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Date: May 23, 2012

Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE
Baltimore County Health Officer

The County Executive and Dr. Branch looking at a dental x-ray machine.Gone are the days of waiting for x-ray film to be developed during a dental appointment at a Baltimore County Dental Clinic. The new digital equipment now being used consists of a sensor that goes into the mouth and connects to a laptop.

Patients will not notice any difference in the technique used to capture a picture of their pearly whites, but they will notice the difference in the way the images are viewed.

Once an x-ray is taken, with the click of a button, the image appears on the laptop screen and can be manipulated to enhance its diagnostic quality. The smallest detail can be viewed larger than life.

Upgrading to digital x-rays has become a great way to go paperless and manage patients’ dental snapshots, leaving our dentists and patients with a smile. To find out more about our Baltimore County Dental Clinic, just click here.


Kim Taylor
Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center

Photograph of the Baltimore County Savings Bank.Every week is special. In May alone, there is National Summer Safety Week, National Nursing Week, National Road Safety Week, National Sun Awareness Week, and Aboriginal Awareness Week, just for starters.

May 21-25 is a week that impacts every one of us:  National Small Business Week.  Over 94% of all Baltimore County businesses have fewer than 50 employees -- that's over 19,600 companies. This week, and every week for the past 30 years, the Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) supports small business entrepreneurs with information and resources that help them succeed. 

Counselors at the SBRC provides direct assistance through individual small business counseling on start-up issues such as business and marketing plan development. The Center also provides MBE /WBE certification and loan package preparation assistance. Free small business start-up workshops are offered in partnership with the County’s Workforce Centers, public libraries, and Chambers of Commerce.

The Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center is a partnership between the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development. For more information call 410-825-6200 or visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/business


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