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Fugitive B.C. dentist given one last chance to turn himself in
The Globe and Mail
The College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. has spent nearly $130,000 looking for a rogue "dentist" who is deliberately evading authorities, says a lawyer for the college who has asked a B.C. Supreme Court judge to find Tung Sheng Wu in contempt. Associate Chief Justice Austin Cullen adjourned the contempt hearing for about two weeks, giving Mr. Wu, also known as David, one last chance to turn himself in. Lawyer Brent Olthuis, who is representing the college, acknowledged it is rare to proceed in absentia.
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Mouths wide open for dentists' free clinic
Times Colonist
For years, Jim Ford used a handheld Dremel grinder to file and fill his own teeth, plugging them himself with a dental compound purchased in the United States. That ended last year when he read about Dentistry from the Heart, which provides free emergency dental care to people in need. Ford received $700 worth of treatment, and on Saturday, he was back in the offices of Dr. C. Ross Crapo and Associates for another round.
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Study finds majority of uninsured older adults skip routine dental visits
Inside Dental Assisting
One of the most significant ways to maintain a healthy smile is to visit the dentist on a regular basis. However, according to a new public opinion survey commissioned by Oral Health America, uninsured older adults are skipping these important appointments. The survey shows that only one in ten uninsured older adults visited the dentist in the past six months and over 40 per cent have not been to the dentist in more than five years.
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Making an informed decision to remove or not remove widsom teeth
Digital Journal
Many people often ask the question: is wisdom teeth removal necessary? Well, it might not be necessary if the teeth are healthy, fully grown, biting properly and positioned correctly. Also, they must be reachable when teeth are brushed daily, so they can be cleaned as part of a daily hygiene routine.
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Antidepressants linked to poor dental health
Tele Management
Patients taking antidepressant medication may be at increased risk of suffering dental problems, say U.S. researchers. The authors of the study looked at patients undergoing dental treatment and found that, of 1,800 records, 21 per cent of patients were being treated with antidepressant medication. Over half of the subjects taking antidepressants were in danger of developing condition known as xerostomia, or dryness of the mouth, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, halitosis and other oral health problems.
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The Dental Assisting Educators of Canada, Annual General Meeting 

DAEC will have their 2013 Annual General Meeting in Toronto, Ontario. Toronto was selected as the site for the 2013 meeting and the dates of October 24-26, 2013 as the most appropriate time for educators to get together.

This year's conference will be held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.

This convenient downtown location allows registrants to take advantage of restaurants, theatres and shopping after an engaging day of education.

For more information and to REGISTER NOW please visit: www.daec.co


Stop the rot: How you can help protect your toddler's teeth
Express
Parents who allow toddlers to drink juice from a bottle or offer too many sweet snacks are putting their child’s teeth at risk, say experts. Sucking slowly on sweet and acidic drinks such as fruit juice can damage tooth enamel, as can grazing on sweet snacks such as fruit yogurts or cereal bars, warn paediatric dietitians from the Infant and Toddler Forum (ITF).
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Smile! New nanotube surface promises dental implants that heal faster and fight infection
Science Daily
A brighter, better, longer-lasting dental implant may soon be on its way to your dentist's office. Dental implants are posts, usually made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the jawbone and topped with artificial teeth. More than dentures or bridges, implants mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. While most dental implants are successful, a small percentage fail and either fall out or must be removed. A scientist at Michigan Technological University wants to lower that rate to zero using nanotechnology.
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3 social media channels your dental practice can leverage to acquire new patients
Dentistry IQ
For many consumers, including your current and prospective patients, social media has become the go-to resource for making their buying decisions.

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Bacteria responsible for gum disease facilitates rheumatoid arthritis
Science Daily
Does gum disease indicate future joint problems? Although researchers and clinicians have long known about an association between two prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases, periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis (RA, the microbiological mechanisms have remained unclear.

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6 products to help stop bleeding gums, and how they work
Natural Gumption
Choosing the right homecare products to use when you want to help stop bleeding gums is a big deal. You want to choose products that you will actually use, and ones that fit in your lifestyle. Be honest and realistic with yourself.

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You can't hide your feelings! Women 6 times 'more disgusted by dental treatment' than men
Medical News Today
After looking at pictures of dental treatment scenes, researchers[1] discovered that female patients scared of the dentist were six times more likely to be disgusted with what they saw, compared with non-dental phobic women. In a battle of the sexes, dental phobic women struggled to hide their emotions. Although both men and woman faired equally when asked about their feelings towards the dentist, women afraid of the dentist were more repulsed than their men counterparts.
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Colgate creates, meets with two oral health boards
Dentistry IQ
As part of its continued commitment to improving oral health in the community, the Colgate-Palmolive Company named 24 hygienists to two Oral Health Advisory Boards. The board members will partner with Colgate to inspire better oral health in their patients. Dental hygienists are critical partners for Colgate because they share Colgate's commitment to help patients achieve optimal oral health. As such, for the first time Colgate created two advisory boards. The boards are comprised of 24 dental hygienists from a wide range of communities across the United States.
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Tech revolution in dentistry — Are you ready?
Dental Economics
Dentists are facing an unprecedented number of new "mission critical" clinical and practice-management technologies. These are technologies that must be incorporated for a practice to maintain its health and grow. Practices that do not move forward with these technologies will find themselves shrinking and losing value.
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Dental stem cells: Can we regrow teeth?
Dr. Perrone
How do the science of dentistry and stem cells go together? Stem cells have long been debated in the public forum, usually in regards to cloning an individual or animal, not generally thought of in regard to teeth. This type of science brings up both ethical concerns and advancements in research with clinical applications in a whole host of areas. Stem Cells are unspecialized cells that have the capacity to replicate themselves as well as the ability to produce highly specific cells needed for different types of tissue formation. These stem cells have been harvested from bone marrow, umbilical cord blood cells, and adipose tissues.
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