Technological Advancements In Dentistry Bring Major Benefits

We can witness, in every field, how technology is racing us into the future with advancements that help improve the quality of our lives. People are living longer with more and more options to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Los Angeles cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi located in Beverly Hills, offers us the opportunity to be serviced through the use of the most progressive advancements and cutting edge technology in the dental field.

Of course the choice, at the end of the day, is ours as to how we avail ourselves of these options. There are many dentists across the country that are still using technology that has been the norm for decades. And then there are those who are constantly reaching for more accurate, more gentle, more effective and longer lasting results for their patients.

Many of us, because of past experiences in the dental chair, relate going to the dentist with pain and discomfort. The traditional drilling method to remove decay utilizes a metal drill. It is the friction of the metal against a tooth that causes extreme heat. The heat in turn causes pain. If that friction is eliminated pain will not be a part of the experience.

There is now available to dentists an array of technological advancements that reduce pain and discomfort. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi has incorporated one of these advancements, air abrasion, into his practice. This technology utilizes air pressure instead of a metal drill. A fine stream of powdered aluminum oxide (baking soda) is aimed at the decayed portion of the tooth. It is ejected by pressurized air onto the decay through a tiny wand using just enough air pressure to allow the dentist to remove the surface decay. Air abrasion generates no heat, sound, pressure or vibration. Because there is no pain during this procedure anesthesia is not necessary, eliminating the need to inject the patient with a needle.

Radiation is known to cause cancer in human beings. The US Environmental Protection Agency gives us valuable information on their website. Radiation used in medicine is the largest source of man-made radiation to which people in the US are exposed. The majority of our man-made radiation exposure is from diagnostic x-rays. The more radiation dose a person receives, the greater the chance of developing cancer. It is the chance of cancer occurring, not the severity of cancer, that increases as the radiation dose increases. Radiation induced cancers do not appear until years after the radiation dose is received.

A tremendous advancement in dental diagnostic x-rays occurred with the development of digital x-rays. They expose the patient to 90% less radiation than conventional x-rays and have a delivery time of only five seconds from mouth to computer screen. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi utilizes this method because of its safety, speed and accuracy. It gives him more information about a patients teeth and gums making his diagnosis more thorough.

Education is another cornerstone to advancement in this field. Practitioners service their patients more comprehensively when they offer them the opportunity to fully understand their present condition and ultimate goal of their dental program. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi utilizes an intra oral camera as a diagnostic and educational tool. This technology resembles a large pen, which houses a tiny video camera. It is used in tandem with a computer screen so that the patient can view what previously only the doctor could. They can see in real-time a fractured tooth or receding gum line. By seeing and understanding what the problem areas are they can feel more in control of their dental experience and consequently more relaxed.

Whether his Los Angeles Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dental Spa is administering routine general dentistry or creating natural beautiful smiles through cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi has gathered the most cutting edge technology to give his clients the advantages of the advancements in the field of dentistry.

Game On – Touch Technology is King

The welcome arrival of touch control has transformed the entire look and feel of devices for the better. How we interact with any form of technology has a major impact on how we view its worth and potential. The opportunity to save time has always existed as an attractive attribute, combined with an unbelievable effortlessness; touch technology has it all, granting every user with an enjoyable experience.

Although it was developed decades ago, touch sensing technology has burst into the twenty-first century with a spectacular prominence that engages everyones attention, with touch enabled smartphones, tablets and game consoles now accepted as part of everyday life.

Touch technology is a naturally intuitive method of control, and when coupled with modern software and processing power, enables stunning performance and impressive features. Interactive qualities and high responsiveness appeals to everyones desire to connect quickly and directly, in sync with the pattern and speed of a thought process, as we input requests to gain immediate results that are displayed in optical brilliance and clarity.

Delicately tapping or swiping your finger across a screen to call up new information is a luxury that we are still enraptured by. Trademark reliability is just one reason for its surge in popularity. Products with inbuilt touch technology have made interacting with electronic devises easier, faster and altogether more attractive.

Touch technology leaders Zytronics have developed a unique projected capacitive technology (PCT), which presents a winning blend of high durability, environmental stability and easy customisability, in terms of product shape, size and thickness, allowing touch technology to move from small portable consumer electronic devices into larger screens used in public, self-service and industrial environments.

