Plano, Texas Dentist Mark Sowell, DDS Attends Continuing Education Programs for Cosmetic Dentistry

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Plano, TX (PRWEB) May 21, 2015

In April, Dr. Sowell attended a two-day hands-on course in implant dentistry at the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona. The intensive course covered the essentials of treatment planning, placement and restoration of dental implants in both simple and complex implant reconstructions.

“Dental implants are an important component of my dental practice,” said Dr. Sowell. “It is important to stay on the leading edge of implant dentistry by practicing the latest techniques and gaining exposure to the newest materials available.”

Following the dental implant training, Dr. Sowell attended the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s (AACD) 31st Annual Scientific Session, in San Francisco. Dr. Sowell has been an Accredited Member of the AACD since 2002 and is the only accredited cosmetic dentist in Plano, Texas.

“Many patients are surprised to learn that the American Dental Association does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a specialty and that there is no formal training requirement to call oneself a cosmetic dentist. Becoming an accredited member of the AACD was important to me to distinguish myself as an experienced and skillful cosmetic dentist,” said Dr. Sowell.

The AACD is the world’s largest international dental organization dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry through responsible esthetics.

The conference featured more than 48 hands-on workshops, 85 lectures, and 100 speakers. Roughly 2,000 dental professionals attended the event, which is geared toward dentists, lab technicians, hygienists, and dental team members to help them refine their skills, learn the latest techniques, and share ideas.

“The courses I’ve completed are extremely intense,” said Dr. Sowell. “Beyond the high level of clinical education offered, these are unique opportunities to spend time with colleagues and gain exposure to the latest materials and techniques in cosmetic and implant dentistry.”

About Dr. Mark Sowell

Dr. Mark Sowell is a general dentist in Plano, Texas, who through a constant pursuit of excellence has undergone rigorous post-graduate training, making him one of the most credentialed dentists in the Dallas Fort Worth region. In addition to being an Accredited Member of the AACD, Dr. Sowell is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Sowell maintains a private practice in Plano, Texas providing patients a complete range of general, cosmetic and restorative dental treatments.

Lymphoma Research Foundation Raises More than $140,000 at Annual Fashion Luncheon for Blood Cancer Research and Education

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) February 18, 2015

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services – hosted its Ninth Annual Luncheon in Boca Raton on Monday, February 2, 2015, raising over $ 140,000 for critical research programs and patient services. The event, which packed St. Andrews Country Club to capacity once again, treated attendees to an exclusive fashion show by Neiman Marcus Boca Raton, a pop up boutique and makeovers courtesy of Dior Beauty, and presentations from leading lymphoma expert Dr. Stephen D. Nimer, Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“Year after year, we are continually impressed by the support the South Florida community shows to LRF through these luncheons,” said Gladys Cook, founding co-chair of the luncheon. “This year’s event illustrated once again that we can make a real difference in advancing lymphoma research and providing important educational resources to those affected by this blood cancer by supporting the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s mission.”

Neiman Marcus Boca Raton returned in 2015 as a partner to the South Florida Luncheon, helping to raise funds and awareness for the disease and the critical research programs supported by LRF.

“We could not be more thrilled to have been played a part in the success of this year’s fashion luncheon,” said Leslie Johasky, Vice President/General Manager of Neiman Marcus Boca Raton. “The amount of pride that Neiman Marcus Boca Raton can take as an organization in knowing that we helped support the lymphoma community here today is truly immeasurable.”

Each year, more than 5,000 Floridians are diagnosed with lymphoma – the most common form of blood cancer. The Luncheon has raised more than $ 1.2 million to-date in support of the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s mission to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by the disease.

This year’s event was co-chaired by Judy Bronsteen, Gladys Cook, Toby Cooperman, Elisabeth Dalfen, Joan Hauser, and Mitzi Oreman, and was anchored by a keynote presentation from Dr. Stephen D. Nimer, Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

For additional information on LRF’s South Florida Luncheon, including photos from the event, visit our Luncheon Website.

About the Lymphoma Research Foundation

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services. To date, LRF has awarded more than $ 55 million in lymphoma-specific research.

For additional information on LRF’s research, education and services, visit

About Neiman Marcus Boca Raton

Neiman Marcus Boca Raton features the world’s finest fashions, accessories, precious and designer jewelry, exclusive beauty and cosmetics lines, collections for home and specialty gifts for men, women and children. For more than 107 years, the name Neiman Marcus has been synonymous with superior customer service and has evoked images of luxurious, high-quality apparel, world renowned designers and fun-filled gifts. Since its founding in 1907, Neiman Marcus has established a rich history of innovation and has developed a legacy of pioneering retail concepts.


Dr. Jeff Chamberlain, Education and Research Director for HelloLife,

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) May 30, 2011

HelloLife, LLC is an Applied Life Science and Technology company doing business in the fields of health and wellness. HelloLife has its headquarters at 4460 – 44th St. SW, Ste. C 600, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512.Dr. Jeff Chamberlain, MD joined the company as the Education and Research Director. His primary focus is leading the development of new clinical trials on several products over the next few years.

