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Bob Alaburda
Cool New Toys at the ADA
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 10/19/2012 08:01pm

It's the second day of the ADA Annual Session, and I had a chance to check out some of the new tech on display on the show floor.

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Jake Mason
University of Texas at Austin Researchers Invent Food Burn Relievers
Author: Jake Mason
Date: 10/19/2012 12:21pm

Researchers have come up with a way to say goodbye to those awkward mouth burns.

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Monica Barudin
Oral Health America Continues "Fall for Smiles" Campaign Throughout Fall
Date: 10/18/2012 08:38am

It's in the news quite often: Americans are not receiving adequate (or any, in many cases) dental insurance. A recent public opinion survey commissioned by Oral Health America (OHA) and conducted by Harris Interactive found that less than half of Americans have dental insurance¹.

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Jason Schwartz
DENTAL (un)COOL: To Pooch Smooch or Not to Pooch Smooch?
Date: 10/15/2012 11:53am

This week’s post comes from the Twitter page of Planet DDS where they posted about a study that might make dog owners think twice before pooch smooching their furry friends.

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Jason Schwartz
DENTAL COOL: Mummy with a Mouthful of Cavities Discovered
Date: 10/10/2012 02:51pm

From The Mother Nature Network, a posting about the 1200 year old mummy of a man who may have succumbed to a sinus infection caused by a mouthful of cavities and other tooth ailments, according to new research on the man's odd dental filling. Recently published CT scans of his mummified body allowed researchers to reconstruct details of his final days.

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Cathy Draper
Q&A: Cathy Draper, RDH, MS
Author: Cathy Draper
Date: 10/10/2012 10:46am

Cathy Draper, RDH, MS, is a practitioner, educator, and activist for involving dental professionals in the oral cancer screening process. Here are some fun facts about her important and impactful activities in the world of dental hygiene.

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Christian Hahn
Great Product Development Experience - A Dentist's Point of View
Date: 10/09/2012 03:43pm

As a dental professional, have you ever used a product and thought, “this would work so much better if it could only do X, Y or Z?” Well, I was given the opportunity to see my thoughts and ideas brought to life. I’ve been working with CompositeSmart to create a new sectional matrix system that solves a number of issues I was having with other sectional matrix systems.

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Jason Schwartz
DENTAL COOL: Bluetooth in a Tooth
Date: 10/04/2012 03:00pm

This week's Dental Cool comes from the Facebook page of BIOLASE. Are you a business man on the go and don’t want to worry about a bluetooth head set hanging off of your ear? Then get a Bluetooth in your tooth!

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Jake Mason
New Officers Appointed to American Academy of Periodontology BOT
Author: Jake Mason
Date: 10/04/2012 09:03am

At the 98th annual meeting earlier this week, new Board of Trustee members assumed their duties

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Anastasia Turchetta
How To Integrate Oral Cancer Screening Into Your Practice

Did you know that nearly 75% of our young people, ages 15-24, are going online to seek information pertaining to sex education, including STDs? With an increase in non-smokers and the fact that 2012 is the 5th year in a row that oral cancer continues to rise, the burning question is: Why aren't more dental professionals engaging in educating their patients and screening those particularly at high risk? How are our patients to know that they are indeed at high risk?

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