December 31, 2013
If you’ve visited this blog in the past, you may have seen posts about Dr. Glen Goldstein’s involvement with Remote Area Medical. This important organization brings vital medical care to people in developing countries, but it’s also doing important work here at home.
Now, there’s a documentary chronicling the work of RAM over a three-day period in Tennessee. Directors Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how RAM operates, and offers an emotional and one-of-a-kind look at the people who are helped by RAM’s three-day medical clinics.
Remote Area Medical brings together doctors from different fields, including dentistry, to help patients who otherwise can’t afford medical care. The results for everyone are often life-changing and eye-opening.
You can see a three-minute sample of the Remote Area Medical film below. You can also find out more about the full-length film by liking their Facebook page.
November 14, 2013
Back in 2007, The New York Time Magazine published a short profile on Remote Area Medical. The organization, which frequently goes into developing countries to provide medical care to the poor, has increasingly been turning its focus on those in rural and suburban parts of America, where many don’t have health insurance, or the number of hospitals and primary-care doctors is lower.
Care at a Remote Area Medical event ranges from basic medical help to dermatology and even dentistry. Over the course of a weekend, a team of medical volunteers donates their time and expertise to improve lives and make a difference.
Dr. Goldstein participated in such an event earliest this year, back in February. Over a matter of three days, patients who needed important dental care were able to see a dentist with years of experience.
Why is dental care so important? Because poor oral health goes beyond your smile to affect your overall health. To enjoy good oral and overall health, make regular dental appointments a priority, and follow a good oral care routine daily.
Call Randolph Dental Care to schedule an appointment. We serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and surrounding areas.
You can also donate your time and resources to Remote Area Medical. Visit their site to see how you can help.
November 1, 2013
Every patient needs to take good care of his or her teeth, but pregnant women are especially vulnerable. Why? The reason is simple: studies have shown that there’s a link between gum disease and instances of premature birth. Other complications are possible as well.
By contrast, maintaining optimal oral health throughout the length of your pregnancy will protect you from common oral health issues, and can even have a positive effect on other kinds of health problems, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Why are pregnant women at a greater risk of gum disease?
It has to do with the higher levels of progesterone in the body during this time. The increase of this hormone means your gums are more prone to irritation from plaque, which can lead to gingivitis.
So how can you protect your smile as you prepare to welcome a new member of your family into the world? We recommend three pieces of advice:
- Brush and floss on a regular basis, and pay special attention to your gum line.
- Limit the number of processed, sugary foods you eat. Enjoys fruits and vegetables instead.
- Ask Dr. Goldstein for personal recommendations based on your own health needs.
Are you expecting a little bundle of joy? Protect your smile from gum disease with regular dental care. Call Randolph Dental Care today for an appointment. We serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.
February 5, 2013
Dr. Goldstein offered free dental care Saturday February 2, 2013 through Sunday February 3 when he participated in a weekend clinic put on by Remote Area Medical. Over the course of that weekend, hundreds of patients in need were able to have a variety of medical needs met, including dental, vision, and general medical care. In the dental clinic patients, had their teeth cleaned, filled and, when necessary extracted. Due to limited access to care, a large majority of the patients unfortunately required extractions. This was Dr. Goldstein’s third mission to help the underserved.
Patients began lining up Friday night at Chilhowee Park to make sure that they could be seen when the clinic opened the next day. For many of those who were there, a clinic like this one is the only way they can get the essential care they need.
Dr. Goldstein was proud to add his experience and expertise to the mix. A healthy smile is important for overall health and well being. When your oral health suffers, so can your health as a whole. A condition like gum disease can contribute to health conditions in the rest of the body, while missing or damaged teeth can make it hard to enjoy a diet of nutritious foods.