- obstacle /OB-stuh-kuhl/
- closure /KLOH-zher/
- spokesman /SPOHKS-muhn/
- indicator /IN-di-key-ter/
- /exposure /ik-SPOH-zher/
[noun] – something that blocks you so that movement, going forward, or action is prevented or made more difficult
A tree trunk on the road was the biggest obstacle in our path.
[noun] – the fact of a business, organization, etc. stopping operating
Many elderly people will be affected by the library closures.
[noun] – someone who is chosen by a group or organization to speak officially to the public for them
Whenever the president is in difficulties, the press faces his spokesman.
[noun] – something that shows what a situation is like
Commodity prices, he said, can be a useful inflation predictor.
[noun] – the fact of experiencing something or being affected by it because of being in a particular situation or place
You should always limit your exposure to the sun.
According to him, delays in preventative care could result in kids acquiring more tooth decay and the dilemma with tooth decay is that when it begins in childhood, it’s the strongest indicator of risk into adulthood. Shenkin said infection control measures have proven successful in protecting patients and employees, despite concerns about the spread of Covid-19 in dental offices. While the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recognizes dentists as a very high risk for Covid-19 exposure, actual infection rates among dentists have remained low, a November study reported in The Journal of the American Dental Association found that parents can book pediatric dental appointments with confidence, Shenkin said. However, those who seek treatment face delays. Of those parents who have been trying to book pediatric dental treatment since the pandemic, almost a quarter have registered waiting times longer than the normal, the C.S. Survey from Mott reported.
True or False:
- According to a recent study, children are losing out on preventative dental treatment, including teeth brushing and checkups during the pandemic.
- According to Dr. Jonathan Shenkin, Covid-19 is an obstacle to having children the dental treatment they need
- 50 percent of parents have stopped seeking treatment at all since the pandemic started.
- Dr. Jonathan Shenkin is a pediatric dentist and the spokesman for the American Dental Association.
- Shenkin said infection control measures have proven successful in protecting patients and employees, despite concerns about the spread of Covid-19 in dental offices.
Situation: You are a student and you are to report in class about dental checkups.
Question: What are the benefits of having dental checkups?
- tooth decay
Express Your Opinion:
- “Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond.” – Miguel de Cervantes
- “Life is short, so smile while you still have teeth.” – Anonymous
- “Ignore your teeth and they’ll go away.” Anonymous