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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE

Scientists' silk structure is secret to process of regenerating salivary cells
Medical News Today
Tissue engineering could help millions in the U.S. with dry mouth due to Sjögren's syndrome, and radiation for head and neck cancer The silkworm, which produces the essential ingredient for fine silk fabric, also plays a critical role in a new process designed to provide relief for millions of individuals with dry mouth, a devastating oral and systemic health issue.
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DENTAL INDUSTRY NEWS
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Spending on dental care will grow 60 percent in next decade
DrBicuspid.com
Spending for dental care will grow 60 percent during the next decade, according to a new report in Health Affairs. Spending for dental services was $97.3 billion in 2007 and is projected to grow from $114.5 billion in 2014 to $183.4 billion in 2024. This mirrors a projected growth in overall healthcare spending from $2.3 trillion in 2007 to $5.4 trillion in 2024.
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ADA advises Congress on nutrition policy
American Dental Association
The American Dental Association urged Congress to protect nutrition education and food assistance programs in legislation reauthorizing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. "The HHFKA supports a number of programs designed to improve the dietary habits of our most vulnerable children," the ADA said in letters to House and Senate committees considering the renewal legislation.
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WHAT YOUR PATIENTS ARE READING


2 floss alternatives for thread haters
Shape Magazine
There are two types of people in the world: daily flossers, and the rest of us. If you're one of the latter, chances are you've tried to pick up the habit at least twice a year. But eventually you skip a day, and that day turns into two, and soon enough you're back in the dentist chair, gums throbbing, swearing to your D.D.S. that you do floss daily — or, almost.
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How diabetes affects your oral health
KRIV-TV
Diabetes is one of the world's major chronic health problems with 29.1 million Americans are affected. That is almost 10 percent of the population and many cases go undiagnosed.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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Research: Practice setting may determine dentists' satisfaction
American Dental Association
Big or small, there are pros and cons to working in various dental practice settings, and dentists measure their career satisfaction in different ways. The ADA Health Policy Institute released a study analyzing dentists' job satisfaction within different practice settings, finding that those working in small group settings reported the highest overall career satisfaction.
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Health benefits dentists should know
DentistryiQ via Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP
Offering employee benefits is a significant milestone for small dental practices. Deciding to offer health benefits requires careful consideration, and beginning the process can sometimes present a challenge. Here are a few common types of employee health benefits to get started.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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6 ways to create a better experience for your patients (DrBicuspid.com)

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