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Bob Alaburda
Shark Teeth Have Built-in Toothpaste, Are Immune to Cavities
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 07/27/2012 12:00pm

A recent discovery at the National Institute of Terror revealed what we all feared most: sharks have invincible teeth. Impervious to cavities (and I’m assuming anything less than a tactical nuclear strike from orbit), these unstoppable killing machines don’t even need to floss after rending the flesh from the bones of an overconfident swimmer.

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Richard Lipscomb Jr.
Q&A: Clinician transitions into working with dental companies and publications

Q: How are you transitioning from being a clinician to also working with dental companies and publications?

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Gail Weisman
Brush your teeth, boost your grade point
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 07/24/2012 11:17am

"Oral health affects students’ academic performance." Film at 11.

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Fred Joyal
Back to Basics: Your Dental Practice's Facebook Page
Author: Fred Joyal
Date: 07/20/2012 09:17am

You either have a Facebook fan page at this point or you know you need one. At least I hope it's one of the 2. For those of you just starting one, here are some key points, and if you already have one, use this post to check to make sure that you are doing everything right.

If you're still struggling with why you should be active on Facebook, let me say simply that this is the new digital word of mouth. This is how more and more people will find out about the experience of being in your practice from the patient's perspective. The largest growing segment of Facebook users are 25-39 year olds. And they average more than 6 hours a week, with women spending twice as much time as men. In other words, good potential patients.

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Gail Weisman
Prophy antibiotics? Winds may be shifting......
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 07/19/2012 11:17am

I just read a Journal Watch notice about a recently published study questioning the need for certain patients to take prophylyactic antibiotics prior to dental procedures. As a proud and grateful owner of a titanium hip implant who's been told to pre-medicate for the rest of my hopefully long life, this sparked my interest.

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Richard Lipscomb Jr.
3M ESPE's C.O.S. Scanner Offers Dentists Accurate Impressions

I recently completed a case study with Dental Product Shopper that involved a crown for an upper left anterior tooth (tooth No. 9). There were 2 unique things about this case: 1) The circumstances of how the case came to be, and 2) The method of making a digital impression to help fabricate the crown.

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Mark Cannon
My search for the ideal pulp capping material is over
Author: Mark Cannon
Date: 07/17/2012 10:34am

The quest for the ideal pulp capping material has spurred a lot of research on various formulations. A model pulp capping material should maintain vitality, reduce sensitivity, promote biologic activity and therefore dentinal health, encourage re-mineralization, and be easy to use.

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Jason Schwartz
Dental Cool: Periodontal Disease and Man's Best Friend
Date: 07/16/2012 02:02pm

Do the 'Dog Days of Summer' have you searching for some cool relief? How about for your trusty canine (if you have a dog as a pet)? I bet you didn't know that up up 85% of dogs develop periodontal disease by age 3. To combat periodontal disease in man's best friend a new, 'Dental Cool' product has just been introduced that aims to detect and monitor this pooch perio problem.

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Fred Joyal
Why Yelp Online Reviews Are Important to Your Dental Practice
Author: Fred Joyal
Date: 07/12/2012 01:08pm

The world of online reviews continues to heat up. Yelp has now partnered with Bing, Microsoft's search engine, to include their reviews when a business comes up in a search. If you don't know what Yelp is, you need to. It is a site where people can review any business, including your dental practice, and you have no control over the content. They went public this year and are currently worth $1.5 billion, so don't expect them to go away any time soon.

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Allan S. Mohr
My favorite whitening system
Date: 07/10/2012 03:00pm

My search for a predictably consistent whitening system that would be effective for even the most challenging cases led me to the KöR Whitening booth at last year’s AACD meeting in Boston. I was frustrated with all whitening systems I’d tried and I assumed all systems were the same – I was wrong.

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