News / Recent Events
Dr Schell completed the certification course in Laser dentistry and our office is now offering a wide variety of comfortable and efficient laser treatments.
Dr. Schell traveled to Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene to lecture at their monthly CME luncheon for their staff. His presentation, Oral Appliance and Combination OA-PAP Therapy for OSA, brought to light how dental and medical doctors can work together to treat their patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea when traditional CPAP therapy is not effective or tolerated.
Dr. Noble just returned from a two day hands on endodontic seminar in Santa Barbara, CA, with world renowned expert, Dr. Cliff Ruddle, to review the latest in root canal therapy.
Dr. Schell completed the three day seminar, Demystifying Occlusion, dedicated to comprehensive analysis, diagnosis and treatment planning of the more complex situations that affect teeth, muscles and joints. An in-depth look into these conditions and study from one of the world’s leaders in the field, Frank Spear, DDS, who along with the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dentistry,
also helped to form the prestigious Scottsdale Center for Advanced Dental Education.
No injection, no drilling, no problem! We are making gentle dentistry in the upper valley even better! new no drill technique for fillings . Air abrasion technology is comfortable and effective. when used in combination with good prevention and early detection it can make anesthetics like novocaine obsolete!
Our office received our accreditation number from the academy of dental sleep medicine. (#000006) Now just the finishing touches to the policies and procedures manual and we will become one of the first accredited dental sleep medicine facilities in the US (and beyond!)
Dr Schell and Dr. Noble as well as their staff have received additional training in sleep medicine at the National SLEEP convention in Minneapolis as well as at meetings in New York and Florida this year.
Dr Schell was invited to participate at the prestigious Pankey Institute at a retreat for dental sleep medicine professionals from around the country in a collaboration to create their new program on the subject as well as fresh detailed head and neck anatomy dissection.
Dr schell was invited to deliver a lecture to the Harvard Dental Residents at The Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The 2 hour lecture focused on the dental treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and some new 'combination' therapies utilizing both oral device and some low CPAP pressures.
The staff and Dr Schell have just returned from another round of travels learning more cutting edge science and technique in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. the first trip of the Summer was to the Airways Management research and manufacture facilities in Dallas, Texas to study and train at these new and innovative 'combination therapy' techniques first hand. Dr Thornton who developed the TAP device is one of the founders of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine hand picked the presenters for this course and he himself led most of the training in his lab and clinic. This was wonderful first hand experience learning and becoming certified in the real cutting edge of dental sleep medicine. With this information the ability to treat and help a wider variety of sufferers is established. From mild to the very severe sleep apnea sufferers can now be helped to eliminate the claustrophobic effects of poorly fitting masks, high CPAP pressure side effects and cumbersome head gear.
Later this summer the staff and Dr Schell again travelled to Texas, this time to San Antonio to the National SLEEP Conference where all the allied sleep medicine societies held their collective meetings this year. Physicians, Dentists, researchers and technologists from around the world came together to teach, learn and share knowledge in this rapidly growing field. Three days of classes and collaboration with some of the most knowledgeable people in the world on these topics was spent sharpening our understanding and honing skills to help our local and widely growing population of patients from around our NH and VT.
New Home Monitoring Sleep study available though our office. A very sophisticated six channel home sleep monitor has been added to our offices armamentarium of tools to help with the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The Cleveland Medical portable monitoring device aids in the efficacy of home titration of oral appliance therapy and helping our patients to establish more successful outcomes with treatment.
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Dr Schell just returned to Minneapolis with some of his clinical and administrative staff for an extended course in sleep apnea. The advanced course in Dental Sleep Medicine was taught by some of the most respected leaders in the field Dr jonathan Parker (http://www.jparkerdds.com) and Dr Rob Rogers; 3x president of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (http://www.pittsburghdentalsleepmedicine.com/about-us.html).
Giving Back To Their Community, One Tooth at a Time.
By Jodi Kelly
BRADFORD-On any given day (or night) Stonecliff Animal Clinic sees many different emergencies. Sometimes their fairly straight forward, a dog with a face full of quills because it decided to play with a porcupine, lacerations to stitch, seizures. Emergencies can be much more complicated though, and quickly become life threatening without medical intervention. Read more....
