A Dentist Who’s Close To Home

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Dr. Harmik Derhartounian with his Flintridge Dental Studio team.A trip to the dentist always inspires fear and dread for many patients. Dr. Harmik Derhartounian at the Flintridge Dental Studio, however, wants to eradicate those fears.Stepping into Dr. Derhartounian’s dental studio, one will instantly feel right at home. Unlike the cold, sterile offices most probably grew up with, Dr. Derhartounian’s office is a very homey and comfortable affair. This speaks volumes on what to expect when you visit him.“When patients arrive, they see the environment and how it is and how comfortable it is and then, obviously, the philosophy or practice comes right in and they can see it,” says Dr. Derhartounian.The philosophy? Patients first.“We are centered around the comfort of our patients. I know at times this is very old news because probably a lot of people do say that,” Dr. Derhartounian tells us, but other dental offices have “staff who are very rigid in their own policies.”“We are very much patient-oriented rather than business-oriented or insurance-oriented,” Dr. Derhartounian adds.What Dr. Derhartounian is saying is that all his patients are treated as family. All his relationships with patients aren’t the usual doctor/patient stereotypes where patients are kept at arm’s length.“We make ourselves very accessible to our patients. And, it’s one big family. I get calls all day long. If it’s after hours, we respond to the calls. If I have to come in, I’ll come in. I’m right here in the area, maybe a minute and a half away,” says Dr. Derhartounian.To fortify the “patient first” philosophy, and strengthen the homey feel of the office, Dr. Derhartounian says “we go to great lengths to make it as comfortable and pain-free as possible.”Even the services offered reflect the “patient first” philosophy, by making sure the latest pain-free procedures are used.“We do use the laser on several facets of work; anywhere from treatment of gum disease to surgery and a lot of otherunpleasantries. We can use the laser to help with filling simple cavities, and it requires no anesthetic or very little anesthetic,” Dr. Derhartounian explains.With surgical procedures, the laser is particularly useful since it foregoes the use of the scalpel and healing times are reduced dramatically, ensuring patients are comfortable, Dr. Derhartounian tells us.Other technologies employed that minimize patient discomfort are:The Wand, a digital electronic device that injects anesthetic. “What it does is asit’s being inserted, it will inject the anesthetic so you feel a little bit more comfortable,” Dr. Derhartounian explains.There are also “different medications and pain management systems available for those with anxiety,” Dr. Derhartounian says, which minimizes pain significantly so “once we start the procedure, most of our patients just go to sleep.”Perhaps the most wonderful technology available that addresses the most dreaded procedure is the root canal system. “Right now, we have electronic systems to measure your root — we aren’t exposing our patients to unnecessary X-rays –this is called the Root-ZX system. It provides exact measurementsof the length of the root, without usual amount of multiple x-rays needed,” says Dr. Derhartounian.Flintridge Dental Studio does it all, Dr. Derhartounian says, from crowns to teeth replacement, full reconstruction to full mouth implants, and of course pediatric dental care for kids.“We have patients that say, ‘Can you see my son or my daughter?’ And we ask them how old are they. And if I can give them a pleasant experience, then I want them here, because the number one thing that’s very important for me is (for patients) to have a pleasant experience because they’re going to carry that the rest of their lives,” says Dr. Derhartounian.“The main thing is, we are here to help achieve their overall dental health in the most comfortable way.”Flintridge Dental Studio is located at 4542 Rinetti Lane, La Canada, Flintridge, with office hours during weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.If you want to find out more about Dr. Derhartounian and the services he offers, you can visit http://flintridgedentalstudio.com or call (818) 495-4969 to set an appointment. 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Revamped family home in the heart of Redcliffe

first_imgThe updated kitchen at 49 Longland St, Redcliffe. Picture: Supplied.Upstairs, there is an open-plan living and dining room and a galley-style kitchen, which flows out to the big entertaining deck. The four bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a family bathroom and separate toilet. Downstairs, there are two multipurpose rooms, a kitchenette, living room, bathroom and laundry. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“The back deck is probably my favourite part of the home — it’s great for entertaining,” Ms Blakey said. “The home also has a great sized yard with plenty of room to put in a swimming pool or shed.” The living area at 49 Longland St, Redcliffe. Picture: Supplied.Ms Blakey said the property would be perfect for families or first homebuyers. “It really suited us as a young couple entertaining friends but it also has the big yard for families and the area downstairs, which would be ideal for grandparents or older children looking for some independence,” she said.The property also has a double carport, a private front veranda and established gardens. The home at 49 Longland St, Redcliffe. Picture: Supplied.THIS updated family home is on a good-sized block with plenty of space to entertain or for the children and pets to run around. Owner Amanda Blakey said she and her husband purchased the property at 49 Longland St, Redcliffe three years ago and revamped the two-storey home. “We completely updated the inside,” Ms Blakey said. “We ripped up the carpet and redid the timber floors, updated the bathrooms and kitchen, painted the interior, redid the back deck and added a roof over it.” center_img The backyard at 49 Longland St, Redcliffe. Picture: Supplied.Ms Blakey said the home was in a good neighbourhood. “We’ve lived in Redcliffe for the past 20 years and we love it,” she said. “Our neighbours here are really friendly, and it’s a really good area, nice and close to two schools.” The property is being marketed by Andrew Campbell and Ben Campbell of Ray White Redcliffe.last_img read more

