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Gail Weisman
Expanded Duty Proponents May Have New Ammunition
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 04/25/2014 09:59am

In States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, dentists have seen about a 7% rise in income, says a National Bureau of Economic Research report. Why? How? Who?

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Bob Alaburda
Toothpaste Woes End With New Design
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 04/24/2014 08:25am

Dentists and patients alike have experienced the frustration of trying to get that last little bit of toothpaste out of the tube, but this problem could become a thing of the past as Nicole Pannuzzo, a design student studying at Arizona State University, has taken on the challenge of modifying Colgate’s toothpaste tube.

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Dave Pavlak
Eco-friendly Tips for Your Dental Practice
Author: Dave Pavlak
Date: 04/22/2014 01:46pm

With the sun finally beginning to rear its head on a consistent basis, we are reminded that April 22 is Earth Day, a celebration and acknowledgment of our planet and the natural surroundings that it provides us. Along with the day comes the reminder to be more eco-friendly. Without further ado, here are numerous dental tips to green up your practice.

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Anastasia Turchetta
National Facial Protection Month

Recently my friend’s son shared how it is mandatory to wear a mouth guard when he practices Tae Kwon Do. He has been practicing this martial art for years and has a perfect attendance record! He falls directly into the statistic of 7- to 11-year-olds who are most susceptible to sports related oral injuries. With the majority of sport-related dental and orofacial injuries affecting the upper lip and maxillary incisors, coaches, parents, and dental pros can be an active participant in athletes’ facial protection.

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Gail Weisman
F.A.C.T. Oral Health Protocol Helps Identify Oral Cancer Earlier
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 04/21/2014 02:18pm

Finding, diagnosing and treating oral cancer in its early stages is imperative to eradicate the disease from the body. However, early detection for oral cancer has been tough to come by, with most oral cancers diagnoses being found in the late stages, usually an all to real acknowledgment that a long battle is ahead.

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Dave Pavlak
New App Aids Dentists in Pathologist Diagnoses
Author: Dave Pavlak
Date: 04/21/2014 12:47pm

For dentists looking to bring in the latest and greatest technology into their examining room, the American Dental Association (ADA) Oral Pathologist app has been created to assist dentists in pathologist diagnoses.

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Julie Schmitt
Pacific Dental Services and Smile Generation Raise $1.3 Million for Safe Drinking Water in Ethiopia
Date: 04/21/2014 12:12pm

Pacific Dental Services and The Smile Generation have been named as a finalist in the 2014 Cause Marketing Halo Awards for their fundraising efforts with charity:water’s “100 Wells for Ethiopia” campaign. The 2 organizations raised more than $1.3 million to fund 131 wells providing drinking water to people in Ethiopia. 

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Jason Schwartz
Affordable Care Act May Leave Dentists in a Tough Spot
Date: 04/21/2014 08:43am

Patients who are enrolled in the Affordable Care Act might be able to receive a tax credit that would open up a grace period for to repay premiums, a move that could ultimately leave dentists looking for their money and questioning whether to take further action in order to collect it.

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Gail Weisman
Raising Funds for Young Boy's Facial Reconstruction and Dreams
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 04/17/2014 10:24am

Sterngold has launched a campaign to help with the medical needs and a Disney dream for a 9-year-old seriously injured in hyena attack.

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Julie Schmitt
Teeth and Tongue Cleaning During a Checkup?
Date: 04/16/2014 02:23pm

Dentists and hygienists both know that just because their patients' teeth are clean doesn’t mean that they don’t have bad breath. Cleaning a patients tongue may become a part of the dental cleaning procedure in an effort to promote a bright smile and minty-fresh breath.

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