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Bob Alaburda
Science Takes First Step Toward Regrowing Teeth
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 07/02/2013 10:34am

Stem cells. What can't they do? Research suggest dental stem cells might one day eliminate the dreaded root canal.

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Anastasia Turchetta
How Parents Can Help Children When Dental Emergencies Occur

Every 2 and a half minutes, a child is injured on a playground in the United States. While playground swings are the main culprit, do not count out other activities such as diving into shallow pools, skateboarding, or bicycling.

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Monica Barudin
Advocates and Dentists Disagree as Dental Therapists Begin Work
Date: 07/01/2013 07:53am

A recent article in the Spokesman-Review discusses the ongoing debate over dental therapists and whether they should treat patients in the US.

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Gail Weisman
Men's Health Month includes oral health issues
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 06/27/2013 07:54am

Oral-health related issues are front and center during June's Men's Health Month...and all year.

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Gail Weisman
Take a Deep Breath...and Go Numb!
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 06/25/2013 10:48am

An experimental nasal spray can provide maxillary dental anesthesia equivalent to a lidocaine injection, new studies show.

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Scott Parker
Universal Composites: The Cornerstone of the Dental Practice
Author: Scott Parker
Date: 06/24/2013 08:36am

It is interesting to look back at dental practice overhead 20 years ago and contrast that with practice overhead today. In the early 1990s, more than 90% of dentists were using amalgam as their primary restorative material and the average dental practice overhead was in the 50% range. Today, our average practice overhead has climbed into the 70% range and running a dental practice profitably has become more difficult as our margins have tightened significantly.

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Chris Hooper
Sushi, Seaweed, and Alginate
Date: 06/04/2013 02:41pm

Athough I enjoy a well prepared seaweed and seared ahi tuna salad at my local transplanted Tokyo establishment, I more often enjoy the superior impression results from the seaweed-derived, irreversible hydrocolloid material, better known as alginate.

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Jason Schwartz
DENTAL COOL: Dick Van Dyke and Dental Implants
Date: 06/03/2013 10:30am

Dick Van Dyke thinks he has found the cause of his mystery illness and dental implants might have something to do with it.

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Monica Barudin
The Battle Over Teeth Whitening: Dentists vs. Entrepreneurs
Date: 05/30/2013 09:04am

In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed piece titled "Teeth-Whitening Rules Take a Bite Out of Business," authors Angela C. Erickson and Paul Sherman weighed in on the legal issues behind banning teeth whitening services in malls and salons.

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Jason Schwartz
DENTAL COOL: The Dental Boat
Date: 05/28/2013 10:41am

While dental whitening is a service now commonplace on many cruise ships, the country of Guyana is the only country in the Caribbean, and one of few worldwide, that has an aquatic oral health care service.

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