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho not content with just finishing above Arsenal

first_imgLONDON: Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho stated he isn’t content with just finishing over Arsenal in the Premier League table and reiterated his desire to help the club secure a place in next season’s Europa League. Spurs got the better of Arsenal in the London Derby 2-1 on Sunday and courtesy of that win, they now have two points more than Mikel Arteta’s troops and are placed at eighth spot compared to Gunners’ ninth. Mourinho said that finishing above Arsenal will hand bragging rights only to the fans. Historically, Arsenal have finished above Spurs more times in the league but in the last three years, the latter have turned out be the London club who have been on top at the end of the season. “That is a fan’s view. I have to be more ambitious than that,” Mourinho said during a news conference as per Goal.com. “I know I could look at in a selfish point of view and say since I arrived, if the championship started in that moment, even with all the problems we had I think we would now be fourth or fifth in the table. “I don’t want to be selfish, I don’t want to look at it just as a fan that is happy to finish above Arsenal,” he added. Mourinho also urged his players to continue the form and secure a place in next year’s Europa League. The last time Mourinho was part of a team in the Europa League, he took Manchester United to the title and thus helped them gain a position in the Champions League. “I would love to play Europa League. It is not a competition I am in love with, it is not a competition I would like very much to play, but when you cannot play Champions League you play Europa League,” Mourinho said. IANS Also Watch: High Court Rejects BPF Plea Against Governor’s Ruled In BTADlast_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse men’s lacrosse’s 18-3 win over Colgate

first_imgNo. 5 Syracuse (11-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) brushed off Colgate (4-10, 2-6 Patriot), 18-3, in its final regular season game of the season — which sits between SU’s ACC championship win and the start of the NCAA tournament — on Sunday at the Carrier Dome.The Orange jumped out to a commanding 5-0 lead before Colgate could even score its first goal, which eventually came in the second quarter. Dylan Donahue, usually the passer in the offense, led the way with four goals. Five different SU players finished with two goals.Here are three observations from the win.Mixing it upSyracuse head coach John Desko sent various different offensive combinations onto the field during the game against the Raiders, especially as the backups flooded the field later in the third quarter.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEven early in the game, though, Desko has backup attacks Nick Piroli and Nate Solomon on the field with Donahue, a starter. Nick Mariano ultimately scored on the possession.In the second quarter, the head coach used a lineup of Piroli, Jordan Evans, Tim Barber, Donahue, Solomon and Brad McKinney. But McKinney was the only one of the crew who has consistently played midfield this season with Barber having moved to attack since Piroli was injured after the first game of the season.The group drew a man-up attempt that Syracuse later scored on.Getting chippyThe in-state opponents displayed a degree of animosity late in the first half of a contest that wasn’t close. Piroli was flattened three times during on a three-minute long possession that started with about 10 minutes left in the second quarter.The last of the hits resulted in a shoving match between a few players that Donahue had to break up.With less than two minutes left in the half, Colgate’s Strecker Backe took Mariano down by his neck resulting in a penalty. After play stopped, Backe fired the ball off of Orange midfielder Sergio Salcido.Salcido tried to charge out Backe, but settled for waving his stick in Backe’s direction as the long stick midfielder was ushered off the field.OffhandMariano, SU’s leading scorer and transfer from Massachusetts, has been known for his left-handed sniper shots this season. His second goal of the game, though, came from his rarely-used right hand in the opening minute of the second quarter.Mariano drove from behind the right side of the net to the right elbow. He lowered his shoulder, but the Colgate defender was taking away the lefty shot. So Mariano rolled light back to the right side and took a righty shot that the goalie didn’t react to. It bounced once from the odd angle and into the bottom left corner of the net. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettuslast_img read more

