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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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Starting a dental practice — How can you afford it?
Dentistry IQ
People understand that dentists are healthcare practitioners. Dentists are experts in oral health, and they deliver care to patients, ranging from education to cleanings and restorations. Dental schools are great at teaching individuals how to be healthcare providers. After dental school, dentists have access to great continuing education opportunities that help further their clinical skills.
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AAP IN THE NEWS
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AAP president responds to Dr. Oz advice: Oversight, treatment best defense in onset of periodontal disease
The News-Sentinel
In regard to Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen's Aug. 11 advice column mdash; "How to Fight Periodontal Disease" — I'd like to offer a vital addendum to the doctors' recommendations on how to best address a newly diagnosed case of periodontal disease.
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DENTAL INDUSTRY NEWS
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Your mouth could be the front door to potential medical issues
KTVI-TV
If the eyes are the window to your soul, what's your mouth? According to Dr. Jeff Dalin, it's the front door to all kinds of potential medical issues. People ignore periodontal disease with surprising frequency.
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Widely used depression drug associated with dental implant failure
International & American Associations for Dental Research via ScienceDaily
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, the most widely used drugs for the treatment of depression, have been reported to reduce bone formation and increase the risk of bone fracture. Since osseointegration is influenced by bone metabolism, this study investigates the association between SSRIs and the risk of failures in osseointegrated implants.
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Are you getting enough calcium?
Sunday Leader via Sri Express
Calcium is required for maintaining good bone health and dental care, preventing colon cancer and even reducing obesity. It is a mineral people need from the womb to the tomb, and kids need extra doses of calcium for growth and development. As individuals grow older, too, they need calcium as their bones become fragile, porous and weak.
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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE
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Anti-cavity drug in C3 Jian's phase 2 clinical trial targets elimination of streptococcus mutans
Dentistry IQ
C3 Jian Inc., a private company focused on providing improved oral healthcare, recently announced that it has successfully completed the initial phase two clinical trial for its novel drug, C16G2. The company's drug targets the specific elimination of streptococcus mutans, the acid producing bacterium associated with dental caries or tooth decay.
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Tall, grande, denti: Boston University researchers find coffee can benefit oral health
The Daily Free Press
Whether taken black, iced, creamed, sugared or mashed up in a blender with an array of Starbucks syrups, coffee is an unstoppable sensation that may just keep thriving, thanks to a published study in a recent issue of the Journal of Periodontology. A bitter cup of brew can be a student's best friend, and apparently, a gum line's chum, too.
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Research explains how you bite off the chocolate from nuts
Umea University via ScienceDaily
Simply biting off the chocolate from a nut dipped in chocolate — instead of biting through both the chocolate and nut — requires sophisticated control of the biting power. This is possible owing to an advanced coordination of muscle activation and brake reflexes in different parts of the jaw muscles.
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Widely used depression drug associated with dental implant failure
International & American Associations for Dental Research via ScienceDaily
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, the most widely used drugs for the treatment of depression, have been reported to reduce bone formation and increase the risk of bone fracture.

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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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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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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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4 ways to generate new dental patient referrals
Dentistry IQ
Think about the most recent patient referral that you were sent from an existing patient. More likely than not the reason for the referral, besides a comfortable dental experience, was a foundation of trust that you created with the existing patient. As important as trust and clinical prowess are, the most important factor to consistently generating new patient referrals is to exceed your existing patients' expectations. Despite the many subtle ways to do this, it's best to consistently take action.
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Laser used to treat gum disease
WTVD-TV
A Raleigh, North Carolina, dentist is touting the benefits of a newer way to treat gum disease. Signs of gum disease include bleeding when you brush or floss, loose teeth and bad breath. Failure to treat it can lead to tooth loss and bacterial infections that can even cause heart problems.
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Alabama woman in lawsuit over teeth-whitening products
WAFF-TV via WFSA-TV
A Guntersville, Alabama, business woman is challenging the state's laws about who can sell teeth-whitening services. Joyce Wilson stopped selling the services in Alabama after she received a cease-and-desist order from the state dental board back in 2006. That's when the battle began.
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    Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth found on hollow-head toothbrushes (Medical News Today)
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Study links gum disease to lung disease, cancer and heart failure (6) (')
Dental caries the most common chronic disease of childhood (The Washington Post)

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