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July 26, 2011
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The changing face of dentistry
Dentistry IQ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As baby boomers retire from dentistry, many of them are grumbling about the next generations: Generation X and Generation Y. You often hear complaints that this new generation is lazy and do not have the same work ethic that the previous generation had when they began their careers. Although there usually is a gradual evolutionary change from year to year and generation to generation, ever-so-often a large generational gap presents itself. I believe this is what is happening in the dental industry. More

A dental assistant you should know
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Thalia O'Gorman is a dental assistant you should know ... When I was in High School I was always interested in the dental field. I began college majoring in biology, but did not find it to be a good fit for me at the time. I ended up graduating with a B.A. in Economics and worked in the investment field until I became a stay at home mom to our four children. When my eldest was going to enter college I began to think about reentering the work place and decided I would do what I always wanted to do by becoming a dental assistant. More

San Francisco emergency dental care specialist warns high levels of bacteria in the mouth can be health hazard
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As scary as it sounds, millions of bacteria enter the mouth every day. When a person eats, drinks, kisses, swims, even brush their teeth ... in they go. Union Street Dental Care says that although the mouth will never be completely bacteria-free, it is important to keep the level of bacteria as low as possible to reduce the risk of bacterial infections and emergency dentist visits. More

Community clinics help meet children's dental needs
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Red marks color the dental chart, indicating cavities so large the patient needs eight root canals — and he's only 6-years-old. Access to care is the primary challenge for these children. More

Dental implants: The best alternative for a beautiful natural smile
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Dental implants are the best replacements if you have lost your natural tooth. These devices have a screw-like structure, and are bonded to the bones of your teeth. They are manufactured with high-end technology and made of titanium, a common material used in medicine for its anti-corrosive and durable properties. More

Bad breath is a miasma of funky molecules
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Think you know what makes bad breath stink? According to a study in the Journal of Dental Research, you might not know the half of it. More

Dentists to help patients avoid developing diabetes
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The responsibilities of the dentists slowly stretch beyond their field of expertise. Dentists can perform the test that measures the amount of glycated hemoglobin in the blood, but they might also run tests for diabetes. More

'Trip to dentist' tops earliest memory poll
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While many would consider their first childhood memories to be based around happy events, this may not be the case. According to new research, a 'trip to the dentist' tops the charts as the most common first childhood memory, beating out birthday party and holidays to the top spot. More

Do you offer laughing gas?
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Nitrous oxide sedation at the dentist office is no longer the mainstay it once was, but laughing gas is still around. The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if they still offer laughing gas. More

Is porcelain dental work fragile?
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When you hear porcelain crown, do you think that fragile substance that has to be kept out of a child's reach because it'll certainly break? We see porcelain as "fragile" substances, so it's fair to ask "why would a dentist use something so fragile on my teeth?" The answer is somewhat two-fold. More

Study finds too few kids wearing mouthguards
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Most American children don't wear mouthguards while playing sports that pose a risk of injury to the mouth, contrary to recommendations made by dental professionals. More

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