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Suspected illegal dentists raided in East Vancouver
CBC News
Two homes believed to be housing illegal dentistry practices were raided in East Vancouver. Equipment, including a dentist's chair, was removed from a home at 1381 East 34th Avenue by authorities and loaded onto a waiting U Haul truck. The B.C. College of Dental Surgeons, acting on a tip, raided the house with the assistance of private investigators. Lead investigator Alex Penner said they had removed everything related to dentistry found at the home, including equipment and full and partial dentures. He said it was a concern that there was no radiographic or sterilization equipment present.
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Pack more pay into your dental assistant paycheck
Dentistry IQ
Do you ever wish for more rewards from your career in dentistry? The good news is that there is huge potential in expanding your career and adding value to your patients and practice. You may have come across conversations that discuss compensation on many dental assisting forums and Facebook page. However, one surprising fact is that many team members rate appreciation from their boss as the No. 1 criteria in job satisfaction. Also in the top three are variation in work, and job security, and actual wages ranks fourth!
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New insight into oral microbiome offered by computational technique
Medical News Today
Scientists have applied a new technique to comprehensively analyze the human oral microbiome — providing greater knowledge of the diversity of the bacteria in the mouth. For the first-time, scientists can provide high-resolution bacterial classification at the sub-species level. This work will enable researchers to more closely examine the role of bacterial communities in health and disease.
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Benefits of the diode laser: An adjunct to scaling and root planing
Dentistry IQ
For the past few decades, many studies have investigated the adjunctive use of high-intensity and low-level energy lasers in periodontal therapy. Although the beneficial use of diode-laser therapy in studies have not provided sufficient evidence to support its efficacy as an addition to treatment, the bactericidal and detoxifying effects of the diode laser during NSPT has been reported in several studies, and its ability to produce beneficial effects for reducing pain, promoting wound-healing and anti-inflammatory responses for the patient being treated for gingivitis or periodontal disease have also been duly noted.
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Previously 'hidden diversity' of mouth bacteria revealed in study
Science Daily
A new computational method for analyzing bacterial communities has uncovered closely related, previously indistinguishable bacteria living in different parts of the human mouth. The technique provides high taxonomic resolution of bacterial communities and has the capacity to improve the understanding of microbial communities in health and disease.
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CDC anti-smoking campaign emphasizes perio outcomes
ADA
Amanda, 30, smoked while pregnant; her baby was born two months prematurely and then spent weeks in an incubator. Shawn, 50, breathes through an opening in his throat, thanks to smoking-related throat cancer. Brian, 45, is an HIV-positive former smoker and the harmful combination led to clogged blood vessels and a stroke. And then there's Terrie. She died last fall at age 53, thanks to smoking-related cancer. These are some of the anecdotal horror stories shared during the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2014 Tips from Former Smokers campaign in a series of new ads set to launch July 7 across various media. In the ads, people from many walks of life share tales of how smoking has left them in some way debilitated.
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Protective paint for your teeth and fast-acting braces could banish the dentist's drill
Daily Mail
Researchers at the University of Leeds have developed a paste that is painted on to the teeth and can protect against decay. The paste contains naturally occurring molecules — peptides — which seep into the tiny holes in the tooth's surface.

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Health Canada grants B.C. company licensing approval to tout benefits of probiotic-loaded chewing gum
Vancouver Sun
Should you chew gum containing good germs to fight off the bad ones? That's the idea behind a Vancouver company's probiotic gum.

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Shifts in the composition of the oral microbiome may be promoters or causes of oral cancer
Medical News Today
Each year, approximately 22,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. The five-year survival rate of 40 per cent in the U.S. is one of the lowest of the major cancers, and it has not improved in the past 40 years.

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The silent signs of periodontal disease
Marielaina Perrone DDS
Periodontal disease is a slow, progressive disease that appears to sneak up on us. Many ignore the warning signs simply because many of them are painless. It is important not to ignore these signs and symptoms as periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. There are many different types of periodontal disease including aggressive, chronic, necrotizing periodontitis, and periodontitis associated with systemic diseases. Each of these types of periodontal disease has its own distinct characteristics and symptoms, and all require prompt treatment by a dentist to help halt subsequent bone and gum tissue loss.
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Benefits of drinking tea for your oral health
Marielaina Perrone DDS
Many of us have long known the benefits of drinking tea regularly. Some of these benefits include improving our immune system, building stronger bones, and protect against aging (anti-oxidants). However, drinking tea regularly can also help our dental health. Recent research suggests drinking black or green tea daily can give you amazing dental health benefits. Below you will find a few that might make drinking tea daily a worthwhile endeavor.
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3 paperless form options
Modern Practice
Forms and signatures are one of the essentials of record keeping. How then can you have a paperless record? There are three methods to gather the information electronically and totally bypass the paper (paperless forms).
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