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Jason Schwartz
Dental Cool: The Toothbrush That Saved the International Space Station
Date: 09/12/2012 07:44am

From the Facebook page of the Eco-Dentistry Association, how The International Space Station, having battled electrical malfunctions for more than a week, was repaired by a combination that MacGyver himself would have been proud of: an allen wrench, a wire brush, a bolt, ... and a toothbrush.

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Bob Alaburda
Dentally Disturbed: Women Caught Practicing Dentistry Without a License
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 09/11/2012 12:58pm

Have you checked your dentist’s credentials lately? An Oklahoma mother/daughter combo spent the better part of a year posing as clinicians and performing fillings, extractions, bridges and more on unsuspecting patients.

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Ricardo  Ochinang
Dental Product Evaluator Profile: Dr. Ochinang
Date: 09/10/2012 08:44am

I decided to pursue a career in dentistry to make a difference in peoples' lives. There is great reward when enhancing patients' smiles and improving their overall well-being.

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Warren Bobinski
Overhead 101
Date: 09/04/2012 12:53pm

I had some interesting feedback on this blog I published earlier this week with several successful colleagues from the US commenting about how this is right on the mark with their customers. This blog does make a few assumptions as well...

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Gail Weisman
Politics aside, teeth still lose
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 08/29/2012 09:29am

It's a perfect storm. Many states (both red and blue) have cut dental coverage completely from adult Medicaid benefits. The reimbursement is so low in states where it's still available, dentists are refusing to accept Medicaid patients. And the juggernaut of organized dentistry has launched an all-out war against dental therapists and other mid-level providers that could conceivably fill the gap.

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Jason Schwartz
Dental Cool- Needle Free Vaccines: How About a Patch Instead?
Date: 08/27/2012 03:36pm

Departing from the contributory method of using dental peeps' social media postings for Dental Cool, we came across a very cool story about how new technologies may make it easier to design needle-free vaccines. Which caused us to wonder how 'Dental Cool' would it be if these needle-free delivery one day might be used in dental offices. Check out the article and see if you can imagine such technologies finding their way into dental.

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Anastasia Turchetta
My List of Top 5 Oral Health Products for Your Children

With back to school preparations leaving your head spinning, how will you find the time to reestablish your kids' oral hygiene regimen? Fact is, about 31% of parents report that their kids argue with them at least once a week about brushing!

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Gail Weisman
CEREC 27 and a half was pure, unadulterated edutainment!
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 08/24/2012 09:36am

With a boffo product launch, dozens of great lectures and hands-on sessions, non-stop networking, key opinion leaders galore, great food, and a little show biz, Sirona made last week's CEREC birthday bash a truly memorable three days.

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Monica Barudin
Q&A: Do you make infection control a priority in your dental office?
Date: 08/22/2012 09:15am

We put the spotlight on Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, and asked her to shed light on her go-to infection control products.

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Robert  Margeas
My 2 Cents on All-Bond Universal
Date: 08/21/2012 10:48am

Although the word “universal” is overused and, more often than not, misused, Bisco is not overstating things by calling its newest bonding system All-Bond Universal. Among the definitions Merriam-Webster’s offers, universal means “comprehensively broad and versatile” and “adapted and adjustable to meet varied requirements.” And that’s a good description of All-Bond Universal.

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