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Perelman Selling Almost Everything as Pandemic Roils His Empire

(Bloomberg) — Bit by bit, billionaire Ronald O. Perelman is parting with his treasures.His Gulfstream 650 is on the market. So is his 257-foot yacht. Movers hauled crates of art from his Upper East Side townhouse after he struck a deal with Sotheby’s to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of works.He’s unloaded his stake in Humvee-maker AM General, sold a flavorings company that he’d owned for decades and hired banks to find buyers for stock he holds in other companies.What in the world is going on with Ron Perelman? His exploits on and off Wall Street have been tabloid fare in New York since the go-go 1980s. But now, at an age when most fellow billionaires are kicking back, Perelman, 77, is facing a range of financial challenges, most of all at Revlon Inc., his cosmetics giant.Once touted as

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Local oral surgeons looking to donate a third $50K smile makeover

Las Vegas doctors Jesse Falk, DMD, and Michael Moody, DMD, the oral surgeons of Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts, are relaunching their second Smile Again program, to provide another Las Vegas-area resident with this life-changing opportunity.

The charitable program will give one community member who suffers from extremely poor oral health a $50,000 smile makeover through the All-on-4 Treatment Concept. The treatment will replace the recipient’s broken and decaying teeth with permanent implant dentures that look and function like natural teeth.

The All-on-4 treatment concept is an excellent choice for many patients because it is a permanent way to restore an entire upper or lower arch of teeth while improving oral health and function.

The treatment uses as few as four dental implant posts to secure the teeth permanently to the jaw. Those who have multiple missing, broken, or decaying teeth find it affects their eating, speaking,

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Toussaint column: The closed-mouth secrets of American dentistry

Recently, I read a heartbreaking plea on a local Facebook group. A Glenwood Springs resident (I’ll call her Mary) asked for a dentist to volunteer to pull her husband’s tooth. It had been aching for six-plus months, causing fevers, nausea, fatigue and sleeplessness.

I could have (tritely) posted back, “I feel his pain.” I was ravaged by toothache much of last summer.

Like nearly 130 million Americans — including 22% of kids younger than 17 and 70% of seniors — I don’t have dental insurance. But thanks to finding the right dentist and aging into Medicare, I can afford dental care now.

I ruefully remember several years ago when the late Jim Calaway asked me to contribute to a dental fund for CARE shelter animals. I’m sure Jim would have been appalled to discover that my husband Mason and I had just debated whether to replace my broken hearing aid

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Dentist see surge in teeth grinding due to pandemic-induced stress

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Since the pandemic began, dentists have seen an uptick of patients grinding in their teeth.

The cause? Pandemic induced stress.

Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, can lead to a host of issues, including enamel wear and headaches. Cracked teeth, tooth decay, soreness, lockjaw, tenderness in the gum, and biting inside the cheek are all possible effects.

Stress and how the body reacts can play a key role in overall oral health says, Dr. Matthew Messina, the interim director of the OSU College of Dentistry. “One of the negative things the body can do is isometric muscle contraction — which is clenching and grinding.”

The stress of the coronavirus is manifesting itself in all sorts of ways.

A Cleveland Clinic survey of American men found that about 77% reported increased stress caused by the pandemic. The stress is also attributing to a rise in cases of

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Hoppers Crossing Dentist Cosmetic, Dental Implants and Orthodontics Treatments Announced – Press Release

Hoppers Crossing dentist, Dr Rashi Gupta, who has been a dentist for 18 years, says taking care of the oral health needs of any community is vital.

When Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants in Hoppers Crossing was established last year, Dr Gupta focused on investing in state-of-the-art equipment and services to ensure every dental service needed is provided under one roof.

Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants, along with Norlane Dental Surgery (Dr Gupta’s Geelong dental practice), offers everything from dental implants and check-ups to X-rays and orthodontic care. 

They also offer sleep dentistry, which can be great for those needing multiple procedures. Sleep dentistry can be a good sedation option for young children who need fillings or other treatments. Some young children may not sit still or are very fearful, for a variety of reasons. When cavities need to be fixed, if they are not cleaned properly before the

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Elon Musk’s Pig-Brain Implant Is Still a Long Way from ‘Solving Paralysis’

Last week Elon Musk’s brain tech start-up Neuralink unveiled the latest version of its neural implant technology. In characteristic Musk style, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla announced the news during a widely hyped livestreamed event in which he showed off the implant’s functionality in several pigs.

