Emergency Treatment for Weekends and Holidays Only
The Nassau County Dental Society arranges to have a dentist on call every weekend starting Friday until 8:00 p.m. and during the weekend from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm only. Please call (516) 227-1112 for the name of the dentist on call. If you make an appointment and are unable to keep it, kindly notify the doctor. For emergency treatment after 8:00 p.m. call the Nassau County Medical Center (516) 572-0123, North Shore University Hospital (516) 562-4125, or Long Island Jewish Medical Center (718) 470-7500.
Drop Those Pacifiers!
ADA Says Saliva Harbors Cavity-Causing Bacteria that Can Be Transmitted to Babies
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CHICAGO, May 6, 2013—Parents should be aware that bacteria that cause dental decay can be transmitted from adult to child by sharing eating utensils, or by the parent sucking on a baby’s pacifier to clean it. A study recently published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, about the immunological benefits of adult saliva does not provide the full picture that adult saliva may also contain bacteria that causes decay, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). Licking a pacifier, as promoted in the study, can transfer the cavity-causing bacteria from the parent to baby increasing the possibility of tooth decay as they grow.
See the full press release here: http://www.ada.org/8578.aspx
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Health Education Resources
The Nassau County Dental Society offers the following health education resources to schools, libraries, community groups, and organizations:
Dental pamphlets for consumer education.
DVDs, 16mm & VHS media educational information on various aspects of dentistry.
Children's Dental Health Month posters.
Upon written request, a speaker may be made available to groups, organizations, etc., at no cost. Speakers are available on all specialties in dentistry.
The NCDS maintains a Peer Review system designed to assist patients and dentists in resolving matters of dispute between them at no charge to either party. In response to a complaint relating to dental treatment, the matter is investigated and finally determined through a clinical examination by a panel of dentists and a lay observer. This is a discreet, sensitive and busy activity of the NCDS and its staff. Peer Review is a public interest voluntary service.
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