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March 22, 2011
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Green tea lozenge trial aims to reduce dry mouth symptoms    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers from the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Health Sciences University are conducting a trial that will test the efficacy of new dry mouth lozenges. The investigators said they believe that antioxidants found in green tea, the main ingredient of the new drops, may reduce the inflammation of salivary glands in people who suffer from the condition. More

'Dissolvable tobacco' may up mouth disease
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Dissolvable tobacco products — pop-into-the-mouth replacements for cigarettes — have the potential to cause mouth diseases, U.S. researchers say. The products contain mainly nicotine, along with finely-ground tobacco and a variety of flavoring ingredients, sweeteners and binders. More

Potentially pathogenic microbes growing on at least half of all orthodontic retainers
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Insufficient cleaning could allow build-up of microbes on orthodontic retainers, researchers at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute have found. Dr Jonathan Pratten and colleagues looked at the types of microbes which live on retainers. This study found potentially pathogenic microbes growing on at least 50 percent of the retainers. More

Groupons for health care services: No-brainer or legal minefield?
Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We all have bought Groupons for a wide variety of goods and services — dinner at a new restaurant, a periodical subscription, clothing, a hot air balloon ride — but most of us have not bought a Groupon for health care services. More

Mark your calendar! Registration opens April 6, 2011

The 2011 ADAA Annual Session will meet in conjunction with the ADA! Join together with leaders in dental practice, research, academics and industry and choose from among more than 260 continuing education courses over four days.

2011 ADA Annual Session Dates:
Scientific Program: Monday, Oct. 10 - Thursday, Oct. 13
World Marketplace Exhibition: Monday, Oct. 10 - Wednesday, Oct. 12

Researchers suspect bacterial changes in mouth promote oral disease in people with HIV
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Oral disease occurs commonly and progresses rapidly among people who have HIV, but the process is poorly understood. Researchers suspect that the culprit is a change in the makeup of bacterial communities that live in the mouth. More

Implant temporization and the benefits of snap-on smile
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One of the most challenging problems in implant-borne prosthesis is the temporization issue. If the patient is fully edentulous prior to implant therapy or is expected to lose all dentition as a part of the treatment, a full tissue supported interim denture is often utilized. In some cases "mini" or temporary implants can be used until the full integration of the actual load-bearing implants. Depending on the specifics of the case, in some instances the load-bearing implants can be immediately loaded. More

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