Related new from 2008
“Deissel gets his bite back”
By Jodi Kelly
Deissel, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois is one of the newest members of the Lebanon Police Department. Having come to the Upper Valley through a Dutch breeder, Deissel had a very bright future with the department’s canine unit. He was learning his commands quickly and his partner, Officer Jeremy Perkins was forming a tight bond with him. Suddenly in November Deissel appeared off. His ears drooped and when officers reached to pet him his head would avoid the contact.Read more....
Spring Staff Retreat, Monday, June 1, 2009
Dr. Schell hosted an informative & fun 7 hour staff retreat just up the road from the dental practice. All team members were in attendance for the day long event. The retreat began with a warm breakfast & conversation. The sole purpose for the retreat was to focus on team building outside of the fast pace dental office environment. Read more here
By Thomas G. Schell
For the Valley News; ‘A Doctors Perspective’
Loss of Sleep Can Lead to a Number of Medical Problems
VELscope Oral Cancer
Oral Cancer claims 3 times as many victims as cervical cancer. That's
why we're pleased to announce that we now have a VELscope Oral Cancer
Screening System. A screening is fast, painless and affordable. Ask
us about this new life-saving technology
Sleep Solutions Seminar
Dr's Schell, Noble and others at the Sleep Solutions in Dentistry course given by Dr. Jonathan Parker
Practice Of Excellence
Our staff has traveled extensively in search of the best education in dental medicine. Recently we have taken trips to Baltimore, Md. Clearwater, Fla. Boston Ma. and here, Orlando Fla. with the renowned speaker Dr Frank Spear at his "practice of excellence" class. We enjoy our time together and being able to provide the best and most up-to-date care for our patients
Dr Schell has been invited to sit on a panel of physicians at Dartmouth Sleep Disorders Center to discuss alternatives to traditional therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Brainstorming about cases where traditional therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is unsuccessful, the CPAP Alternative Case Conference team consists of sleep specialists, surgeons and Dr Schell who represents dental considerations and alternatives for treatment.
Dr Schell has been asked to deliver a talk on dental injuries to the emergency room staff at Dartmouth Medical Center. The lecture, Concussive Dental Injuries; Tooth Re-Implantation and Stabilization will be delivered along with an emergency kit donated for the handling of these emergencies. Schell takes emergency call for the medical center and also consults with attending physicians concerning dental problems with the in-patient population.
Dr Schell is teaching a class again the Fall for the first and second year Dartmouth Medical Students. He, along with Dr Noble and Dennison are presenting this elective clinical course where two students are chosen to gain first hand experience into the science and understanding of dental disease and how it relates to medical health overall. Dental emergencies, Trauma, Obstructive Sleep Apnea treatments, Oral Surgery and intraoral local anesthesia, Periodontal diseases, endodontic abcess and other topics will be discussed and observed clinically.
office had a wonderful time cruising Lake Sunapee
as the staff met for their annual early Fall get
together on the MV Sunapee cruise boat. The laughter
and giggling spilled out across the afternoon and
evening water as we wound up a very busy summer and
look forward to another. it was a wonderful time
for staff members and their spouses to re-connect
and for some, meet for the first time. A great time
was had by all...including the boat staff who each
year remark what a wonderful and fun team we have.
office will be closed toward the end of the second
week of November as we all travel to Florida for
a course by renouned Dr. Frank Spear from the Seattle
Institute. The entire team will be involved in extensive
training as we embark on the "Practice of Excellence" course;
a clinical and professional in-depth training seminar
in the methods of providing the highest level quality
care for each and every individual patient's needs.
Schell and Dr. Noble will be traveling to Florida
to take a course in complex esthetic dentistry from
one of the field premier lecturers, Dr. William Strupp.
Dr.Strupp is one of the most highly regarded lecturer
in his field today, his courses are always tremendously
informative and up-to-date.
office was closed Friday as our Dentists and Hygienists
traveled to Concord New Hampshire for a full day
course given by Dr. Randy Huffines, DDS titled "Successfully
Treating Older Adults: Techniques For the Entire
Dental Team" An engaging lecturer and selfless educator
in the important field of Geriatric dentistry, Dr.
