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Eric  Cope
Q&A with Smile Squared Founder Eric Cope
Author: Eric Cope
Date: 05/06/2013 12:29pm

Dental Product Shopper recently sat down with Eric Cope, Founder of Smile Squared, a company who's goal is to offer practical, sustainable solutions to help improve the overall health and educational needs of children around the world. At Smile Squared a purchase protects the environment and, most importantly, helps children in need. Anytime you buy one of their products, they give one to a child. You buy one, they give one, bringing back smiles, one at a time.

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Bob Alaburda
New Implant Approach for Molars on the Horizon?
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 04/29/2013 10:45am

Replacing a molar with an implant can be a double-edged sword. The patient receives the treatment they need to maintain their oral health, but the shape of the implant in this space can often help harbor harmful bacteria. One local dentist is looking to solve this challenge, and in the process, change the shape implantology.

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Anastasia Turchetta
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

As with any topic or cause, those who have impacted our lives are those we choose to become passionate about. For me, it was my cousin, who at 41 fiercely battled for his life for 5 years, starting at the time of his initial diagnosis.

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Stephen Gordon
Evaluator Spotlight: Stephen Gordon
Date: 04/25/2013 11:32am

The best of the past, present, and future coexist in the downtown Chicago general dental practice of Dr. Stephen Gordon. A respect for history is seen not only in the location—the landmark 1929-vintage 38-story Willoughby Tower—but also in the evident and loving respect for the practice’s family history. And complementing Dr. Gordon’s commitment to cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment, the ultra-modern Cloud Gate sculpture (nicknamed “the Bean”) is front-and-center from each operatory’s tall windows overlooking Chicago’s unique Millennium Park. Here’s an overview of the practice philosophy, in Dr. Gordon’s own words.

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Simona Cuevas
Composi-Tight 3D XR Sectional Matrix System
Date: 04/25/2013 10:37am

Regardless of the improved restorative material and adhesive system choice, placing a properly contoured direct class 2 composite restoration still is one of the hardest daily tasks that dentists face today. Clinicians battle daily the dilemma of how to achieve consistently tight interproximal contacts without having to spend unnecessary time reworking the same class 2 composite and often still being left with a less than perfect restoration.

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Jason Schwartz
Dental (Un)Cool: Soft Drink Addict Loses Teeth at 25
Date: 04/24/2013 11:39am

From the Twitter page of 1800 Dentist comes a story about a 25-year-old who drank between 6 and 8 liters of soft drink each day, ignoring dentists' warnings about the problems his dangerous habit was causing and has since had all his rotten teeth removed and replaced with dentures.

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Gail Weisman
Rinse and spit.....HURRY UP!
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 04/15/2013 09:55am

A simple, affordable, effective rinse-and-spit oral cancer screening tool is on the horizon. It could save lives.

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Anastasia Turchetta
Start the Infection Control Conversation With Your Patients

Ever notice that when we hear something horrific about our dental profession in the news we tend to become defensive about it?

If you said, "No, that's not true...” I invite you to consider this: Stop being defensive!

The recent tragic news involving 7,000 patients who may be exposed to or infected with HIV, Hepatitis A, B, and C should not to be ignored. It's an important story to pay attention to and can be an infection control conversation starter between you and your patients.

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Bob Alaburda
Mydent Shares the Secret to 5000 Facebook Likes
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 04/01/2013 04:07pm

Need to jumpstart your social media presence? Want to interact with your patients on Facebook? Eric Slone, E-Marketing Manager for DEFEND by Mydent International, recently posted a crash course on social media, chock full of useful tips and tricks to mastering your online persona.

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Monica Barudin
Oklahoma HIV Case Serves as Infection Control Reminder to All Dental Offices
Date: 04/01/2013 10:31am

After news of a horrifying Oklahoma case became public, several dental-related organizations remind dental offices to remain diligent in their infection control procedures.

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