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The dental rap

Introducing the premier of our latest: "The Dental Rap". An original piece starring our staff & patients. We’re celebrating "National Children's Dental Health Month" - smiles for life!

The usually reserved professionals at Huszti Dental will do ANYTHING to promote good oral health with our kids including scripting, “singing” & filming an original rap music video. Warning: turn your speakers down. #DontQuitDayJob

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National Children's Dental Health Month

The usually reserved professionals at Huszti Dental will do ANYTHING to promote good oral health with our kids including scripting, “singing” & filming an original rap music video. Counting down the days to it's premier ( 2/10/14).

According to the National Institute of health: National Children’s Dental Health Month is meant to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.  Why is this type of celebration—and year-round attention to children’s dental health--important? Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. More than 40 percent of children ages 2 to 11 have had a cavity in their primary (baby) teeth, and more than two-thirds of 16- to 19-year-olds have had a cavity in their permanent teeth. Although overall rates of tooth decay have decreased over the past four decades, decay has actually increased in preschool age children in recent years.

The good news is there are safe and effective preventive measures that can protect teeth. Good oral hygiene practices such as thorough brushing with a fluoride toothpaste can help keep children from getting cavities. In addition, dental sealants and community water fluoridation are two other strategies that can help prevent tooth decay.

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We're in the Newspaper!

On December 6, 2013 the Milford Times wrote ( Hometown newspaper):

International students learn at Huszti Dental

 
 

(From left) Dr. Ron Paler, Dr. Anna Chong-Huszti, dental students Gabriella Moura Chicrala and Alexander Maude Batitucci Ambrosia, and Dr. William Huszti at Huszti Dental Care in Milford. The students were visiting to learn more about American dental practices.

Brazilian dental students Alexander Maude Batitucci Ambrosia and Gabriella Moura Chicrala got a glimpse of dentistry in America, thanks to Dr. William and Dr. Anna Chong-Huszti of Huszti Dental Care in Milford.

The day’s activities included a thorough tour of the practice followed by a presentation about comfort technologies and techniques. The students received a hands-on demonstration of the various technologies within the office.

“I cannot believe something like Intraoral cameras even exist,” said Gabriella, “It’s incredible that patients can see what we see inside their mouths.”

Intraoral cameras are an important tool for diagnosing and communicating to patients, said William Huszti. The tool is a tiny video camera that allows dentists to zoom in on one tooth, and the image is displayed on a computer monitor.

“I never thought I would see an iPad in a dental office,” said Alexander, “What a great idea to provide patients with some enjoyment while in the chair.”

The 21-year-old students are both on the verge of graduation from the University of Sao Paulo.

“The entire teams at Huszti Dental Care feels very strongly about taking an active role in shaping the future of the dental profession, which starts with the students,” said Huszti.

The dentists were selected by the International College of Dentists (ICD) to represent an American model of dental care delivery. The exchange program, coordinated through the University of Michigan school of Dentistry, is a signature program at ICD and is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the students. The visit took place Nov. 20.

“It is an honor to be selected by the International College of Dental Students as a representative of dental care in America,” said Anna Chong-Huszti, “We enjoyed hosting the students very much and hope to welcome others in the future.

Oral health is a worldwide burden, 60-90 percent of school children and nearly 100 percent of adults have dental cavities, according to the World Health Organization.

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Happy New Year!

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It's a time for new beginnings. Looking for an easy resolution with a big impact? It's surprisingly easy to improve your smile by brushing for two minutes, twice a day. Huszti Dental also advises January resolutions should include safe winter fun & most of all time spent with friends & family!

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An article from US News sheds more light on the tradition of the New Years resolution: 

The New Year is all about making resolutions. But while 45 percent of Americans say they usually make them, just 8 percent of Americans manage to keep them, according to recent data from University of Scranton researchers and the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Losing weight, getting organized, spending less and saving more are the top promises we make (and break) at the end of each year. Here are five tips for making New Year's Resolutions that you're more likely to keep.

