Business Briefs: Kuhn Completes Advanced Training
Dr. Mandy Kuhn Grimshaw, of Kuhn Dental Associates, has completed additional advanced training in aesthetic dentistry through the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
Core III Advanced Adhesive Aesthetic Dentistry was held in September at the institute as an advanced opportunity for experienced aesthetic dentists to utilize the most recent techniques surrounding restorations.
Prior to the hands-on portion, in-depth coverage was given to current materials, techniques and advances in dentistry. The course then involved Grimshaw incorporating new techniques in placing porcelain veneeers and in-tooth restorations.
Accompanying Grimshaw to this course were Kuhn Dental Associates' certified registered dental assistants Ashley Richey and Ozden Weyer and team member Karen Friede, who also served as a live patient undergoing the aesthetic treatment performed by Grimshaw.
"New developments in esthetic dentistry are constantly evolving," Grimshaw said. "The Las Vegas Institute has a reputation for offering training in those that create a beautiful smile that combine proper alignment as well."
Grimshaw explained the benefits of incorporating the principles of neuromuscular dentistry when performing aesthetic and restorative procedures.
"Neuromuscular dentistry establishes an accurate bite position so facial muscles and jaw joints function in harmony," she said. "This prevents many problems associated with headaches, worn teeth and clenching and grinding."
In addition to aesthetic dentistry, Grimshaw provides comprehensive adult care services of restorative and general dentistry, oral sedation, Invisalign, TMJ and gum therapy. She practices at Kuhn Dental Associates with Drs. David Kuhn, Ritt Kuhn and Bernard Dennison.
Carolina Eye Surgeon Host Round-Table Talk
Dr. Anna Fakadej, of Carolina Eye Associates of Pinehurst, recently held an Alcon-sponsored round-table discussion on premium cataract lenses at Wolcott's Restaurant.
Attendees included optometrists Drs. Mary Ann Masters and Nathan Davis, of Lumberton; Neil Ward, of Ellerbe; Carlyle Haywood, of Rockingham; Susan Bailey, of Broadway and Carthage; Eric Fogleman and Glenn Matheny, of Pinehurst; and Don Covington and Elven Smith, of Rockingham.
Fakadej spoke about the correction of astigmatism and presbyopia with new intraocular lenses used in cataract surgery. Astigmatism is a condition in which the curvature of the cornea of the eye is uneven and causes blurred vision, while presbyopia is a loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye which causes an inability to focus sharply for near vision.
New premium cataract lenses can often correct these conditions while simultaneously removing the cataract.
Fakadej is a cataract and aesthetic laser specialist with Carolina Eye Associates, one of the leading ophthalmological practices on the East Coast, a news release said.
Having joined the practice in 1997, Fakadej utilizes some of the most advanced technology available for cataract surgery.
Carolina Eye offers several of the latest premium cataract lenses and the services of four highly experienced cataract surgeons, including Fakadej and Drs. Colleen Grace, Neil Griffin and Daniel Messner.
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