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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE

Localized aggressive periodontitis: All-on-4 oral rehabilitation case report
Perio-implant Advisory
The American Academy of Periodontology, as of 1999, has reclassified periodontal disease, which affects young individuals. The current case report describes a young African-American female diagnosed with localized aggressive periodontitis at approximately puberty and developing into a generalized form of the disease as the patient entered late adolescence. This aggressive form of periodontal disease may manifest itself in both the primary and permanent dentitions.
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Veterans have poor oral, throat cancer outcomes
HealthDay News via Medical Xpress
In veterans, oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is associated with traditional carcinogens and poor clinical outcomes, according to a study published in the September issue of Head & Neck. Dr. lad C. Sandulache, from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues evaluated patient, tumor and treatment characteristics for 200 veterans treated for oropharyngeal SCC between 2000 and 2012.
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Study examines erroneous diagnoses of caries
Dentistry Today
All dentists strive to detect tooth decay and preserve natural tooth substance. But how high is the risk of healthy teeth being erroneously diagnosed as caries? Scientists at the Charité – Universitätsmediz in Berlin have combined various tooth decay detection methods with a successive form of therapy and analyzed their long-term benefits. The results of their study have been published in the Journal of Dental Research. 


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DENTAL INDUSTRY NEWS
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Dentist highlights importance of dental role in identifying diabetes
American Dental Association
Dr. Jerry Brown, now a retired clinical dentist, was 21 when the unexpected Type 1 diabetes diagnosis came. He had been making frequent trips to the restroom and felt excessively thirsty. A swimming test required for his graduation from Brooklyn College proved difficult, despite his above average skills in the water. "My self-diagnosis was a kidney infection, so I went to a primary care physician, who told me that I wasn't taking very good care of my diabetes. I asked him, 'What is diabetes?'" Dr. Brown recalled.
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CDA Presents 2015: Enhanced oral cancer detection can save lives
DrBicuspid.com
Enhanced oral cancer detection can help general practitioners save patients' lives while protecting dentists from malpractice lawsuits, according to a presentation by Dr. Jonathan Bregman at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2015 meeting. The early detection of oral cancer, which has been aided by new high-tech screening devices, was the focus of Bregman's session.
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WHAT YOUR PATIENTS ARE READING


Oral care and its connection to pancreatic cancer
Auburn Reporter
What do actor Patrick Swayze, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have in common? They were all diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In an ongoing series of articles on the oral-systemic connection, the Auburn Reporter looks at how the health of your mouth may be connected to pancreatic cancer.
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10 dental hygiene mistakes
Bustle
Whether you're prone to lazy brushing or consistently brushing after every meal, there are oral hygiene mistakes you could be making that are slowly sacrificing your pearly whites. Here are 10 common ones to avoid to help your choppers stay healthy and bright.
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Worried about mercury in your teeth?
ConsumerReports.org
Mercury. Mold. Lead. Sometimes there are very good reasons for you to be worried about those substances. But some unscrupulous healthcare practitioners capitalize on those concerns. "They push tests for mold intoxication or say you need to have the mercury in your teeth removed," says Dr. Anthony Pizon, chief of medical toxicology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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Protocol for gingivitis patients: Due to a lack of insurance codes, are we taking shortcuts with gingivitis?
RDH
Question: I work in a rural community, and many of our patients are insurance-dependent. We understand that paying for needed care is difficult for some people, so we want to help them maximize their benefits. The problem we're having in our office is how to properly treatment plan and code patients with gingivitis. Since there are no codes for gingivitis, it seems that we have very few options. Do you have any tips for dealing with gingivitis patients and proper coding?
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How Google's latest algorithm changes will affect your dental practice's search traffic
DentistryiQ
SEO is a fast-changing marketing activity. In the time it takes to do a root canal, you can miss any number of changes from Google that will have a big impact on your SEO campaign. Here is a rundown of important developments. First and foremost, on Aug. 11, Google announced a major restructuring.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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