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Half Dental Brands, Inc., Seeks Growth Opportunities in Brand Licensing

Half Dental Brands, Inc., today announced its expansion into licensing, providing opportunities for the Half Dental brand to extend beyond its current regional markets. The company has signed licensing agreements with key regional dental practices which spans from Las Vegas, NV to Vancouver, WA.

“Licensing presents an opportunity to leverage one of our most valuable assets – the global power of the Half Dental brand – by associating it with ‘quality and affordability’,” said Brandon D’Haenens, President and CEO of Brand Licensing. “We average more than 200 new patients per month per location and of that, 82 % of those patients are fee-for-service.. That’s powerful testimony to the connection forged with consumers by the Half Dental brand. We are providing a vehicle for those patients who would not have elected to seek treatment otherwise. Through strong national and regional licensing partners, we plan to extend the power of our brand and develop new patient connections.”

The first Half Dental re-branded practice was piloted and converted in September of 2010, which launched an explosion in the St George, UT marketplace. The patient/consumer response has been overwhelming causing a massive expansion to meet the internal growth requirements. Half Dental also entered into agreements with offices in Boise, ID and Vancouver, WA, which is producing similar organic growth.

“Half Dental affiliated centers have changed the way dentistry is done, with a scalable, integrated direct-to-consumer model and unparalleled affordability at the consumer level. Through our affiliated network of world-class doctors, Half Dental affiliated centers offer a unique, cost-effective solution that is accessible to a wide range of patients,” said Mr. D’Haenens. “With this new licensing program, Half Dental is well positioned to accelerate our expansion program, which includes developing new doctor relationships and managing new dental centers to help meet the growing demand for affordable dentistry. “As we continue to explore these and other new collaborations, I am confident our license partners will help us grow and spread our brand promise of delivering “quality and affordable” dentistry with profound comfort, fun and innovation,” continued D’Haenens. More information about Half Dental Brand Licensing is available at

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Many St. Paul Orthodontists Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month

During National Orthodontic Health Month- observed every October- many Lakeville, Savage and St. Paul orthodontists educate the public on types of braces, adult orthodontic treatment and other important issues.

This year, Cosmopolitan Orthodontics’ goal is educating parents on the importance of having their children screened by age 7, says orthodontist Dr. Trudy Bonvino, who provides braces for adults and children.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive an orthodontic evaluation by age 7, when their teeth and jaws are developed enough for an orthodontist to see if any serious bite problems exist.

“Most children are not candidates for early treatment,” Bonvino says. “However, to determine whether your child is a candidate, it’s important that they be evaluated.”

Orthodontists are specialists who complete a two-year residency after dental school to learn to identify and treat bite and alignment problems.

“This evaluation is needed in addition to regular dental visits because it gives us time to watch your child’s development and determine the appropriate mode of treatment, if necessary,” she says.

Identifying problems early puts time on an orthodontist’s side. They can plan ahead and prevent more serious problems. Lots of malocclusions are more easily corrected when identified early.

There are some circumstances that warrant an even earlier visit, Bonvino says. If a child is a mouth breather, sucks his/her thumb or fingers, or uses a pacifier beyond about age 2 and it appears the child’s teeth are being affected, consider bringing him/her child in for an evaluation sooner.

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Denver Orthodontics Office is High Tech and High Care

“We strive to give our patients the best high tech treatments we can and provide them with the highest quality care possible,” explains Dr. Jonathan Weinbach, a Denver orthodontics provider.

The Treatment Zone: Getting the smile you want has never been easier. “Smile Zone Orthodontics was one of the first practices in Denver to offer Damon Braces,” notes Denver orthodontist, Dr. Weinbach. “Damon straightens teeth as much as 40% faster than traditional braces.”

The Comfort Zone: “You may arrive feeling like a patient, but you’ll leave feeling like family!” says Dr. Weinbach, a Denver Damon Braces System provider. The practice offers two convenient locations and the offices feature spacious reception areas, open-bay treatment rooms and upbeat, musical-themed décor. The Westminster office even has a disco ball! Kids and teens can enjoy Play Station video games, a flat screen TV, DVD movies, and a complimentary beverage and snack bar.

The Kid Zone: Denver invisible braces provider Dr Weinbach takes the time to get to know each child and putting them at ease. In addition, the practice keeps kids motivated throughout treatment with fun contests, cool prizes, and gift certificates.

For More Information For more information about Denver braces expert Dr. Jonathan Weinbach and Smile Zone Orthodontics, visit or call (303) 430-4200 for the Westminster CO office or (303) 604-0300 for the Louisville office.

