“Sea Turtle Orthodontics”

Florida Orthodontist Doubles as Turtle Shell Repairman

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a non-profit sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center in Juno Beach, FL, recently called in a local orthodontist to help their veterinarians repair the damaged shell of a green sea turtle who was hit by a boat last June.

“Some people are calling it ‘sea turtle orthodontics’ but the technical term is ‘distraction osteogenesis,'” Mettee said. “We are using the forces of pushing and pulling to manipulate bone growth.”



Pittsburgh: City of Bridges

Let’s Learn From The Past: City of Bridges
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
, March 24, 2011

This is a neat little article that was published by the staff at the Senator John Heinz History Center, located in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.  Some facts mentioned in the article: Pittsburgh has 446 bridges (more than any other city in the WORLD); the Smithfield Street Bridge is the oldest steel bridge in the United States; the city has the only trio of identical bridges in the WORLD (Roberto Clemente, Andy Warhol and Rachel Carson bridges).

I am so proud to be a Pittsburgh native.  It’s a wonderful city that boasts an incredibly rich history and unique innovations.


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