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Prevalence of periodontitis
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Roughly half of American adults aged 30 or older have some form of periodontal disease, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey data reported. "This is the most accurate picture of periodontal disease in the U.S. adult population we have ever had," said Dr. Pamela McClain, president of the American Academy of Periodontology and a practicing periodontist in Aurora, Colo. "We now have a precise measure of the prevalence of periodontal disease and can better understand the true severity and extent of periodontal disease in our country." More

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Is dental implant surgery for you?
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Over the years even the most carefully tended teeth can deteriorate. People produce less saliva as they age, which makes it harder for mouths to keep bacteria moving along. Those are at greater risk for infection, decay and gum disease. They can end up with gums that are swollen or that bleed. They are prone to cavities, teeth loosening and falling out. It's tough to lose your teeth. But there are more options now than there used to be when it comes to replacing missing teeth. More

Periodontal disease — it affects more than just your smile
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Periodontal disease is probably one of the most ignored serious diseases. It can cause a wide range of problems for those who have it and can go undetected for years. And it's not just your smile that's on the line. Ignoring it can have serious health consequences. More

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High-risk patients benefit from new techniques for computer-guided implant dentistry
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The added precision of computer guidance to oral implant surgery provides another leap forward in restorative dentistry, according to the Journal of Oral Implantology. Innovative modifications of software and instrumentation are further advancing dental implant success in patients lacking adequate bone. New techniques reduce surgery time and expedite postoperative healing. More

Scientists ID 'strong oral carcinogen' in smokeless tobacco
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Scientists say they identified a strong oral carcinogen in smokeless tobacco and called for federal regulation of the substance (S)-NNN, one of a family of compounds called nitrosamines, in these products. Although mounting evidence suggests an increased risk of cancer of the mouth, esophagus and pancreas for users of chewing tobacco, snuff and related products, until now no substance in these products was clearly implicated as a cause of mouth cancer, said Dr. Stephen Hecht, University of Minnesota, who led the study. More

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Sharp cuts in dental coverage for adults on Medicaid
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Banned from tightening Medicaid eligibility in recent years, many states have instead slashed optional benefits for millions of poor adults in the program. Teeth have suffered disproportionately. Republican- and Democratic-controlled states alike have reduced or largely eliminated dental coverage for adults on Medicaid, the shared state and federal health insurance program for poor people. The situation is not likely to improve under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul: It requires dental coverage for children only. More

Revolutionary Treatment for Peri-implantitis

Learn more at Morita’s Corporate Forum lecture during the American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Join us at 1:00pm as we dive into new treatment procedures for peri-implantitis and furcation involvement. FREE for all meeting registrants. View the presentation overview and the full lecture schedule here.


CDA Cares delivers oral health services to 2,026 people
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The California Dental Association Foundation's free dental clinic, CDA Cares, provided more than $1.3 million in charitable dental services during a two-day event recently held in Sacramento, Calif. The California Dental Association Foundation and the California Dental Association hosted the clinic to provide oral health services and education to Californians who experience barriers to care. More

Periodontology, Restorative Dentistry, Implant Therapeutics

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How to mentally recover from professional disasters
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In business, rainy days can come in the form of losing long-term clients or contracts, losing key team members, facing drastic industry shifts or seriously altered spending of your core client base. It doesn't feel good. But the rainy days — the challenges — are a part of the small business package. How do you handle the problems? More

5 ways to reward employees when raises aren't an option
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Many workers are doing double duty these days because employers either can't afford to hire more staff or are reluctant to do so in this still shaky economy. That makes it increasingly important to provide incentives — or risk losing your most valued employees. While you may not be able to give every deserving employee a raise or bonus, here are five ideas for rewarding your staff in meaningful ways that don't involve cash. More
 


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