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Monica Barudin
Q&A: How did you become a dental hygienist?
Date: 06/20/2012 08:16am

In this week’s "Dental Dames" blog, I'm spotlighting Charlotte Stirk, a dental hygienist from Florida who considers many of her long term patients an extension of her own family. With patient care and patient education in mind, she is excited about the laser treatments her office now provides.

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Bob Alaburda
Dental X-rays Could be Giving Your Patients Thyroid Cancer
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 06/19/2012 04:03pm

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) issued a new policy statement that outlines the risks of thyroid cancer associated with dental x-rays. It suggests clinicians use thyroid collars should whenever possible and always evaluate the necessity of any x-rays to be performed.

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Jason Schwartz
Dental Cool: Human Teeth and Pufferfish Evolution
Date: 06/18/2012 08:53am

Guess who's back? Back again? The Cool is back. Tell your friends. This week's sampling of 'Dental Cool' comes from the awesome folks at Centrix Dental via their Twitter page where they Tweeted about a study on why humans don't continuously replace their teeth and a story of pufferfish evolution.

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Anastasia Turchetta
Headaches: How Sleep Apnea Treatment, Trudenta, and Better Nutrition Can Help Your Patients

Over the course of a year, 90% of the population has at least one headache! Fact is that approximately 30 million people suffer from headaches, specifically migraines.

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Monica Barudin
Dental Dames: The American Association of Women Dentists
Date: 06/12/2012 10:15am

In my first installment of "Dental Dames," I’m putting the spotlight on an important organization dedicated solely to women dentists: the American Association of Women Dentists. AAWD provides support and education to women dentists through local chapters, newsletters, and an annual conference.

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Jason Schwartz
Dental Cool
Date: 06/11/2012 09:54am

Dental Cool is back! This week’s post comes from outside the bounds of Facebook from the Twitter page of Melinda Ferguson from Professional Hygiene Development Services where they posted a study about how doctors have reversed receding gums with a cow heart implant.

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Jake Mason
Less Spittin' Chiclets during Stanley Cup Season These Days
Author: Jake Mason
Date: 06/06/2012 04:32pm

After Game Four of the 2010 NHL Western Conference Finals, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith rushed off to the dentist instead of celebrating his team’s berth in the Stanley Cup Finals. Keith lost 7 teeth in that game after a puck hit him square in the mouth. He did not miss a single shift.

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Gail Weisman
Dental Do-Gooders
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 06/06/2012 10:48am

Dentistry--both the caregivers and the industry--has a long reputation for giving back, providing free or low-cost services and supplies to the underserved. For the next few months I am going to devote my weekly blog to spotlighting charitable outreach opportunities, individuals, organizations, and events that focus on promoting oral health and offering dental services around the world.

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Monica Barudin
Dental Therapists Aim to Close Gaps in Dental Care
Date: 06/05/2012 04:24pm

According to a recent Lost Angeles Times article, a new wave of dental care providers are stirring up controversy in the field of dentistry. Dental therapists can fill cavities, pull teeth, and perform root canals, but they do not have the same training and backgrounds as traditional dentists.

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Bob Alaburda
New York Mayor Declares War on Soda
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 06/04/2012 04:28pm

First they came for my heart-exploding energy drinks, and I did not speak out. Then they came for my industrial-sized soda, and I did not speak out.

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