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Report: Billions Suffer From Major Tooth Decay
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Report: Billions Suffer From Major Tooth Decay

A recent press release states, billions of people across the globe are suffering from major untreated dental problems, according to a new report led by...

| 7 years ago
When to Use a Custom Incisal Guide Table?
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When to Use a Custom Incisal Guide Table?

  A common question asked of me is: 'When should I make or prescribe a custom incisal guide table?' If there is no pathway wear, generally there is not...

| 7 years ago
Case Study: Soda and Illegal Drugs Cause Similar Damage to Teeth
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Case Study: Soda and Illegal Drugs Cause Similar Damage to Teeth

According to recent media release, a case study published in the March/April 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the...

| 7 years ago
The ADA Targets 'The Dental Divide'
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The ADA Targets 'The Dental Divide'

According to a recent media release, The American Dental Association, citing 'a disturbing dental divide in America,' announced a nationwide campaign May...

| 7 years ago
Can Alligators Be the Key to Growing Teeth?
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Can Alligators Be the Key to Growing Teeth?

According to a recent release, new research led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC suggests alligators may help scientists learn how to stimulate tooth...

| 7 years ago
Four Keys to Implementing Digital Photography in Your Practice
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Four Keys to Implementing Digital Photography in Your Practice

For a long time I used to naively reason that I don't take clinical pictures as often as I should because I need to invest in product 'X.' I thought when I...

| 7 years ago
Pulpal Fiction?
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Pulpal Fiction?

Do you see anything that catches your eye on the periapical radiograph (above left) taken recently in my office? Perhaps the title here gave it away...

| 7 years ago
Dental Discoveries of King Richard III Revealed
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Dental Discoveries of King Richard III Revealed

It turns out that Shakespeare was fairly accurate when he described King Richard III to be an anxiety-ridden English monarch in his 1591 play....

| 7 years ago
Researchers Develop Prototype That May Increase Implant Success Rates
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Researchers Develop Prototype That May Increase Implant Success Rates

According to a recent news release, researchers at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellón have developed an implant coating with a biodegradable material aimed...

| 7 years ago
Study: Material Loss Protects Teeth Against Fatigue Failure
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Study: Material Loss Protects Teeth Against Fatigue Failure

According to a recent news release, scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the Senckenberg Research Institute...

| 7 years ago
Study: Is Emotional Intelligence More Important than IQ in Dentist-Patient Relationships?
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Study: Is Emotional Intelligence More Important than IQ in Dentist-Patient Relationships?

According to a recent release, researchers from Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine and Weatherhead School of Management, found...

| 7 years ago
Periodontitis Frozen in Time
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Periodontitis Frozen in Time

According to researchers from the Centre for Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich, Ötzi the Neolithic mummy shows evidence of many modern...

| 7 years ago