7 dentists making headlines — May 18, 2015


Here are seven dentists making headlines for the week of May 18, 2015.



Frederick G. Guerra, DMD, of Guerra Dental in Colorado Springs, Colo., spoke with KOAA 5 about how children fear dentists, and that parents should focus on the positives with their kids, and also recommends assessing a child's teeth before using tools and lights so that they are comfortable in the dental chair.

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based dentist Laura Norris, DDS, received the Delta Dental Foundation's Patrick P. Ribben Jr. Community Commitment Award of $25,000 for her efforts in providing needed care to an undeserved area of Michigan.

Sean Sherry, DDS, of Redmond, Ore.-based Advantage Dental Clinics, was featured in KTVZ discussing Advantage's new clinic and the rise of patients that came with the Affordable Care Act.

At the age of 60, former dental hygienist Kathleen Mattison, DDS, followed her life-long dream and received her doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Minnesota; the oldest to receive a doctorate degree from the school in modern memory, according to TwinCities.com.

Michael Speck, DDS, of Arterial West in Auburn, N.Y., was ordained as a priest and said he does not plan to leave dentistry while serving as a priest.

New York City-based cosmetic dentist Lana Rozenberg, DDS, now offers an inside out facelift using the Smooth-Lase laser treatment to tighten soft tissue inside the mouth aimed at producing a smoothing effect on the outside skin to reduce lines.

Amaurys Ramirez graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, N.J., and was featured on their website for his story as a Cuban defector who fled Venezuela to come to the United States.

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