Glenn J Marie DDS

Oral Health in the U.S. – Children with Financial Disadvantages

Glenn J Marie DDS

Glenn J Marie DDS

Glenn J. Marie, DDS, a pediatric dentist with decades of experience, provides oral health services to children through his Staten Island, New York-based clinic. A provider who gives back to his community, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, donates professional time to financially disadvantaged children in need of dental care.

In the United States, millions of children live in poverty. Recent census puts the problem in sharp relief, reporting that more than 21 percent of American children reside with families earning incomes below the federal poverty level. Put in raw numbers, that percentage constitutes more than 15 million children.

Financially disadvantaged children face a variety of challenges, not the least of which is maintaining oral health. This can have wide-reaching consequences.

For instance, a study focusing on children in North Carolina found that those with financial disadvantages were significantly more likely to stay home from school as a result of dental pain. Another study, this one in Los Angeles, found dental health issues caused more than 30 percent of absences for elementary school children from poorer backgrounds.

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Marlins and Marlin Fishing

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Marlin Fishing
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Glenn J. Marie, DDS, provides pediatric dental treatments to patients through his Staten Island, New York-based clinic. In his spare time, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, enjoys participating in deep-sea fishing trips for marlin.

The blue marlin is a species of deep sea fish that lives in the Atlantic ocean. The animals rank among the largest fish in the entire world; They can weigh in at nearly 2000 pounds and grow to roughly 14 feet long. Marlins tend to migrate throughout the Atlantic, following the warm-water currents that they prefer. In terms of diet, they feed on smaller fish like tuna and mackerel, as well as squid.

Marlin are a highly desired prize sought by fishers. Many cultures, including Japan’s, consider marlin meat a delicacy. However, Marlin are not so easily captured, considering their enormous size and strength.

Properly fishing for marlin requires a deep-sea fishing vessel equipped with tackle strong enough to withstand the creature’s power. Moreover, it’s important to utilize the right bait, whether live or artificial.

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Oral Hygiene and Infants

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Oral Hygiene
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A pediatric dentist serving patients through Dentistry for Children in Staten Island, New York, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, helps new parents understand how best to approach oral care for their infants. In preparation for his oral health career, Dr. Glenn J. Marie achieved his doctor of dental surgery (DDS) from the New York College of Dentistry.

Parents can practice regular hygiene on their infants to avoid preventable illnesses that can negatively impact oral health. Once an infant is born, parents ought to get in the habit of cleaning their mouths by regularly wiping their gums.

Once the first baby teeth erupt, usually between an infant’s third and ninth months, it’s important to ensure they remain clean by carefully brushing them with water about three times daily. Parents ought not to introduce toothpaste until their children reach two years of age.

Before an infant’s first birthday, parents should schedule an appointment with their dentist, who will perform a thorough examination of the infant’s mouth. If necessary, a dental hygienist may conduct an oral cleaning and apply a fluoride treatment that helps protect infant teeth from cavities.

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Caring for Tropical Fish

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Caring for Tropical Fish
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Glenn J. Marie, DDS, owns and operates Dentistry for Children on New York’s Staten Island. In his free time, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, enjoys attending to his tropical fish.

Pleasant to watch and relatively straightforward to keep, tropical fish stand out as an ideal choice for the beginning pet owner. The most challenging part is setting up the tank, as it requires the owner to gather the correct supplies and establish an aquatic environment with the correct pH level and temperature for the chosen fish species.

Most freshwater fish require water that is 72-78 degrees F and well-lit during the day. The water should be aerated and equipped with a good filtration system, which a pet store can help the beginning owner to set up. It takes some time for the ecosystem of the tank to come into balance, so it’s important to keep the tank at half capacity or lower during the first few days.

In most cases, the capacity of a tank should be one gallon of water per lengthwise inch of fish. The tropical fish-keeper will want a 20- to 50-gallon tank for multiple fish, depending on the species and size of the fish.

All tanks need weekly cleaning, which involves siphoning debris that accumulates at the bottom. A weekly water change should involve two to three gallons, and the new water should be warm enough to maintain the tank temperature. One should also change the filter equipment weekly, according to package instructions.

Finally, owners must be careful to feed fish correctly. A good rule of thumb is that the fish should receive enough to eat in two minutes. It is easier to compensate for underfeeding than overfeeding, as the owner can easily add food to the tank.

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AAPD and Others Tackle Facial Injuries

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Facial Injuries
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Since 1990, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, has worked in the Staten Island area, serving patients out of his own practice, Dentistry for Children. In his work, he specializes in working with special needs patients to provide them with high-quality dental care. Active in his profession, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, belongs to a number of professional associations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

Last April, the AAPD joined with four other dental organizations as part of National Facial Projection Month to raise awareness about how injuries to the face can affect dental care and how to adequately protect oneself against them. According to recent studies, these types of injuries are not only prevalent but costly, with over 5 million teeth either hurt or knocked completely out of the mouth on an annual basis. The estimated cost to taxpayers in the United States for treating these injuries is approximately $500 million.

That’s why the AAPD and other dental organizations all recommend that mouth guards be a requisite piece of equipment for anyone engaged in competitive sports. These can either be custom-fit by a dental professional or purchased from retail sporting goods outlets.

An Introduction to Kyokushin Karate

Glenn J. Marie, DDS, balances his work as a pediatric dentist with a highly active personal life. A karate practitioner for 35 years, Glenn J. Marie has achieved a black belt in the kyokushkin form.

Kyokushin karate stems from the work of founder Masutatsu Oyama, who established the form as a way of returning to what he believed were the more combat-oriented roots of the practice. Adhering to in the values of discipline and personal growth, he advocated for full-contact sparring and a demanding training regimen to promote these qualities.

Experienced in multiple forms of karate, including Goju-Ryu, Oyama strove to emulate samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi. He engaged in three years of intensive solitary training atop Mount Kiyozumi, and 18 months later, he made himself famous when he killed a charging bull with a single blow. In doing so, he embodied the samurai code of certain death with a single strike.

Oyama went on to create kyokushin as a form of karate that focused on bushido, the way of the samurai warrior, rather than on the martial code of budo that was the focus of other martial arts. Translated in its original language to “society for the ultimate truth,” kyokushin has become known as “the strongest karate” for its emphasis on success in combat.

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ADA and AAPD Reaffirm Benefit of Early-In-Life Dental Visits

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For more than 25 years, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, has served in the Staten Island, New York, area as a pediatric dentist. In conjunction with his dental career, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, maintains membership in the American Dental Association (ADA).

The ADA and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recently issued a joint reaffirmation of their recommendation of early-in-life dentist visits for children as a preventative measure against tooth decay. The two organizations renewed their guidance in response to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics that seemed to show a negligible benefit of preventative dental services for children.

The study’s authors, who admitted that the study’s scope was limited, used data from Alabama children who received preventative dental services through Medicaid. Critics believe the study is flawed because Medicaid data is often entered by people with different training and expertise, and preventative treatment often varies from one provider to the next. In light of these factors, the ADA and AAPD still advise parents to take their children to the dentist before their first birthday, given numerous other studies in recent years that support the benefit of early-life dental visits.