Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Morning Drill: June 19, 2012

Good Tuesday morning!

Jenny McCarthy has a new television show on NBC and I cannot help but think today's first dental headline is a PR stunt - YOU THINK!

Jenny McCarthy: I Sexted My Son's Dentist

Former Playboy playmate Jenny McCarthy is no stranger to posing nude. But she said she didn't mean to send her latest image to an elderly dentist.

McCarthy accidently sexted a naked picture of herself to her son’s nearly 80-year-old male dentist, when she included the scandalous photo in a batch of images of an abscess in her son's mouth. By mistake, she "sexted" him with an image mean for her Bears boyfriend, Brian Urclacher, according to a report.

“So I’m taking a picture of it and I’m sending it to the dentist and I sent him a nude (shot) by accident! I swear to God! The dentist is, like, 80 years old. I literally screamed at the top of my lungs,” McCarthy dished to Speleb.com.

The "Love in the Wild" host explained she was trying to communicate her son Evan's dental predicament, not give the DDS a thrill.

More Parents Delaying Vaccines; Most Children Never Catch Up

A retrospective cohort analysis of prevalence and trends in compliance with alternative vaccination schedules found more parents following alternate schedules, and when they do, their children may not receive all recommended vaccines. Compliance was measured by consistent shot-limiting (ie, receiving no more than 2 vaccines at any provider visit between birth and 9 months of age) in a metropolitan area of Oregon.

Steve G. Robison, BS, a sentinel epidemiologist in the Oregon Immunization Program of the Oregon Health Authority in Portland, and colleagues published their results in the June 18 issue of Pediatrics.

Blue Mountain dental van to provide more services to Schuylkill County

A dental van that serves underprivileged children in Carbon County will also start visiting Schuylkill County.

The Blue Mountain Health System Mobile Dental Clinic, established in Carbon County in 2007, serves about 1,500 students at more than 30 schools, including the Tamaqua Area School District, according to Dr. Sheila Smith, Lehighton, the dentist on board.

"We're going to start in Mahanoy City this year, possibly by November," Smith said Monday.

Blue Mountain Health is making arrangements with Loretta Murphy, school nurse for Mahanoy Area Elementary. Murphy could not be reached for comment Monday.

Smith said Blue Mountain Health is considering future stops in Shenandoah.

The van pulled into Pottsville on Monday morning to accept a $7,500 grant it received from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Pennsylvania Inc., which gives $130,000 in grants each year to support health programs for children.

Beth Dal Santo, Ronald McDonald House spokeswoman, and Wayne Pace, owner and operator of the McDonald's restaurants in Pottsville and Schuylkill Haven, were there for the check presentation.

"They applied at the end of 2011 and it usually takes us six to eight months to review the applications. The grant will be used to help them expand their coverage area into Schuylkill County. It's for operational costs to keep it running," Dal Santo said.

NHS tooth bus to offer free dental check-ups

A "tooth bus" is to travel through Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire to raise awareness of NHS dentistry.

The mobile dentist will start in Portsmouth on Tuesday and offer free checks to people who have not seen an NHS dentist for more than two years.

NHS statistics show more than half the people across the region have not seen a dentist in this time.

Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones, director of public health, called it an "excellent step to better oral hygiene".

The bus will stop at shopping centres, supermarkets and SureStart centres.

Iosis Dental Clinic Ltd has been commissioned by the NHS to deliver the service.

Its director, Shapour Hariri, said: "If a patient is found to need treatment, they will be referred on to a local NHS dental practice so that they can receive ongoing dental care.

Enjoy your morning!

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