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The Western Society of Periodontology Presents:


62nd Annual Scientific Session
October 25-26, 2014
Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center,
Scottsdale, AZ

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Dental caries the most common chronic disease of childhood
The Washington Post
Fifty-nine percent of kids between 12 and 19 have at least one cavity, and poor and minority children are disproportionately affected, according to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The academy recently issued new recommendations on tooth care, suggesting that parents start brushing children's teeth, with fluoride toothpaste, as soon as they erupt.
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Website tracks consumers' online searches on dental treatment
American Dental Association
The terms "adult cleaning" and "root canal on a molar tooth" were the top two most frequently searched terms about dental services on FAIR Health, a website that provides cost information on medical and dental treatment. Consumers can access FAIR Health's free database of billions of billed medical and dental services so they can estimate and plan their medical and dental expenditures. FAIR Health's consumer website, FH Consumer Cost Lookup, also offers educational articles and videos about the healthcare insurance reimbursement system.
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Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth found on hollow-head toothbrushes
Medical News Today
Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Lead author and professor at the UTHealth School of Dentistry, Donna Warren Morris, R.D.H., M.Ed., notes that microbial counts were lower in the solid-head toothbrush group than in the two hollow-head toothbrush groups in 9 out of 10 comparisons.
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Tooth pain associated with poor school performance
Coeur d'Alene Press
A recent study was done in Los Angeles, in which they looked at the link between oral health and school performance. In a group of roughly 1,500 students, they found that children who reported having recent tooth pain were four times more likely to have a low grade-point average — below the median GPA of 2.8 — when compared to children who had not had dental pain.
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Poor oral health can have negative impact on seniors' overall health
City College of New York via News-Medical.Net
Research has shown that poor oral health can have a negative impact on seniors' overall health and well-being, but for many, there are significant barriers to visiting a dentist, finds a new report in the American Journal of Health Behavior. Lead study author Dr. Theresa Montini, assistant medical professor at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York and her colleagues provided oral dental exams to 184 older adult volunteers.
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Pediatricians: Fluoride benefits even the youngest kids
Medscape
Pediatricians should prescribe fluoride as soon as their patients' teeth emerge, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in new guidelines. Published online Aug. 25 in Pediatrics, the clinical report lays out specific recommendations for children at each stage of development.
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Although there has been a steep decline in tooth loss, study finds an increase in socioeconomic disparities
Medical News Today
The International and American Associations for Dental Research have published a paper titled "Projections of U.S. Edentulism Prevalence Following Five Decades of Decline." This study, by lead researcher Gary Slade, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, follows edentulism over the last 100 years and highlights the numbers of people losing teeth and requiring dentures.
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Dental caries the most common chronic disease of childhood
The Washington Post
Fifty-nine percent of kids between 12 and 19 have at least one cavity, and poor and minority children are disproportionately affected, according to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Study links gum disease to lung disease, cancer and heart failure
Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center via News-Medical.Net
Most people are very familiar with the reality that, if they don't practice regular brushing and overall good dental hygiene, they are at risk for developing gum disease. Less well known is the full extent of the potential harm caused by gum disease.

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Researchers: Coffee could lower risk of gum disease
ABC News Radio
Need another reason to drink coffee? It may be good for your gums. Nathan Ng of Boston University's Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine says this finding contradicts previous research suggesting the drink might have a detrimental effect on periodontal health.

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What does your waiting room have to do with dental practice marketing?
Dentistry IQ
Everyone knows what it's like to be stuck in rush-hour traffic or a long line at the supermarket checkout. Waiting is no fun, but it isn't always possible to avoid it. Dental appointments often take longer than expected. To make matters worse, many patients feel anxious about going to the dentist.
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How facility accreditation can position your practice for growth
Dentistry IQ
With more patients being diagnosed with sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy emerging as a key treatment, dentists can expand their practices by offering dental sleep medicine services. As dentists become more knowledgeable about the parameters of dental sleep medicine, the biggest challenge many face is building a network within the medical community.
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