for those that are more nervous than others.

For more invasive procedures, a deeper sedation will definitely be required. Administered by medications prior to your procedure, this deep sedation method will render you unconscious and unable to be awakened easily. General anesthesia is similar in that you will need it to wear off in order to be awakened because you will be in a very deep sleep.

Discussing your options with your dental professional before any procedure is important. Not only do they know which method will be best for you and your fears while in their care, but they will walk you through everything to rest your fears. Mention any medical history or vital information. Find out the risks. Find out how much experience they have had with your procedure. The more you know, the better you will feel when it’s time to get things done.

If you would like more information on dental anxiety, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for more information.

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Understanding and Communicating Aesthetic Dentistry | Publications

ThinkstockPhotos-185147513In today’s world, aesthetic dentistry has created its own niche and the value of dentistry has taken on great meaning. Aesthetic dentistry procedures now range from an “extreme” makeover to the “extreme makeover, both of which use the various principles of the “Smile Lift” In many modern dental practices, the “Art of Facial Aesthetics” is a routine phrase and approach. The phrase has an even greater meaning when you consider growth of the teeth whitening market and the increased use of aesthetic orthodontics. Oh, and we can’t forget how the use of porcelain veneers and conservative crowns have become a major part of the development or restoration of facial aesthetics.

Click here to read further more into how Dr. Larry Rosenthal and Dr. Michael Apa incorporated all these modalities into achieving a predictable aesthetic result.

If you would like to further your career in aesthetic dentistry, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for more information regarding our comprehensive aesthetic dental programs.

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Aesthetic Advantages Aesthetic and Restorative Dental Continuum New York

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Are you looking to continue your dental education? Do you want an excellent dental practice that only uses the most advanced restorative and aesthetics techniques? If you answered yes, then Aesthetic Advantage’s Aesthetic and Restorative Dental Continuum may be the right fit for you! Here at Aesthetic Advantage’s Aesthetic and Restorative Dental Continuum you will learn an infinite amount of knowledge about aesthetic and restorative dentistry, and in addition you will be taking home valuable real-world techniques that you can put to use in your own practice. There will be three two-weekend program that will be teaching you the Rosenthal philosophy and techniques. We will be presenting and reviewing up about 10 to 15 restorative/aesthetic combination cases each weekend.

What will you learn?

  • Anterior prep design and technique
  • Principles of smile design and its many challenges
  • The art and science of facial aesthetics and how it is the blueprint to your success
  • Temporization techniques chair-side utilizing the diagnostic wax-up
  • How to communicate with your laboratory for a more predictable result
  • Review of materials and new techniques that will save you time chair-side
  • Review of cementation techniques step-by-step using the rapid cementation technique
  • Review of perio-aesthetics, implants cases in the anterior zone and combination porcelain cases
  • Review of occlusion for function to assure a lasting result
  • Participate in our various workshops on portrait photography, occlusion, aesthetic recontouring
  • One-on-one discussion with Dr. Rosenthal on difficult cases from your practice
  • Periodontal aesthetics and tissue engineering
  • Digital photography hands-on workshop
  • Treatment planning and case presentation discussions
  • Participate in our unique marketing panel to fine-tune your practice marketing philosophy
  • Review of marketing philosophies that have worked for our instructors

Learn new and cutting-edge procedures and techniques from top dentists and speakers. You will become part of our ELITE group of talented and successful dentists who have become more excited and passionate about dentistry! Enroll today! Contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 or visit the website www.aestheticadvantage.com.

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History of the Rosenthal Institute | New York Dental Academy

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On November 21, 2003 Dean Michael Alfano officially dedicated a wing of New York University Dental College as the Dr. Larry Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. Named in honor of its principle benefactor, the Rosenthal Institute is wholly dedicated to fostering continuing education, research and patient care in current and emerging techniques in aesthetic dentistry. The institute also houses NYUCD’S continuing education program, which annually attracts more than 4,000 dentists from more than 20 countries, making it perhaps the most far reaching program of its kind in the world. Dr. Rosenthal’s vision and generosity have helped to create a cadre of aesthetic dentists who can make aesthetic dental services more broadly available to the general public.

Housed in the newly renovated facilities The Rosenthal Institute at New York University College of Dentistry combines the look and feel of the finest private dental practices in New York City with the ambiance of a luxury hotel. A separate entrance on 24th and 25th street opens onto a beautiful lobby leading to an elegant wood paneled reception area.

It is the nation’s first comprehensive program in an academic dental center to train dentists in the burgeoning field of aesthetic dentistry. The 6,000,000.00 8,500 Square foot learning facility features an elegant marble and mahogany décor. It is equipped with 15 state of the art treatment rooms all equipped with state of the art ambidextrous capable Kavo Dental chairs, a 52 seat amphitheater with lap top connection, surround sound system and global videoconferencing reach. It also has a corporate style boardroom with remote broadcast capabilities a large laboratory with a demonstration area and overhead state-of-the-art TV display and an operatory under glass outfitted with multiple cameras to permit live interactive clinical demonstration that can be broadcasted around the world. The Rosenthal Institute will provide a coordinated approach to the study of aesthetic dentistry. Students will develop skills in current and emerging techniques in aesthetic dentistry.

If you are interested in learning more about the Rosenthal Institute, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

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