March 12th, 2013
We are pleased to welcome Lindsey Feltz RDH to our practice. Lindsey joined us in October of 2012. She comes to us from the Buffalo area with experience in dental assisting and dental hygiene. She relocated to our area in the summer of 2012 and has an upcoming wedding this year. Please say “Hi and Welcome” to Lindsey when you meet her.
July 18th, 2012
Dentists have a name for the condition they see in kids who drink too much Mountain Dew. They wind up with a “Mountain Dew Mouth,” full of cavities caused by the drink’s excessive sugar levels. “Mountain Dew Mind” may be the next medical condition that gets named after the stuff. An ingredient called brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, added to prevent the flavoring from separating from the drink, is an industrial chemical used as a flame retardant in plastics. Also found in other citrus-based soft drinks and sports drinks, the chemical has been known to cause memory loss and nerve disorders when consumed in large quantities. Researchers also suspect that, like brominated flame retardants used in furniture foam, the chemical builds up in body fat, possibly causing behavioral problems, infertility, and lesions on heart muscles over time.
April 2nd, 2012
Dr. Jacob Revercomb earned Diplomate status within the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) on February 17, 2012 in San Diego,CA. The awarding of Diplomate status is the highest honor a professional society such as ICOI can bestow on a dental professional involved in implantology. The ICOI conducts a Diplomate program in which active members are encouraged to achieve Diplomate status through their efforts in education, research and actual clinical experience. Advance Credential Committee interviews and testing are required. Shown on the left is Dr. Revercomb with Dr. Carl E. Misch, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ICOI and founder of Misch International Implant Institute.
January 31st, 2012
February is a great time to be thinking of weddings. So why not come and join the Revercomb dental team at the Best Western Plus for A Perfect Bridal Show on February 26th from 12pm-4pm. We have reserved a booth to raffle some of our amazing whitening products. We will be joining a huge variety of vendors from the central New York area for an afternoon of fun and entertainment. Please go to www.SyracuseBridalShows.com you may be the lucky winner of free tickets to the show!
October 28th, 2011
Dentists are seeing an increasing number of elderly patients, which means the likelihood of an emergency is much greater, including sudden cardiac arrest. In such a critical situation, an automated external defibrillator can be the difference between life and death. It’s now law in New York State. Effective January 1,2012 all dental facilities must have an automated external defibrillator (AED) in their offices. This public health legislation, supported by NYSDA, ensures that the dental community is protecting the health and well-being of its patients so a patient can be treated promptly if he or she goes into cardiac arrest. At Revercomb Dental Professionals, we purchased our automated external defibrillator in the fall of 2009. After careful research our doctors purchased the lifeguard heartstart defibrillator. The staff at our dental practice has been trained through the American Heart Association. Our staff stays current in CPR and automated external defibrillator training to ensure the health and safety of our valued patients.
August 30th, 2011
As you know, the year is winding down and the snow will be flying soon. This is a good time to think about any dental work that you may have been putting off. If you are a patient with dental insurance, please remember that your insurance benefit does not carry over from year to year. In other words, “use it or lose it”. Most people who carry dental insurance have a yearly maximum of $1,000 to $2,000. If you have neglected to have your teeth cleaned and examined, or if you have put off having your restorative work completed, please look into your insurance benefits and utilize what you have left for the year, or it will go unused. Our office will be happy to file any pre-determinations to the insurance companies to determine what your benefit will be. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office to speak with Tammy, Mary Lou, or Colleen and they will be happy to guide you!! We look forward to hearing from you! Drs. Gary & Jacob Revercomb
August 15th, 2011
Our office would like to recognize one of our faithful patients for his loyalty to his own dental health. Mr. Gary James has never missed a scheduled dental appointment in 36 years. Gary feels that “It is in the heart of my personality that if I make an appointment I keep it.” He is a shining example of someone who understands the importance of keeping his dental recare appointments and his dental restoration appointments. To thank Gary for his continued confidence in our practice, we are treating him and a guest to dinner for two on us. Thank you Gary! Gary James is a prolific celebrity interviewer. He has suggested you pick up “The Lost Beatles Photographs.” by Harper Collins. You will be able to read one of Garys many interviews in this publication.
August 15th, 2011
This article was presented in the July 2011 issue of Dimensions in Dental Hygiene. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about benzocaine, a local anesthetic and the main ingredient in the over-the-counter teething pain liquids and gels commonly administered to young children. The FDA warns that benzocaine, even in low concentrations, is associated with a risk for methemoglobinemia-a condition in which the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream is greatly reduced. The FDA reports that most cases occur in children age 2 years or younger who are being treated for teething pain. Symptoms of methemoglobinemia include pale or gray coloring of the skin, shortness of breath,extreme fatigue, confusion, lightheadedness, and a sharp rise in heart rate. Considering that manufacturers are not required to notify consumers of this risk, dental hygienists may wish to inform patients with young children or the parents of pediatric patients. If parents decide to continue the use of teething pain liquids and gels containing benzocaine, the FDA advises that such products should not be used more than four times per day and always under careful supervision.
July 21st, 2011
Revercomb Dental Professionals were proud to be a sponser to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s Penquin Palooza, which took place on Sunday evening, July 17th 2011. Over 1000 guests attended. Despite temperatures soaring into the 90′s the guests to the zoo had a wonderful time. Our staff dispensed free dental goodie bags along with dental education. Also, there was a lucky winner of our raffle drawing. The winner is the recipient of a complimentary teeth whitening system with a value of $350.00. The event was a wonderful way to support our local zoo. A great time was had by all!
June 3rd, 2011
This Spring our office held an Easter drawing for our young patients. The challenge was to guess how many eggs were in a jar. The two patients with the closest guess were our winners. Cole Canty won with a gift certificate. His winning guess was 800 eggs. The actual amount in the jar was 801!!! Our other lucky winner was Brenden Bedell. His picture is shown with prize in hand. Congratulations to you both! Look for our Easter contest next year!