Blog


Our Free Dental Day was a huge success thanks to the community support in getting the word out. We were able to help those in need and provide $10,000 in services! Thanks for all of the support and kind words and we are looking forward to the next one ‪#‎passiton

free dental day amout 22109_10152885786062746_6265046670217334244_n 10615421_10152885785172746_529222350121402948_n 11060844_10152885787507746_4879358332021353570_n 11064757_10152885784702746_8404210169303312261_n 11148442_10152885785627746_8194446477079290153_n

This Friday 2/20/15 we will be hosting a FREE DENTAL DAY to help those in the community that are in need. Please help us spread the word so that we can provide help to all those who are in need. Treatment will be on a first come, first serve basis so please arrive early. Treatment procedures are limited to one per patient (cleaning, extraction, or filling) Doors open at 8:00 am. Please call our office with any questions 740-455-6286

 

 

GING

 

Calculus on teeth causes gingivitis. Your dental insurance usually covers 2 cleanings a year. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call! 740-455-6286


 

alyssa shoes

 Congratulations to Alyssa who won our Nike shoe design contest! Alyssa won a pair of Hyperdunk Nike’s for receiving the most amount of “likes” on our Facebook page!


We’ve Gone Latex Free!

Natural rubber latex allergy is a significant medical concern in healthcare today. Latex-sensitive patients and healthcare workers face a serious risk from any product containing latex, with exposure to latex gloves presenting a particular concern. To date, there is no known cure for latex allergy except eliminating exposure to latex products

Impact on Patients

Unknowingly exposing a latex allergic patient to latex gloves and other latex products can be fatal.9 Without testing every hospital patient, whether or not they’re in a high-risk category, it’s impossible to tell which ones may be latex sensitive or latex allergic.

Latex Sensitivity and Latex Allergy

The three common reactions associated with latex glove use are:

1. Irritant Contact Dermatitis: The result of damage to the skin caused by factors like soaps and cleansers, multiple hand washings, inadequate hand drying, rubbing inside powdered gloves, or certain chemicals used in manufacturing gloves. Symptoms include dry, crusty hard bumps, sores, and horizontal cracks on the skin.1

2. Allergic Contact Dermatitis, or delayed hypersensitivity: A Type IV immune reaction, caused by chemical additives used in glove manufacturing, rather than latex itself. Onset of Type IV reactions is slow, usually beginning 18 to 24 hours after exposure and peaking at 48 hours after exposure. Each exposure may lead to increased sensitization and more severe reactions, with symptoms such as red, raised, palpable area with bumps, sores, and horizontal cracks that may extend up the forearm.1

3. Latex allergy: Characterized by immediate hypersensitivity, a true latex allergy is a systemic Type I IgE-mediated response to plant proteins in natural rubber latex, leading to local swelling, redness, edema, itching, and systemic reactions. Type I reactions are immediate; usually within minutes, symptoms occur such as rhinitis, conjunctivitis, urticaria, laryngeal edema, bronchospasm, asthma, angioedema, anaphylaxis, and death.1

Both irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis can lead to latex sensitivity. Latex sensitivity is a condition that can develop after repeated exposed to natural rubber latex. The broken skin barrier caused by dermatitis increases the amount of exposure by allowing latex proteins easy access through the skin. When the level of sensitization reaches the individual’s unique threshold level, he or she will express symptoms on subsequent exposure to latex allergens and is considered latex allergic. Anyone with latex sensitivity is at risk of a life-threatening reaction and should be treated in the same manner as a latex allergic individual.

For more info about our office being latex free contact us!


 

Kids Day 2013

Kids day has become an annual event at our office! We spend the day creating great memories at the dentist for all of our littlest patients! This year we had an ice cream truck, balloon animals, hot dogs, popcorn, donuts, cookies, face painting, photo booth, tattoos, amusement park tickets, and a 40ft obstacle course!

small kids day


“Ugly” Sweater Day 2012 at Hawkins Complete Dental Service

We all love the holiday season here at Dr. Hawkins office. We decided to have a “friendly” competion of who could find the “ugliest” sweater. The results… well… you decide:


Welcome Back!!

We are happy to have two members of our front office staff back after their maternity leaves.

 Amy Ross welcomed two baby girls, Kenley and Kendall on 7/7/12. They are both starting to laugh and giggle.

Abby Fitz, our office manager welcomed her second baby boy Campbell Thomas on 08/13/12. He is now eight weeks old and begining to smile!  


Dr. Hawkins is proud to be the first dentist in Ohio to receive an accreditation by The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).

Zanesville Dental Sleep Medicine Center in Zanesville   

  Receives Program Accreditation

ZANESVILLE, OH – Zanesville Dental Sleep Medicine Center in Zanesville recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).

Zanesville Dental Sleep Medicine Center is directed by Charles Hawkins, DDS, and is located at 2560 Maysville Pike.

“The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine congratulates Zanesville Dental Sleep Medicine Center on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a dental sleep medicine facility,” said Dr. Gail Demko, AADSM president. “Zanesville Dental Sleep Medicine Center is a significant resource to the local sleep medicine community and will provide the highest quality care for patients with sleep-disordered breathing.”

To receive three-year accreditation, a dental sleep medicine facility must meet or exceed all standards for professional practice and patient care as designated by the AADSM. Those standards include the continuing education of staff; a developed set of policies and procedures for accepting, treating, and billing patients; and adherence to approved standards for safety, customer service, and patient follow-up.

Dental sleep medicine is a growing segment of dentistry that focuses on managing snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy (OAT) – an effective alternative to the standard continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Once a patient is diagnosed with primary snoring or obstructive sleep apnea by a board-certified sleep physician, a dentist trained in dental sleep medicine can provide treatment with OAT.

OAT uses a “mouth guard-like” device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. OAT devices prevent the airway from collapsing by either holding the tongue or supporting the jaw in a forward position. The devices are also quiet, portable, and easy to care for.

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is a professional membership organization that provides educational resources for dentists and promotes the use of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing.

Learn more about oral appliance therapy and dental sleep medicine on the AADSM website at www.aadsm.org.

###