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Gail Weisman
Got anxious patients? Colleague penned self-help book
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 10/01/2012 09:24pm

Long interested in psychology and helping patients overcome fears of going to the dentist, a Connecticut dentist has written a book offering practical strategies for dealing with dental anxiety.

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Monica Barudin
Michael Douglas as Oral Cancer Screening Advocate
Date: 10/01/2012 10:43am

As a follow up to my previous blog post, I'd like to share the public service announcement (PSA) featuring actor, producer, and oral cancer screening advocate Michael Douglas.

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Warren Bobinski
How much does it cost to open a new dental clinic?
Date: 09/27/2012 08:36am

How much does it cost to open a new dental clinic? About $1,000,000
 (2012–if it's 2040 and you are looking at this, significantly more.)
 But don't be scared my little grass hopper...the return on investment still makes this viable. You can still open your dream clinic with some good planning.

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Jake Mason
Researchers Find Potential Link Between Oral Bacteria and Pancreatic Cancer
Author: Jake Mason
Date: 09/26/2012 10:08am

Pancreatic cancer is one of the toughest forms of cancer to catch, especially in the early stages. But in another example of how dental health is so important to your overall health, scientists have discovered that a type of oral bacteria may signal a risk of pancreatic cancer.

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Jason Schwartz
Dental Cool: Beeswax as Dental Filling on a Neolithic Human Tooth
Date: 09/25/2012 10:33am

This week's Dental Cool comes from the Facebook page of the awesome folks at Air Techniques, where they posted about a 6500-year-old tooth that revealed a cavity, which researchers found to be stuffed with a primitive beeswax filling.

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Ken  Shanahan
A Practice in Transition
Author: Ken Shanahan
Date: 09/21/2012 11:20am

Orthodontics was not my first choice for a field of study–computer science was (I realize that isn’t necessarily the best way to build credibility on Dental Product Shopper’s blog, but hear me out). Ultimately, computer programming wasn’t the best fit for me, but my interest in computer science did not wane as I pursued my education in dentistry. With the advent of cone beam CT and virtual 3D treatment planning, it’s a great time to be an orthodontist with a passion for technology.

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Gail Weisman
Children's caries redux...can't say it enough
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 09/18/2012 11:39am

You've heard it all before, but it doesn't seem to get any better. Caries is the number one chronic disease among children. Millions of hours of school are missed due to tooth pain and decay. Children with poor oral health have been shown to struggle academically. There have been small steps forward and many steps backward in the fight against this scourge.

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Donna Grzegorek
Q&A: Donna Grzegorek, RDH
Date: 09/18/2012 10:22am

Donna Grzegorek, RDH, would love to see dentistry take caries management to the next level and embrace the non-invasive imaging products that preserve tooth enamel and detect tooth decay in the early stages. She thinks it would be great if all non-cavitated lesions were identified early so that they could be managed by nonsurgical methods. Check out Donna's story...

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Jake Mason
Dentally Disturbed: Family Poses as Fake Dentists, Fake Office and All
Author: Jake Mason
Date: 09/14/2012 01:03pm

A family in Florida wasarrested on charges of practicing dentistry without a license.

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Fred Joyal
Bring Online Reviews to Your Daily Huddle
Author: Fred Joyal
Date: 09/12/2012 01:30pm

I just had a great conversation with Anastasia Turchetta, who is a dental speaker and hygienist, (she'll be speaking at TBSE this year) and I was showing her our new product, Reputation Monitor. She immediately had a suggestion which I thought was great, which was to use it in the morning huddle and read the previous day's reviews to the team.

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