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Monica Barudin
Dental Care Safe for Pregnant Women
Date: 08/09/2013 09:23am

A recent U.S.News & World Report article shared some good news for women: experts say dental cleanings and dental X-rays are safe for pregnant women.

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Bob Alaburda
Bittersweet: Do Americans Consume Too Much Sugar?
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 08/08/2013 03:06pm

A fantastic infographic from Forbes demonstrates just how far our sugar addiction has come.

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Gail Weisman
I'll Have the Escargot, Please Hold the Radula- Why You've Never Seen a Snail in Your Dental Chair
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 08/05/2013 09:02am

We knew sharks do it. Turns out, so do snails....all gastropods, as a matter of fact. Continuously grow new "teeth" to replace those they wear out.

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Jerry  Teplitz
Your Office Lighting has an Impact You Didn’t Know About
Date: 08/01/2013 01:44pm

You may not realize that the lighting overhead in your practice has a real impact on you and your staff. Most dental practices are lit with cool white fluorescent tubes because they are cheap. It turns out that these cool white tubes have terrible effect on how you and your staff feel and function during the day.

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Gail Weisman
Oh, those amazing ifhU-iPSCs!! Grow new teeth--supply no problem.
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 07/30/2013 10:49am

Move over, plain old stem cells. Cells discarded with human urea can become "super" stem cells that regenerate a variety of tissues--including teeth.

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Jason Schwartz
DENTAL(un)COOL: Think Before They Drink
Date: 07/26/2013 08:52am

From the Twitter page of Medical News Today, Dentistry News, your patients may be saving calories by drinking diet soda, but when it comes to enamel erosion of their teeth, it's no better than regular soda.

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Chris Hooper
VPS Impression Materials: “The Good Stuff”
Date: 07/24/2013 01:06pm

I fondly remember my days as a dental student at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, where we were directed to use “the good stuff” to make impressions for fixed prosthetics. “The good stuff” was, of course, Vinyl Polysiloxane (VPS) impression materials.

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Bob Alaburda
Dental-Related ER Visits on the Rise
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 07/18/2013 09:01am

Increasing barriers to dental care have caused many Americans to turn to the emergency room for oral healthcare.  

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Jason Schwartz
Dental Cool: Degradable Particles for Reducing Tooth Decay
Date: 07/15/2013 08:59am

From the Twitter page of Murray Arts Dental Lab comes a posting about how researchers have developed new degradable particles, about the same size as small holes in teeth, which are designed to enter these holes and physically block and repair decayed teeth.

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David Gane
Spotlight on Sensors: Intraoral Sensor Positioning Technique Review
Author: David Gane
Date: 07/02/2013 03:46pm

Although digital intraoral sensors have many advantages over film, I find that many of my colleagues and their staff sometimes find placement more difficult—especially when they first make the switch to digital radiography.

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