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Study: Dental Bib Clips Can Still Harbor Bacteria After Disinfection
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Study: Dental Bib Clips Can Still Harbor Bacteria After Disinfection

According to a recent release, researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Forsyth Institute published a study that found that a...

| 6 years ago
An Investment in Patient Comfort and Safety
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An Investment in Patient Comfort and Safety

We all know we use bright lights when treating our patients. We work very close to our patients and it's quite easy to shine our lights in their eyes....

| 6 years ago
A Scalpel for Resin?
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A Scalpel for Resin?

Does using a rotary instrument to remove excess resin cement or composite ever make you nervous? Personally I find it particularly troubling around a...

| 6 years ago
A Brief History of the Toothbrush
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A Brief History of the Toothbrush

Today it seems like people shuffle through hundreds of toothbrushes that line the market shelves, hoping that the latest and greatest model will deliver...

| 6 years ago
Say Cheese: New Method for Restoring Missing Teeth Involves Gum Tissue and Mice Cells
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Say Cheese: New Method for Restoring Missing Teeth Involves Gum Tissue and Mice Cells

According to a recent news release, scientists have developed a new method of replacing missing teeth with a bioengineered material generated from a person's...

| 6 years ago
The Value of Stick Bites
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The Value of Stick Bites

  The stick 'bite' is a quick and easy reference for your ceramist. It's not really a bite registration; rather, it is a useful tool for the technician...

| 6 years ago
The History and Uses of Cone Beam Radiography
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The History and Uses of Cone Beam Radiography

Early dental radiology began in 1895 when Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered 'X' radiation. A German dentist, Otto Walkoff, produced the first...

| 6 years ago
Study: Women Who Smoked Are More Likely to Lose Teeth Due to Gum Disease
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Study: Women Who Smoked Are More Likely to Lose Teeth Due to Gum Disease

According to a new study published and featured on the cover of the current Journal of the American Dental Association by researchers at the University...

| 6 years ago
Introducing SPEAR TALK
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Introducing SPEAR TALK

  Spear TALK: Discover a wealth of advice for treating your most challenging cases. Find out which new practice technologies are actually worth...

| 6 years ago
Research Reveals Negative Changes in Oral Bacteria
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Research Reveals Negative Changes in Oral Bacteria

According to a media release from the University of Adelaide in Australia, DNA preserved in calcified bacteria on the teeth of ancient human skeletons...

| 6 years ago
Instrumentation for Equilibration
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Instrumentation for Equilibration

In a previous article we discussed adjusting the mandibular incisal edges to accommodate for esthetic and functional changes in the maxillary anterior...

| 6 years ago
Tape Your Trays
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Tape Your Trays

A simple technique that helps to create ideal impressions is to use Scotch tape on the outer aspect of your slotted disposable trays. First, I suggest...

| 6 years ago