[MORE: Be the Best You: Optimize Your Life]

Set achievable goals. Losing 25 pounds may not be within your control, but opting to eat more healthily can be. Getting a promotion may be up to your boss, but learning more transferable skills is something you can vow to do yourself. "Be real when you make a resolution," suggests Elisa Zied, a registered dietician and the author "Younger Next Week." Rather than commit to running a marathon, "Set yourself up for success and map out your course by making appointments with yourself to be active. If you treat your goals like set appointments, you're more likely to achieve them."

Reach out to others. Let your closest friends and family members in on your goals; they'll help hold you accountable, provide support when you feel your willpower starting to slip and serve as a sounding board when you need to figure out a problem. "Having a support network is crucial in achieving your goals," says Luke Landes of Consumerism Commentary.

Do unto yourself as you would do unto others. Yes, you read that correctly -- it's a twist on the Golden Rule, and something we tend to forget to do. "Consider resolving to treat yourself with just as much love and respect as you do your closest friends and relatives," Dr. Yoni Freedhoff writes at U.S. News & World Report. "Anytime you catch yourself beating up on your own normal human imperfections ... consider how you might counsel your loved ones were they in the exact same situation. Because you deserve to love and respect yourself too; no doubt, doing so will confer onto you tremendous health and life benefits."

Find ways to feel happier. Thousands of studies have shown that having an attitude of gratitude can make for positive change in your life. "Gratitude isn't passive reflection. It's active," says David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston. "And it's not about the past. It's there to help direct our behavior in the future." At the very least, it can make you feel happier -- and there are real physical and emotional benefits to being more upbeat. "You're 50 percent less likely to have a heart attack, you get sick less often, and you can be a lot more productive at work," points out Nataly Kogan, founder and chief happiness officer at Happier.com, where community members chronicle their daily happy moments, no matter how small. With a little practice, feeling happy can become a habit (check out Kogan's 21-day Happier Courses for inspiration). And happiness is contagious. "If you're happier," Kogan says, "You'll make the people around you happier, too."

Forget resolutions; pick a theme instead. Tired of making the same resolutions year after year? Instead of focusing on "lose 10 pounds" or "hit the gym more often," pick a theme like "activity," "movement" or "fitness" and strive toward that instead. "The theme should be a word that resonates with you and embodies something that has been missing from your daily life," advises Melinda Johnson, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Instead of defining specific behaviors that you want to do, you simply keep your theme in mind and allow your days to unfold from there."

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Warmest Wishes of the Season from our Family to Yours


We would like to extend our best wishes to you & your family during this holiday season.

This picture was taken December 5, 2013 as Dr. Huszti and Dr. Chong attended a meeting of the Detroit Dental Clinic Club.

“The Natural Implant” A clinical review of auto-transplantation and up righting of teeth. A 25+ year review of cases, techniques and outcomes for success.

Speaker: Ronald P Morris, DDS, MS

Time:  Dinner 7:00  Program 8:00

Place: Detroit Athletic Club

241 Madison, Detroit MI  (www.theDAC.com)

 

Speaker’s Curriculum Vitae: Ronald P Morris, DDS, MS Dr. Morris did his undergraduate work at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan and a graduate of the University of Detroit Dental School. He is an OKU honoree. He did his post graduate work at the Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri  and at the Henry Ford Hospital department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Residency in Detroit. He is currently in the private practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery . He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Dr Morris has been teaching human anatomy for 33 years, beginning his second year in dental school till present day.  He has presented lectures on anatomy, local anesthesia techniques, and oral & maxillofacial procedures for many years to both doctors and hygienists.

 

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Cavities: Checkmate! Prevention plans lead to great check ups.

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You can help prevent tooth decay by following these tips:

  • Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Clean between your teeth daily with floss or interdental cleaner.
  • Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking.
  • Check with us about the use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth, and about use of dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (where decay often starts) to protect them from decay.
  • Regular visit’s for professional cleanings and oral examinations. 

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Smiles are Contagious

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Research suggests simply observing someone smiling at you stimulates a region of the brain associated with smiling. This causes you to smile yourself! This experience is effortless and immediate – contagious, if you will. It has also been suggested that not only are smiles contagious, but they can also affect your mood. Studies have shown that smiling improves mood, and psychologists at the Mindlab International in Brighton, England suggested that a smile can have a ‘halo effect’. This means that smiling can leave a person feeling more positive, optimistic, and motivated. Smiling is shown to lower blood pressure, and to boost the immune system as your body relaxes. Smiling also releases endorphins and relieves stress, in addition to preventing us from looking overwhelmed, worn out, or tired.

