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Dental Treatment Issues for Patients with HIV/AIDS
from Inside Dental Assisting
Today, HIV/AIDS is being managed by medical and dental teams as they manage other chronic diseases. This article—the second part of a two-part series for dental assistants on AIDS—addresses the care and treatment of persons known to be infected with HIV/AIDS. This second article provides a thumbnail description of treatment issues for patients with HIV/AIDS and a body of resources for the dental team to review about the constantly changing issues in current medical treatment modalities for HIV/AIDS. More

Replacement Teeth Grown in Mice
from BBC News
Tissue containing the cells and instructions for building a tooth was transplanted into the jawbones of mice. They report that these tissue "germs" regularly grew into fully functional teeth with a hardness comparable to that of the natural variety. More

ORA Dental Studio Debuts CMU3 Ozone Therapy System
from Woman Dentist Journal
ORA Dental Studio has become one of the first group practices in Chicago to implement the CMU3 Ozone Therapy System. The system is an alternative to traditional, more-invasive treatment of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Ozone therapy with the CMU3 unit is a simple, quick, noninvasive, and pain-free procedure that eliminates the need for injections and drilling into healthy, sensitive tooth structure. More

Gingival Retraction Paste Now in Strawberry Flavor
from Dental Assisting Digest
Expasyl gingival retraction paste now comes in strawberry flavor. This new version of Expasyl offers the same tissue management qualities-- hemostasis and atraumatic gingival retraction in less time than it takes to use cord – now in a new taste. A new intro kit includes the lightweight ergonomic gun, new curved tips, and 60 percent more material than the original. More

Health Care Reform: "The Good, the Bad and the Undecipherable"
from the American Dental Association
Congress' August recess offers invitation and opportunity to amplify the Association's health care reform message. "Here's where things stand right now," ADA President John S. Findley said in a pre-recess eGram to ADA members link opens in separate window. Pop-up Blocker may need to be disabled, spelling out details of Congress' five-committee effort to craft health care reforms seen by President Obama as his administration's central domestic policy objective essential to economic viability. More

Patients with Moderate to Severe Periodontitis Need Evaluation for Heart Disease Risk
from Science Daily
Additional research is called for and patients with moderate to severe periodontitis should receive evaluation and possible treatment to reduce their risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, according to a special consensus paper by The American Journal of Cardiology and Journal of Peridontology. More

A Multidisciplinary Approach in a Restorative–Esthetic Case
from Inside Dentistry
As the art and science of dentistry advances, there are more tools than ever to treat our patients. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the practitioner can provide the best possible care with minimally invasive dentistry that will ensure the longevity of the restorations and their continued function. Furthermore, this multifaceted approach will allow the patient to benefit from a more comprehensive correction of the problem rather than treating the affected teeth alone. More

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