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Infection control in dental settings
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Oral Health    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Although the principles of infection control remain unchanged, new technologies, materials, equipment, and data require continuous evaluation of current infection-control practices. The unique nature of many dental procedures, instrumentation, and patient-care settings also may require specific strategies directed to preventing the transmission of pathogens among dental healthcare workers and their patients. Recommended infection control practices are applicable to all settings in which dental treatment is provided. More

People trust dentists over doctors
Dentistry Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dentists are winning the trust of patients each day. A new study indicates that 88 percent of people surveyed say that they trust their dentist. These people trust their dentist more than their doctor, according to the study. More

What is the difference between bruxism and clenching?
Dentisty IQ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dr. Gordon Christensen answers questions from readers and offers his answers based on research, dentists' opinions worldwide, and personal observation. In this video, Christensen discusses the clinical differences between bruxism and clenching and explains the different paths rehabilitation must take for each. More

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Difficult patients
Inside Dentistry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Chances are, the dental office is not alone in its difficulties in coping with those sometimes referred to as "the 1 percent of patients who cause 99 percent of the problems." People who are unreasonable, aggressive and demanding with their dentists often have problematic relationships in other areas of their lives as well. However, this may be difficult to keep in mind while they are attempting to direct their own treatment, pitching a fit about their unmet expectations, or either cowering in fear or instilling it in others with their bullying rages. More

Study: Cruciferous vegetables help prevent oral cancer
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Eating cruciferous vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of developing several cancers, including oral, esophageal, colorectal, breast, and kidney cancer, according to a study in the Annals. Epidemiological studies have shown that eating cruciferous vegetables &mdasj; which include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kale, and bok choy — is associated with reduced risk for a number of cancers, the study authors noted. More

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Genetic test diagnoses oral cancer in hours
Genetic Engineering News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scientists have developed a gene expression panel that they claim can be used to accurately predict whether suspicious mouth lesions will become cancerous. The resulting test, called the quantitative Malignancy Index Diagnostic System, quantifies the expression levels of 14 genes associated with the FOXM1 cancer gene, and converts the measurements into a diagnostic score that indicates the risk of a lesion becoming cancerous. More

People prefer perfect smile over perfect body
Dentistry Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
People would rather have a great smile than be in great shape. Eighty percent of American adults said they would spend money to fix a flaw due to aging. Among these people, 62 percent said they would choose to improve the quality of their teeth while 48 percent stated that they would devote the money toward weight loss. More

Informed consent and informed refusal
RDH Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dental professionals know the importance of mitigating liability through good recordkeeping, good communication, and providing only the most excellent care. However, some offices fall short in the area of consent. In our increasingly litigious society, understanding and implementing informed consent is more important than ever. More

Antioxidants and hydroxyapatite: Multifaceted approach to combat dental caries
Dentistry IQ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dental caries continues to be a significant health risk in the United States. It appears that dental caries may be increasing among young children, perhaps as a result of too much dietary sugar, and especially sugary beverages. The end result of this process is often tooth decay, or acid erosion of the enamel. More

Group urges pregnant women to maintain good dental care
The Baltimore Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With so many things to think about, expectant mothers sometimes neglect their teeth, but this can have implications for their unborn babies. In response, the advocacy group Maryland Dental Action Coalition is educating women about proper oral hygiene and dietary habits through an effort called Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids. The group's aim is to develop good habits by mothers and children and to reduce early childhood cavities, said Dr. Winifred J. Booker, a pediatric dentist who has served on several state committees and professional organizations and is currently a spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. More

Does cigarette smoking harm your teeth?
Dental Health Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Smoking cigarettes and cigars is indeed very damaging to your respiratory and cardiovascular health. It's by far the leading cause of lung cancer and other lung diseases due to the constant inhalation of carcinogens into your lung tissue. It's also implicated in quite a large number of heart disease cases, as the nicotine in tobacco damages your cardiovascular system over time. More

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Beyond practice management: The art of collaboration    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
How can you help ensure that the people who choose you for their care receive the care they want and need? There is definitely an art to collaboration — and collaboration is what is needed today when working with your clients. You may see lots of dentists and consultants promising ways to show you how to have a multimillion-dollar practice in today's economy. If money is what is driving you, then this article probably isn't for you. More
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