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Researchers work on ways of detecting gum disease earlier
NY1
Researchers may have found a way to classify and detect gum disease well before symptoms become severe. NY1 health reporter Erin Billups filed a report on the potential medical breakthrough.
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Cancer testing being drilled into dentists
Boston Herald
Dentists are under increasing pressure to check their patients for oral cancer as rates of the deadly — but often unnoticed — disease climb. "Much more emphasis is being put on it than in the past," said Dr. Michael Wasserman, president of the Massachusetts Dental Society. "We'll be making sure more and more dentists do this."
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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE
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Researchers: Poor dental health increases likelihood of being depressed
Dental Tribune
Researchers from Australia have found that depression is linked to poor oral health. Studying the data of more than 10,000 patients, they were also able to demonstrate a dose-response relationship between the two conditions, as patients with more dental conditions had depression that was more severe.
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South Carolina legislator seeks to regulate tooth whitening
The Times and Democrat
If you want to get your teeth whitened in South Carolina, a state legislator wants to make you have it done by a licensed dental hygienist. Rep. Raye Felder, R-York, wants to put out of business those who perform teeth whitening without a license, such as at mall kiosks. Under her bill, H. 3949, people could still buy over-the-counter teeth-whitening products.
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Diabetes update
DentistryIQ
For many years, an association between diabetes and periodontitis has been discussed. Lately, this relationship has been suggested to be bidirectional with each disorder able to influence the other condition. A recent review looked at this relationship and found that the available data suggest that diabetes is a risk, as well as a modifying factor, for periodontitis.
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Researchers work on ways of detecting gum disease earlier
NY1
Researchers may have found a way to classify and detect gum disease well before symptoms become severe. NY1 health reporter Erin Billups filed a report on the potential medical breakthrough.

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Blindsided by dental bills? What you can do
ABC News
Q: I had an appointment for a dental cleaning in December. I filled out the form, paid a $25 co-payment and they put me in the chair, ready to take an X-ray. I told them I didn't want the X-ray. The dentist took a look at my teeth, and he said I have good teeth, but they couldn't clean them unless I took an X-ray there or transferred one from another office. So I asked for my co-payment back and went home.

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Five things you never knew about your toothbrush
The Oprah Magazine via The Huffington Post
You use it every day, but when was the last time you put real thought into your toothbrush? An effective tool is essential for a proper brushing, which not only shines up your pearly whites, but also prevents bacteria and inflammation — both of which are linked to everything from heart disease to dementia. Oprah Magazine asked the experts for a brush-up on what features matter most.

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DENTAL INDUSTRY NEWS
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New grafting procedure for oral implantation
Surgical Restorative
A goal of current oral surgery is not merely to replace a problematic tooth, but also to keep the supporting tissue structure of the mouth and jawline intact. This helps in maintaining the long-term effectiveness of the surgery and the oral cavity and jawline esthetics. However, if infection is present, surgery is usually delayed which may compromise the supporting tissues.
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What a dentist should do when a patient is fearful
Modern Practice
Fear and dentistry seem to go hand in hand. Whether the fear comes from childhood experiences or is solely psychological, fear is a real thing that patients often bring with them to their appointments Here's what most dentists and their teams fail to remember: People have two biological, automatic reactions when dealing with fear, flight or fight.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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Grill to focus on periodontal coding at UOR
DentistryIQ
Ashley Grill, RDH, will be addressing a common pet peeve in dentistry — insurance coding for periodontal procedures — when she presents a course at the RDH Under One Roof conference in Chicago on Aug. 16.
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Three reasons your practice needs an online marketing 'recare plan'
Dental Economics
As a leader of a successful dental practice, you understand that recare is an essential component to monitoring and maintaining the overall oral health of patients. You are well aware that numerous factors, from personal oral care habits to genetics, affect a patient's oral health. This makes recare a necessity. You also realize that skipping recare appointments introduces a risk and can be detrimental to the oral and physical health of your patients.
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    Five things you never knew about your toothbrush (The Oprah Magazine via The Huffington Post)
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Keep your germs to yourself (Sun Sentinel)
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