Islandsmiles Newsletter July

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Islandsmiles Newsletter July

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Makeba Bennett-Easy, CEO of the PSOJ, played host as she made the rounds at the PSOJ Members Mingle event.

CLPD Director Maxine Moore-Thomas was radiant in red at the Jamaica Bar Association (JamBar) annual dinner, as she celebrated the achievements of the year’s honourees.

Adley Duncan, deputy director of public prosecutions, and Jonathan Neita of Crafton Miller & Co, gave some love to the Gleaner lens while attending the JamBar annual dinner.

Attorney Tamara Dickens joined her fellow Office of the Attorney General colleagues in keeping it regal in royal blue for the JamBar annual dinner and awards ceremony.

Congratulations to Joy Clark on her new position as head of sales for ATL. We know you’ll continue to shine on your journey!

Sue Yuen Lue Lim, one of the female powerhouses, behind the data company Blue Dot, posed with a colleague in a Gleaner feature about the ins and outs of the company.

Shout out to Patrique Goodall and her new venture, Likkle Tea Beverage Company, serving up delectable hot and cold beverages to eager customers.

Kimala Bennett, CEO of the ad agency The Limners and Bards Limited (LAB) is ready to expand, with an exciting new acquisition and IPO. Best of luck on your new venture Kimala!

EXCHANGE RATE AS AT MAY 1ST, 2019 IS J$130 to US$1. PAYMENT TO YOUR ACCOUNT IS DUE ON THE 1ST OF EACH MONTH.

REMEMBER WE HAVE ARRANGED IT SO THAT YOU CAN EASE THE STRESS BY USING ANY OF THE BILL EXPRESS OUTLETS ISLANDWIDE, BNS ONLINE OR NCB ONLINE TO MAKE PAYMENTS TO YOUR ACCOUNTS.

Patient Education

 

HERBST APPLIANCE  Image result for herbst appliance

 

Functional appliances are designed to modify growth and are used primarily for those patients with a deficient lower jaw. Success can only be achieved through consistent, full-time wear of the appliance. The Herbst appliance, unlike many other functional appliances, is fixed, or cemented, to the teeth. This means that the Herbst appliance is working 24 hours a day to maximize growth modification.

1. Why use the Herbst appliance?

The Herbst is an appliance that is used to correct the bite. In the past, orthodontists used head gear for the same purpose. However, head gear was difficult to wear and depended on patient compliance. The Herbst is cemented onto the teeth and requires little compliance. It allows for adequate range of motion of the jaws and minimally impacts speech. Most patients will find the Herbst appliance surprisingly easy to wear.

2. Why use this with younger children?

Growth modification is most effective during the greatest period of growth for children (9-14 years of age). When it is initially placed, it will move the lower jaw forward into a corrected bite position. In a growing child, the Herbst appliance enhances lower jaw growth, thereby correcting the bite by addressing the source of the malocclusion.

3. How is the appliance attached to the mouth?

The Herbst appliance is attached to the teeth by orthodontic bands that are placed on the first molars. Some appliances may have an expansion screw in the middle of the palate to help widen the jaw. Telescoping bars, or arms, are attached to the outside of the upper and lower bands of the appliance.

4. What happens after it is place?

It takes patients about 7 days to get use to the Herbst appliance. Initially, the patient’s bite will feel different and chewing will be affected. Occasionally, patients can develop sore spots where the appliance rests against the soft tissues of the cheeks and lips, but patients accommodate fairly quickly. The appliance is monitored closely until the proper amount of expansion has been obtained, and it is usually worn for a total of 9-12 months. Upper and lower braces may be used during Herbst treatment. The main goal, however, is the correction of the jaw discrepancy.

5. Do I have to clean the Herbst appliance?

It is durable and requires little maintenance, except for normal cleaning and slight modifications to diet (avoiding hard/sticky foods). Since the Herbst appliance lies in contact with the teeth, extreme care must be taken with regard to oral hygiene. The patient should use a daily fluoride mouth rinse and should avoid all sticky and sweet foods that could cause decay. Particular attention should be taken to clean the area of the appliance adjacent to the gum tissue.

6. Will the appliance need to be adjusted?

Depending upon the severity of the jaw discrepancy, it may be necessary to activate the Herbst appliance during treatment. This will usually be done every few months until the proper jaw position is achieved when the appliance is being worn. The activation of the appliance involves the placement of small pieces of tubing on the lower arms of the appliance. If the tubing comes loose from the appliance, this should be reported immediately to the office.
 

7. What if problems occur?

If a bonded part of the appliance becomes loose, this should be reported to the office immediately. In addition, if any irritation of soft tissues of the cheeks or lips occurs, or if there is an unpleasant smell or taste occurring in the mouth, this should also be reported. The fee for a replacement of the Herbst appliance is $300.00, which is in addition to the regular treatment fee. Please encourage your child to be very careful wearing and handling the appliance. Should replacement be necessary, new impressions would need to be taken.

8. What happens once the appliance is removed?

Following the removal of the Herbst appliance, comprehensive orthodontics will be initiated to finalize bite correction for the greatest stability and esthetics.

           CUCUMBER QUENCHES THE HEAT WAVE 

                      Ginger and Cucumber Juice

 
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INGREDIENTS

1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

1 cucumber, peeled and chopped 

Ice

Lemon wheels, for garnish

Cucumber wheels, for garnish

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend together the ginger, cucumber and 1/2 cup cold water. 
  2. Strain and press the puree through a mesh sieve.
  3. Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon and cucumber wheel.

Optional serving: Fill glasses with ice and one-half to two-thirds full with the blended juice. Top with lemonade and/or vodka.

                             Cucumber Salad

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 small-to-medium cloves garlic, pressed or minced

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and sliced or diced

  • 4 Persian cucumbers or 2 medium English cucumbers (12 ounces), thinly sliced

  • Optional additions: 1 to 2 cups arugula, ½ cup halved cherry tomatoes, and/or 1 to 2 chopped radishes.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic until blended. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Add the avocado and cucumbers to the bowl and toss to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper if necessary. Serve immediately.

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