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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE
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Oral health not affected by IBD
MedPage Today
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease had overall dental health that was comparable to that of individuals without the chronic intestinal disorder, which was reassuring, researchers reported. Only for two sites, the upper left third molar and the lower left second molar, was the prevalence of an absent tooth more than 10 percent higher in patients with IBD, said Dr. Ovais Ahmed, of Temple University in Philadelphia, and colleagues in a poster session at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology.
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New study supports efficacy of desensitizing toothpaste
Dental Tribune
A study conducted by dental researchers in Taiwan has provided new evidence that toothpaste containing the amino acid arginine and calcium carbonate can contribute to a significant reduction in dentine hypersensitivity. In the study, almost 98 percent of the participants reported reduced hypersensitivity after having used the toothpaste for eight weeks.
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    Are your referring colleagues ensuring that every patient is receiving a comprehensive periodontal evaluation (CPE) each year? To confirm your general dentist colleagues are familiar with the AAP's recommendations on a CPE, the Academy has compiled customizable resources such as introductory letters, talking points and presentations for you to use.



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Why is Miley Cyrus' tongue white?
Slate
Miley Cyrus' tongue has appeared on stages, magazine covers, social media feeds, and red carpets. As a cultural touchstone, this band of flesh waggles with enough conflicting meanings and interpretations to make a grad student in anthropology salivate — but before we even start that conversation, can we just confirm that Miley's not dying of rabies?
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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Tulsa oral surgeon
The Associated Press via Columbus Ledger Enquirer
A judge dismissed one of several lawsuits against an oral surgeon whose Tulsa, Okla.-area clinics were shut down earlier this year due to filthy conditions because the plaintiff and her attorney didn't show up in court. District Judge Rebecca Nightingale dismissed Sharon Fairchilds' lawsuit against Dr. W. Scott Harrington after waiting more than 15 minutes for her and her attorney to arrive.
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DENTAL INDUSTRY NEWS
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Tech revolution in dentistry — are you ready?
Dental Economics
Dentists are facing an unprecedented number of new "mission critical" clinical and practice-management technologies. These are technologies that must be incorporated for a practice to maintain its health and grow. Practices that do not move forward with these technologies will find themselves shrinking and losing value.
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New dental hygiene exhibit unveiled at University of Michigan
DentistryIQ
A new exhibit that highlights the growth and development of the dental hygiene profession and dental hygiene education has been unveiled at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. The Sindecuse Museum exhibit, Dental Hygiene — A Century of Progress, is on display in the Kellogg Building lobby of the School of Dentistry.
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GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY
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Obamacare and kids dental, vision coverage
The Washington Post
One part of the Affordable Care Act is intended to improve dental coverage for children, prompted by the 2007 death of an uninsured Maryland boy named Deamonte Driver, who was killed by a bacterial infection that spread from an abscessed tooth to his brain. Supporters of better dental care for children successfully pushed to have dental and vision services for children included in the law's 10 categories of essential benefits.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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What your office design says about you as a leader
Entrepreneur
The corner office is a symbol of success and power. It is the modern-day throne room where you rule your realm. You beckon people to your presence and cast down rulings, hirings and firings. However, your castle can be everyone else's dungeon. While communication experts typically coach leaders on what to say, how to say it, and when to say it — one important aspect is often overlooked: where to say it. Location and atmosphere can color a message and change behavior.
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When a dentist becomes the defendant
DrBicuspid.com
In a profession fueled by referrals and word-of-mouth marketing, public perception is key. A malpractice suit can tarnish a dentist's reputation and also be a financial burden. The American Student Dental Association offers advice on how dentists can avoid the courtroom. (May require free registration to view article.)
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Oral health report: A 'state of decay' flourishes among older Americans
DentistryIQ
The oral health of older Americans is in a state of decay, according to a new national report released by Oral Health America. A State of Decay, a state-by-state analysis of oral healthcare delivery and public health factors impacting older adults, reveals more than half of the country received a "fair" or "poor" assessment when it comes to minimal standards affecting dental care access for older adults.

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When should you brush your teeth?
The Wall Street Journal
That colleague who always brushes his teeth after lunch in the office bathroom? A published study suggests that scrubbing immediately after eating may be doing him more harm than good. While professional opinions may vary, Delaware dentist Jeffrey M. Cole, former president of the Academy of General Dentistry, a dental advocacy group, weighs in on this topic.

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Some online journals will publish fake science — for a fee
NPR
Many online journals are ready to publish bad research in exchange for a credit card number. That's the conclusion of an elaborate sting carried out by Science, a leading mainline journal. The result should trouble doctors, patients, policymakers and anyone who has a stake in the integrity of science (and who doesn't?).

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Social media and your professional reputation
DrBicuspid.com
Many new dentists find themselves at a crossroads with social media. Some feel they'd like to erase their social media past and start over, while others never used social media and dread doing so for their practice. The good news is there's a solution. The key to success in social media from a professional standpoint is to find a balance between being personable and visible online, yet maintaining your personal privacy. (May require free registration to view article.)
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Some online journals will publish fake science — for a fee (NPR)
Natural is better: Teeth last longer than dental implants (Medscape)
Researchers find potential link between gum disease, Alzheimer's (University of Florida)
11 things your mouth can tell you about your health (Shape)
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