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Dave Pavlak
Accusations Against Two Dentists Leads to Suspended Licenses and More
Author: Dave Pavlak
Date: 05/20/2014 08:27am

Two dentists find themselves in hot water after recent incidents have left one without a license while the other has a pending court date.

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Gail Weisman
Straumann's Dental Implant Complications Symposium: CE done right
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 05/20/2014 08:13am

With more and more implants being placed, this one-day event hit a home run on a timely topic.

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Julie Schmitt
Looming Concerns For Dental Professionals
Date: 05/19/2014 01:12pm

Is the dental workforce increasing or decreasing? Depending what you read, the information can be contradictory. One thing that is for sure is that the workforce age is growing, with the average dentist working until nearly 70 years old.

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Gail Weisman
New Patent For Dental Bonding Material
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 05/19/2014 09:53am

Jeffrey Thompson, PhD, a professor of prosthodontics and director of the Biosciences Research Center in Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Dental Medicine, and a team of researchers from RTI International in Durham, N.C., were recently rewarded a U.S. patent for a new bonding material entitled “Surface modification for enhanced silanation of ceramic materials.”

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Jason Schwartz
Meth Mouth Scare Tactic to Lower Drug Use
Date: 05/14/2014 02:14pm

Dentists are being recruited to help raise awareness of the dangers of methamphetamine use—particularly through showing young patients “meth mouth.”

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Matthew Miner
How My Practice Benefits From Social Media
Date: 05/14/2014 10:05am

In June 2012, my colleagues and I opened a multi-disciplinary practice that encompasses pediatric dentistry, general dentistry, and orthodontics. We knew that to advertise our unique practice, we would need to not only build a website, but also create a social presence; which at the time meant signing up for Facebook and posting once or twice per month.

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Bob Alaburda
Two Companies Come Together to Raise Awareness About Patient Safety
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 05/12/2014 04:21pm

Together with Henry Schein Dental, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is working together to help raise awareness about patient safety through infection control.

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Dave Pavlak
Can Dentists and Dental Therapists Work Together?
Author: Dave Pavlak
Date: 05/09/2014 08:11am

For states that don’t have enough dental clinicians, or there are to many potential patients for a few dentists to handle, dental therapists can be a positive sidekick. However, an influx of these dental therapists has caused dentists to speak out about overextending their boundaries in states with oral care shortages. 

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Julie Schmitt
NYU Dental School Raises Money For Oral Cancer Research
Date: 05/08/2014 09:18am

Oral cancer is a hot topic right now. New research and ways to achieve money for this research are being thought of regularly to help overcome the increase of oral cancer. 

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Gail Weisman
New Sleep Apnea Technology Receives The Green Light
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 05/07/2014 10:05am

Using a dental mouth guard to help overcome sleep apnea isn’t a new topic. However, the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation therapy, a new chest implant device that stimulates a nerve that runs from the ear to the jaw, and another sensing lead that goes to the chest has been approved by the FDA, providing hope for those who find dental mouth guards not as beneficial as originally touted. 

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