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RSV is Causing More DFW Children Hospitalizations than the COVID Variant

Yes, COVID-19 is for real and we do need to continue our efforts to prevent the spread of the virus; with that, we are hearing that the Dallas-Fort Worth area hospitals are overwhelmed with children needing care. This leads us to “assume” that the COVID variant is causing this, when, in actuality, it is RSV that is causing the most hospitalizations at this time. To address this point, according to Morgan Young of WFAA.com on August 13, 2021, “On Friday, [Fort Worth’s] Cook Children’s reported it’s seeing about 200 [RSV] cases per week. This week, the DFW Hospital Council reported

CDC Masking Changes of 05-13-2021: Masks Required in Healthcare Settings Still

Yes, the CDC is continuing to loosen up on their restrictions, and mask wear is now not required nor suggested in many settings. However, with that, mask wear is still mandated by the CDC in public transportation settings and healthcare settings, among others, for public safety reasons. To be very specific, the CDC Update includes “that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance . . . [and] that fully vaccinated people

CDC Mask and Vaccinated Person Update of 04-27-2021: No Change for Healthcare Settings

Yes, we all are tiring of this pandemic. Yes, other influences have affected our nation’s response to this pandemic, outside of facts and medical science. Yes, many of us want to be free and feel we have rights to exercise our freedoms. Yet, with all this and more, the last thing that healthcare settings want to do is to cause harm. To some degree, yes, the CDC carries this same responsibility towards our nation’s public health. So, in light of the releasing of restrictions by the CDC in the temporary update of 04-27-2021, healthcare settings are still highly recommended to

Resume of Dr. Mark A. Venincasa

Education University of Dallas: Dallas, Texas, 2016-2019. Master’s Degree in Theological Studies (MTS).  University of Texas Health San Antonio: Dental Branch, San Antonio, TX, 1982-1986.  Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Texas A&M University, main campus, College Station, TX, 1979-1982.  Bachelor of Science (BS) in Zoology, 1983. Richardson J. J. Pearce High School, Richardson, TX, 1976-1979.  High school diploma. Richardson Westwood Jr. High School, Dallas, TX, 1976. Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest, NJ, 1975-1976. Honors and Awards 2024 #1 Rated Dentist in Dallas, 01-2024: By Dr. Oogle, Inc., this rating is based on the online reviews of patients on

Another Effort to Combat This Pandemic: Dr. Venincasa Receives Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

We have been following this novel coronavirus pandemic since March 2020. Dr. Venincasa has done much research on it and has been taking steps to minimize the effects of this virus on his dental practice and on the community. For instance, on January 15, 2021, Dr. Venincasa was able to obtain his first Pfizer vaccine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, Texas, since he was an active participant in their volunteer department until the pandemic caused it to be inactive. With the hours of research that he has done, Dr. Venincasa has posted updates on our Facebook community page and on

Meet Dr. Venincasa and His Team

Dr. Mark Venincasa Dr. Venincasa has been providing quality dental care in an honest, ethical, conservative, and professional manner since 1986, with much success. His expertise include cosmetic, full-mouth restorative, and patient-centered dentistry. His patients know him to be value-conscious and quality-oriented. Hundreds of his patients have entrusted him to their professional dental care for over 25 years.  Dr. Venincasa was born in Englewood, New Jersey, located just across the Hudson River from Yankee Stadium in New York City.  When he was 14 years old, his family moved to Dallas, Texas. He attended Richardson JJ Pearce High School.  Mark feels

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COVID-19 Update: Dallas County

We continue to hear news of this virus spreading across the world, here in the United States, and in some areas of Texas. So what is the status of this virus here in Dallas County? To get answers, the Dallas County website was accessed today. The daily average number of weekly newly confirmed and probable cases in Dallas County had previously peaked on July 11, 2020, at 1313. The current peek week for this occurred on the week ending on December 5, 2020, at 1647. With this, it is more important to consider hospitalizations and fatalities. Considering hospitalizations in Dallas

COVID-19 Update: Collin County, Texas

We all have heard of the increasing number of new novel coronavirus infections, both within the United States and within some locales within the state of Texas. So, how has this affected Collin County, Texas? Hospitalizations are a very good indicator of the status of this pandemic, as are the number of fatalities. We will look at Collin County hospitalizations first. Unfortunately, the number of patients with COVID-19 infection within the county hospitals is the highest it has ever been, as of December 7, 2020, at 355 patients. We can compare this to the last peak in county hospitalizations, which