Getting some (Norwegian) Air: First direct flight from Denver to London takes off

Norwegian Air arrived in Denver Saturday.

It left, too.

The carrier made its first flights between Denver and London, marking the debut of a new direct flight between the two cities.

The new route will be flown on Tuesdays and Saturdays, according to a news release from the Denver International Airport. On Nov. 2, Norwegian will begin a Thursday flight between Denver and London. The flights are scheduled to arrive in Denver at 12:40 p.m. and depart at 2:40 p.m. each day.

The airline also is adding a non-stop flight between Denver and Paris in April.

Norwegian will fly passengers on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with 344 seats.

Getting ready to board for the very first Denver @Fly_Norwegian flight direct to London! #milestones #londonbound

— Little Things Travel (@marissa_sutera) September 16, 2017

London is Denver’s largest long-haul market and its second-most popular international destination behind Cancun, Mexico. Nearly 400 people travel daily between the two cities, the news release said.

Getting ready for the celebrations for the inaugural flight from Denver to London Gatwick with @Fly_Norwegian @VisitBritainBiz #london

— paulgauger (@paulgauger) September 16, 2017

The United Kingdom also is Colorado’s largest foreign investor, and the relationship generated more than $400 million in trade in 2016, the news release said.

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Colorado sweeps UCLA behind Collier’s 19 points

BOULDER, Colo. — Dominique Collier celebrated Senior Day with a season-high 19 points and Colorado beat UCLA 80-76 Sunday for its first-ever season sweep of the Bruins.

Colorado (16-13, 8-9 Pac-12) took a nine-point lead into the locker room at halftime but came out cold in the second half, missed 14 of 18 shots and watched the Bruins (19-10, 10-7) roar back behind Aaron Holiday (21 points) and Kris Wilkes, who finished with 20 points.

UCLA went ahead 56-54 on Alex Olesinski’s basket with 8:41 remaining, but the Bruins wouldn’t score again until Wilkes’ jam with just under four minutes left after the Buffaloes had surged to a 71-57 lead.

The Bruins had one last run left in them and cut Colorado’s lead to 77-73 on Holiday’s layup with 40 seconds left. Holiday sank a deep 3 to make it 80-76 with 15 seconds left.

George King added 16 points for Colorado and Lucas Siewert had 15.

Both teams sank 14 3-pointers, the Bruins in 31 attempts and the Buffs in 30. Namon Wright’s 3 at the buzzer gave Colorado a 45-36 halftime lead.


UCLA: The Bruins failed to join USC and Arizona in the 20-win club and were swept by Colorado for the first time since the Buffaloes joined the Pac-12 in 2011. The Bruins are heading in the wrong direction down the stretch. After winning six of their previous seven, they lost both games on this trip. They also lost at Utah 84-78 on Thursday night.

Colorado: The Buffaloes’ only conference win on the road came against UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Jan. 13, when they won 68-59. They’re now 4-11 against the Bruins, but 3-3 at home. Colorado coach Tad Boyle improved to 3-7 against UCLA while Bruins coach Steve Alford fell to 5-3 versus Colorado.


UCLA: The Bruins visit archrival USC next Saturday night before heading off to the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. UCLA edged the Trojans 82-79 in a thriller on Feb. 2.

Colorado: The Buffs wrap up the regular season at Utah on Saturday. Colorado beat the Utes 67-55 in Boulder on Feb. 2.


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Spight scores 40 as Northern Colorado thumps Southern Utah 97-80

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight had 40 points and Anthony Johnson added 25 as Northern Colorado completed its home schedule with a 97-80 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night.

The Bears were slow getting started, taking their first lead 16-14 after a Spight layup with 8:01 remaining in the first half. They never trailed again, taking a 38-33 lead into the break. They pushed their advantage to 58-43 following a Kai Edward’s layup at the 14:15 mark. Northern Colorado (18-10, 9-6), which is in fifth place in the Big Sky Conference standings, maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

Spight was just one point short of his career high, hitting 12 of 25 field-goal attempts and making 13 of 15 from the line. He also dished out six assists with four steals. Johnson drained 5 of 9 from long range. Jordan Davis added 11 points.