Zytronics ZYBRID touch sensor has been successfully proven within the leisure industry for 10 years, and in a recent deployment, has helped international gaming machine manufacturer Shuffle Master, to enhance their electronic multiplayer gaming table, iTable. The iTable combines a feature-rich, highly efficient and intuitive electronic betting interface, together with the human interaction of a live dealer. It can quickly switch between a selection of popular card games; with Blackjack, Baccarat, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Holdem. The customisable nature of PCT also provided Shuffle Master with the ability to create an appealing playing surface.

Touch technology helps to streamline operations of every kind. Instant responsiveness and ease of use, together with a compact, flat exterior means that speed and accuracy is instantly available and conveniently all in one place. Touch technology can be applied to a range of electronic displays, including information kiosks, ATMs and ticketing and gaming machines. Sectors such as the military, heavy industry, telecommunications and medical manufacturers all recognise the bounty of benefits that come from using touch screen technology.

Gaming and entertainment is an area where touch technology has taken up sovereignty. In an industry where excitement runs high, the technology that supports the fun needs to match the pace at which players think and react, so that attention doesnt wane. The instant responsiveness and interactive character that makes up touch screen technology is perfect for gaming, allowing players to remain at the heart of an engaging gaming experience.

It seems we cant resist the versatile appeal that touch technology presents, as we enjoy the thrill that comes with precision control at our finger tips. The power of touch hasnt lost any of its charm and its definitely here to stay.

Modern Technology In Sports

What is it about sport that makes it so attractive to people? Is it the adrenaline rush of competitive and/or dangerous sport? Is it the feel good factor of recreational sport; is it the opportunity of socialising with others, or perhaps all of the above? Whatever the reasons may be, sport is certainly getting more and more popular, especially in the developed world.

A major factor in the popularity of sport is the role of modern technology. Improvements in modern technology have resulted in better playing conditions and equipment for players as well as greater viewing pleasure for spectators.

Perhaps the greatest changes have taken place in the designing of sporting facilities – such as modern sports surfaces and improved artificial lighting that offer increased opportunity to play. Modern sports surfaces are low maintenance, therefore low cost, and allow year round use. Professional technical expertise is needed to design and install a modern sports surface. Properties such as its rebound resistance, slip resistance, and shock absorption are measured to ensure that the surface is going to provide optimum playing conditions for that sport, whilst giving players ease of movement and adequate protection from injury. Regular maintenance of sports surfaces, both outdoor and indoor is recommended to ensure safety of players.

Along with an increased number of players there are also an increased number of viewers all over the globe. With the spread of satellite TV, events in one part of the world can be watched real time, in another. Modern flood lighting has not only allowed greater use of sports facilities at the recreational level, but also made possible higher-level competition fixtures such as day-night cricket matches, night-time football matches etc. Electronic score boards, photo-finish timing devices, slow motion replays and large viewing screens have also added to the viewing pleasure of spectators.

Modern materials are used in the manufacture of synthetic sports surfaces as well as sports equipment. Third generation synthetic grass is made from polymers and provides a maintenance free all-weather surface for sports. The use of composite materials makes sports equipment such as rackets and protective gear, lighter and more durable, enabling athletes to further improve their performance. Advances in modern technology have also led to improvements in the design of sports equipment such as trainers and sports shoes, starting blocks for use in athletics, pole vaults etc.

Whilst it is difficult for the average user of sporting equipment to keep up with the latest developments, as a guide in the UK sports equipment and sports facilities and surfaces should comply with British standards. Some governing bodies of individual sports also offer certification to demonstrate compliance with international standards.

Svc Technology Revolutionizes Video Conferencing

A newly minted standard, called scalable video coding (SVC), enables video streaming at multiple resolutions, quality levels and bit rates. The ability to scale video performance based on the end point is achieved through this relatively new technology called H.264/SVC (Scalable Video Coding) that not only compresses but also distributes the video stream.

The standard allows us to have layers of encoded video, and if we use intelligent devices, it can allow us do lots of other things as well. To understand the principle behind these intelligent devices, we need to look at how videoconferences usually work.

