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Human urine stem cells used to grow teeth
CBC News
Stem cells generated from human urine have been used by Chinese scientists to grow structures in mice resembling human teeth. The ability to "regenerate teeth with patients' own cells" is an "ideal solution" to the loss of teeth through accidents or disease, the researchers say in a paper describing their results in the peer-reviewed, open access journal Cell Regeneration.
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Can poor dental health cause dementia?
WebMD
Poor dental health and gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer's disease and dementia, a new study suggests. Although past studies have suggested a link between oral health and dementia, this is the first to pinpoint a specific gum disease bacteria in the brain. Researchers looked at donated brain samples of 10 people without dementia and 10 people with dementia. They found the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis in the brains of four of those with dementia.
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Dental X-rays, teeth cleanings: Safe during pregnancy
Dentistry IQ
Teeth cleanings and dental X-rays are safe for pregnant women, according to new recommendations issued by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Ob-gyns are now being advised to perform routine oral health assessments at the first prenatal visit and encourage their patients to see a dentist during pregnancy.
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10 tips for promoting your dental office
Modern Dental Marketing
Since the big bang of cosmetic dentistry has begun to falter, many dentists are left in a marketing void. How can a cosmetic dentist transfer back into doing a lot of bread-and-butter, general dentistry? Perhaps you've invested a lot of time and money into marketing cosmetics, only to find that the trend became commonplace.
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Dentistry in new light
Web Dental
Oral health care has acquired a new importance, what with the invention and latest advent in technology in dentistry. Visiting a dentist would once upon a time raise goose bumps, however with time the fear is now replaced with patients looking forward to pain free treatments and even dental cosmetic makeovers.
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Dentists chomping at bit to attract patients with social media pizazz
Digital Journal
To many dentists, competitively advertising their practices to the public is a sensitive, even taboo, topic; it might seem inappropriate for an essential service like healthcare. But Dr. Robin Mak, who practices in Vancouver, sees it as a necessity — and her firm is wooing the public with a colourful website, a Facebook Page and an active Twitter account.

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Why his site ranks higher than yours
Modern Dental Marketing
Do you ever wonder why another dentist's website consistently ranks higher than yours in Google's search engine results pages? If you've chosen competitive keyword phrases, moving up from page three to page one can be a challenge. However, other factors contribute to a website's rank.

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Google says: Not blogging for business is inexcusable
Modern Dental Market
In one of Matt Cutts' videos, he literally says that there's no excuse for businesses not having a blog. This can be difficult for dentists to understand, primarily because the purpose of a blog has changed in the past few years.

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Disposable handpieces fare well in ADA lab evaluation
Dr. Bicuspid
The evolution of the handpiece, one of the most frequently used devices in the dentist's toolkit, has reached a stage where it is now possible to own a disposable one. But how well do they perform? The ADA has published a laboratory evaluation of two disposable handpieces that have recently hit the market, comparing them not only to one another but to reusable handpieces as well.
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Teeth of truth? Mouth-mounted health sensor invented
CTV News
Researchers have developed a mouth-worn sensor that can detect if a patent has been drinking, smoking or coughing. It used to be that loose lips sank ships but, if a group of researchers from the National Taiwan University have their way, the expression will soon have to be modified to cover loose dentures too.
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Fostering sound dental business and budgeting practices
Dentistry IQ
Whether starting, acquiring, or expanding a dental practice, a common theme among dentists is that they are exceptional at their craft but need more guidance with day-to-day financial management. There is a great need for these professionals to engage a partner who understands the operational aspects of running a successful practice. Developing long-term relationships with an expert who can advise the business is one of the most critical aspects of developing a successful practice.
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Green light for BlueLight tool
The Chronicle Herald
BlueLight Analytics, whose technology ensures dentists apply the right amount of energy when curing resin-based fillings, has launched its new checkMARC product, which it hopes will serve as an entry into dental offices around the world. The Halifax company has also restructured its royalty agreement with Dalhousie University, where its technology was developed, so the university is now a shareholder. And it has expanded its board of scientific advisers.
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What you need to know about malpractice consent-to-settle
Dr. Bicuspid
Dental malpractice insurance policies can be confusing and intricate, and somewhere in the middle of all of the policy language you will often find a consent-to-settle provision — one of the most important parts of the policy for a dentist to understand. In essence, the consent-to-settle provision establishes a malpractice insurer's rights, duties, and obligations to an insured with regard to the settlement of a claim.
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