Author - Flavia Lamberghini

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FlaviaLamberghini is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UIC Pediatric Dentist Postgraduate Program who also directs Apple Dental Care, an state-of-the-art pediatric dental clinic located in the Logan-Square area. Dr. Lamberghini holds a Master in Public Health and a Master in Oral Sciences which she obtained at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr Flavia, besides her clinical work and teaching, together with her team also provides preventative dental care to students of more than 60 CPS schools across the city. Flavia is married to Fernando Testai MD PhD, an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UIC. Together they have two children, Sofia and Martin that they adore.

A Parent & Dentist's Guide to Halloween - Keep them smiling!

While little trick-or-treaters look forward to Halloween festivities, many parents get concerned about the oral health hazards associated with holiday. Slowly snacking on candy every few hours, day after day, keeps teeth bathed in acid that leads to dental caries (cavities).

Candy is largely devoid of nutrients and constitutes empty calories. The best option is to allow children to eat their candy in one sitting and then get rid of the leftovers. In this scenario, acid will build ...

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Flavia Lamberghini

Your child's first visit to the dentist

By the time your baby is one year old, he or she could have a single tooth, a mouth full of teeth or even a gummy smile. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that babies see a dentist by age 1.

Children need healthy primary (baby) teeth to eat, speak properly and to guide the permanent teeth into place. Primary teeth generally start to fall by the time the child is six years old and the process ends with the primary molars at age ...

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Flavia Lamberghini