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Concussions and your mouth: Guard closes in on goaline
TheraBreath
Many athletes may not realize is that the mouth and jaw can play a big role in concussions. According to Dentistry IQ, in the majority of concussion hits, the injuring blow is received around the jaw and mouth. That's where Mark Dillon, an Irish product designer, comes into play. Dillon was one of 20 finalists for the James Dyson Award, an international competition for design engineers. His innovative Mamori mouthguard combines protection of the mouth, teeth and gums with sensors that gather information about the injuring hit.
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Are dentists interested in the oral-systemic disease connection?
Dentistry iQ
Dentists in the United States see an increasing number of patients with systemic conditions. These patients are challenging to treat when the relationship between oral and systemic disease is not well understood. The dominance of professional isolation exacerbates the problem due to the difficulty in finding expert advice or peer support. This study intended to: identify whether dentists discuss the oral-systemic connection and what aspects they discuss; understand perceptions of dentists and attitudes toward the connection; and to determine what information dentists need to treat patients with systemic conditions
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College of dentistry speeds up teeth movement, braces process
Washington Square News
A team at NYU's College of Dentistry has developed a procedure that decreases the amount of time required to wear braces. The process is called microosteoperforation, which involves poking small holes into the patient's gums using a special plastic drill called a Propel. The controlled injury allows porous bone tissue to form, and as a result, braces can move the teeth faster.
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Does diversity matter in medical training?
By Jonathan Ryan Batson
Maybe I was wrong as to think that diversity matters in the sociocultural melting pot of the United States. Maybe we were all wrong. Am I now doomed to believe that diverse thought and experiences, which shape lives to create new innovations and remove inequalities from the status quo, do not really matter? Maybe not. Maybe our approach to diversity is wrong. This is especially true when it comes to the medical education system.
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Concussions and your mouth: Guard closes in on goaline
TheraBreath
Many athletes may not realize is that the mouth and jaw can play a big role in concussions. According to Dentistry IQ, in the majority of concussion hits, the injuring blow is received around the jaw and mouth. That's where Mark Dillon, an Irish product designer, comes into play. Dillon was one of 20 finalists for the James Dyson Award, an international competition for design engineers. His innovative Mamori mouthguard combines protection of the mouth, teeth and gums with sensors that gather information about the injuring hit.

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Mouthguard use in Korean Taekwondo athletes: Awareness and attitude
Korean Academy of Prosthodontics via NCBI
A survey was performed to identify the level of mouthguard use, awareness, wearability issues and attitude toward mouthguard among elite Korean Taewondo athletes. Results showed that, considering the high level of willingness to wear mouthguard if the problems rectified, it is thought that together with efforts in providing more mouthguard information, the work of sports dentistry to research and improve mouthguard will be invaluable in promoting mouthguard to more athletes.

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Why won't my patient: Getting even your toughest patients to better oral health
Dentistry iQ
Is this scenario familiar? Your patient's home care is practically nonexistent. You bring in Mom and show her the situation. Everyone agrees that improvement is needed. You make a product recommendation, show the patient, and Mom how to use it and out the door they go. Six months later, nothing has changed. Mom just shrugs, and your patient, well, he or she seems to just care less. What we generally overlook in this situation is changing our tactics. Chip and Dan Heath, in their book, "Switch: How To Change Things When Change Is Hard" identify three core aspects that are needed to drive change.

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3.5 ways custom mouthguards make the holiday season even better
Gladiator
The holiday season is one of, if not the, greatest times of the year. So, how do you make it even better? Simple: Give a gift the whole family enjoys. Here are 3.5 reasons why custom mouthguards are a great gift to make the holiday season even better for players, coaches, trainers and parents alike.
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Teen athletes eat better but drink more soft drinks
Food Production Design
A recent study found that student athletes have overall better diet behaviors than nonathletes, despite drinking more soft drinks, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Pediatric Dentistry. Researchers at University of Oulu administered a computer-based questionnaire to students at two junior high schools with special classes for athletes in 2011 to investigate self-reported dietary and oral hygiene habits. A control group comprised of adolescents of similar age attending ordinary classes had completed the same questionnaire earlier.
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Facebook adds star ratings to business pages
NASE
As you may have noticed, Facebook rolled out their star rating system onto business pages in November. In reality, the star rating system has been in place on Facebook's mobile app for places for quite some time. However, November is when they officially rolled it out for business pages on the standard browser version of Facebook. As with any major update to a social media platform, both pros and cons exist.
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    Why won't my patient: Getting even your toughest patients to better oral health (Dentistry iQ)
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6 small-business marketing trends for 2014
Business 2 Community
As the world of marketing evolves and becomes more complex, one has to wonder how small-business owners can stay abreast of what marketing trends are emerging, never mind figure out which are worth investing in for their particular situation. Here are some tips.
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The most likely future of cosmetic dentistry
Hayletts North Country
VideoBriefWe won't claim any specific powers of clairvoyance, because frankly, we don't have them. But searching at existing trends, it can be really simple to predict the future trends, and that's what we are going to proceed to do, with regard to cosmetic dentistry.
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Year-end review of self-employed retirement plans
About.com
Do you currently have a retirement plan for your small business? If not, consider your options. You could set up a SEP-IRA, 401(k) or SIMPLE IRA to cover yourself and your employees. Consider how much could be contributed under each plan and its impact on your tax return. If you do already have a retirement plan, is it meeting your needs and the needs of your business? Self-employed persons and small-business owners may want to review their retirement plan before the end of the year.
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