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Dental Assistants Recognition Week set for March 7-13
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Appreciating the valuable contributions dental assistants make to the dental profession is what Dental Assistants Recognition Week is all about. Each year, dentists take a week to honor dental assistants for their role on the dental team—from their direct patient care to the role they play in interacting and communicating with patients. More

Chip of tooth tells radiation dose
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A tiny chip of tooth enamel can tell the tale of radiation exposure, scientists report February 16 at a meeting of the American Physical Society. The technique may allow researchers to better understand the links between radiation exposure and illnesses such as cancer. Knowing normal levels of radiation exposure is important in the event of acute exposures, such as the detonation of a radioactive bomb or nuclear power plant accidents. More

Dental implant market to recover from economic crisis in 2010
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The growth of the market for dental implants will be hindered by the current recession in the U.S. economy, but it is expected to recover in 2010 and reach $1.5 billion by 2015. More

Dealing with untreated dental disease
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A huge percentage of underprivileged children in Los Angeles County have infectious dental disease that has gone unchecked, according to a study led by the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. In the report released during February's National Children's Dental Health Month, researchers Roseann Mulligan and Hazem Seirawan reveal that a staggering 73 percent of disadvantaged youngsters have untreated caries, the bacterial disease responsible for tooth decay. More

Genes behind tooth development discovered
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Genes that influence tooth development in the first year of life have been identified by British and Finnish researchers. They analyzed the genetic code of 6,000 people in Finland and Britain who took part in studies that tracked them from their mother's early pregnancy until adulthood. More

Poligrip denture cream linked to zinc poisoning
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GlaxoSmithKline has decided to stop using zinc in its Poligrip denture cream after hundreds of users filed lawsuits claiming the product had damaged their nervous systems, The Associated Press reported. The lawsuits alleged that use of Poligrip has led to loss of balance, sensation loss in the hands and feet, and paralysis in some consumers. More

Researchers find biomarkers in saliva for detection of early-stage pancreatic cancer
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Physicians and scientists agree: If we cannot entirely prevent cancer, the next best thing is to find it earlier to augment the chances of a successful fight. The good news is that there may soon be a new weapon in the battle against the so-called "worst" cancer— cancer of the pancreas. More
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