EAST SETAUKET, NY - Dr. Fred Ferguson, the founder of MySmileGuide.com and President of About Smiles, Inc., was invited to speak at the TEDx Conference held recently at Stony Brook University. Dr. Ferguson's TED Talk, "An Opportunity to Improve Wellness, Prevention, Quality of Life and Overall Health," is now available to view online. This presentation is an excellent introduction to the benefits and necessity of MySmileGuide.com (click the image above to view the TEDx video).
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EAST SETAUKET, NY - MySmileGuide.com is competing for a small business grant from Chase Bank that could enable us to quickly reach and help millions of new users. Chase's Mission Main Street℠ Grants program will award 12 grants (of $250,000 each) to small businesses. We entered the competition with the goal of quickly scaling MySmileGuide.com to help many more kids and adults learn about, monitor and improve their oral health. Thank you to the many supporters who voted for MySmileGuide. We received 316 votes! The winners will be announced in January 2014. Wish us luck! For more information about this Chase Bank program, visit: http://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com
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EAST SETAUKET, NY – Cbsi Membership Services (Naperville, Illinois), a leading provider of cost-effective and profitable enhancement services and wholesale membership programs to corporations, organizations, financial institutions, and associations has selected My SmileGuide.com as a component for its product offerings. With hundreds of partners, Cbsi Membership Services reaches millions of members every day.
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EAST SETAUKET, NY – Healthplex, a major dental care administrator in Long Island New York, has selected MySmileGuide.com to deliver interactive oral health education to its members. The My SmileGuide online oral health program is provided through a Secure Sign On (SSO) link within the Healthplex web site. The program enables Healthplex members to create personalized oral health folders for their families and receive individualized health counseling, alerts for dental visits and time specific call-back for reassessment based on each person’s unique oral health profile. About Healthplex: www.healthplex.com
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EAST SETAUKET, NY – EmblemHealth provides MySmileGuide.com through "HIP Health Tools" to deliver interactive oral health education and monitoring to its members. The My SmileGuide on-line oral health program is provided through a Secure Sign On (SSO) link within the HIP USA web site. The program enables EmblemHealth members and their families to create personalized oral health folders and receive individualized health counseling, alerts for dental visits and time specific call-back for assessment based on each person’s unique oral health profile. EmblemHealth is the parent company of Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP). HIP and GHI serve nearly 3.4 million people with over 92,000 providers in 150,000 locations across the NY-NJ-CT tri-state region.
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Schools and Universities in New York City, Long Island, and Connecticut
Implement My SmileGuide's Online Oral Health Program
EAST SETAUKET, NY - My SmileGuide has been selected by public schools and university programs to bring interactive oral health education to students.
Since 2009, My SmileGuide's web-based oral health program has been used by a number of schools and universities in Long Island, New York City, and Connecticut. The list of NY schools has grown to include:
- Clara Barton High School (Brooklyn, NY)
- Francis Lewis High School (Queens, NY)
- A number of schools in Suffolk County, NY including: Ward Melville High School, Gelinas Junior High School, Murphy Junior High School, Riverhead High School RCSD, and William Floyd High School.
University programs that have used My SmileGuide's technology include:
- University of Connecticut: Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy
- Quinnipiac University Physician Assistant Program and School of Social Welfare
- CUNY (City University of New York) School of Dental Hygiene
- Students within SUNY Stony Brook University Dentistry program
Since its launch, many thousands of students have participated in My SmileGuide's interactive oral health education program. The online program provides a two-visit oral health assessment. Each student receives secure and personalized oral health information and targeted self-care health tips. At the conclusion of the programs, each school receives group reports. These group summary reports demonstrate changes in student group knowledge and behavioral health during the assessment period.
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MySmileGuide.com Founder, Dr. Fred Ferguson, receives
"2012 Stephen H. Leeper Award for Teaching Excellence"
EAST SETAUKET, NY - The "Stephen H. Leeper Award for Teaching Excellence" is awarded each year to an individual who has shown innovation in teaching, and significant contributions to both dental education at their institution and to the entire dental education community. The award is a program of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the national dental honor society, which was established to promote and recognize scholarship and character in the field of dentistry and dental education.
Dr. Ferguson received a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland; his DDS from Howard University College of Dentistry; and his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He began his academic career as an assistant professor in the Department of Children’s Dentistry at Stony Brook University, and attained the rank of full professor in 1993. Currently he serves as the Director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry. He is the recipient of numerous other honors and awards including the Distinguished Teaching Professor Award, the State of NY and United University Professionals Excellence in Community Service Award, the Faculty Excellence Award, The First Annual Governor’s Award to Afro-Americans of Distinction, and the President’s and Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Ferguson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
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