News Release

April 17, 2008

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

A Winning Smile

Keeping Your Smile Healthy is Focus of May 6 Discovery Series

FARMINGTON, CONN. – A smile can be the most eye-catching feature of a face. With dentistry's many advances, individuals no longer have to settle for stained, discolored or missing teeth.

During a May 6 Discovery Series program, experts with the University of Connecticut Health Center will share information on the best ways to keep your teeth white and how to choose among the many whitening products on the market today. In addition, they will present information about how natural-looking dental implants can be a long-term solution to missing teeth or problematic dentures.

The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Health Center’s Keller Auditorium. The Discovery Series is free but registration is required by calling 800-535-6232.

Scheduled speakers are David Shafer, D.M.D., and Thomas Taylor, D.D.S., from the Center for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry at the UConn Health Center’s New England Musculoskeletal Institute, and Jonathan Meiers, D.M.D., from the Division of Operative Dentistry, Department of Reconstructive Sciences, UConn School of Dental Medicine.

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