About Dr. Jonathan Weinbach
Dr. Weinbach earned his D.D.S degree with distinction from the University of Missouri and completed his residency and master’s degree in orthodontics at Washington University. He has been in orthodontic practice for 23 years, with nine years’ prior experience in general dentistry. A retired United States Air Force officer, Dr. Weinbach volunteers with Dental Aid of Louisville. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, the Denver Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists and the World Federation of Orthodontists.

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Brace Yourself For Royal Heir’s New Secret

Prince William has given away the secret behind his royal smile. The 26-year-old heir to the throne is leading a trend for adults having invisible braces fitted. William gave away his secret as he laughed and joked with children at the headquarters of JCB in Rocester, Staffordshire.

The second in line to the thrown originally underwent treatment costing £3,000 when he was 14 which went unnoticed even by the spying paparazzi.

It was later confirmed that he received further treatment 10 years ago on the advice of an orthodontist. It is believed the prince had the work done privately costing around £2,000.

Clarence House said: “Prince William has used a permanent support for his bottom teeth for 10 years.”

In 2007 a total of 1,164 British adults had braces fitted which was an astonishing 345% increase on the previous year. Three out of four of which were women.

Britons spent £350million on cosmetic dentistry with many parents seeking treatment at the same time as their children. The Hospital Group, one of the UK’s leading cosmetic dentistry providers, perform a wide range of procedures in its specialist clinics located throughout the UK.

In 2008, The Hospital Group saw a 62% increase in the number of NuSmile Clear Braces fitted.

The NuSmile dentistry treatment centres at The Hospital Group perform over 200 procedures a year, including teeth whitening, pain-free veneers that require no drilling of your natural teeth, invisible braces, white fillings and porcelain crowns.

Since The Hospital Group was established in 1992, it has grown from a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost cosmetic surgery providers. The Group is committed to providing the very highest standards and all procedures are performed by an expert medical team in state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none.

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Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentists of Bedford Dental Group Launch New Website

The Bedford Dental Group in Beverly Hills, California, gives everyone in the Los Angeles area a chance to experience the very best in general and cosmetic dental services. Thoroughly trained and experienced in all dental areas, cosmetic dentists Daniel Naysan, D.D.S. and Mehdi Nayssan, D.D.S. perform everything from Zoom! teeth whitening and Invisalign to porcelain veneers and dental implants, using a variety of safe and relatively painless practices. They excel in making your smile bright and attractive, and will cater to your every need throughout the entire process.

Bedford Dental Group recently launched a new website,, to compliment their successful dental practice. The site is very informational and covers the many different services offered, such as dental implants, direct composite bonding, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental crowns, dental bridges, root canals, porcelain fillings, tooth extractions, grafting, dental cleanings, dental check-ups and TMJ treatment. It also includes a variety of images, including before and after photos of their patients.

Daniel Nayssan, D.D.S. is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA) and Los Angeles Dental Society, and is also a member of the Alpha Omega dental fraternity. He has earned an advanced certification for treating patients with the Invisalign system, and continues to practice all forms of general and advanced cosmetic and general dentistry. Dr. Naysan is featured in a video to be found on the home page of the website. The video provides a brief tour of the dental practice, a glimpse into the office ideology, and includes real patient testimonials.

Whether it’s a routine dental exam to check for problems before they grow or receiving a dental implant to replace a lost tooth, Bedford Dental Group’s commitment to combining excellent dental care with indulgent customer service makes your visit one to look forward to! Call (310) 278-0600 or visit to arrange an appointment.

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Las Vegas Invisalign Orthodontics Patients In Las Vegas, Nevada Now Have Something Amazing To Smile About

Dr. David Alpan and Aesthetics Orthodontics offer a virtually invisible way to get the straighter teeth and beautiful smiles they’ve always dreamed about—with no brackets, no wires, and no hassle. One of the most convenient and comfortable teeth straightening options available today, the Invisalign system lets each patient keep her orthodontic treatment to herself, using a series nearly undetectable aligners to produce a dazzling smile and the confidence she craves.

Affecting over 75% of the population in the United States, malocclusion, or the misalignment of teeth, is one of the most common reasons that patients seek dental care. The metal braces that have been used for years to treat malocclusion are difficult to care for, require restrictions on the patient’s diet, can be uncomfortable to wear, and are quiet noticeable.

