Amy K. Lowe, DDS, practices a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implants.
Operating as usual
Thank you to all who have served and are still serving🌺
unofficialnetworks.com Beginning in 1943 an elite group of outdoorsmen started training in Colorado in alpine combat. The 10th Mountain Division went on to turn the tide in World War II and those very same skiing soldier…
Flossing can be fun! Teach them young. I may be biased but aren’t these three the cutest littles around?💜💜
Have a safe Fourth of July. See you Monday
A fellow dental specialist who manages dental facilities posted this
Thank you Brooks Horan
Part of my job is reviewing all the CDC and OSHA information to update infection control practices in my clinics. This is a good explanation of Ro (how many people a sick person will infect) and a simple demonstration of how infectious COVID-19 is in comparison to the flu. The Ro of the seasonal flu is 0.9-2.1. In addition, the vaccine drives it down well below 1 so we don’t get community spread and it effectively “dies on the vine” every year.
COVID-19 has an Ro of 1.94-5.7 and no vaccine to drive this number down. Face masks and social distancing suck but when you are teetering on whether to do them or not, this information helps you and me understand their benefit.
(Also- thank god for the measles vaccine, its transmissibility is incredible)
en.wikipedia.org In epidemiology, the basic reproduction number, or basic reproductive number (sometimes called basic reproduction ratio or basic reproductive rate), denoted (pronounced R nought or R zero), of an infection can be thought of as the expected number of cases directly generated by one case in a popu...
Thank you to all who have served💜
Our office will be closed on Monday in observance.
Thank you to all who have served💜
Our office will be closed on Monday in observance
In accordance with the state and federal recommendations our office will be postponing routine or non emergency dental care.
However We are here to help you and those you know with your dental emergencies.
Please call the office and leave your name and phone number.
We WILL be calling to schedule you. Messages will be checked daily. Monday thru Friday.
Besides our usually sterilization and infection control procedures we will be implementing even more guidelines to protect you and us in this time of crisis.
Thank you for your patients
Check back here often for updates and tips
To our patients regarding the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak
Our office remains open and we are continuing to provide patients with routine and emergency dental treatments, including cleanings. As health care providers we have always practiced universal precautions to protect our patients and staff from the spread of infections. These standard precautions include the sterilization of rooms and instruments between patients and wearing personal protective equipment like masks and gloves during treatments. Considering the current efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are taking the additional measures to protect our patients and staff:
*If you have flu like symptoms including fever, dry cough, and muscle aches please call our office to reschedule for NON-emergency or routine dental procedures. If you are experiencing these symptoms AND having a dental emergency, please call our office to discuss the issue and make the appropriate arrangements. Do not come into the office in person.
* Some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease. Out of an abundance of caution, if you ARE in a higher-risk category please reschedule for NON-emergency or routine dental procedures.
* Do not bring extra people to your appointment. If you have a driver, please have them wait in the car or return when you are finished with your appointment.
*Upon your arrival to the office, we will have you rinse with an antimicrobial mouth rinse before treatment and use hand sanitizer or wash your hands.
We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops. Our staff is practicing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended guidelines at home and the office for their protection and for yours. We genuinely care about the heath and safety of our community and staff. Our priority is for all of us to stay safe and healthy. Thank you for your patience and please do not hesitate to call if you have any concerns or questions.
I didn’t get to do the honors ...but I am a very proud auntie on axel’s FIRST dental appointment!! What a good direction follower... and those crossed legs. 😂
Amy K Lowe Schaffer
No words for this tragedy. Sometimes the mountain is going to do what it wants. Great guys great outdoors men. Sending Love and support for their families and friends right now.💜💙💚
missoulian.com Two snowmobilers from Anaconda who lost their lives in an avalanche on New Year's Day were seasoned sledders who knew the country north of Seeley Lake well.
Happy new year to all you friends and patients. Thank you for all the trust and support you have put in us! May the new year hold good health for you all. The best in 2020 from our motley crew.💜
Merry Christmas and happy holidays. Enjoy friends and family this holiday season.
The office will be closed till Monday Jan 6th
drbicuspid.com The ADA took a new, more aggressive stance against va**ng and electronic ci******es (e-ci******es) on December 16, calling for a total ban on any products that have not been approved for to***co cessation purposes by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Thank you to all those who have served
I love what I do! Thanks Bodhi Keeland for the art!
This small study showed a decrease in oxygen in your blood, stiffening arteries from va**ng with NO ni****ne or THC..
It is the liquid that is making va**ng more harmful!
It also stated a 75% increase in minors using!
Parents this is not an ok habit for kids to partake in !
wired.com Inhaling e-cigarette v***r alone had an immediate, negative impact on the vascular systems of first-time va**rs.
Just for fun
Teeth showing scientist climate information and diet information of Neanderthal children. How long they nursed , how long seasons were, exposure to lead.
Elemental records in teeth reveal prehistoric seasons of Neanderthal birth, weaning, childhood illness, and neurotoxin exposures.
the practice of smiling!