Taking care of your smile and oral health not only benefits you but those around you too. Besides it’s just plain fun!

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Hosting International Students

 


We enjoyed hosting Brazilian dental students Alexander & Gabriella. An entire morning was set aside including a thorough tour of our clinic followed by a presentation entitled “Comfort technologies & techniques”. Hands on demonstrations with our technology was met with a lot of excitement. Alexander was particularly drawn to our computerized anesthetic and will be introducing this concept to our colleagues on his return to the University of Sao Paulo.


We were pleased to have been selected by the International College of Dentists to represent an American model of dental care delivery.  The International Student Exchange program is the signature program for the ICD and coordinated through the University of Michigan’s dental school. 
Huszti Dental Care feels strongly about taking an active role in shaping the future of our profession. 

 

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Grow Healthy

Huszti Dental Care supports the grow healthy initiative. Sipping sugary beverages all day raises the risk of tooth decay. Help protect your teeth by brushing 2 minutes 2x a day with fluoride toothpaste! Better yet cut back or eliminate sugary drinks altogether!


There are lots of ways to grow healthy, but you don't have to do them all at once. Print this postcard and put it on the fridge as an easy reminder to make healthy choices: http://1.usa.gov/176Oe9Q

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements surgically placed in the jawbone.

A Solution of Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth

Statistics show that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. Furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth.

Twenty years ago, these patients would have had no alternative but to employ a fixed bridge or removable denture to restore their ability to eat, speak clearly and smile. Fixed bridges and removable dentures, however, are not the perfect solution and often bring with them a number of other problems. Removable dentures may slip or cause embarrassing clicking sounds while eating or speaking. Of even greater concern, fixed bridges often affect adjacent healthy teeth, and removable dentures may lead to bone loss in the area where the tooth or teeth are missing. Recurrent decay, periodontal (gum) disease and other factors have a negative impact on fixed bridgework. For these reasons, fixed bridges and removable dentures usually need attention and may need to be replaced every seven to 15 years.

 

Today there is another option for patients who are missing permanent teeth. Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements that a surgeon surgically places in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that "fuses" with the jawbone through a process called "osseointegration," dental implants never slip or make embarrassing noises that advertise the fact that you have "false teeth," and never decay like teeth anchoring fixed bridges.

We’re pleased to offer patients from Milford, Highland, Commerce, White Lake, Hartland, Holly and all surrounding Michigan areas the latest dental implant treatments.


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Nursing bottle Caries

Temporary,yes but your child's baby teeth are important. And are still susceptible to cavities. Decay or “caries” in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Nursing bottle Caries, or Early Childhood Caries. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. Their first teeth also help make sure their adult teeth come in correctly. It’s important to start infants off with good oral care to help protect their teeth for decades to come.


What causes Nursing bottle Caries?

Nursing bottle Caries most often occurs in the upper front teeth, but other teeth may also be affected.

There are many factors which can cause caries. One common cause is the frequent, prolonged exposure of the baby’s teeth to drinks that contain sugar. Caries can occur when the baby is put to bed with a bottle, or when a bottle is used as a pacifier for a fussy baby.

Caries is a disease that can begin with cavity-causing bacteria being passed from the mother (or primary caregiver) to the infant. These bacteria are passed through the saliva. When the mother puts the baby’s feeding spoon in her mouth, or cleans a pacifier in her mouth, the bacteria can be passed to the baby.

If your infant or toddler does not receive an adequate amount of fluoride, they may also have an increased risk for caries. The good news is that decay is preventable.

