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Feb. 28, 2012
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Infection Control: Legionnaires' disease and dental unit water
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On a certain Monday morning in February, some of us were getting the same question from our patients, writes Noel Brandon Kelsch, RDHAP, a syndicated columnist, writer, speaker and cartoonist. The question was similar to the questions that dental offices received in 1987 regarding transmission of HIV in the dental setting, as well as questions in 2001 regarding the transmission of HBV in the dental setting. My hope was that you answered these questions without hesitation. Your current answers should be that your office is doing everything they can to comply with the guidelines, regulations, and laws governing infection control in the dental setting, including infection control procedures that treat the water lines. More

Study links high fiber to healthy gums in older vets
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U.S. researchers who followed healthy male veterans for up to 24 years found that older men who ate more high-fiber fruits were less likely to show signs of gum disease. For more than 600 men participating in a long-running Veterans Affairs dental study, each serving of high-fiber food was linked to an almost 30 percent lower likelihood of lost teeth and a 24 percent lower risk of bone loss associated with receding gums. More

The art of introducing children to dentistry
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We've all been there. Suppose you're sailing through the day, enjoying the work, the patients, the satisfaction of providing good dentistry. Then you take a look at the schedule and realize the front desk has filled that afternoon hole with a new family. More

New Innovative Oral Health Rinse
Sunstar Americas introduces G•U•M PerioShield Oral Health Rinse – a new and innovative aid for the prevention and treatment of gingivitis. Clinically proven proprietary ingredient delmopinol 0.2% has a unique mechanism of action which disrupts current plaque and helps to prevent new build-up by forming a protective shield on the teeth and gums. more

Dental pulp stem cells transformed by 'bad breath' chemical
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Japanese scientists have found that the odorous compound responsible for halitosis - otherwise known as bad breath - is ideal for harvesting stem cells taken from human dental pulp. More

Raspberries offer new hope in oral cancer treatment    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While not all oral lesions become malignant, the majority are removed surgically. Even so, as many as a third of patients with cancerous oral lesions experience recurrences. So researchers have been trying to find new therapies that can suppress the conversion of precancerous to cancerous cells and also alternatives to the surgical removal of such lesions. More

Newly identified oral bacterium linked to heart disease and meningitis
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A novel bacterium, thought to be a common inhabitant of the oral cavity, has the potential to cause serious disease if it enters the bloodstream, according to a study in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. More

How to write or create a blog
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Starting a blog can be an overwhelming task. Once you understand the value a blog can bring to your online presence and perceived subject matter expertise and you're set to begin, what should you do first? Here are three considerations to get you over the hurdle and blogging soon. More

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