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Occlusal Appliances: Why Use Them? [Part II]
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Occlusal Appliances: Why Use Them? [Part II]

The following is an continuation of the overview of the more common reasons for prescribing occlusal appliances. In , I discussed: 1....

| 5 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: Why Use Them? [Part I]
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Occlusal Appliances: Why Use Them? [Part I]

In the previous article in this series I outlined the more common occlusal appliance options available. In this article I'll provide an overview of the...

| 5 years ago
Snake Killers: Are You Using Them?
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Snake Killers: Are You Using Them?

In a previous article I talked about tips for consistent models. While good models are of critical importance so is putting them in an articulator...

| 5 years ago
Occlusal Appliances: The Options
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Occlusal Appliances: The Options

As an educator, one of the most confusing areas for clinicians in my experience concerns which occlusal appliance to prescribe. There are many reasons...

| 5 years ago
Study: Can a Homing Beacon for Immune Cells Help Treat Gum Disease?
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Study: Can a Homing Beacon for Immune Cells Help Treat Gum Disease?

According to a new animal study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, the red, swollen and painful gums and bone destruction of periodontal...

| 6 years ago
Study: Does Oral Bacteria Create a 'Fingerprint' in Your Mouth?
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Study: Does Oral Bacteria Create a 'Fingerprint' in Your Mouth?

According to a recent news release, the bacteria in the human mouth – particularly those nestled under the gums – are as powerful as a...

| 6 years ago
Doc Holliday: The Straight Shooter of Dentistry
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Doc Holliday: The Straight Shooter of Dentistry

Tomorrow marks the 132nd Anniversary of the Shootout at the OK Corral, a legendary gunfight that involved a dentist – Doc Holliday. You may be...

| 6 years ago
Research: Improving the Performance of Titanium Implants
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Research: Improving the Performance of Titanium Implants

According to a recent release, researchers in Japan and China tested a novel urease fabrication process for coating titanium implants with bioactive CaP/gelatin...

| 6 years ago
Researchers Regenerate a Fully Functional Bioengineered Salivary Gland
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Researchers Regenerate a Fully Functional Bioengineered Salivary Gland

Current advances in regenerative therapies have been influenced by the study of embryonic development, stem cell biology and tissue engineering technologies....

| 6 years ago
Study: Can Poor Oral Health Impair Athletic Performance?
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Study: Can Poor Oral Health Impair Athletic Performance?

According to a recent press release from University College London, many of the elite sportsmen and women who competed at the London 2012 Olympic...

| 6 years ago
Research: Can Nanotube Surface Help Implants Heal Faster and Fight Infection?
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Research: Can Nanotube Surface Help Implants Heal Faster and Fight Infection?

According to a recent news release a scientist at Michigan Technological University wants to lower the implant failure rate to zero using nanotechnology....

| 6 years ago
Study: Are Nanodiamonds the Future of Dental Implants?
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Study: Are Nanodiamonds the Future of Dental Implants?

According to a recent press release UCLA researchers have discovered that diamonds on a smaller scale than those used in jewelry could be used to promote...

| 6 years ago