Newsletter November Part 2

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Newsletter November Part 2

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General Manager of the S Hotel Lisa Gardner posed with her newly signed copy of The Wright Life, by Pat Wright, at Wright’s recent book launch.

Nastassia Morrison got in the selfie groove with rising star Jessie Royal.

Karl Williams, senior VP of group human resources and corporate services, made the rounds at the Jamaica Food and Drink Festival West India Supper at Jamaica House.

CB Foods COO Matthew Lyn couldn’t escape the lens of Thursday Social photogs.

Congrats to our ultimate track star, Olympic and World Championship Gold Medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser- Pryce, on receiving the Award for Excellence for Civic Leadership – Small Foundation at the 2018 American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica Business and Civic Leadership Gala.

EXCHANGE RATE AS AT SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2018 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.

2018 Artwork Winners 

Patient Education

How to find a REAL Orthodontist!

  • Daily Observer (Jamaica)

  • 22 Oct 2018

  • Dr. Jeffrey Meeks, Orthodontist Dr. Jeffrey Meeks has been an Orthodontist for over 25 years. Islandsmiles, Kingston Jamaica

 

In recent years the popularity of orthodontic treatment has risen quite sharply as the general public has been exposed to the dramatic effects that can be achieved by well directed orthodontic tooth movement and to the benefits to health and appearance that a good bite can provide. The tell tale sign that a someone is having orthodontic treatment is the presence of the silver train tracks on teeth that are fondly called ‘braces’. But braces don’t straighten teeth by themselves! Braces are tools like a hammer and screwdriver might be for a carpenter or scalpel and sutures might be for a surgeon. Clearly you would not expect to give anyone a scalpel and say OK now you are a surgeon go take out my appendix, or here’s a shovel and some cement go and build a skyscraper. So why would anyone expect that by just putting braces on their teeth they would then get straight teeth? Braces like any other tool requires a skilled practitioner to direct its use! This practitioner would first figure out what the problem is! They may even be able to tell you what the cause of the problem is? Then they will make a plan or solution to the problem. This “treatment plan” must take into consideration medical and dental history and may require the extraction of teeth or the surgical alteration of the jaws and it may not even require braces at all! Also the practitioner would be able to tell you how to maintain your beautiful smile following treatment!

The skilled practitioner is the specialist Orthodontist! who will have spent at least 2 years after dental school specializing in Orthodontics. That means they may have been in a University for eight to eleven years and they would be very good at what they do because this is what they are doing all day every day.

Unfortunately, as the demand for orthodontic services has increased so has the number of persons offering to “put on braces.” Some of these are general dentists who have an obligation to refer more difficult cases to specialists but who may be able to diagnose and treat easier, less challenging situations. It gets worse, though, as there are some persons out there, putting braces on an unsuspecting public, who are not even dentists at all and your health could be in jeopardy if you allow any of these to work on you! Every day we see the damage that these “quacks” have wrought and hear the sad stories of people who thought they were saving a few dollars and who now have to pay even more to correct the damage done and to fix the teeth properly.

How do you find an orthodontist if you want to straighten your teeth? The first place to start would be with your general dentist. Ask him or her to refer you to a specialist Orthodontist. Of course, you know that both your dentist and orthodontist must have valid Practicing Certificates issued by the Dental Council of Jamaica. Make sure to check!

Your orthodontist may also be a member of the World Federation of Orthodontists via the Caribbean Society of Orthodontists and you would find them listed on the mylifemysmile.org website of the American Association of Orthodontists. If you are still unsure you could check with the Jamaica Dental Association at 927-3259 or with the Dental Council of Jamaica 633-7889.

Please do not be duped by a website or Facebook page remember this is YOUR health we are dealing with!

Chickpea Omelette (soy free, gluten-free)


 

Ingredients

  • 3 large heaping Tbsp chickpea flour

  • ½ tsp (black) salt

  • pinch of ground black pepper

  • 8 Tbsp water

  • 1 small onion

  • (a big bunch of fresh herbs (dill, spring onions and basil for example))

  • 2 Tbsp oil

 

Method

Whisk chickpea flour with salt and pepper. Add water and whisk until you have a creamy omelette batter. Add thinly sliced or chopped onions and chopped herbs OR pan-fry the onions first in some oil until light golden brown and then add the onions to the omelette batter. Mix everything together. Heat up some oil in a pan. Scoop all the batter onto the pan and spread it out with a spoon so you have a nice round omelette. Cook for a few minutes (don’t cover the pan with a lid!). Flip the omelette over (use a thin spatula) and cook for a couple more minutes. Remove the heat. Let it cool a little bit, cut it and serve it on bread or as a side with your morning porridge or some other dish.

 

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