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Study: Call for Cutting Sugar to Reduce Tooth Decay
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Study: Call for Cutting Sugar to Reduce Tooth Decay

For over 20 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested that an individual's sugar consumption should be no more than 10 percent...

| 6 years ago
Lunch + Learn Team Development Now Available
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Lunch + Learn Team Development Now Available

Spear is excited to announce that our Lunch + Learn lessons are now available in the Team Development section of Digital Suite's Course Library....

| 6 years ago
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....

| 6 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...

| 6 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...

| 6 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...

| 6 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...

| 7 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...

| 7 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...

| 7 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....

| 7 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...

| 7 years ago