SDDSNY Talks Opioid Training Law


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Second District Dental Society of New York

Since 1990, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, has served young patients through his practice Dentistry for Children, located in Staten Island, New York. Deeply involved in the local dental community, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, is a longtime member of the Second District Dental Society of New York (SDDSNY).

As part of its mission to help support the dental profession in Brooklyn and Staten Island, SDDSNY often posts reminders and other news items of note to practicing dentists in the area. Earlier this year, the organization issued an important reminder to dentists about the new opioid prescribing law, which requires every dentist who holds a DEA registration number to complete a training course at least every three years.

The dental society also highlighted a course put together by the New York State Dental Foundation (NYSDF) that satisfies the state’s legal requirements, and counts for three hours toward a dentist’s continuing education requirements. To learn more about the requirements or the recommended NYSDF course, visit

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Caring for Tropical Fish

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Caring for Tropical Fish

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

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American Dental Association

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.

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Teaching Important Oral Hygiene Habits to Children


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Oral Hygiene Habits

Glenn J. Marie, DDS, is the owner of Dentistry for Children, a Staten Island, New York, clinic that has provided dentistry services to children with special needs for more than 25 years. In addition to caring for the teeth of society’s youngest members, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, is dedicated to informing parents about safe practices in infant and child oral health.

As a parent, it is important to keep an eye on young children to ensure their mouths remain healthy. Oral health in children relies on not only the activities they should practice regularly, but also the activities they should not:

Children must be taught that while sharing in general is a good skill, they cannot share items that will or have been placed in the mouth. Specifically, toddlers should learn to avoid using utensils and cups that have been used by another child. They also should be dissuaded from placing things that have fallen on the ground into their mouths.

When a child is old enough to begin brushing their own teeth (around age 3), the importance of this regular activity should already have been impressed upon them for a number of years. Parents can help their child prepare for this new task by showing them how to properly angle the brush, encouraging them to be gentle when brushing, and reminding them to brush multiple times a day.

From a very young age, children can begin learning the effect of diet on oral hygiene. High-sugar drinks and snacks can decay teeth, so young children should be taught to eat these foods only in moderation, and to brush well (or ask to have their teeth brushed) after consuming such items.

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The 2017 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Session

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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

A Staten Island, New York, dentist for 27 years, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, is the owner of Dentistry for Children, a clinic that specializes in dental services for young people with special needs. Glenn J. Marie, DDS, is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

Each year, the AAPD hosts an annual session, at which members and other dental professionals gather to learn more about their field and interact with their peers. AAPD 2017 will take place over four days in May, in National Harbor, Maryland.

Prior to the official launch of the conference, attendees have the opportunity to attend an event supporting the AAPD foundation Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, as well as a networking breakfast and a preconference course on administering dental care to toddlers.

During the session itself, members can participate in symposia and skill-building workshops, talks, and receptions. An exhibit running throughout the event will offer access to more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their innovative dentistry products, equipment, technology, and services.

The annual session will close on Sunday, May 28, with the President’s Farewell Dinner, held at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

The AAPD Creates Evidence-Based Dentistry Service Award in 2016

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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry


Glenn J. Marie, DDS, earned a BS in biology and chemistry from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York. After completing his DDS at the New York College of Dentistry, Dr. Glenn J. Marie returned to Staten Island to open his private practice, Dentistry for Children. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

Founded in 1947, the AAPD is the trusted authority on pediatric oral health. In 2016, the AAPD’s Evidence-Based Dentistry Committee (EBDC) created the Evidence-Based Dentistry Service Award to honor dentists who contributed nationally or internationally to the pediatric dental profession through empirical practice in a clinical setting, academic research, or policy improvement.

Any individuals or teams who apply or receive nominations for the award must adhere to the following conditions:
1. Exhibited work or published valuable material showing dedication to evidence-based dentistry (EBD)
2. A peer or patient must send a letter of recommendation
3. Document at least one peer-reviewed paper on EBD
4. Provide a CV identifying the applicant’s commitment to EBD
5. Be a member in good standing of the AAPD30

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Tips for Helping a Child Deal With a Dentist Appointment

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Glenn J Marie DDS

Glenn J. Marie, DDS, is the owner and primary dentist at Dentistry for Children in Staten Island, New York. The office is especially experienced in helping children with special needs, including autism and Down Syndrome. Glenn J. Marie received a DDS from the New York College of Dentistry.

Taking children to the dentist regularly is a vital part of protecting their dental health. Most children should visit the dentist by his or her first birthday. This first visit is in part designed to help kids get used to visiting the dentist and also to teach parents how to tend to their baby’s teeth. By age two, children should be seeing the dentist every six months. Most children will receive an orthodontic evaluation around age seven, which helps dentists identify the skeletal causes of crooked teeth.

Prior to bringing your child to the dentist, it is a good idea to prepare him or her by discussing what to expect and urging him or her to be excited about the visit. Appointments for children are best held early in the day, when children are alert and fresh. Parents should also be prepared to hold their children in the chairs, especially those who are under 36 months old.