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Gail Weisman
Troubling Stats on ER Visits for Dental Care
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 09/11/2013 11:50am

From 2000 to 2008, emergency and urgent care hospital admissions in the U.S. for untreated periapical abscesses increased about 33%, according to the results of a study published in this month's Journal of Endodontics (JOE). Here are some of the highlights (or should I say, lowlights) of the retrospective analysis of this 9-year period.

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Anastasia Turchetta
Choosing the Right Oral Rinses for Children

We've all received sample oral rinses to place into kids' goody bags, right? And with the recent rush of back-to-school dental hygiene visits, it makes sense to prepare goody bags ahead of patients' visits in an effort to stay on schedule.

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Julie Cullen
Necessary Treatment? One Doctor Couldn’t Prove It...With Dire Consequences
Author: Julie Cullen
Date: 09/05/2013 09:56am

A recent Q & A between Dr. Michael DiTolla and Dr. Roy Shelburne in Glidewell’s Chairside magazine has sparked a lot of discussion and debate in the editorial offices of Dental Product Shopper.

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Gail Weisman
Dentist injects a positive note into insanity
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 09/03/2013 08:27am

A victim of a senseless "youthful indiscrection" is getting free dental work and a chance to give back.

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Rebekah Cawley
HYGIENIST PROFILE: REBEKAH CAWLEY
Date: 08/27/2013 10:54am

Reaching out and giving back

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Anastasia Turchetta
Back to School, Sports, and Your Kids Smiles

As many kids head back to school this school year, there will be plenty of opportunities to play some kind of sport, either organized or recreational. In the US alone, an estimated 44 million kids will participate in at least 1 organized sport!

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Gail Weisman
Seems EVERYTHING is Linked to Poor Oral Hygiene
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 08/26/2013 10:29am

As if low birth weight, pre-term delivery, heart disease and stroke, type-2 diabetes, and obesity aren't enough to convince us of the importance of taking care of our gums and teeth, there are now a couple of more frightening risks linked to oral bacteria.

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Jason Schwartz
DENTAL COOL: Bacteria in Brains Suggest Alzheimer’s-Gum Disease Link
Date: 08/22/2013 08:26am

From Bloomberg, according to British researchers, bacteria linked to gum disease traveled to the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting that dental hygiene plays a role in the development of the memory-robbing illness.

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Michael Skramstad
Adapting to a World of Digital Dentistry
Date: 08/20/2013 12:59pm

In 1962, an Iowa State sociologist named Everett Rogers published a groundbreaking book called Diffusion of Innovations. In this book, he outlined his now famous “Roger’s Curve” that described how technology is adopted by consumers. He used terms such as “innovators”, “early adopters”, and “late majority” to explain how technology can reach critical mass and how it can be widely adopted by a particular field.

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Bob Alaburda
Dental Implant Research Demonstrates High Level of Clinical Success
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 08/14/2013 12:14pm

Two clinical studies on more than 1000 Straumann Bone Level Implants have shown a 3-year implant survival rate of over 98% with virtually no bone loss.

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