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Dear Colleague,

Hopefully you are enjoying these long winter nights. For some it is welcomed, for others not-so-much.

We have some exciting things in the works for you in the upcoming months, and will be in touch soon with more details. In the meantime, please let us know if you need anything.

Jeff, Rick, Tim, and Dan
Southern Maine Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
131 Johnson Road, Portland, ME
12 Drive In Lane, Windham, ME
20 W. Cole Rd., Biddeford, ME
Feb 19, 2020
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February is American Heart Month
As you know, they have made an undeniable link between oral health care and the risks of heart disease. Hopefully, together, we can help our patients understand this. For more info you can visit this link.
February is also Children's Dental Health Month
Kudos to our Pediatric Dentists, General Dentists, and Orthodontists alike, all of whom instill in our young patients the importance of maintaining a life of optimum oral health. We celebrate you!
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How AI Can Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes
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Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity.
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Quote of the Week
"Healthy is merely the slowest rate at which one can die."
Who invented the Popcicle in 1905?
See the answer below.
Southern Maine Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
131 Johnson Road, Portland, ME
12 Drive In Lane, Windham, ME
20 W. Cole Rd., Biddeford, ME
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Trivia Answer
Who invented the Popcicle in 1905?
Answer: Frank Epperson, when he was 11 years old.