April 27, 2018

Studying the Genomics of Sleep Disorders

Recently, Stanford partnered up with a data holding company, Prometheus, to start collecting data on the genomics of sleep disorders. Since there is so little understanding as a whole as to what all happens during someone’s sleep, this data is going to be invaluable. The data will come from 30,000 sleep study patients and show everything they can monitor about […]
August 16, 2016
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Columbus Ohio Sleep Apnea Dentist to be Keynote Speaker

Columbus Ohio Sleep Apnea Dentist Mark Levy has been chosen as the keynote speaker at the 2016 X Russian Conference in Moscow, Russia Columbus Ohio Sleep Apnea Dentist Mark Levy DDS has been chosen as the keynote speaker at the 2016 X Russian Conference. The conference, entitled “Actual Problems of Somnology,” will be held at the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow […]
April 22, 2016
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Mark Levy DDS Awarded Janice B. Ballas Community Service Award

For immediate release: April 13, 2016 – Hilliard, OH A local Hilliard, OH dentist has been awarded the Annual Janice B. Ballas Community Service Award for outstanding service and involvement in the Henry Schein Dental Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program. Mark Levy DDS Awarded the Prestigious Janice B. Ballas Community Service Award Mark Levy DDS has been awarded the Annual […]
November 2, 2015

Dr Mark Levy & Team Win Best Dental Practice in Columbus Ohio

Thanks to our wonderful patients in Hilliard & Columbus Ohio, Dr. Mark Levy and the practice was voted Best Dental Practice in Columbus Ohio for 2015 by Columbus CEO Magazine as an outstanding Columbus Ohio dentist. See our write-up in Newswire.
December 14, 2012

Coffee Protects Against Oral Cancers

Protect yourself against oral cancers by drinking caffeinated coffee, according to a new American Cancer Society study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The poor cup ‘o Joe has gone from being demonized as being bad for your health to actually turning out to do good things for our bodies! According to the study, people who drank more than four cups […]
November 16, 2012

When Were You Last Screened for Oral Cancer?

If you are a patient at our office your last oral cancer screening was done at your last dental hygiene appointment and during your comprehensive examination. Oral cancer is a serious disease and the number of oral cancer cases is rising. Oral and pharyngeal cancers are diagnosed in almost 40,000 people in the US each year and about 8,000 die […]
October 22, 2012

Oral Cancer Cases Rising

Did you know that nearly 35,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year and that the number of cases is rising? Sadly, the majority of these cases will be discovered after the cancer has spread to other areas of the body making treatment more difficult. Oral cancer can be effectively treated if warning signs are caught early. However, oral […]
April 26, 2012

Cancer Causing Chemical Discovered in Smokeless Tobacco

Smoking is bad for you. We’ve known for a long time that smoking cigarettes causes cancer and other health problems. The use of  smokeless tobacco is no safer — using chewing tobacco or snuff also causes cancer. The big news is that scientists have isolated a chemical from smokeless tobacco that caused oral and esophageal tumors in every animal exposed […]
April 13, 2012

News About Dental X-Ray and Cancer Link

News stories in newspapers and on TV were talking about a study published by the American Cancer Society this week. The study linked frequent dental x-rays with a certain type of non-cancerous brain tumor called a meningioma. This type of tumor occurs in about 8 of every 100,000 people which makes it a rare disease although it is the most […]
December 9, 2011

Can Dental X-Rays Predict Bone Fractures?

A study from Sweden says that it is possible to use dental X-rays to predict which patients may be at risk of bone fracture. The research was published in the journal Nature Reviews Endocinology and showed that sparse bone structure in the lower jaw is an indicator that the individual is at greater risk for bone fractures in the future. […]
December 2, 2011

More People Aware of Oral Cancer Dangers

More and more people have become aware of the dangers of oral cancers. The diagnosis and treatment of celebrity patients like Michael Douglas help put this dangerous disease in the news. But do people think that oral cancer screening is important and worthwhile? The answer in Britain seems to be yes. A study completed in Britain showed that almost 90% […]
July 9, 2011

Oral Cancer Warnings on New Cigarette Packs

The FDA has included a warning about oral cancer in its collection of images that will now be required on all cigarette packs, cartons and ads. The image selected is described as “cancerous lesion on lip” but also includes a set of severely damaged teeth. The images used in the campaign were all viewed by focus groups. This image was […]
May 11, 2011

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening Important

Oral, head and neck cancer refers to a variety of cancers that develop in the head and neck region. Since this is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week I thought some additional information on the subject would be useful. Common warning signs are: Red or white patch in the mouth that lasts more than two weeks Change in voice or […]
March 29, 2011

Don't Skip Those Dental X-rays

“I’ll do them at my next visit” is an all too common response when patients are told it is time for dental x-rays. No, we don’t do them for fun and no, we don’t do them to pad the bill. Dental x-rays are an essential tool for diagnosing many oral health issues that your dentist cannot see with the naked […]
March 23, 2011

Young People Getting More Oral Cancers

Did you know that squamous cell cancer of the tongue has been rising in younger Americans 18 to 44 years of age? The largest increase seems to be among young women. The researchers noted that historically, cancers of the oral cavity were associated with older men who had a history of smoking and alcohol use (like actor Michael Douglas). During […]
March 21, 2011

New Tobacco Products Bad for Oral Health

Did you know that Columbus was a test market for a new kind of smokeless tobacco? The tobacco companies are trying to find ways around smoking bans which have been enacted in so many places and one of the products being test marketed in certain areas are dissolvable tobacco products. According to the first study to analyze the ingredients in […]
January 28, 2011

Throat Cancer Survivor Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas is again appearing in public following treatment for a tumor at the base of his tongue. After seven weeks of intense radiation and chemotherapy it has been reported that the tumor is gone. Mr. Douglas’ tumor was discovered at a dangerously late stage and was too large to be removed with surgery. Unfortunately mouth and throat cancers are […]
October 27, 2010

Coffee Drinkers – Reduced Oral Cancer Risk

Remember when drinking coffee was bad for you?  Now it seems that coffee is not only a source of antioxidants but is associated with reduced risk of oral cancer.  Italian researchers performed a meta-analysis of previous studies on the subject. The investigators discovered that drinking coffee is associated with a 36% reduction in the risk for cancer of the mouth […]
September 6, 2010

Oral Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Every hour of every day an American dies from oral cancer according to The Oral Cancer Foundation.  Oral cancer affects the mouth, lips or throat and is often highly curable if caught in the early stages.  Men are more likely than women to get oral cancer – and men over 50 are particularly at risk. As part of your comprehensive […]