Vamanos! Dr. Anatoliy Ravin’s Recent Humanitarian Dental Missions Trip to Peru

Hospital Dental Group’s own Dr. Anatoliy Ravin recently completed a humanitarian dental missions trip to Peru. Read all about his inspiring efforts to bring aid to the poor here.

Hospital Dental Group’s own Dr. Anatoliy Ravin is no stranger to the world of humanitarian dental missions. He has brought his extensive knowledge and skills to the natives of the Amazon, made a difference in the lives of Haitians, and performed important dental work for the impoverished citizens of Jamaica. His dream of providing substantial dental care continued when he visited the kind and compassionate people of Peru.

Small Steps Produce Big Philanthropic Impacts

Vincent Van Gogh once wrote, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

It’s an appropriate sentiment for which Hartford, Connecticut’s beloved, philanthropic dentist, Dr. Anatoliy Ravin, chooses to live by. In an era of overwhelm, when most people feel there is never enough time or resources, many can derive inspiration from a man who strives to do better in each new, small task he accomplishes.

3 Reasons Summer is the Best Time for Kids to Get Braces

Kids needing braces is nothing new.

Parents are never really surprised when they hear that their kids need braces, but the biggest problems aren’t always the need or the finances, it’s the scheduling. Getting their children in for the screenings, follow-ups, application appointments, and so on can be a significant pain. Not to mention the adjustment period a kid has to go through. So how is anyone expected to get this done?!

Tips to Quit Smoking for 2016 “World No Tobacco Day”

As of March 14, 2016, the CDC estimated that 40 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes. Worldometers.info puts the population of the United States at 323,828,624 as of May 17th, 2016 (the day this blog was written). That means roughly 1/8 of the population is estimated to smoke cigarettes regularly in either a habitual or social setting.

Can Allergies Affect My Teeth?

Spring is in the air, and that means pollen is also in the air. The spring allergens bring an onslaught of sneezing, stuffy noses, and general unpleasantness to approximately 58 million Americans each year. But why does this happen, and can it affect your teeth?

Is Coffee Really Bad for Your Teeth?

If I say the words “Fresh pot of coffee in the conference room!” in most office buildings, there will be a mad stampede to get a cup before it’s gone. We love coffee, and not just here in America but worldwide. Coffee has become one of those strange things that defines us as people, often being cited as one of the top 3 beverages consumed besides water (the other two being beer and tea).

Mouthwash – Does it Work?

We’ve all been at the grocery store or CVS, staring at the toothpaste until we see the one we like.  After grabbing it, we notice a large display to either side selling what appears to be hundreds of gallons of mouthwash. Some of us grab it on instinct and use it regularly, and others pass it by without a second thought. Think about it though, why is this clearly popular product something that so many are willing to walk by? Are the benefits as effective as the colorful labels would lead you to believe? The answer like all things, might not be exactly what you expect!

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