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Academy for Sports Dentistry Launching New Website to Include Online Payment Option
ASD
We are very excited about the many new features on the new website. With it we will have the ability to handle all of the updates in the ASD office. This will give us the ability to get information to our members in a timelier manner. The website provides quick access to information on meetings, activities and services, and now includes on-line payment option. The Members Only section, includes the ASD directory, Position Papers, Fellowship guidelines, corporate sponsors, and other relevant information.
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The key to limiting sports head trauma may be here, and it's not a new helmet
Yahoo Sports
VideoBrief Generally, the enumerated sporting goods advances called for focus squarely on helmets and padding. Now, one new biometric company feels it may have an answer that will help make it much more clear when a player has suffered a case of head trauma, and it doesn't involve a new helmet or more or better padding. Rather, it focuses on the technology involved in the oldest and most common part of a player's gear: Their mouthpiece.
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Could Botox be coming soon to a dentist near you?
The Salt Lake Tribune
When Wade Paxman is stressed, he clenches and grinds his teeth. The conventional treatment, mouth guards, protect his enamel but don’t ease his jaw pain or crushing headaches. Recently, however, he found relief in a drug most commonly used to rid middle-aged women of unwanted wrinkles: Botox. But growing interest in the drug’s dental applications is forcing debate over whether dentists should use it cosmetically.
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Study eyes global burden of oral conditions
American Dental Association
A new study published in the Journal of Dental Research shows that oral conditions affect 3.9 billion people, and untreated caries in permanent teeth was the most prevalent of the 291 conditions evaluated.
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Bad teeth, broken dreams: Lack of dental care keeps many out of jobs
CNBC via The Daily Beast
Barriers to dental services are a problem nationwide, with more than 47 million people in the U.S. living in places with difficult access to care, according to the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration. Low-income adults are almost twice as likely as those with higher incomes to have had no dental care in the previous year, according to a 2008 study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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'S' or 'C' corporation? Maximize tax deductions by using both
By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Carole Foos, CPA
Choosing the form and structure of one's dental practice is an important decision. Most advisors to sports dental practices believe that the avoidance of potential double taxation makes the S Corporation the logical choice. This "conventional wisdom" overlooks the potential benefits a C Corporation can offer. If you want to explore ways to reduce unnecessary taxes without subjecting yourself to double taxation and would like to see how you can do this without having to change any of your insurance provider or Medicare provider numbers, this article is ideal for you.

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Early exposure to bisphenol A might damage tooth enamel
ScienceDaily
Analysis of teeth of rats exposed to bisphenol A showed numerous characteristics in common with a tooth enamel pathology known as MIH (molar incisor hypomineralisation) that selectively affects first molars and permanent incisors. This enamel pathology is found in roughly 18 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 8.

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High-tech mouthguards help players
The Dominion Post
In a New Zealand first, Hutt Old Boys Marist rugby club team doctor Doug King has imported mouthguards with micro-chipped technology from the United States to measure impacts received on the field. The premier side wore the mouthguards during the Swindale Shield match against Wainuiomata and, although there were no recorded concussions, one player recorded an impact of 126 G-Force.

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'S' or 'C' corporation? Maximize tax deductions by using both
By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Carole Foos, CPA
Choosing the form and structure of one's dental practice is an important decision. Most advisors to sports dental practices believe that the avoidance of potential double taxation makes the S Corporation the logical choice. This "conventional wisdom" overlooks the potential benefits a C Corporation can offer. If you want to explore ways to reduce unnecessary taxes without subjecting yourself to double taxation and would like to see how you can do this without having to change any of your insurance provider or Medicare provider numbers, this article is ideal for you.
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Genetics-based risk assessment brings personalized preventive care to dentistry
Medical News Today
Interleukin Genetics, Inc. have announced the online publication of the research study "Patient Stratification for Preventive Dental Care" in the Journal of Dental Research. The study provides new insights into the prevention of gum disease and the opportunity for significant advancement in the delivery of personalized, preventive dental care.
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ADA issues statement on regular dental visits
Dental Tribune
To maintain optimal oral health, the American Dental Association recommends regular dental visits, at intervals determined by a dentist. The ADA wants to remind consumers that the frequency of their regular dental visits should be tailored by their dentists to accommodate for their current oral health status and health history.
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Video tool helps reduce patients' fear of dental injections
DrBicuspid.com
A computerized video tool designed to reduce fear of dental injections has the potential to help patients stop avoiding dental care due to fear, according to a new study in a supplement of the Journal of Dental Research.
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Uncovering the 'hidden treasure' in your patient charts
By Jan Keller
Have you ever participated in a treasure hunt — enjoyed the challenge of uncovering what is right in front of you, or hidden in a drawer or closet? Today is the day you should start a treasure hunt in your office. Here's why. Many dental practices are looking for ways to increase, or just maintain, previous levels of production and collection. One answer may be "hiding" under their noses. When was the last time you conducted an in-depth review of your patient charts and the hidden treasure they hold?
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3 best practice management tips for the new dental patient
Dentistry IQ
Every dental office is striving for more new patients. We hope these new, warm bodies will have dental needs that will keep doctors and hygienists busy and productive. But how do we attract new patients? I am by no means a marketing specialist, so to answer that question you would need to talk to my good friend Rita Zamora. However, once you get those new patients into your practice, here are my three best practice management tips to give them a unique and inviting experience.
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Dentistry at a crossroads: The demise of general dentistry
DrBicuspid.com
The transformation of American dentistry from private practitioners to salaried employees is advanced by some as inevitable. The big issues confronting dentistry have changed very little from years past, but times have changed and the U.S. has become much more diverse. There is an increase in population, more people on public aid and a greater concentration of people in urban and exurban settings.
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