Southern Utah’s James McGee moved to No. 6 on SUU’s all-time scoring list. The Thunderbird senior has totaled 1,253 points in his career with his 17 scored Saturday night.

Former BYU forward Jamal Aytes led Southern Utah (10-15, 4-10) with 19 points.

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The Sacramento Dentistry Group Talks Benefits Between Interdental Brushes and Floss

Sacramento, CA, February 9, 2018 ( – Patients often ask whether they should use dental floss or interdental brushes for oral hygiene. The problem with this question is that these two different tools are not mutually exclusive — if a person uses one, they can still use the other. For the best oral health, the dentists at the Sacramento Dentistry Group recommend that their patients use both, as needed and according to their preferences.

Looking at the Research

First, a study presented by the respected Cochrane Review concluded that interdental brushes and dental floss produce very similar results, when used in conjunction with toothbrushes, for cleaning the teeth. They are essentially equally effective at preventing gum disease. Unfortunately, none of the studies considered researched the effect of using both interdental brushes and dental floss. From the perspective of the practicing dentist or dental hygienist, this is the ideal practice.

Whether they start with floss and end with brushes, or vice versa, patients usually find that each tool manages to collect plaque and food from between the teeth. In effect, each method has its own advantages. Therefore, a review of what they can and cannot do is helpful.

An interdental brush is very effective at cleaning the gaps between the teeth. If used carefully, so the gum tissue is not punctured, nor the enamel rubbed down, they usually do a better job at cleaning this area of the mouth. For those with very tightly spaced teeth, however, interdental brushes may not even be an option. Finally, one Dutch study found that rubber interdental brushes do a better job of preventing symptoms of gum disease than brushes with ordinary bristles.

Dental floss has the hygiene advantage in the area where each tooth touches its neighbor, and also immediately below the gumline. These are spots where interdental brushes simply can’t reach. In addition, behind the last molar is a place where no interdental brush can go — without dental floss, this spot would never get cleaned. So while many patients prefer the interdental brush, it simply cannot reach all the areas that need attention.

To get the best results, a patient should use both tools at least once a day. If a person has a strong preference, however, the most important thing is to include flossing, with the tool of personal choice, as a part of daily oral hygiene. For more information, visit the website of the Sacramento Dentistry Group.

Source: Sacramento Dentistry Group

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World-Renowned Dentist Frank Spear Releases Debut Book

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ One of dentistry’s top clinicians and educators, Frank Spear, shares his wisdom and real-life cases from his 30-plus years of dental experience in his debut book, "Case Acceptance in the Modern Dental Practice."

This book is designed to help today’s practitioner overcome a common roadblock in any dental practice: Getting patients to say "yes" to treatment more often. Spear members get the additional benefit of exclusive digital content that further explores the lessons learned by the authors while writing this book.This new content builds on Spear’s extensive patient communication and case acceptance resources available to members through the online platform.

Using real cases from his own practice, Dr. Spear illustrates his various tried-and-true methods for working with patients presenting a number of different scenarios, from malocclusion cases to full-mouth restorations. Along with real-world case studies and extensive research, "Case Acceptance in the Modern Dental Practice" uncovers some of the most common patterns among patients, which Dr. Spear and his colleague, Adam McWethy, have analyzed to develop an easy-to-use decision tree model for every dentist. This tool shows dentists and their teams what to look for in each patient so they can best approach each case and increase the likelihood of converting the individual to accept treatment.

In addition to the world-renowned dental education campus and platform that Dr. Spear co-founded, this book is part of his ongoing mission to help fellow dental professionals in their own pursuit of great dentistry and a successful career. Any clinician who wants to break down barriers and improve patient and practice outcomes will benefit from this book.

A digital copy of the book is available exclusively to Spear members along with the new digital content on Spear Online. "Case Acceptance in the Modern Dental Practice" is currently available on Lulu in print and e-book versions, as well as at

About Spear

With headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., Spear is one of the world’s most respected providers of multi-platform education and resources for dental professionals. Spear was founded in 2007 with a mission to help dentists and their teams achieve great dentistry. 10 years later, Spear has grown to become the leading source for comprehensive tools, information, training and support enabling dentists to reach their highest clinical and business potential. For more information visit

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