In contrast, the Invisalign system consists of removable clear plastic trays that are both comfortable to wear and convenient to care for. These aligners gently shift the patient’s teeth, over time, into the smile he’s always wanted, with none of the bother of braces. Other types of invisible braces, like those worn on the backs of the teeth or those made of ceramic rather than metal, can certainly be less noticeable than traditional braces, but only Invisalign offers the patient complete freedom when it comes to what he eats and how he brushes—the trays are simply removed when necessary.

Invisalign aligners are created just for the individual patient, based on a custom treatment plan. Each set is worn for two weeks, and then replaced by the next set in the patient’s personalized series. As the patient works her way through her series of aligners, she begins to see positive changes in her smile. The aligners straighten teeth over time, ultimately leaving the patient with the beautiful smile she’s been waiting for.

A leader in the field and a top Las Vegas Invisalign orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan has been a certified Invisalign provider since 1999. Since 2001, Dr. Alpan has worked with Align Technology, the maker of Invisalign to train other Invisalign dentists in the use of this highly effective and popular tooth straightening method. To date, Dr. Alpan has trained over 6,000 Invisalign providers, and he currently works as a study club leader for new Invisalign orthodontists.

Dr. Alpan is a 2009 Elite Invisalign Premier Provider and a member of the InvisalignCentury Club, an honor awarded to the top 100 Invisalign providers in the United States. Dr. Alpan and his team at Aesthetics Orthodontics work hard to stay abreast of the latest advancements in the field in order to bring their patients the most comfortable and effective treatments modern orthodontics has to offer.

In addition to the Las Vegas office, Dr. Alpan has locations in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

His team at Aesthetics Orthodontics is committed to delivering comfortable, effective orthodontic treatment in a pleasant, caring environment. Along with Invisalign and other treatments for malocclusion, Dr. Alpan and his team provide TMJ/TMD treatment and treatment for Muscular Skeletal Disorders (MSD) to help provide relief for patients suffering from headaches, neck and back pain, and other neuromuscular symptoms.

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Los Angeles Invisalign

At Los Angeles Invisalign Orthodontists – there is effective and definitive treatment available to address your crooked or misaligned teeth or jaws. In Beverly Hills and Los Angeles you need Dr. David Alpan and his Aesthetic Orthodontics team. Aesthetic Orthodontics is your source for information on orthodontic alignment including the new option to traditional, visible braces: Invisalign.

While many patients will still require the use of traditional braces to achieve optimal results,Invisalign is fast become a preferred option of treatment where possible. Invisalign does precisely what it name implies: It aligns teeth invisibly. Invisalign features a series of trays that are worn on the teeth. Each tray is used in sequence (changed every two weeks) and incrementally moves teeth into their ideal position. This process usually takes two years.

Traditional orthodontic treatment also can take up to two years, and sometimes longer for particularly complex cases, or cases involving mature patients (over the age of 25). Traditional orthodontic treatment may include the wearing of braces only, or may include surgical treatment. The exact staging of your treatment including any extraneous surgeries will be planned with Dr. Alpan, your general dentist and oral surgeon if necessary. If general dentist or oral surgeon services are required during this process, they will discuss their roles in your treatment specifically and offer you estimates for their aspect of the treatment.

Each treatment plan is designed according to each individual patient to address their needs and wishes. Your treatment plan may include:

1) The wearing of orthodontic brackets to move teeth into their ideal position;

2) Extraction of wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth are known nuisances to ideal orthodontic alignment. There is the potential that they could affect successful alignment of teeth, or it may be that their removal will provide sufficient space to allow movement of the neighboring teeth. Wisdom teeth can also affect jaw alignment surgery;

3) Jaw alignment surgery. If this is an option in your treatment, it will often be done at the same time as extraction of your wisdom teeth. This surgery is meant to set the upper and lower jaws in their optimal position in relation to each other. This helps establish a function and healthy bite while chewing and a better facial profile in cases of underbites and overbites;

4) Expansion appliances may also be necessary to expand the upper jaw so that teeth meet properly for chewing.

Many times orthodontic alignment is also a chance to fix certain structural and profile issues associated with the mouth, cheeks, and lips and other deformities. Perhaps this is one other reason you have decided to investigate orthodontic movement. If not, it is something that you should be aware of. Dr. Alpan can discuss all the potential outcomes and risks involved. If you have any questions whatsoever, please discuss them before deciding to go ahead with treatment. If over the course of treatment you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Aesthetic Orthodontics’ Los Angeles office.

Remember each treatment plan is client specific and can only be determined and developed upon consultation and visual and radiographic evaluation by Dr. David Alpan. Please schedule an invisalign consultation, today, to discuss your treatment options.

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