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March 16, 2010
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ADAA Awards
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ADAA offers many opportunities to recognize its members for achievement in the association. The Juliette A. Southard (JAS)/Oral B Scholarship Award is available to dental assisting students and dental assistants who are interested in furthering their education in the field of dental assisting. The Council on Awards is also accepting nominations for the ADAA Student Achievement Award. This award is presented to the ADAA Student member who has shown the most outstanding achievement as a dental assisting student. It is presented annually to one student member currently enrolled in a dental assisting program. The JAS Scholarship Award and ADAA Student Achievement Award applications are due by March 31. More

Green teeth? Dentists embrace sustainability
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Ever ponder the green credentials of your dentist, while getting your teeth scraped until they bleed? No? Regardless, dentists around the world will soon be able to show off their sustainability savvy with the new GreenDOC Dental Office Certification Program, sponsored by the Eco-Dentistry Association. More

Periodontal pathogens enhance HIV-1 promoter activation in T cells
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During the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research, lead researcher O.A. Gonzalez presented a poster of a study titled "TLR2 and TLR9 Activation by Periodontal Pathogens induce HIV-1 Reactivation." Although oral co-infections (e.g. periodontal disease) are highly prevalent in HIV-1 patients and appear to positively correlate with viral load levels, the potential for oral bacteria to induce HIV-1 reactivation in latently infected cells has received little attention. More

Gum disease 'linked to early births'
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Successful treatment for gum disease cuts the risk of pregnant women giving birth early, U.S. research suggests. The preliminary research showed those whose gum disease was not treated successfully were three times more likely to give birth before 35 weeks. More

Instant screening device is the best defense for detecting deadly oral cancer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Every year, over 34,000 Americans develop oral cancer. Many die, and many others must undergo surgery that leaves them permanently disfigured. In the March 2010 issue of Esquire magazine, film critic Roger Ebert shared his story about his battle with the oral cancer disease. After multiple surgeries, he lost his lower jaw, along with his ability to speak and eat solid food. More

Salvia divinorum
Dental IQ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most of us have heard of marijuana, LSD, mushrooms, and ecstasy, but how about salvia divinorum? It is legal in most states even though it's considered a hallucinogen. For that reason alone it warrants a closer look. More

World dental implant and bone graft market could top $4.5 billion by 2012
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Global sales of dental implant systems are expected to maintain double-digit growth during the next five years. In fact, sales could soar to more than $4.5 billion, according to "Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction: The Worldwide Dental Implant and Bone Graft Market," a new study released from Kalorama Information. More

New study suggests "meth mouth" as an addiction warning sign in dental patients
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A new study suggests that dentists should consider severe oral health problems in otherwise young, healthy people as a possible sign of drug addiction. The study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is titled "The Relationship Between Methamphetamine Use and Increased Dental Disease." It is published in the latest issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. More

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