FIFA chief sets VAR ruling for next month

first_imgHanoi, Vietnam | AFP | FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday said football’s governing body will decide next month whether to officially endorse the video assistant referee, a move that could see the controversial technology used at the World Cup.VAR, so far trialled in nearly 1,000 matches, reviews key moments linked to goals, penalty decisions, straight red card decisions and cases of mistaken identity.Its merits have been vigorously debated by football fans and pundits across the world, with some criticising the introduction of tech for slowing down the game.Speaking in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, Infantino raised the prospect of VAR being co-opted into the rules of the global game well in time for the World Cup in Russia.“On the 3rd of March, we will decide whether the video assistant refereeing will be part of the laws of the game and will become an official help for referees or not,” the FIFA chief told reporters.Infantino, who has previously endorsed the system, said he is “confident and positive” ahead of next month’s meeting.“In 2018 we cannot anymore afford that everyone in the stadium and everyone in front of a TV screen can see within a few minutes on his phone whether the referee has made a big mistake or not, and the only one who cannot see it is the referee. “So if we can help the referee then we should do it,” he said.Infantino heads to Cambodia after his one-day trip to Vietnam, where he congratulated the country’s Under-23 squad for making it to the the finals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship last month.Though the team lost to Uzbekistan, the tournament sparked fervour in football-mad Vietnam, which has yet to clinch any major global titles.Infantino raised the prospect of Asian nations joining the World Cup in 2026 when the number of eligible teams will jump to 48.He also lavished praise on the next World Cup hosts, Russia, saying the tournament in June would be the best yet.“Preparations in Russia are very, very well on track, the stadiums are beautiful, the infrastructure is there, the airports are operational, hotels are there,” he said.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Woman who called police on black man, fired from job

first_imgA New York woman who was captured on a now viral video where she falsely called the police on a black man saying he was threatening her life, has since been fired from her job.The incident occurred on Monday in an area of Central Park known for bird watching.According to the parties involved, a man who allegedly visited the park to bird watch, asked the woman to put their dog on a leash as it is the policy in that area of the park due to the birds. The woman refused and that’s when the man says he pulled out treats to lure the dog over in an attempt to get the woman to put the dog on a leash. The conversation quickly becomes heated at which point, the man began recording the incident.In the video, the woman asks the man to stop recording her as she approaches him with her dog. The man then replied “stop walking towards me.”That’s when the woman threatens to call the police and claim that an African American man was threatening her life. Within seconds she did just that.Authorities reported that they arrived to the scene around 8:00 pm and acknowledge that the two had an argument but decided to go their separate ways:“Upon arrival, police determined two individuals had engaged in a verbal dispute,” an NYPD spokesperson said. “There were no arrests or summonses issued and both parties went on their way.While no one legal consequences occurred, due to the now viral video, her place of employment has since decided to terminate her after further review of the video. The woman has also returned the dog to the shelter from which she originally purchased the animal after those who watched the video expressed concern for how the woman was handling the dog. While the woman refused to put the dog on a leash, she was seen holding the dog in the air by it’s collar as it yelped and struggled to break free.last_img read more

Giants’ forgotten WR Manningham delivers big time

first_img“THE CATCH”—Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham catches a pass ahead of Patriots defensive back Sterling Moore and safety Patrick Chung during the Super Bowl, Feb. 5, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Manningham made a magnificent over-the-shoulder catch and managed to stay inbounds on the opening play of a game-winning, 88-yard touchdown drive that carried New York to another come-from-behind win over the Patriots in the NFL championship game on Sunday.Manningham’s 38-yard reception—with two defenders bearing down on him—propelled the Giants to a 21-17 win and their fourth Super Bowl title.“We just tried to be patient,” said Manningham, who finished with five catches for 73 yards. “Got to be patient with this game. We knew big plays was going to come, we just had to take advantage of them.”Manningham, relegated to No. 3 on the Giants’ depth chart because of knee injuries and the emergence of Victor Cruz, had three catches on the nine-play drive capped by Ahmad Bradshaw’s uncontested 6-yard touchdown run.Manningham’s big moment came after offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride saw New England’s defense playing its two safeties deep and shading them to the right side to cover Cruz and Hakeem Nicks.Running a go pattern up the left sideline on a first-and-10 from their own 12 and down 17-15, Manningham made the catch between safeties Patrick Chung and Sterling Moore and right in front of Patriots coach Bill Belichick.“It was a great catch by Mario and a great throw by Eli,” Gilbride said. “He knew he was going to get hit and he kept his feet in bounds and held on.”Manningham said he never lost track of where his feet were.“It was a great ball. I knew where I was on the sideline. I knew I didn’t have that much room and it’s a good thing I wear (size) 11s because if I wore 11 1/2s I would not have been in.”Cruz, who set a single-season team record with 1,536 yards receiving, said the Giants never considered Manningham the third receiver.“These playoffs he’s been making these great catches in great moments,” Cruz said. “It’s a credit to the way he has carried himself. I am just happy for the guy, he has made some clutch catches. It was great for him to come up big when we needed him the most. To come up big in this game and on this stage is great.”Defensive end Osi Umenyiora said he spoke to Manningham before the game, knowing the receiver had not had the best of seasons.“I told him earlier that he was going to do something, that he was going to make a play to help us win,” Umenyiora said. “He fulfilled my prophecy. We know what type of player he is and what type of talent he is and he came up big for us.” by Tom CanavaINDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Move over David Tyree. Mario Manningham is the new star in the Giants’ latest version of “The Catch.”It may not have been a helmet catch like Tyree’s in the Super Bowl four years ago, but it was just as clutch and just as timely—and Tyree was there to see it.last_img read more