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2017

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 Healthy Living — 15 "AS C O's Q OPI certification recognizes those oncology practices that are co m mitted to delivering the highest quality of cancer care," said AS C O President Daniel F. Hayes, M D, F AS C O. "By achieving certification, these practices have de monstrated their co m mit ment to quality and safety excellence in the care they deliver to patients, as well as to the continuous process of quality i mprove ment." S M O C has been recognized by the Q OPI Certification Progra m ( Q CP T M ), an affiliate of the A merican Society of Clinical Oncology ( AS C O), as successfully co mpleting a three-year certification progra m for outpatient he matology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care. Q CP builds on AS C O's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative ( Q OPI ® ) 919.580.0000 w w w.cancers moc.co m 203 Cox Blvd. S M O C Receives Recognition for Cancer Care fro m Largest Oncology Society in US 156 D C T0617L © B y J O E Y PI T C H F O R D jpitchfor d @ ne wsarg us.co m Fig uri ng o ut w he n to start de n- tal care for yo ur c hil dre n ca n be tric ky, let alo ne deter mi ni ng ho w to best go abo ut it. As a r ule, de ntal care i n so me for m s ho ul d begi n as soo n as yo ur c hil d has a si ngle toot h i n his or her mo ut h. W hile it may not i nitially see m i m porta nt to pay atte ntio n to t hat o ne solitary toot h, a c hil d's pri ma- ry teet h — also calle d baby teet h — are vital to t heir lo ng-ter m develo p me nt a n d de ntal healt h. Accor di ng to t he A merica n Aca de my of Pe diatric De ntistry, a c hil d s ho ul d go to t he de ntist by t he ti me he or s he is o ne year ol d, or wit hi n six mo nt hs after t he first toot h er u pts. Pri mary teet h hel p teac h ki ds ho w to c he w pro perly, hel p wit h s peec h develo p me nt, pro mote a healt hy s mile a n d save s pace for t he per ma ne nt teet h w hic h follo w t he m. Ta ki ng yo ur c hil d to t he de ntist early is also a great way to avoi d t he first-visit a nxiety co m mo n i n yo u ng c hil dre n. If yo u ta ke t he m early e no ug h, t hey will li kely be too yo u ng to be nervo us. T here are ple nty of ot her ways to ma ke s ure yo ur c hil d a da pts to t he de ntist's office. Bri ng t he m wit h yo u w he n yo u go to t he de ntist to s ho w t he m t here is not hi ng to fear, a n d ma ke s ure yo ur c hil d is well i nfor me d abo ut w hat t he de ntist will be doi ng before yo u get to t he office. O utsi de of t he de ntist's office, pare nts s ho ul d begi n t heir o w n ho me care eve n before t he c hil d starts teet hi ng. Usi ng a clea n, da m p was hclot h, wi pe yo ur baby's g u ms to clear a way pote ntially har mf ul bacteria before t he teet h brea k t he s urface. As soo n as t he first teet h pee k o ut, it's ti me to begi n br us hi ng. For c hil dre n bet wee n birt h a n d t hree years ol d, pare nts s ho ul d use a s mall toot hbr us h a n d a n a mo u nt of flo uri de toot h paste abo ut t he size of a grai n of rice, accor di ng to t he A merica n De ntal See D E N T A L C A R E, Pa ge 18 Dental care should begin early in life T here are ma ny t o ot h br us hes fr o m w hic h t o c h o ose. If y o u're n ot s ure w hic h o ne t o get f or y o ur c hil d, ask y o ur de ntist w hat he or s he s u g gests.

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