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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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AAP IN THE NEWS


AAP featured in PR Week for Love the Gums You're With
AAP
The American Academy of Periodontology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found nearly half of U.S. adults age 30 and older have some form of periodontal disease. AAP's own consumer research also revealed a lack of public awareness about gum disease, its impact on the body and who the correct person is to treat it. AAP then hired Weber Shandwick on a project basis, and the team came up with a fun and engaging campaign to educate consumers by encouraging them to love their gums.
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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE


Street drugs exposed: What your kids and your patients are not telling you
DentistryiQ
Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS, writes: "I attended a wonderful, informative and humorous presentation at RDH Under One Roof 2014 by Harold L. Crossley, DDS, MS, PhD. If you ever have an opportunity to hear and see Crossley, go for it. Crossley began by telling us about the American Dental Association Resolutions on substance abuse. Crossley told us that chemical dependency is a primary, chronic, progressive, and relapsing disease with genetic, psychosocial and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations."
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Increased probiotic amount may counter oral pathogens
DrBicuspid.com
Canadian and New Zealand researchers have found that the amount, or persistence, of a probiotic in a patient's mouth is dose-dependent, and the probiotic's ability to linger in a patient's oral cavity may allow more effective countering of pathogens. While probiotics are advertised as small factories producing biologically active substances that benefit the host, most probiotics rapidly pass through the oral and digestive tracts following their ingestion, which means that the likelihood of "persistence" at their principal target site, the patient's mouth, is low, the study authors wrote in their 2013 study published by PLOS One.
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New material may upgrade dental implants
Dentistry Today
Dental implants may be improving soon. Experts from the Autonomous University of Baja California in eastern Mexico created dental implants from a mixture of polymer with ceramic and a light consistency. The experts at this school optimized the performance of those dental tools after recreating what the chewing process was like. The goal was to make certain the implant would take on the brunt of the stress instead of the bone structure.
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Survey: Developmentally disabled adults often lack sufficient dental care
DrBicuspid.com
A new survey in the Journal of the American Dental Association has found that adults with developmental disabilities continue to have "significant dental disease," despite a recent focus on expanding access to care for these patients. Researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, both in Boston, conducted what they are calling the first large-scale survey to investigate factors influencing at-home oral care provided by caregivers to adults with developmental disabilities.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Straumann® Thanks You

We are so happy that you made the decision to join us in San Francisco at the annual AAP Meeting. Please be sure to visit www.straumann.us to take advantage of the implant, restorative, regeneration and digital solutions available to you and your patients. Your success is our business.
 


Laser gum surgery helping with common dental disease
WNYT-TV
Half of all Americans have periodontal disease. Many of them will need surgical treatment to get rid of the bacteria in their gums. Traditional surgery is slowly being replaced with a laser procedure called LANAP. New York periodontist, Dr. Reed Ference is checking the progress of patient Dave Stack. Back in August, Stack underwent periodontal surgery, but it was a far cry from the procedure he had some 15 years earlier.
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WHAT YOUR PATIENTS ARE READING


Top 10 tips for cleaner teeth
HealthNewsDigest.com
A beautiful smile isn't always a healthy smile. According to the American Dental Association, just over half of all Americans have at least one oral health problem. These issues can start when very early in life. Tooth decay is the most common chronic illness among school-age children — and with good oral hygiene and regular dental care, it is almost entirely preventable.
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How coffee can actually protect your teeth
Men's Journal
Your morning mugful might do more than just boost your energy — it could protect your teeth, too. In a recent study, Boston University researchers discovered that men who drank one or more cups of coffee per day showed significantly less bone loss in their teeth over 30 years than those who sipped less. Along with having sturdier (and, yes, more stained) teeth, the daily coffee drinkers showed no signs of gum disease, like bleeding gums.
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Oral health too important to ignore
Herald-Review
Even though October is National Dental Hygiene Month, dentists and dental hygienists know their patients aren't lining up for an appointment. Despite the fact that the physical and fiscal pain of most dental work can be prevented, a recent survey by the dental insurance provider Delta Dental found that nearly 30 percent of Illinois residents have gone two or more days without brushing their teeth in the past year.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  NV Microlaser: LAPT in a Pen-Sized Package
Laser assisted periodontal therapy (LAPT) has been shown to improve phase I periodontal therapy and can be used as an adjunct to traditional scaling and root planning. Weighing only 1.9 ounces, the wire-free, handheld NV Microlaser delivers the full power of larger desktop soft-tissue lasers in a pen-sized package for unprecedented freedom. Call 1-800-4DENMAT or visit www.denmat.com
 


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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EPA wants less dental mercury entering environment
HealthDay News via Doctors Lounge
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards to reduce the amount of mercury released from dentists' offices. The changes would fall under the Clean Water Act and would lessen the amount of dental amalgam entering the environment. Mercury and other metals are mixed together to make amalgam, which is used to fill cavities.
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Feng Shui and the dental practice: Successful before-and-after offices
DentistryiQ
Feng Shui design consultant Cheryl Janis, writes: "When I first walked into Laurelhurst Dentistry in Portland, Oregon, I thought, 'Great staff and excellent location, but what a sterile, energetically cold environment. I wonder how that's affecting the business?' My client, Dr. Adrienne Fischl, hired me to work on the Feng Shui design of her five-dentist practice. The staff was excellent, the dentists were experts in their field and they loved their jobs. What was the missing link? They lacked an environment that felt nurturing and supportive. Dr. Fischl wanted the reception area and three large operatories to feel like a hug to their patients."
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Award-winning material set to reduce dental implant failure (theEngineer)
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The 6th most prevalent health condition in the world — severe periodontitis (Medical News Today)
North Carolina dentist's license suspended after patient sedation death (DrBicuspid.com)
Is that plastic on your teeth? (CNN)

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