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Are metal partials found by airport metal detectors?

Are metal partials found by airport metal detectors?

Not likely: I have never heard of dental restorations triggering the alarms, but if you want to avoid the delay or any embarassment, consider putting your partials in a case in your carry-on. ...Read more

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What are the health risks faced by construction workers?

What are the health risks faced by construction workers?

Construction workers: See: https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy09/sh-19495-09/health_hazards_workbook.pdf

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Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

Can a dental assistant construc custom made restorative and dental appliances?

DA duties: The laws regarding what dental auxiliaries can and cannot do varies from state to state and is constantly changing. You can contact the state education professional licensing department in your state to know for sure what is legal and what is not. ...Read more

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Can 3 screws in my metacarpal set off metal detectors in airports?

Can 3 screws in my metacarpal set off metal detectors in airports?

Possibly: I would not think that 3 small screws in a metacarpal bone would set off metal detectors but they could with the advances in scanning technology at airports. If you have any documentation relating to the surgery you received that could be helpful. If not I am sure they would just use a wand scanner to focus on areas of concern and only your hand should trigger a positive response. ...Read more

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When is air travel post knee surgery(acl reconstruction) ok?

When is air travel post knee surgery(acl reconstruction) ok?

Acl travel: I would wait at least a week before traveling on a plane. Recommend some type of blood thinner either prescription or ar least Aspirin to prevent blood clots. Also do not sit down for the whole flight. ...Read more

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Can/does a prosthodontist install individual dental crowns and replacements when they wear out?

Can/does a prosthodontist install individual dental crowns and replacements when they wear out?

Definetely,: By definition prosthodontists replace missing natural teeth with fixed or removable appliances, such as crowns, veneers, dentures, bridges, and implants. Prosthodontists receive three years of additional training and he/she is master of complete oral rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What amount do valplast removable partial dentures cost?

What amount do valplast removable partial dentures cost?

Valplast: Valplast dentures can cost between $700-2000/piece depending on the insurance that you have and the location of your dental office. ...Read more

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Will my piercings set off the airport metal detectors.?

Will my piercings set off the airport metal detectors.?

Possibly: Like any metal (buttons, zippers, necklaces) if there is enough mass to register on the machine, it is possible that your piercings will activate the alarm. Rather than deal with the delay and the potential embarrassment, consider removing them before the tsa experience. ...Read more

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Help with ligament re-injury from wearing platforms?

Help with ligament re-injury from wearing platforms?

Ligament: Platform shoes are the worst type of shoe . They altern normal anatomical dynamics causing a host of issues from stretching of ligaments, to abnormal stress on knees and hips ann back. You must rest the area, take some anti-inflammatory agents and perhaps have pt. Secondly throw the platforms out wear shoes that are anatomical -flats or minimal heel. ...Read more

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Best imaging study to evaluate the integrity, position, and functionality of a prosthetic hip replacement, metal ball on plastic cup; how often p. Op?

Best imaging study to evaluate the integrity, position, and functionality of a prosthetic hip replacement, metal ball on plastic cup; how often p. Op?

See answer: Plain radiography and clinical correlation are the best starting point. Depending on the software available, either ct or MRI with metal artifact reduction software may be beneficial. Spect-ct has shown benefit in fusing both anatomic and physiologic data – ask your radiologists and orthopedists about their experience with these modalities and the capability at your institution. ...Read more

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Looking for free plastic surgeons for reconstruction of botched breast job?

Looking for free plastic surgeons for reconstruction of botched breast job?

Unlikely....: It is doubtful outside of a residency program that you will find a quality surgeon who will operate without charge. Good luck though. ...Read more

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How does a 2 unit dental acrylic nesbit differ in price from that of a removable partial denture with typical metal clasps across teeth? ADA codes?

How does a 2 unit dental acrylic nesbit differ in price from that of a removable partial denture with typical metal clasps across teeth? ADA codes?

Professional fees: They vary from office to office, so no concrete difference can be quoted. It may cost you a bit less for the unilateral RPD. ADA code for unilateral RPD is D5281, and for a RPD with metal substructure and claps for the mandible is D5214 ...Read more

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Sleeping disorders caused by magnetic fields from new wind turbines?

Sleeping disorders caused by magnetic fields from new wind turbines?

Unlikely: ...Unless you are sleeping directly under the generator. The strength of a magnetic field drops off with the square of the distance from the source. In other words, the magnetic field strength 2 feet away from the magnet is 1/4 the strength at 1 foot, and the strength at 4 feet is 1/16 the strength at 1foot, etc. The electromagnetic field would be virtually undetectable at 0.1 mile. ...Read more

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Zirconium crowns any hazardous materials in them?

Zirconium crowns any hazardous materials in them?

NO: They are the most modern type of dental restoration available, and they should have no hazardous materials in them. ...Read more

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My partial cannot be adjusted to wear over 2 dental implants for aesthetics & function since made out of all vinyl (valplast)--not acrylic. Ideas?

Implants for partial: Depends where the implants are. And what the purpose of them is in the partial in the first place. Question is why valplast was used as a rigid partial of acrylic lends itself to much more rigid and stable partial. Suggest a remake with rigid material (ie regular acrylic) may be in order. ...Read more

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