Preventing Nursing bottle Caries

  • Try not to share saliva with the baby through common use of feeding spoons or licking pacifiers. After each feeding, wipe your child’s gums with a clean, damp gauze pad or washcloth.
  • When your child’s teeth come in, brush them gently with a child-size toothbrush and water. Be sure to consult with your child’s dentist or physician if you are considering using fluoride toothpaste before age 2.
  • Brush the teeth with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste from the ages of 2 to 6.
  • Supervise brushing until your child can be counted on to spit and not swallow toothpaste—usually not before he or she is 6 or 7.
  • Place only formula, milk or breastmilk in bottles. Avoid filling the bottle with liquids such as sugar water, juice or soft drinks.
  • Infants should finish their bedtime and naptime bottles before going to bed.
  • If your child uses a pacifier, provide one that is clean—don’t dip it in sugar or honey.
  • Encourage your child to drink from a cup by his/her first birthday.
  • Encourage healthy eating habits.

When your child’s first tooth appears, talk to your dentist about scheduling the first dental visit. Treat the first dental visit as you would a well-baby checkup with the child’s physician. Remember: starting early is the key to a lifetime of good dental health. For more information about nutrition and your baby, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

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Volunteering: committee for communication, education & awareness


On Friday March 22 Dr. Huszti traveled to Okemos and the headquarters of the Michigan Dental Association to participate as a member of the committee for public awareness & education. Our current campaign for public health “A healthy body starts with a healthy mouth” has been very well received. Recognizing Michigan’s lead Connecticut and several other states are planning on emulating the MDA’s stance.

A new website design has made www.SmileMichigan.com more relevant and user friendly. According to the new home page: “Welcome to Michigan’s number one source for oral health care and home of more than 5,500 Michigan Dental Association members. Our dental professionals take good care of your teeth and your overall health, too, by recognizing signs of other potential problems in your body. We’re here to help in lots of ways like answering questions about oral health, dental insurance, teaching aids and more.

 The MDA is Michigan's Oral Health Authority dedicated to the Public and the Profession. Dr. Huszti enjoyed the day spent in various meetings and is quick to point out  “ There’s a lot of dedicated people working hard to keep Michigan smiling!”

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Celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month


The usually reserved professionals at Huszti Dental Care will do anything to promote good oral health with our kids. It was determined "silly" was the way to go and what could be more ridiculous than your dental office making a rap video? Besides “Rap music is the only way to get through to kids today. Between photo shoots and the use of “autorap” software the Huszti Dental staff began working on an original rap piece. All in all we had a great time making our video and even convinced a couple kids/patients to join us as “guest rappers” ( thanks Olivia & Stephen).

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health for children. Good home care, prevention and regular check-ups pave the way for smiles that last a lifetime.

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Better Oral Health in 2013

Still looking for a New Years resolution ? Consider cutting back on problematic soft drinks. Such a small change can impact your weight goals, general health and will make your dentist very happy too! Please enjoy this article from the Michigan Dental association and be sure to ask us about smart diet choices at your next visit!

When you’re thirsty, what do you reach for? If you’re like a growing majority of Americans, more often than not you reach for a can or bottle of pop.

Soft drinks make up 27 percent of all the beverages Americans drink. That’s an astounding $54 billion spent on 14 billion gallons of “liquid candy.”

Since teenagers are some of the biggest pop drinkers around, this is cause for concern. Teenagers today drink twice as much pop as milk, which means they may not be getting the vitamins, minerals and protein they need.

What they are getting is a large dose of sugars and other unhealthy additives that can lead to tooth decay. The sugar in soft drinks combine with the bacteria in the mouth to produce acid that can destroy the teeth. You’re at even greater risk if you sip pop throughout the day, since that exposes your teeth to the sugars and acids for longer periods and is even more likely to result in tooth decay.

And don’t think that by drinking diet pop, you’re saving your teeth. Diet pop contains the same acids as regular varieties, and can erode away the enamel on your teeth as well as cause decay.

So what can you do to reduce your risk of decay? Obviously, you need to cut down on the amount of soda you drink. Next time you’re thirsty, reach for milk or water, or even a thirst quenching fruit like grapes, watermelon or apples. Here are some other tips:

  • Avoid sipping soft drinks throughout the day. Instead, drink them in a short time with food or as part of a meal.
  • If you can’t brush, rinse your mouth with water after drinking pop.
  • Eat foods that are high in sugar or are sticky and more likely to cause tooth decay during meals rather than between meals.
  • Brush and floss regularly to remove the plaque that can lead to tooth decay.
  • Ask your Michigan Dental Association dentist about the use of fluoride products to lessen further decay.

