ADA Talks Infection Precautions

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For more than two and a half decades, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, has served patients through Dentistry for Children, located in Staten Island, New York. A respected member of the dental community, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, contributes to advances in the field and networks with his peers through membership in the American Dental Association.

Last August, the American Dental Association (ADA) released a statement informing the public of the ways in which dentists prevent the spread of infection and keep patients safe. All dental practitioners are required by law to adhere to guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which were recently updated in a document titled “CDC Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care.” This guidance spells out in great detail the things that dentists, technicians, and other staff must do to keep their offices sanitary.

Best practices include cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces in an examination room before a patient enters, or covering equipment with plastic and then replacing the plastic each time a new patient comes in. Disposable tools are discarded in safe containers after each use, and all non-disposable tools are cleaned and sterilized before they are used again. Through these practices and others, dentists commit daily to keeping their offices infection-free.

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The Physical Benefits of Martial Arts

 

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The owner of Dentistry for Children in Staten Island, New York, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, has practiced pediatric dentistry for nearly 30 years. Outside of providing personalized patient care, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, enjoys staying active by practicing karate. Martial arts like karate offer a wide array of physical benefits to practitioners of all ages. Here are five reasons to take up this rewarding pastime.

1. It’s great for the heart. Like other aerobic activities, practice of the martial arts can improve cardiovascular fitness by giving the heart a good workout.

2. Full-body workout. Martial arts participation works every muscle group in the body and can improve flexibility, strength, balance, and stamina over time.

3. Improved weight loss. One hour of martial arts practice can burn off more than 500 calories, leading to weight loss. As muscle tone improves, metabolic demands increase, which leads to more calories burned each day, further preventing obesity.

4. Improved reflexes. Learning when to defend and when to attack works the brain and improves reflexes, translating to other areas of life, such as driving.

5. Increased energy. Working out releases endorphins, which keep the brain alert and make it easier to get things done during the day.

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College of Dentistry at New York University – Dental Research

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Prior to entering the practice of dentistry, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, attended Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in biology/chemistry. Glenn J. Marie, DDS, also attended the New York University College of Dentistry in New York, New York, where he earned his DDS.

As one of the oldest and largest dental schools in the country, the College of Dentistry at New York University is dedicated to achieving academic excellence in the dental students and helping to students to improve the health of the community through creative endeavors and research in the field of dentistry. One of the most critical components of dental education at the College Of Dentistry is in the area of research.

The NYU College of Dentistry focuses on teaching students how research can be a key component in the overall education of dental students. Students have the opportunity to participate in several research programs such as the NYU Dentistry Summer Research Experience, where students work alongside faculty members while conducting research and attending seminars three times each week on subjects like lab safety, ethics, and health disparities. The experience helps students to understand the science behind the world of dentistry.