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Julie Schmitt
Dentist For The Stars Helps The Uninsured
Date: 07/01/2014 04:15pm

A dentist and multiple celebrities enter an art studio…

What sounds like it could be the beginning of a bad joke is actually a charity that has generated over $300,000 to provide dental services for those uninsured. New York City’s Smile Design Gallery, a charity founded by celebrity dentist Dr. Lee Gause, is having his next exhibit July 9 at SoHo's Martin Lawrence Gallery.

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Gail Weisman
But First, Let Me Take a Selfie
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 07/01/2014 01:45pm

Millions of selfies flood the timelines of users on Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms on a daily basis. Almost all serve no purpose—until now.

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Bob Alaburda
Researchers Identifying Oral Cancer Faster
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 07/01/2014 08:31am

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have begun to identify patterns in aggressive oral cancer in mice that could result in the same patterns being spotted in humans, ultimately leading to an easier way to identify, diagnose and treat oral cancer in humans.

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Jason Schwartz
Improve Patient's Gums, Improve Patient's Health
Date: 06/30/2014 08:46am

A Fox News report explains that individuals that were treated for periodontal disease had improved health benefits, including lower healthcare costs and fewer trips to the hospital, compared to those who left the oral disease untreated.

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Dave Pavlak
Findings Show Dentists Don’t Talk to Patients About Smoking Habits
Author: Dave Pavlak
Date: 06/26/2014 08:00am

A national study from the Harvard School of Public Health has found that dentists are less likely then a patient’s primary care physician to talk about their smoking habits and potentially trying to have them quit.

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Gail Weisman
1 in 3 Americans Haven't Seen The Dentist in The Past 12 Months
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 06/24/2014 08:40am

A Gallup Well-Being poll has uncovered that 1 in 3 Americans haven’t visited the dentist in the past year. In addition, African Americans, lower income families, and those from the South were less likely to visit the dentist.

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Julie Schmitt
Uncle Harry's Ends The Toothpaste Guessing Game
Date: 06/20/2014 10:31am

Ever read the ingredients in a bottle of toothpaste and have no idea what they mean, let alone how to pronounce them? Uncle Harry’s is putting an end to the toothpaste mystery with its natural line of products, including toothpaste, tooth powder, mouthwash, and whiteners.

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Bob Alaburda
Calling All Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Health Professionals—Volunteers Needed For Dental Goodwill
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 06/19/2014 09:44am

We know how it feels to be able to share a talent with someone who is less fortunate. That's why the coordinators from Mission for Mercy are looking for volunteers to come out to their Oregon event at Chemeketa Community College on July 11-12 and offer their services to help clean, fill and replace teeth for those in need.

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Jason Schwartz
Henry Schein and Others Unveil Tree of Peace at Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Date: 06/18/2014 09:14am

Henry Schein joined other dental industry leaders at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine to unveil the Tree of Peace. The statue symbolizes “the power of oral health to bridge cultural and political divides,” according to the Henry Schein press release. UNESCO Artist of Peace Hedva Ser created the Tree of Peace sculpture.

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Dave Pavlak
Oral Cancer Claims Another Athlete’s Life
Author: Dave Pavlak
Date: 06/17/2014 08:27am

The news came across yesterday that Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn had passed away after a battle with oral cancer.

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