Why should I smile when there is no joy in me? The answer to that is: Smiling is a practice. There are over three hundred muscles in your face. When you are angry or fearful, these muscles tense up. The tension in these muscles creates a feeling of hardness. If you know how to breathe in and produce a smile, however, the tension will disappear - it is what I call “mouth yoga.” Make smiling an exercise. Just breathe in and smile - the tension will disappear and you will feel much better.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
science is cool
You should ABSOLUTELY not have a diamond grill with teeth in this condition.
Another correlation between oral health and systemic health
newscientist.com Evidence is growing that a bacteria involved in gum disease causes Alzheimer's, raising hopes over new kinds of treatments that are currently undergoing testing
They are not innocuous. It’s not ok to let kids v**e
perioimplantadvisory.com Three e-cigarette ingredients deteriorate oral health: propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and ni****ne. Dr. Scott Froum examines the specific effects of each during va**ng.
Just a friendly reminder!
Merry Christmas may your day be filled w joy and laughter
theage.com.au One thousand teeth, but alas no bags of gold, are among more than half a million artefacts unearthed at two archaeological digs in Melbourne's CBD.
P-burg girl!! And a patient ...Nice work we are proud of you Annie !!
19-year-old Ann Hansen is helping battle the Ferguson Fire in California -- behind the controls of a firefighting helicopter! The Mighty Girl from Philipsburg, Montana has been co-piloting a Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane, dropping water and fire retardant to douse flames and prevent the fire from spreading. "At most times out here, people ask if I’m with my dad or grandpa," she says. "I look young for my age, like I’m still in high school." As a relatively new pilot, Ann is eager to take on new challenges and is not deterred by the risky flying: "Everything we do has a little risk [but] it’s fun, for one, and you’re helping with something."
Growing up, Ann was fascinated by the crop dusters that would fly above the ranch where her father was a manager, and dreamed of flying one day. So ten days after she graduated from high school last year, she enrolled in flight school in Montana, and then later at a helicopter school in Oregon. "I never had any previous aviation experience. It was overwhelming," she admits. But she persisted, earned her license, and now works for Helicopter Transport Services, where she has the opportunity to take on special projects -- including fire fighting jobs. "It just depends where they need me to go," she says. "The challenge is fun."
In California, Hansen has been flying with Gregg Deacon for several weeks, who says she quickly proved herself. "I’ve been very impressed with her, especially considering her minimal amount of experience," he says. "It’s a complex aircraft and our mission is complex. She’s monitoring a lot of instruments and dealing with most of the radio calls. She’s doing a lot of multitasking. And we go into some difficult types of places." For Hansen, it's been fulfilling to help communities threatened by the fire and great experience towards her goal of becoming a PIC, or pilot in charge, the equivalent of a captain. As to where the future will take her, Ann says, "there is still a lot to explore."
A Mighty Girl wishes Ann safe flying! To read more in the Mariposa Gazette, visit http://bit.ly/2vQwyDe
For two excellent books to give all Mighty Girls the confidence to pursue their dreams like Ann, we highly recommend "The Confidence Code for Girls" for ages 8 to 12 (https://www.amightygirl.com/the-confidence-code-for-girls) and "The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens" ages 13 and up (https://www.amightygirl.com/the-self-esteem-workbook-for-teens)
For two fun stories starring Mighty Girls who dream of flying - both for ages 4 to 8 - we recommend "Violet the Pilot" (https://www.amightygirl.com/violet-the-pilot) and "Rosie Revere, Engineer" (https://www.amightygirl.com/rosie-revere-engineer)
For young children interested in firefighting, there's a Magnetic Dress Up Career Doll for ages 3 to 6 which includes a firefighter among its career options at https://www.amightygirl.com/julia-dress-up-doll
And, for books to encourage Mighty Girls to go after their dreams at every age, check out our blog post, "Big Dreams: 30 Books to Inspire Your Mighty Girl," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10834
it is amazing how many "kids" drink these things. this is not the first time energy drinks are believed to be the cause of heart attacks in young people
godupdates.com Davis Allen Cripe and Lanna Hamann were complete strangers. But both 16-year-olds died of sudden heart issues believed to be caused by energy drinks.
A dentist an engineer and a medic!!
Bald Eagle Gets A New 3D Printed Beak
Happy Mother’s Day to all the different kinds of moms out there!
patch.com At least when it comes to dental pain, new research shows that Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) may be more effective for managing pain.
Dr Lowe is out of the office till Monday March 26th. The office is open and the staff is willing to assist you in any if you’re dental needs!
pretty amazing patient! he will be missed.
the role model for living life to its fullest.
won a world title in chariot racing at 90 years old
inducted into the Montana cowboy hall of fame last year!
missoulian.com DRUMMOND — Paul I. Greany, 91, of Drummond, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a brave battle with prostate cancer.
Moore Pediatric Dentistry
Here in the United States, we buy around 14 MILLION GALLONS of toothpaste every year! That’s enough to fill 21 Olympic sized swimming pools!
And there is that!!
Jesse coming to say hello! 9 wk old cow dog! Thanks for introducing her to us Maureen Connor
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