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Darshan Patel
Chairside Medical Screenings Could Save Lives and Millions per Year
Date: 03/04/2014 08:36am

According to a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “7.8% of the U.S. population has undiagnosed hypertension, 2.7% has undiagnosed diabetes, and 8.2% has undiagnosed high cholesterol.” These aren’t the types of numbers you normally hear coming from a dentist, but it turns out dental professionals may play a much larger role in diagnosing these disorders.

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Bob Alaburda
Promote Your Own Dental Practice
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 03/03/2014 08:45am

Getting and keeping patients is the #1 way to increase your practice, but it’s also the 1 thing that most dentists least enjoy about practicing their craft. You don’t necessarily need to hire a marketing firm to sell your services—there are a few things listed below that you can do in house.

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Jason Schwartz
Sedation Drugs for Outpatient Dental Procedures
Date: 02/28/2014 08:35am

With the increased demand for outpatient dental procedures, professionals are looking for new dental products and sedatives that better meet the need of both patients and dentists. A new drug being evaluated for these types of procedures is called fospropofol. Administered intravenously, fospropofol is showing positive results in trials.


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Gail Weisman
Narrowing the Oral-Systemic Gap
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 02/27/2014 10:19am

While most of the noise about the association between mouth health and general health may appear to be coming from the dental profession, here's a physician who's put the oral-systemic link front and center.

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Julie Schmitt
Advanced Oral Cancer: Chemotherapy vs. Surgery
Date: 02/26/2014 09:29am

In the December 26 edition of the JAMA Otolaryngology, the results of a study were published regarding patients having oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) at stages II or IV. It was discovered that those starting treatment with chemotherapy fared significantly worse than those who underwent surgery first.

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Monica Barudin
Want to Get Patients to Floss More? Invent Your Own Tool
Date: 02/24/2014 11:47am

Dr. Tim Pruett, a Lake County, Florida dentist, tried everything to get his patients to floss more. He showed them photos of the resulting loss in tooth structure after removing decay from between teeth. Patients would stay motivated for a short time, but the effect would soon wear off and they’d go back to their old habits.

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Gail Weisman
Global Dental Equipment Market to Continue Expanding
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 02/21/2014 02:57pm

According to an article in the Dental Tribune, research shows that the global dental equipment market is going to increase to $7.6B in 2018 from $5.5B in 2011.

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Bob Alaburda
A Long Day’s Journey into a Good Night’s Sleep
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 02/19/2014 11:44am

With all the information now available regarding sleep apnea and its associated health risks, most patients are well aware of the issues. In fact, many have already been prescribed  continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices to help them with their problem. However, many people are not aware of an alternatives: oral dental appliances.

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Jason Schwartz
Help For Those Non-Compliant Flossers
Date: 02/17/2014 02:10pm

Trying to find a way to promote better gum health in your patients? Dr. Joe Blaes, DDS, Editor of Dental Economics, explains that he has found a way to keep his pocket depth range from 2.5 to 3 mm without floss.

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Gail Weisman
The Future of Nanotechnology in Orthodontics and General Dentistry
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 02/14/2014 11:56am

Nanotechnology—the use of nanoparticles ranging from 1 bm to 100 nm—has already revolutionized many industries. Presently used in the medical industry, nanotechnology is on its way to more conventional use in orthodontics and general dentistry. Plans are already in place for using this technology to help maintain patient oral health.

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