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Aug. 2, 2011
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Making a lasting impression
Inside Dental Assisting    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The dental industry is embracing technology that not only improves the patient experience but also increases daily productivity and efficiency within the practice. Many offices are considering digital impression technology as a replacement for conventional methods. This article describes the dental assistant's role with a new system that eliminates conventional impression making for crowns, bridges and other restoratives. More

Chicago dentists protect their patients with oral cancer screening
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Nearly 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. OCF goes on to say that early detection is essential to ensuring patients affected by oral cancer receive proper and effective treatment before the cancer metastasizes. While the Dental Implant Associates focuses on providing reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry in Chicago, oral cancer screening is a regular and important part of the patients clinical care. More

Dental link to heart attack
Cebu Daily News via Inquirer News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Gingivitis, dental plaques and other bacterial infection of the mouth are more dangerous to health than commonly known. The yellowish build up of calcium on your teeth, the swollen, bleeding and tender gums are not only local oral disease but conditions that are associated with increased risk for the development of other health problems including heart attack, Alzheimer's dementia, diabetes, arthritis and even premature births. More

New technology makes textiles permanently germ free
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A University of Georgia researcher has invented a new technology that renders medical linens and clothing, face masks, paper towels and diapers permanently germ free. The simple and inexpensive antimicrobial technology works on natural and synthetic materials and can be applied during the manufacturing process or at home. More

Dentistry on a budget
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In a world of constant economic turmoil, it's fair to address the question of, "How can I afford dental care?" So that's what we will discuss today — dentistry on a budget. More

New Jersey dentist fights disease affecting oral health of 80 percent of American adults
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A recent study found that gum disease affects nearly 8 in 10 American adults. New Jersey dentist, Dr. Jerry Strauss says controlling this disease is crucial to maintaining one's oral health and keeping their teeth. He adds that the pathogens that cause periodontal disease can affect the overall health of his patients, which is why he uses the latest technology in laser dentistry. More

Public health survey of dental pain via Twitter
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Twitter is actively used by people to communicate to each other health concerns and get targeted responses by professionals or other users, and it is also used by medical staff to communicate with their patients. In a study it has been noted that Twitter is actively used as a medium through which people share their experiences regarding toothaches, oral health complications and they search for advice from other users. More

Study shows bone flouride levels not associated with osteosarcoma
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The International and American Associations for Dental Research have released in its Journal of Dental Research a study that investigated bone fluoride levels in individuals with osteosarcoma, which is a rare, primary malignant bone tumor that is more prevalent in males. Since there has been controversy as to whether there is an association between fluoride and risk for osteosarcoma, the purpose of this study, was to determine if bone fluoride levels were higher in individuals with osteosarcoma. More

Toothbrushing: Reviewing the basics
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Oral hygiene habits become routine early, and once established, may not change unless one becomes aware of new clinical studies, revised recommendations, or improved products. Although there are many adjunctive oral hygiene methods, the mechanical removal of sticky plaque through toothbrushing is one of the foundations of oral health, and reviewing even this basic routine may help to strengthen oral health. More

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