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Jason Schwartz
Genetics Determining Dental Care in the Future?
Date: 03/20/2014 11:20am

Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2007, epigenetics has had an increasing role in biological and medical research. At least that’s what Toby Hughes, an Associate Professor from the University of Adelaide, says.

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Amber Sanchez
Meet the Evaluator: Amber Sanchez, RDH
Date: 03/18/2014 03:02pm

I became a Dental Product Shopper evaluator because I really enjoy trying out new products; it makes my job so much more interesting. It’s very rewarding to continue learning and to share my experiences with others. My favorite dental product is Oraqix because I always like to avoid an injection if I can.

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Kenneth Ingber
Meet the Evaluator: Kenneth A. Ingber, DMD
Date: 03/18/2014 01:59pm

I look forward to helping the dental product industry develop better products. As a Dental Product Shopper evaluator, I feel that using new products in my practice and reporting the results will allow me to achieve this goal. I like having the opportunity to use products in my practice that I may not have tried under usual circumstances. 

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Julie Schmitt
Can Your Patients Really Not Afford Your Care?
Date: 03/18/2014 10:23am

Often times, after you have completed a patient’s checkup and cleaning, you sit down to discuss any necessary treatment plans. Their response is normally how they simply cannot afford the care.

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James Ingebrand
Q&A with James Ingebrand, President and General Manager of 3M ESPE Dental
Date: 03/17/2014 02:50pm

Dental Product Shopper recently spoke with James Ingebrand, the new president and general manager of 3M ESPE Dental. Before this position, Ingebrand served as president and general manager of 3M Drug Delivery Systems, before which he was 3M ESPE’s global business director.

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Mark Hyman
Perfectemp10: Premium Provisionalization That Holds the Bottom Line
Author: Mark Hyman
Date: 03/13/2014 08:01am

When I heard recently that DenMat was launching Perfectemp10, I immediately wanted to try it out. And for so many reasons, it’s become the primary temporary crown and bridge material in my practice.

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Gail Weisman
Stratasys’ New Low-Cost 3D Dental Printer
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 03/12/2014 08:16am

Stratasys has revealed yet another new 3D printer this year: the Objet Eden260V Dental Advantage. Targeted at dental and orthodontic offices, the model is easy-to-use and less expensive than other 3D printers in the dental and orthodontic sectors.

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Bob Alaburda
The Hops Used in Beer Found to be Hiding Dental Hygiene Benefits
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 03/11/2014 01:09pm

It could turn out that America's favorite cartoon bufoon, Homer J. Simpson actually might have been onto something when he toasted, “To alcohol! The cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” According to a recent study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the same ingredients used to craft this convenient excuse for coming home at 4 AM contain powerful antioxidants that can battle cavities and gum disease.

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Jason Schwartz
DENTAL COOL: Bioinspired Gel Material that Could Repair/Replace Teeth
Date: 03/07/2014 12:03pm

From the Twitter page of MNT Dentistry News, research shows that pressure from a new shrinking, sponge-like gel is all it takes to turn transplanted unspecialized cells into cells that lay down minerals and begin to form teeth.

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Monica Barudin
Hygienist Linda Perhacs Becomes "A Most Unlikely Rock Star"
Date: 03/05/2014 09:42am

Due to popular demand, California dental hygienist Linda Perhacs recently released her second album to the public–44 years after her debut album.

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