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Monica Barudin
FDA to Tighten Pain Medication Regulation, Targets Dental Procedures
Date: 10/25/2013 12:33pm

The FDA is proposing new regulations to tighten prescriptions of drugs with hydrocodone. The regulations are targeted at numerous medical uses, including prescriptions following dental surgery and extractions.

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Bob Alaburda
Earliest Dental Products: New Research Indicates Neanderthals Used Palliative Care
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 10/25/2013 11:36am

New research indicates that the earliest dental products used by Neanderthals included toothpicks for the easing of pain and discomfort associated with gum disease.

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Jason Schwartz
DENTAL COOL: Oral Bacteria Create a 'Fingerprint' in Your Mouth
Date: 10/25/2013 10:30am

From the Twitter page of Atlas Resell, from ScienceDaily, new research shows that the bacteria in the human mouth, particularly those nestled under the gums, are as powerful as a fingerprint at identifying a person's ethnicity. Scientists identified a total of almost 400 different species of microbes in the mouths of 100 study participants belonging to 4 ethnic affiliations.

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Jason Schwartz
Disabled Adults Face Serious Dental Care Problems
Date: 10/22/2013 04:09pm

How many of your patients are disabled adults? For millions of people around the world dealing with conditions like autism, cerebral palsy or Down syndrome, the adult years can pose significant dental care challenges.

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Gail Weisman
Dental Benefits Enrollment Spikes
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 10/18/2013 08:53am

More than 187 million Americans have some form of dental coverage, a staggering increase of 11 million in  just one year. Healthy growth is expected to continue with the recent launch of the exchanges mandated under the Affordable Care Act.

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Julie Cullen
Where Are Your Pregnant Patients?
Author: Julie Cullen
Date: 10/15/2013 04:14pm

Common misconceptions about what developing babies may be safely exposed to often cause women to put off otherwise routine procedures such as cleanings or examinations. In the dental world, such uncertainties often surround x-rays, anesthetics and routine dental products and materials like fluoride. Are your pregnant patients’ uncertainty costing you business?

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Thomas M. Gilbert
Meet the Evaluator: Thomas M. Gilbert, DDS
Date: 10/14/2013 09:30am

I chose dentistry as a career based on a couple of reasons. First, my father and brother are physicians and my uncle is a dentist.

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Gail Weisman
Oral Care System for Special Needs Patients.....What Took So Long?
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 10/01/2013 09:55am

A unique 3-pronged device designed to address the oral care needs of those with physical and mental disabilities was unveiled recently. The mobile, hands-free Freedom Oral Care System provides special needs patients with comprehensive oral care, through: 1. mechanical brushing for cleaning, 2. painless ionic charges to dislodge debris and remove plaque-tartar, and 3. disinfecting irrigation with antimicrobial wash and fluoride rinse.

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Bob Alaburda
‘Mountain Dew Mouth’ is Destroying Appalachia’s Teeth
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 09/24/2013 01:36pm

To most people, soda is an American staple. To dentists, it’s a witches’ brew of corn syrup, acid, and sadness.

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Jason Schwartz
DENTAL COOL: Professor's App Breaks the Mold to Create a New One
Date: 09/19/2013 03:45pm

From the Twitter page of Murray Arts Dental Lab comes a posting about a dental school professor whose latest idea is a digital aid for diagnosing and treatment-planning in dentistry.

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