Huffines is a specialist in Geriodontology and equipped
us in the latest information regarding medical complications,
pharmacology, materials and techniques in this important
field. The team returns inspired and excited to take
on these challenges on one of our most deserving
Schell and the office managers Terri and Ann have
just returned from the National Sleep Medicine Convention
in Baltimore Maryland as they continued the study
of the emerging field of Dental Sleep Medicine. A
member of the the American Academies of Sleep Medicine
and Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr Schell and his staff
are currently helping an extraordinary number of
patients with the severe and debilitating syndrome
known as Sleep Apnea. Working closely with Medical
doctors and sleep specialists, A variety of dental
devices are being fabricated and applied for these
patients who cannot tolerate positive pressure devices,
a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,
Dr. Schell Participates in the "Give Back a Smile" program to benefit the victims of domestic violence
You might notice that since the beginning of '08 the radiographs taken in our office are of a new digital technique; eliminating much of the radiation, chemicals and time it takes to capture and view them. They are comfortable and very highly accurate. They also act as wonderful educational tools -- popping up immediately in front of the patient on a large monitor; with guidance, they emphasis health and disease in a very clear and understandable manner to the patient. These can be emailed for consultative purposes and reproduced with very little effort.
for Sleep Apnea Patients
A simple intraoral device can save the 'pressure' of the bulky and cumbersome masks for most sleep apnea patients. Sleep apnea, which accounts for numerous significant health risks over time can easily and effectively be treated with a repositioning device which gently lifts the lower jaw forward and opens the airway. Some of the long term risks of sleep apnea include sudden death from stroke and other hypertensive disorders as well as Many patients remain untreated with positive pressure devices requiring uncomfortable and obtrusive headgear.
closely with the DHMC sleep clinic, dental appliances
can be fit, adjusted and monitored for potentially total relief of risk
The staff attended a continuing
education program in Savannah, Georgia where we trained extensively
in a new approach toward prevention and treatment of periodontal disease. Other
recent courses in Boston and Burlington round out our groups commitment toward
keeping up with the latest in treatments and advances in our field.
All of our hygienists attended an extended continuing education program
in local anesthesia. This program ran for many weeks and provided all
the training and education necessary to provide our patients with the most
comfortable and detailed care possible. Their license in local anesthesia
delivery make them some of the most highly trained in their field today.
Our entire clinical team has have been fitted for surgical
magnifying lenses are the best in the marketplace; the same as most physicians
and surgeons would use in the operating room. This magnification allows
for a much more accurate diagnosis and treatment of tooth and periodontal
Our office continues to provide the most up-to-date varieties of cosmetic tooth whitening and bleaching. Ask about "Zoom"; our one visit in-office lightening system.
Dr Schell continues to provide services to the medical community as a staff member at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. The office provides for urgent care on many cardiac and head and neck cancer patients prior to their medical treatments. Dr. Schell also provides on-call services for the emergency and in-patient community as well as serving as a referral source for complicated prosthetic devices to reconstruct these patients post-operatively.
Dr. Schell also continues to volunteer as president of the Grafton/Sullivan Dental Society, by providing free services at the Red Logan Dental Clinic, and as a provider of free care in the ADA's "Give Kids a Smile" program.
Our office created and sponsored a public service program to help prevent "Baby Bottle Syndrome". Dr. Schell enlisted Julie Aigner-Clark, founder of the Baby Einstein Company for the voice-over of a radio-spot run through various months of the year to educate parents about the nature of this easily preventable devastating disease of very young children. You can hear the spot right on our website by clicking on the "public service" menu tab on our home page.
Beverly and Dr. Schell have done some volunteer in-school
education programs around the Upper Valley to teach children at early ages
the benefits of preventive dental health.
Dr Schell provides free custom-fit sports guards to various towns around the Upper Valley. Free clinics are run multiple times per year to help prevent sports-related injuries with these sporty, comfortable, custom fit appliances.
Many articles have been published in the Upper Valley authored by Dr. Schell in an effort to educate our community on various dental-related health issues. These include, Pregnancy and Oral Health, Emergency care of dental injuries, Baby Bottle Syndrome and others. These articles can be found on the menu page of this website; click on the "Articles" tab.
Our office sponsors regular programs at the Lebanon Opera house. Recent Underwritings include Jonathan Edwards, Tony Rice and Peter Rowan and The Del McCoury Band.
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