The device is about the size of a large coin and can be fully embedded in the skull. Attached to it are 1,024 threadlike, flexible electrodes that extend down into the cerebral cortex, the outer layer of the brain responsible for numerous functions, including motor control and sensory feedback. A customized computer chip in the device amplifies signals from the cortex and wirelessly relays them to a nearby computer. The electrodes are carefully inserted by a surgical robot and are capable of recording (and, theoretically, also generating) the tiny electrical signals, or “spikes,” produced by individual neurons. The idea is that these

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More than 6M likely without dental coverage due to COVID-19

Dental practices should anticipate drops in routine dental exams, a boost in procedures such as tooth extractions that are undergone more often by the uninsured and publicly insured, and an uptick in emergency visits.


“These changes may further affect dental practice as the dental industry resumes care delivery in an uncertain economic and [healthcare] environment,” wrote the authors, led by Sung Eun Choi, PhD, of the department of oral health policy and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.


No job, no coverage


In August, the unemployment rate was 8.4%, and 13.6 million people were unemployed. Though this was the fourth consecutive month in which that number decreased, it’s still higher than it was in February right before many states shut down due to COVID-19. In February, the unemployment rate was 3.5%, and 5.8 million were unemployed. Despite these gloomy figures, 22,000 people

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The Cooper Companies, Inc. (COO) CEO Al White on Q3 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) Q3 2020 Results Conference Call September 3, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Company Participants

Kim Duncan – Vice President, Investor Relations and Risk Management

Al White – President & Chief Executive Officer

Brian Andrews – Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Conference Call Participants

Larry Keusch – Raymond James

Larry Biegelsen – Wells Fargo

Jeff Johnson – Baird

Jon Block – Stifel

Anthony Petrone – Jefferies

Chris Cooley – Stephens

Matthew O’Brien – Piper Sandler

Joanne Wuensch – Citibank

Chris Pasquale – Guggenheim

Steve Willoughby – Cleveland Research

Steven Lichtman – Oppenheimer

Robbie Marcus – JPMorgan

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to The Cooper Companies Inc. Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers’ presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised that today’s conference is being

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Dentist jailed after extracting tooth while on hoverboard

An American dentist who extracted a tooth from a sedated patient while balancing on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for crimes including illegal dentistry, fraud and reckless endangerment.

Seth Lookhart, 35, sent phone footage to friends that showed him taking a patient’s tooth out while standing on the two-wheeled hoverboard before riding away as he stripped off his gloves and held his hands up in triumph.

The Alaska State Department of Law said that Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton stressed that the hoverboard incident was not the most serious aspect of the case.

“Lookhart almost killed many patients by performing anesthesia thousands of times without training or consent, on patients outside his scope of training and expertise, while stealing money from Medicaid and embezzling from his bosses,” the state said in a statement.

CNN in a report published Friday quoted Lookhart as saying “looking

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Dental Bonding Carlsbad CA for Chipped Tooth Repair Updated by Cosmetic Dentist

Carlsbad CA Cosmetic Dentist Dr Tina Saw DDS from Elevated Smiles now offers dental bonding for chipped, cracked, broken and fractured teeth.

CARLSBAD, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 13, 2020 / Dr Tina Saw DDS from Elevated Smiles in Carlsbad CA, offers dental bonding for chipped, cracked, broken and fractured teeth.

The cosmetic dental clinic is conveniently located at 7720 Rancho Santa Fe Rd #225 Carlsbad, CA 92009 and welcomes patients from Encinitas, San Marcos, San Elijo Hills and surrounding areas. More information can be found here https://www.elevatedsmiles.com/dental-bonding-carlsbad-ca/.

Typical reasons for dental bonding are patients who’ve chipped a tooth while eating, had dental bonding before and it is old, chipped off and needs to be replaced. Other patients have chipped a tooth on a fork, been hit with a soccer ball or fallen and believe they need dental bonding.

Dr Saw says ‘self diagnosis is maybe about 70% accurate. The

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