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Monica Barudin
Fluoridated Drinking Water Improves Dental Health
Date: 12/03/2013 04:21pm

Your patients may occasionally ask, “does fluoride in drinking water actually do anything?” The answer is yes! A new joint study conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Adelaide, Australia, has shown that fluoridated drinking water provides great dental health benefits—no matter how long patients have been drinking it.

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Bob Alaburda
Man Escapes Prison to Visit Dentist
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 12/03/2013 04:18pm

Would you break out of prison solely to visit the dentist? One prisoner in Sweden did just that, and has gained international fame for doing so.

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Jason Schwartz
How to Address Patients’ X-ray Concerns
Date: 11/26/2013 04:46pm

Many visitors to dentists’ office are oftentimes concerned about getting dental x-rays. Protective parents, individuals focused on healthy living, and even well-intentioned but ultimately misinformed people who read an article online about “the evils of x-rays” may object to getting x-rays. This can make providing great dental treatment unnecessarily difficult. So what can a concerned dentist say to a patient who refuses to take a bitewing or a full-mouth x-ray?

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Gail Weisman
Sadly, Perio Disease Joins the Club
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 11/25/2013 02:27pm

Joining infant death, diabetes, homicide, binge drinking, and numerous other gloomy health issues, periodontal disease has been included in the CDC's most recent Health Disparities and Inequalities Report. And the news is not good.....

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Bob Alaburda
Realize the Value of Precious Metal Dental Product Scraps
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 11/22/2013 02:14pm

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure: perhaps this saying has never been so true as when it comes to precious metal scraps from dental work, like gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Atlantic Precious Metal Refining has released detailed information about recycling dental office precious scrap metal, calling it a $64 million per year industry.

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Howard Glazer
DentLight Fusion 3.0 Does Not Disappoint
Date: 11/22/2013 12:49pm

I first saw DentLight’s Fusion 3.0 cordless LED curing light at a trade show, and was intrigued by how powerful the light was and how affordable it was. I decided to try the Fusion 3.0 for its versatility; slim, lightweight design; and ease of use. I haven’t been disappointed.

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Anastasia Turchetta
Oral Health Challenges for Parents of Kids Living with Type 1 Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month! Given the proven link between diabetes and oral health, I find myself still scratching my head as to why dental practices are not consistently asking our patients living with diabetes about their last Hb1Ac recording.

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Neal Patel
Schick 33: An Eye Opener in Digital Imaging
Author: Neal Patel
Date: 11/18/2013 10:59am

I thought 2D imaging had plateaued but Schick 33 by Sirona has completely changed my opinion; it’s a huge step forward in providing clarity and significant improvement in diagnostic imaging.

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Jason Schwartz
Dental Hygiene? There’s an App for That
Date: 11/13/2013 04:43pm

Tired of walking into your office and having to tell your patients to put away their phones? Next time, use that opportunity to get your tech-inclined patients to download a free dental hygiene app. That’s right, among all the new dental products on the market, several of them could be sitting in your pocket right now.

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Bob Alaburda
Obesity’s Impact on Oral Health
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 11/11/2013 05:00pm

Nobody comes into the dentist’s office expecting to hear about their weight issues, but the truth is that obesity can have a significant impact on oral health. The 2 major effects of obesity on oral health are deposits of excess fat tissue and inflammation, neither of which can be easily treated with new dental products or procedures.

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