Eastern Courier : February 2nd 2011
13 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS NEW SMILE - YOU SMILE - WE SMILE JUST DIAL 0800 GR8 SMILES FOR ALL YOUR DENTURE REQUIREMENTS 168 AVIEMORE DRIVE, HIGHLAND PARK F. 534 2444 / 532 8333 FREE CONSULTATIONS FULL DENTURES PARTIAL DENTURES REPAIRS/RELINES PARTIAL METAL DENTURES MOUTH GUARDS MOBILE SERVICE PAYMENT OPTIONS 3388444AD SOUTH AUCKLAND DENTAL Inside WHITE CROSS CLINIC Tel -- 09 2700 200 ” Free initial Consultation (including Or thodontics) ” Free Winz Quotes ” Free for School Students under 18 ” Extractions (including Wisdom Teeth) ” Fillings (including White Fillings) ” Root Canal Treatments ” Partial & Complete Dentures (including Valplast flexible dentures) 15-23 Station Road, Otahuhu AFTER HOURS DAYS DENTAL CARE &7 Advertising Feature well-being Health& DENTISTRY WHILE YOU SLEEP Ph: (09) 520 0292 www.dentistryforchickens.co.nz DENTISTRY FOR "CHICKENS" 29a Peach Parade Cnr Greenlane East & Peach Parade Remuera, Auckland Dr. Garth Sherriff. BDS (NZ) Dr. Alan Tan. BDS (NZ) Dental services seven days a week South Auckland Dental: Open seven days from 9am-7.30pm, including public holidays. South Auckland Dental has modern state-of-the- art equipment, digital systems and a great team of six experienced dentists engaged in con- tinuing professional edu- cation to keep up with advances in dentistry. You can be assured of the highest standards of dental care here. South Auckland Den- tal offers not only extractions and emerg- ency dental care, but also a whole range of family dental services including fillings, root canal treatments, crowns and dentures. Dr Joel Bagadam has 20 years experience in dentistry, with post graduate qualifications in oral and maxillofacial surgery from India. He is also involved in hospital dentistry in New Zea- land, and has a special interest in oral surgical procedures such as wis- dom tooth extraction. Dr Sanjay Namburi is a New Zealand regis- tered specialist ortho- dontist who is available for consultations once a week. Dr Vivek Panwar is an experienced dentist with post graduate qualifi- cations in periodontics from India, the specialty that deals with diagnosis and management of gum disease. Dr Renuka Garineni , Dr Rupa Talathi and Dr Chamandeep Kaur Jas- sal are experienced female dentists who are great with patients. The experienced den- tal assistants have excel- lent chair-side skills to complement the exper- tise of the dentists -- and patients just love them! South Auckland A&E Dental is located within the White Cross medical centre at 15-23 Station Rd, Otahuhu -- open seven days a week including holidays, because dental problems don't always keep business hours! For appointments phone 270-0200 (seven days a week). Botulism outbreak hits waterbirds By MELISSA KINEALY Down but not out: This swan has botulism but is now recovering at the SPCA's Birdwing unit. A toxin is paralysing and killing waterbirds across Auckland. Ducks and swans have been hit hard by the botulism toxin, SPCA chief inspector Vicki Bor- der says. Botulism is caused by a toxin produced by bac- teria and Ms Border is putting the outbreak down to the hot temp- eratures the city has experienced. I haven t seen it this bad and I m pretty posi- tive it s to do with the weather. With the hot weather, toxins in the water are thriving. Other waterbirds are also being struck down. The SPCA has had a few sick pukeko brought in but not as many as the ducks it s been dealing with, Ms Border says. It s all systems go in the SPCA s Birdwing unit where the affected animals are kept in a warm, dark place and given electrolytes and antibiotics. Ms Border says mem- bers of the public should be on the lookout for birds that are struggling to move, particularly around waterways and ponds. The toxin paralyses them so they have difficulty in using their wings, feet and neck, she says. It s quite nasty, it s not nice. People will know if a bird is affected, she says -- it will struggle when approached but will be unable to move. It s quite distressing watching them. The ducks are really getting knocked around. The SPCA would like the public to let it know if they see any birds that are struggling. Phone 256- 7300 to report sick birds. Study participants wanted The School of Population Health at the University of Auckland, supported by Parkinson s New Zealand, is cond- ucting a study in New Zealand which aims to understand how pets can help people with Parkinson s Disease. Research has shown many health benefits associated with owning a pet for people living with other illnesses, but the benefits for people with Parkinson s has not been studied. In the UK neurologists at Charing Cross Hospital are reporting the case of a woman whose walking, appetite, sleep and social life have all improved since she got a dog. The School of Population Health are looking for 25 Aucklanders to be inter- viewed as part of this research. They are looking for people with Parkinson s who also have dogs and/or cats. If the findings of this study con- firm there are real benefits of pet own- ership, this may support programmes to assist people with Parkinson s to own or care for a pet in their own home, or support the introduction of pets into care homes. Anyone interested in becoming involved should contact Parkinson's New Zealand on 0800 473 4636.
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