No one’s saying you need to eliminate soft drinks from your diet. But use them sparingly – making them the treat they were originally intended to be.

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Community matters: Johnson Elementary’s Fun Run

When you’re asked to spend an afternoon with a jaguar and hundreds of enthusiastic kids it’s hard to resist! On Friday September 21 Dr. Huszti was pleased to volunteer at Milford’s own Johnson Elementary for their annual fundraiser. Along with local running legend Doug Goodhue Dr. Bill led the kids in pre-run stretches and offered a quick lecture on healthy diet choices.
A special thanks to all of the organizers and volunteers. Huszti dental care is proud to be a sponsor for this event and promote health in conjunction with friends & healthy lifestyle choices.
Judging from the smiles on the kid’s faces the day was a great success.

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on the go for you: Chicago

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Consistent with our mission to provide the most current treatment to our patient family Dr.’s Huszti & Chong attended Dental Implant conference 2011 on December 2-3 at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The dental implant is a break through technology offering a variety of solutions to help patients live, eat and look better than ever before.

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The AAOMS (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) played host to more than 1,200 surgeons staff and guests. The conference featuring a faculty of 32 internationally renowned experts is considered by many to be the preeminent meeting of its kind in the world. Speakers were given time limits resulting in a very lively format offering more opportunities and access to the latest and best information. Topics ranged from stem cell research to the latest techniques for esthetic restorations.

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Dr.’s Huszti & Chong thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and have scheduled several follow up meetings with staff to implement subtle changes in protocol to emulate the success of the experts. The conference was a winner but the  Dr.’s daughters were more interested in the Chicago deep-dish pizza delivered to their table Sunday night.

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Technology spotlight: Digital X-rays

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When it comes to our tech favorite’s our digital x-ray system may top the list. The Dexis Platinum has proven to be a “game changer”. The wonderfully detailed images allows us to see problems early. The results? A greatly enhanced prevention program.


Special software analyzes information beyond the abilities of the human eye thereby increasing the diagnostic quality too. The CMOS (Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor) sensor is so sensitive we can accomplish all and still reduce the radiation used by up to 80%. 


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Why Digital?
• Enhances your prevention plan
• Reduced exposure to radiation
• Green friendly ( no film or developing chemicals)
• Your time is important - Faster, easier procedure
• High performance CMOS technology
• High quality images 

We’re proud to provide you with the best solutions for your oral heath.

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Your Dental Office on Television!

 


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As promised here are the video clips produced for the MDA’s  new television campaign and starring your dental office!  Many of you have seen have seen the state-wide ad’s on such shows as “Oprah”, “Today show”, “Good morning America’, “Law & Order”, “Anderson Cooper 360” and others.

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The MDA’s message supports the importance of oral health care and regular prevention appointments. The campaign is being very well received and we’re glad to have played a part. Thanks for all of your interest throughout the entire process. We’re proud to be your dental office!

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We've gone Hollywood !

The Michigan Dental Association has chose your dental office in its state-wide television campaign!

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Their decision didn’t happen over-night. Over the weeks we hosted  location scouts, producers and finally a panel of film production professional’s. Similar meetings were being held at numerous dental offices throughout Michigan. After each meeting we kept our fingers crossed and anxiously awaited their decision. Finally all the cuts were made and we were the last office standing. It felt a little like “American Idol”!

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A word about the Michigan Dental Association: truly a stand out among professional organizations. Their contributions toward oral health in Michigan and proactive style has earned them the respect of Dr.’s Huszti & Chong ( MDA members for 18 years).

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On Wednesday June 30th we closed our doors to the public as a crew of 25 descended into Huszti Dental Care and took over every inch of the office. 10 hours later they finished and continued to Kensington Metro Park’s Maple Beach for the next sequence. We have a lot of stories and pictures of the big day just ask us at your next appointment! All in all a fun and most memorable day!




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Huszti Dental Care in the movies?

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