“We’re very happy the Grand Rapids Business Journal chose to recognize the good work Dr. Chamberlain does,” said Media and Communications Director, Jennie Mac Anaspie. “We believe in his work and his philosophy of medicine and believe it’s the direction medicine should be following now and in the future.”

Dr. Chamberlain earned his Bachelors of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Bachelors of Chemistry at University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at Southern Illinois University. He is a Board Certified Family Doctor and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Michigan State University. He is also the founder of Honey Don’t Cough.

He is an advocate for ‘safest therapy first’ in practicing medicine, particularly with pregnant women and children. He also values the benefits of integrative medicine and promoting health through healthy lifestyles.

HelloLife is focused on delivering over-the-counter (OTC) relief products registered with the FDA. Hello life is committed to providing safe relief, nutritional support and education for healthy lifestyle choices. Our products are available to consumers via retailers, healthcare professionals and direct mail. For more information about the company or products, visit our website at:

HelloLife’s sister company, VETiONX, continues to offer successful pet health care line to the market as well. Interested consumers can visit the VETiONX website at:

If you’d like more information about HelloLife or our products, please contact Jennie Mac Anaspie at 616.808.3290 x1028 or via email at jmacanaspie at hellolife dot net.

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The Pesticide Safety Education Program Reaches a 50-Year Milestone

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) September 15, 2014

Today scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) joined with the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to recognize the 50-year anniversary of the national Land-Grant University Pesticide Safety Education Program. Although the program has evolved over the past 50 years, it remains the focal point for pesticide safety education throughout the United States.

The Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) had its genesis in 1964 to enhance pesticide label compliance and to develop the first training manuals. In the early years, the program was under the direction of each Land-Grant University’s Cooperative Extension Program and was supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In 1970, USDA passed the safe-use education torch to the newly created U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which concentrated especially on safety issues on the farm and in other occupations.

In 1978, EPA classified the first 12 restricted-use pesticides (RUPs). Applicators were required to demonstrate competency to apply RUPs, and Pesticide Applicator Training (as PSEP was then called) served as the primary developer and deliverer to inform and educate on safe pesticide use.

The reach of the Pesticide Safety Education Program has expanded greatly over the years. There are many more RUPs, and many states now require whole categories of users to be certified, even if they do not apply RUPs. Examples include certification of hired applicators, public employees and those treating schools or aquatic environments. In fact, an estimated 40% of certified applicators in the U.S. today do not apply RUPs.

Though it once focused predominantly on the education of applicators controlling agricultural pests, PSEP now teaches applicators working in urban, natural, industrial and other settings. It provides training to those who control weeds, insects, disease-causing organisms, rodents and other pests in forests, structures, turf, ornamentals, rights-of-way, aquatic areas, and other important and sometimes unique “sites.” These include food manufacturing and processing establishments, interior plantscapes, pet grooming, pools, public health, seed treatment, sewers, water sanitation, wood preservation and more. In addition, PSEP impacts more than one million pesticide users in the general public who apply pesticides in their homes and on their lawns, gardens, ornamentals and pets.

Last year, approximately 900,000 certified applicators in the U.S. applied pesticides or supervised their use. Many more individuals who did not require certification sold, transported, stored, mixed, applied, disposed or were otherwise involved in the life-cycle management of pesticides. To reach all these audiences, PSEP and its not-for-profit partners provided in-person and on-line training sessions, distance education, manuals, brochures, presentations and videos. Today you can surf the web for pesticide safety education in any state to locate resources developed by PSEP. These resources promote safe handling of pesticides and protection of applicators, workers, the general public, beneficial organisms and the environment.

Everyone benefits from a strong national Pesticide Safety Education Program – the general public, the registrants whose products’ availability depends on safe use, the applicators who must be competent in the safe use of pesticides, the expanded network of trainers educated by PSEP and the regulatory agencies that enforce the law.

The recognition this program deserves is often muted, due to the increasing number of organizations and initiatives that erroneously equate pesticide safety education with promoting pesticide use. On its 50th anniversary, the WSSA, APS and ESA salute the Pesticide Safety Education Program in the Land-Grant Universities and in the territories for its many efforts to protect human health and the environment, as society continues its ongoing battle against pests.

About the Weed Science Society of America

The Weed Science Society of America, a nonprofit scientific society, was founded in 1956 to encourage and promote the development of knowledge concerning weeds and their impact on the environment. The Society promotes research, education and extension outreach activities related to weeds, provides science-based information to the public and policy makers, fosters awareness of weeds and their impact on managed and natural ecosystems, and promotes cooperation among weed science organizations across the nation and around the world. For more information, visit

About the American Phytopathological Society

The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is a nonprofit, professional scientific organization. The research of the organization’s slightly less than 5,000 worldwide members advances the understanding of the science of plant pathology and its application to plant health. For more information, visit

About the Entomological Society of America

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has more than 6,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students and hobbyists. For more information, visit