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Dave Pavlak
Dentist’s Tips to Provide Better Clinical service
Author: Dave Pavlak
Date: 04/16/2014 08:37am

Patients might know what they’re going to experience when they step into a dentist’s waiting room and wait for their turn to be called. However, it’s not just the patient that is going through the same old routine. Dentists are going through the same monotonous motions, according to Stacey Simmons, DDS. 

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Bob Alaburda
Atmospheric Plasma Could Prevent Cancerous Tumors
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 04/15/2014 03:24pm

With April being oral cancer awareness month, a new study coming out of the University of Notre Dame, conducted by Sylwia Ptasinka, Xu Han, and other colleagues and published in the EPJ D, is exploring the possibility that plasma, when applied to a cancerous tumor, may destroy the cell.

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Dave Pavlak
Mobile Dentistry Begins to Take Off
Author: Dave Pavlak
Date: 04/15/2014 01:12pm

Walk around Manhattan and you’re bound to find some concoction of food trucks, sitting idle, waiting for customers to file in line during the lunch hour rush. One unit you won’t expect to see is a dental truck, but that idea might be changing soon.

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Anastasia Turchetta
Oral Cancer Awareness Month

If you asked your patients if they knew what to notice in their mouth regarding oral cancer symptoms, would they be able to tell you? Would they know that you are performing an oral cancer screening each visit whether or not you have the technology available to use?

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Jason Schwartz
Shave and a Haircut and a Filling?
Date: 04/10/2014 07:38am

In an article from Upstart Business Journal, Geoffrey Rappaport, the founder of hair cut chain SuperCuts, has a new idea for a chain of dental offices that he's rolling out...and no, this is not a late April Fool's joke.

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Julie Schmitt
Delta Dental Invests in C3 Jian to Fight Tooth Decay
Date: 04/07/2014 11:58am

According to an article in NJBIZ, Delta Dental of New Jersey recently invested $5 million in the clinical-stage biotechnology company C3 Jian Inc, which is developing a new drug that targets tooth decay.

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Amanda Seay
Meet the Evaluator: Amanda Seay, DDS
Author: Amanda Seay
Date: 04/03/2014 12:46pm

Growing up I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field, but my love of the arts really helped shape the direction towards dentistry. I am so grateful to be able to transform people’s smiles that impact their lives in so many ways. It truly affects people’s confidence and self-esteem in such a positive way. To be able to give that to someone and practice your artistry is an amazing thing.

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Bob Alaburda
Chewing Gum Goes to Battle
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 04/02/2014 10:43am

For military members, dental neglect is common, especially during deployments when regular dental checkups just aren’t an option. In fact, estimates indicate that up to 10% of battlefield evacuations are for dental related emergencies. For years, dental professionals have struggled with how to rectify this prevalent issue and some new dental products are finally making progress.

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Julie Cullen
Dental Implant Success & Failure—Not All Causes Are Obvious
Author: Julie Cullen
Date: 03/31/2014 10:03am

Implants are not teeth. That seems really obvious, but as it turns out…not so much. At the Nobel Biocare sponsored continuing education course held in Washington, DC, on March 28, the focus of the speakers was the diagnosis and treatment of mucositis and peri-implantitis. Drs. Stuart J. Froum, Paul S. Rosen, and Chandur Wadhwani spent the lecture portion of the day discussing the problems they…and hundreds of other dentists…have encountered when placing implants.

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Gail Weisman
For School's Tooth Fairy, No Good Deed...
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 03/25/2014 08:40am

A beloved elementary school health room director is now in trouble with the state dental board for helping kids pull their dangling baby teeth.

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