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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE

Study finds that milk prevents teeth from staining
Dental Tribune
Beverages such as black tea, coffee, cola and red wine can discolor the surface of the teeth. However, researchers from the University of Alberta may have found a solution to the problem — at least for the tea lovers out there. In testing the effect of milk on the staining properties of tea, they found that it significantly reduced the tea's ability to darken the teeth and proved even more effective than whitening toothpastes at preventing tea stains.
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The evolution of dental implants
U.S. News & World Report
For well over a thousand years, civilizations have attempted to solve the problem of tooth loss by implanting some type of "foreign material" into the jawbone. Archeologists have discovered fragments of seashells and carved stones embedded in the jaws of ancient Mayans that date back to 600 A.D. In fact, in some instances these early implants proved to be "fused" to the bone. Since then, dental implants have certainly come a long way.
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Researchers: Scientific findings often fail to be replicated
NPR
People seeking answers to science questions face a constant reality. Many science experiments come up with fascinating results. But the results cannot be replicated as often as you'd think. David Greene spoke with NPR's Shankar Vedantam.
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What's plaguing the dental industry? High costs of personnel
DentistryiQ
Personnel costs are a major expense for any dental practice, as most practice owners already realize. Many dentists believe these costs are from the actual salaries and payrolls. While this is true, what they do not realize are the costs caused by inefficient, unproductive and even destructive personnel. These figures remain hidden because they are out of view, not seen on the profit and loss statements.
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Dental school's virtual museum highlights dentistry's history
Dental Tribune
Five new exhibits showcasing artifacts of dental history are now available for viewing on the recently launched website www.dentalmuseum.pacific.edu, which was created by the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. The digital exhibits are part of the ongoing Virtual Museum Project, which began in 2012 as a creative way to present the school's A. W. Ward Museum collection.
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7 things your saliva says about your health
Prevention via Yahoo
Every day, your body produces roughly 50 ounces of saliva. But you probably don't give your spit much thought, even though it plays a vital role in your health. For one thing, saliva is a natural mouth disinfectant, says American Dental Association spokesperson Kimberly Harms, DDS. "It helps maintain the health of your gums, prevent tooth decay, and wash away food particles, and it provides disease-fighting substances to prevent cavities and other infections," she says.
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How to take care of your teeth and gums
Medical News Today
Taking good care of your teeth and gums is an important part of maintaining overall good health. Poor oral health is significantly associated with major chronic diseases and can cause disability and contribute to low self-esteem. Proper oral care does not require excessive time or expensive tools. Avoiding simple sugars, and implementing daily gentle tooth brushing and flossing is the basic foundation for good teeth and gum care.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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How to think about overhead in your practice
Dental Economics
There's something funny about accountants. We understand the formula for profitability: Revenue minus overhead equals profits. But we typically think about overhead the wrong way, at least from a practice management perspective. Overhead is an important part of the equation. In my experience, it's rare that accountants or dentists understand how to properly think about overhead and its effects on profitability and cash flow.
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The history of mentoring in dentistry has evolved to encourage career development
RDH Magazine
Mentoring has evolved into a professional activity, leading to trusted relationships and meaningful commitments. It has been redefined as a career development strategy for young professionals to learn a profession by shadowing a master artisan. In the mid-1970s, many American educational institutions established their faculty and administrators as mentors in higher education and technology circles.
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5 steps to boost your practice's sale value
Dental Economics
Practice values have increased over the past five years, primarily because there have been more buyers and fewer sellers. Despite these rising values, doctors who do not properly plan their transitions will receive far less than they could have with adequate planning. This article lists five steps doctors should take to ensure that they receive the maximum value for their practices.
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