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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE
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Protein plays key role in infection by oral pathogen
Science Codex
Scientists at Forsyth, along with a colleague from Northwestern University, have discovered that the protein, Transgultaminase 2, is a key component in the process of gum disease. TG2 is widely distributed inside and outside of human cells. The scientists found that blocking some associations of TG2 prevents the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis from adhering to cells. This insight may one day help lead to novel therapies to prevent gum disease caused by PG.
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Researchers warn of magnetic fields from dental devices
Dental Tribune
Low-frequency electromagnetic fields produced by common dental devices, such as electric toothbrushes and curing lights, are a potential threat to human health, researchers from the Nippon Dental University in Niigata, Japan, have reported. In a test, they found that such devices induced significant electric currents not only in several metallic intraoral appliances but also in teeth.
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Scientists discover that microorganism prevents mouth infection
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A U.S. research project has shown that Pichia, a beneficial fungal yeast, inhibits growth of the harmful fungal yeast Candida, which also causes oral thrush. The researchers hope that the findings will contribute to the development of a therapeutic agent to fight the painful mouth infection, as well as other fungal infections.
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Classifying gum disease genetically could help earlier diagnosis and treatment
Medical News Today
A study published in the Journal of Dental Research suggests a new system for classifying periodontal disease that may allow for earlier detection and personalized treatment before the disease becomes severe. The researchers propose a new classification system — the first of its kind — based on the genetic expression of gum disease instead of the current method based on clinical signs and symptoms.
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A periodontist's protocols to avoid dental implant complications
Surgical Restorative
Dental implants are becoming increasingly common, and scientific meta-analyses have demonstrated 97 percent to 99 percent long-term success rates. However, there are some basic principles and guidelines clinicians should follow to achieve high predictability and long-term stability.
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Periodontal care cuts admissions, costs for diabetes and CVD
Medscape
Patients who get care for their periodontitis are less likely to require treatment for diabetes and cardiovascular disease or to have a preterm delivery, a new analysis of insurance company records shows. The study supports the theory that treating periodontitis can improve other chronic diseases, lead author Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat told Medscape Medical News. "The results are big," said Jeffcoat, a professor of periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, who presented the findings on March 21 at the American Academy of Dental Research meeting in Charlotte, N.C.
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DENTAL INDUSTRY NEWS
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Dental spending stays flat
Dental Tribune
Dental care spending remained flat through 2012 over the prior year, in part because working-age adults are visiting dentists less frequently, with fewer people covered by employer-sponsored dental benefits, according to a new analysis released by the American Dental Association. The research, conducted by the ADA Health Policy Resources Center, shows that additional factors in the spending patterns include improvements in oral health, the erosion of benefits provided by state Medicaid programs and fee reductions among many private insurers.
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How dental professionals can respond to 'oil pulling' patients
DentistryIQ
Although the literature on oil pulling has increased substantially in western countries in recent years, there is still much confusion among dental professionals about the proper response to a patient who has adopted this alternative therapy. In this article, Chicago cosmetic dentist Dr. Jessica T. Emery, founder and owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft, shares her expertise on the topic of oil pulling and offers guidance for peers who are confronted by a patient who declares oil pulling as part of a home regimen. Read on to hear her response to this issue from a doctor’s point of view and advice on how to approach patients if they ask about it.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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Three survival keys for the new dental economy
DentistryIQ
According to the ADA Health Policy Resources Center, which recently published the research brief National Dental Expenditures Flat Since 2008, dental receipts across the board have been flat for the last five years. This is a very bleak number. When you consider the escalating cost of doing business, it's obvious that true dental income is being eroded away like a sand castle at high tide.
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Matching rinses to individuals
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With research linking gingival inflammation to many systemic conditions, it's now more critical than ever to provide patients the information to make informed decisions. Many professionals struggle when recommending a rinse to decrease inflammation as a way to improve patients' oral health without a lot of unwanted side effects.
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Three quick tips to handle a difficult patient
Dental Products Report
Is your day ruined by seeing a difficult patient in your daily schedule lineup? Jill Nesbitt, MBA, dental consultant and office manager, gives you three easy quick tips to keep better handle patient complaints in the future.
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Protein plays key role in infection by oral pathogen
Science Codex
Scientists at Forsyth, along with a colleague from Northwestern University, have discovered that the protein, Transgultaminase 2, is a key component in the process of gum disease. TG2 is widely distributed inside and outside of human cells. The scientists found that blocking some associations of TG2 prevents the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis from adhering to cells.

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Patients who have dental extractions before cardiac surgery are still at risk for poor outcomes
Medical News Today
To pull or not to pull? That is a common question when patients have the potentially dangerous combination of abscessed or infected teeth and the need for heart surgery. In such cases, problem teeth often are removed before surgery, to reduce the risk of infections including endocarditis, an infection of the inner lining of the heart that can prove deadly.

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The three mistakes you're making in the bathroom — and how to fix them
TODAY
Those mundane, daily tasks we do to take care of our bodies? You might be doing those completely incorrectly. As part of TODAY's Doing It Right series, Drs. Jonathan Levine and Roshini Raj stopped by Studio 1A to set the record straight on some everyday hygiene routines, showing off the right way to take care of your teeth and clean your ears.

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Woman in coma after dental procedure
CNN
A Hawaii woman is in a coma after going into cardiac arrest during a dental procedure.
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Rihanna's trip to the dentist is a firm reminder that oral health is key
Buzzworthy
You're probably guessing that this is a photo of Rihanna looking absolutely FEROSH on her way out from some Fashion Week party hosted by her Oscar-winning BFF, Lupita Nyong'o, or some other event that we'd never be invited to, right? WRONG. The "Can't Remember To Forget You" singer is actually just leaving her dentist's office in New York City.
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How oral care can affect your health
KPLR-TV
With the renewed focus on preventative healthcare as a part of the Affordable Care Act; Dr. Sonny Saggar, was on the KPLR News 11 noon show with Shannon Woodcock from Delta Dental Health Theater to discuss how looking after your teeth can affect our overall health.
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