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Many orofacial injuries during sports are preventable

November 20, 2009

In 1998, Orlando Magic center Adonal Foyle took an elbow from Utah Jazz’s Quincy Lewis to teeth Nos. 8 and 9, causing the teeth to luxate back. In 2001, Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki was elbowed by San Antonio Spur Terry Porter and tooth No. 8 was knocked out.

Dental tissue engineering products in the US market to double by 2015

November 18, 2009

Use of tissue engineering is a rapidly growing trend in dental offices across the United States. Used in dental bone graft procedures, tissue engineering products initiate osteogenesis and the selective regrowth of supporting tissues.

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California as a model for regulated medical waste disposal

November 12, 2009

California ranks first in the United States for the number of dental services provided. A survey released in 2009 by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research showed that the state has more than 31,000 licensed dentists, or approximately 14 per cent of the nationwide total. In addition to its size, the dental community in California has another distinction — compliance requirements with some of the most comprehensive state laws in the country regulating medical waste disposal.

To retire or not to retire?

November 12, 2009

I am a 1965 graduate of NYU College of Dentistry, and I practiced until 2000. I was 58 at the time and was somehow bent on retiring in my late or middle 50s when most people thought that way. Social security was available at age 62 then, and the average age men lived to was 66. My dad died at that age and so did most of my friends’ fathers. Thus, I figured I could have a good 10 years to live the “really good life.” Boy has that changed.

Linden explains canal anatomy

November 10, 2009

Dentists are always interested in learning about ways to improve the care they provide their patients. At lectures and hands-on workshops across the country, they gather to learn from experts in their respective fields. One such expert, Dr Jeffrey Linden of New York City, has been sharing his expertise for some time now on endodontic technique and equipment.

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New dental treatment is featured on TV program

October 30, 2009

NEW YORK, NY, USA: Dental treatment with Icon, a new dental system offered by DMG America, was recently demonstrated on the television program The Doctors. Icon is a product for the treatment of incipient caries and white spots that involves no drilling.

Patient appeal ratings: The science behind Web sites that work

October 29, 2009

Cosmetic dentists are clinical perfectionists. To an extraordinary degree, you take personal pride in the smiles you restore and think of the patients wearing these smiles as walking advertisements for your work. Until now, there has been a dearth of information regarding what consumers care about and how they respond to cosmetic dentists’ sites. No longer.

Dental hygiene for dependent adults

October 23, 2009

I think it’s safe to say that, in general, the oral care of dependent adults is bad. Perhaps the word horrible is more accurate, or abysmal, shameful, poor, dreadful, terrible or awful and possibly even awe full! The teeth, broken, malaligned and stained, are covered with a thick coating of biofilm, once called plaque. Caregivers think this is normal. They don’t make the connection between nice teeth and their dependent charges.

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