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July 19, 2011
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Millions of children, seniors and minorities not receiving essential dental care
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4.6 million children in America in 2008 did not see a dentist because their parents did not have enough money to pay, and only 38 percent of seniors had dental coverage in 2006, says a new report by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. The authors say that 'persistent and systemic' obstacles undermine people's access to oral health care. More

A dental assistant you should know
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In 1986, my husband and I moved to his small hometown with our 2-month-old son. The only job available in health care was a dental assistant position for the local dentist, so I applied and was hired. I fell in love with my new job. I had on the job training from this first dentist.
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Dentists can identify undiagnosed diabetes
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In a study, researchers found that dental visits represented a chance to intervene in the diabetes epidemic by identifying individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who are unaware of their condition. The study sought to develop and evaluate an identification protocol for high blood sugar levels in dental patients. More

Free dental services estimated at $725,000
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People from all over Mississippi got free dental care. The Mississippi Dental Association, along with partners, held its first clinic for the disadvantaged, an effort to relieve sufferers of dental pain and disease. It wasn't your typical visit to the dentist. More

Pregnant women advised to maintain good oral hygiene
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Expectant women need to pay particular attention to their oral health, it has been claimed. Dr. Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, explained that hormone changes during pregnancy can affect a woman's oral health. More

Healing times for dental implants could be cut
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The technology used to replace lost teeth with titanium dental implants could be improved. By studying the surface structure of dental implants not only at micro level but also at nano level, researchers have come up with a method that could shorten the healing time for patients. More

Prosthetic dentistry: Print your own teeth
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What if, instead of waiting days or weeks for a cast to be produced and prosthetic dental implants, false teeth and replacement crowns to be made, your dentist could quickly scan your jaw and "print" your new teeth using a rapid prototyping machine known as a 3D printer? More

Sanford researcher to study new oral cancer therapy
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A new Sanford clinical trial will study the safety and effectiveness of a drug treatment on patients receiving radiation and chemotherapy for head and neck cancer. About three to five percent of all cancers reported in the United States are head and neck cancers. Although the incidence of this type of cancer is relatively low, survival rates are poor, at 50 percent over the five-year period following diagnosis. More

More evidence vitamin D boosts immune response
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Research suggests that vitamin D can help protect the gums from bacterial infections that lead to gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontitis affects up to 50 percent of the U.S. population, is a major cause of tooth loss and can also contribute to heart disease. Most Americans are deficient in vitamin D. More
 
 

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