Today’s videoconferencing relies on fairly unintelligent devices at the edge, and intelligence in the core, which is also called a “mainframe” model. A multi-point conferencing unit receives streams of video from each participant, decodes them, combines them and re-encodes them.

The traditional approach of doing encoding and decoding in the core introduces delay. It also means that users all get the same data stream, rather than one suited to their bandwidth, window size and client. In short, transcoding in the cloud makes for lousy conversations.

The SVC architecture puts more intelligence at the edge and a specialized router in the core. In the new model, the router and each participant’s client work together. They tailor data transmission to each client’s demands. When a client shrinks the size of their video window, the router knows and as a result, sends fewer bits, less frames, or lower-quality video to that client without affecting everyone else. The router isn’t busy encoding, merging and decoding streams, but it knows about processing, window size and bandwidth, which it can adjust dynamically throughout the call.

The standard tells us how to decode. The method used to encode is a lot harder and is considered the secret sauce. The router is usually a 1RU, Linux-based quad-core computer that handles up to hundred-way conferences. It is usually sold as a subscription model for about $1,000 per HD port per year, which is cheaper than the traditionally capital-intensive spending around video conferencing. Video gateways that let “legacy” video conferencing hardware work with the new standard are also available in the market.

This technology allows us to get live, four-way web-based conferencing in which each participant may have different local settings from a high-definition video at 60 frames per second to a consumer-grade VGA connection to a notebook camera. And the best part is that a typical broadband connection will suffice for end users.

Key Success Factors In Information Technology Job Search

Online Job Search sites are soaring, especially during the recession and one place you will note that has many jobs available is in the world of information technology. Today there are also sites specific to the IT industry where IT engineers and managers can place their resume online and offer contract labor.

Information technology jobs are always available, particularly if your skills are generalized. Many of the job search sites offer jobs in specialized fields and focus on one to more areas of information technology while others are more general.

Most of these sites will require you to register with them. And it is a good idea to register with all of them unless you find some sites repeat the same jobs you have see on other website. It is a good idea to have the sites bookmarked in a special folder as well as noting your login, email and password details in a word document or your day planner. Have both an electronic and hard copy record of this data in case your burn your paper or crash your computer.

However it remains that with so much unemployment competition is also high and getting that extra edge is critical to your success. Job search sites will allow users the option to post their resume where prospective employers can search at anytime. This can be done whether or not a person found a position he or she is interested in. In this case you want to have your pdf version as well as a recent photo of yourself in jpg from so you can load them up to the site. Here is a hot tip. If you are able to load several photos, have one of you working on the job with a computer or network server. This links you to IT in the mind of the perspective employer. It will also be more memorable that just a mug shot. If you put in the mind of your perspective employer the image of you working on the job it is easier for them to see you working on their job.

Frustration often sets in with job search whether off or online. is high when it comes to unemployment and job search. Searching through numerous IT jobs on the Internet can be aggravating. However, five major points can help ease the stress. Know your bottom line. Are you prepared to relocate, are you prepared to take a salary cut and what is the lowest you will go, are you prepared to work in a different industry than previously? Once you know all of these answers you can refine your search more so you do not end up taking any old information technology job out of desperation.

If you are feeling a little desperate, consider going for a short term contract rather than a job itself. In the world of information technology many companies are outsourcing and taking on contractors before they hire them. This will help you in two ways. Firstly you get to have your economic needs met while looking for the perfect job. Secondly the contract itself may lead to a longer contract or full time employment. While contract work doe not come with all the fringe benefits of a full time job, it pays considerably more so be sure if you take this option to put some money aside in unemployment insurance, medical and dental etc.

One last hot tip to give you that added edge, make sure every aspect of your presentation from resume to appearance is pristine clean and methodical. Information technology jobs require accuracy. If you have mistakes in your resume or look a little scruffy you will not emulate the sense of accuracy to your perspective employer. We all know sometimes the best qualified do not get the best job over the better looking candidate. And that has nothing to do with looks so much as overall appearance and tone of the way you look. If you are in the market for an IT job, all the very best and success to you. Remember, contracts are easier to come by if you find yourself looking a little too long for comfort.