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Aug. 16, 2011
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Analysts maintain estimates for dental corporations despite market crisis
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The technology-heavy NASDAQ, on which most dental companies in the U.S. are listed, closed another 0.94 percent down after slipping by 8.3 percent. Markets in Europe also fell after investors began to pull out billions of dollars in fear of another global recession. Experts, however, are painting a positive picture for the dental industry. More

Treating knocked-out teeth in the dental office
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Knocked out teeth are true dental emergencies and can wreak havoc on an office schedule. How they are treated within the first 60 minutes of the accident often determines long-term success or failure. All knocked out teeth can be replanted in their sockets, but whether the procedure is successful or not depends on how they are handled prior to the re-implantation. More

Is dentistry ready for 'the cloud'?
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Cloud computing may not be taking dentistry by storm just yet, but it is steadily making its way into the world of practice management software and systems. And there are many reasons dental practices should consider investing in it." It was a no-brainer that we weren't going to purchase software," said Karah Maloley, who serves as business director for Vail Valley Dental Care. More

New development related to biofilm and irrigating solutions for root canal treatment
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Dr. Haapasalo's most recent work focuses on irrigating solutions and fluid dynamics that are the most effective in cleaning mechanically debrided canals. In patients with root canal infections it is now accepted that systemic antibiotics are not effective treatment. This is because once the bacteria are introduced into the interior of a tooth, the pulpal blood supply is altered to such an extent that it is impossible for the antibiotic to reach the region of infection. In addition, the growth rate of bacteria in biofilm also reduces the efficacy of antibiotics. More

Administrative law judge concludes that North Carolina Dental Board illegally blocked non-dentists from providing teeth whitening services
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In an initial decision announced, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell has concluded that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners violated the law by trying to block non-dentists in the state from providing teeth-whitening goods or services. Ruling that the dental board does not have the authority to order non-dentists to discontinue providing teeth whitening goods or services, Chappell issued an order in connection with the decision barring the board from engaging in the same anticompetitive conduct in the future. More

Dental Screenings required for Kentucky children
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There is a law on the books in Kentucky that requires parents or guardians to take their children to the dentist … and show proof of the visit. It's legislation that lawmakers and health experts say will improve the health and lives of Kentucky's adults and children. More

5 tips patients can use to relax during a dental office visit
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Let's face it — not everyone views a dental visit as a positive experience. In fact, some people are downright terrified to go to their appointment. Sitting in the dentist chair can only increase their anxiety and stress. Aside from letting their dentist know about their fears, here are some tips they can employ to make their visit more comfortable. More

Scientist unlock secrets of enamel formation
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Enamel is known to be one of the hardest tissues in the human body. Researchers have reported that they have documented the process through which the highly resistant dental tissue is created. According to the scientists, their observations could help in the development of new materials for medical and dental applications. More

Study: Lollipops may reduce tooth decay
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A recent study demonstrated that sugar-free lollipops containing licorice root extract significantly reduced the bacteria that causes tooth decay, specifically in pre-school children with high-risk of tooth decay. The study analyzed 66 preschool students, ages 2-5. More

Tips for preventing oral cancer
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The number of patients diagnosed with oral cancer is unfortunately growing by the day in our world. Therefore, it is extremely important to stay educated and try to implement all the rules for a healthy lifestyle and to know how to prevent this dangerous oral health condition. More

Study: Physical properties of some dental materials may be altered by bleaching
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Whitening of the teeth by bleaching is quite popular and is offered by dentists, in some cases non-dentists and pursued by many patients. The two most popular bleaching products are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide in various concentrations. The effect of bleaching on various dental materials has been fairly extensively studied with the results suggesting that bleaching can change the physical properties of dental restorative materials including the surface hardness and roughness as well as leakage. More

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