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University of Buffalo
April 19, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Media Advisory/Photo Op: UB dental school gets ready for annual Run for Smiles 5K race

by The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Funds go to UB dental programs to help those in need

Hu-Friedy
April 17, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Hu-Friedy Announces Infection Prevention Resources for Dental Professionals

by Hu-Friedy

Hu-Friedy, a global leader in dental manufacturing, today announced several resources to provide dental practitioners with knowledge and best practices on infection prevention in light of the recent infection control breaches in dental offices. Taking a leadership position that is

American Dental Association
April 12, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

by American Dental Association

Dental associations urge regular oral cancer examinations for early detection

Smile For A Lifetime
March 27, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

National Casa Association Partners With Smile For A Lifetime Foundation

by Smile For A Lifetime

The Smile for a Lifetime Foundation (S4L), an international nonprofit organization that provides orthodontic care and free braces to underserved children with financial challenges and special orthodontic needs, announced today that it has partnered with the National Court Appointed Special

Dental Vietnam 2013
March 25, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Vietnam National Trade Fair & Advertising Company are happy to announce the Vietnam Dental 2013 – The International Dental Scientific Exhibition in Vietnam

by Vietnam National Trade Fair & Advertising Company

We, Vietnam National Trade Fair and Advertising Company (VINEXAD) presents its compliments to your esteemed company and has pleasure to invite you to participate in: Vietnam Dental 2013 – The International Dental Scientific Exhibition in Vietnam Which will be held

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
March 25, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Dental Hygienists Promote A Healthy Diet for A Healthy Smile

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

March is National Nutrition Month and the theme of Dietitians of Canada is “Best food forward: Plan Shop Cook Enjoy!” with a focus that healthy eating begins at the grocery store. Maintaining a balanced diet and proper nutrition is also

Figure 6. 4 months Orthopedic expansion
March 1, 2013 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Pediatric Sleep Breathing Disorders

by Steven Olmos, DDS

It seems like each day we find more links to our health problems and sleep breathing disorders. Earlier this year, two studies demonstrated a five fold risk of cancer when a person has sleep apnea (interrupted breathing).1 Everyone is aware

Figure 4. FDA Database IMS Health, IMS National Sales Perspectives report: Years 2007-2011.
March 1, 2013 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Dental Management of Patients with a History of Substance Abuse with Special Consideration for Addicted Pregnant Women and Addicted Dental Care Providers

by Fahmida Hussain, BDS, DMD, MBE, FAGD, Robert W. Frare, DMD and Karen L. Py Berrios, DMD

The problem of substance abuse has emerged as a major issue in society and has become an area of major focus for healthcare professionals. According to the 2007 drug survey interview, the rate of current (past-month) illicit drug use among

Janice Goodman is a fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and is presently pursuing her Masters of Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain at USC, LA. She devotes a large portion of her dental practice to TMJ and sleep dental medicine in downtown Toronto, and is the general dentistry member of the Oral Health Editorial Board.
March 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEditorialGeneral Practice

Pharmacology Made Easier

by Janice Goodman, DDS

Dentists prescribe a handful of familiar drugs. Maybe we shouldn’t be quite so comfortable with writing those prescriptions. Some of our patients are walking poly pharmacies and dentists are responsible to be familiar with drug interactions and adverse side effects

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March 1, 2013 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

An Introduction to Mastication Analysis in General Practice

by Larry Hill, DDS

Mastication is an essential function for survival of dentate organisms and has long been a subject of study in the dental literature.1-3 For dentists, understanding mastication is of utmost importance. The teeth we repair, restore, move or periodically extract and

Figure 15. The multiple preparations are ready for impression
March 1, 2013 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Gingival Retraction Using Paste Systems

by Elliot Mechanic, DDS

An accurate traditional or digital impression is essential for the precision fit of the permanent indirect dental restoration. Although the use of intraoral digital scanners will inevitably replace using physical impression materials the majority of dental practitioners today are still

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March 1, 2013 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Efficacy of Alcohol-Free Chlorhexidine in Reducing the Levels of Streptococcus Mutans

by Rebecca Cohen, DDS, Paed Cert, FRCD(C); Casey Chen, BDS, PhD, DDS

ABSTRACTTitle: Efficacy of Alcohol-Free Chlorhexidine in Reducing the Levels of Streptococcus Mutans. Purpose: To compare the antimicrobial properties of Alcohol-Free Chlorhexidine with other antimicrobial mouth-rinses.Advertisement Methods: Streptococcus mutans (GS5 strain), was grown on agars, and resuspended in a sterile culture

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March 1, 2013 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

How to Use Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill to Place Direct Posterior Composite Restorations

by Janet Roberts, BSc, DMD

For more than 30 years, posterior composite restorations have been an alternative to amalgam restorations. Although universal in nature, posterior composites statistically have had higher failure rates and more clinical challenges than their competition.1 While improvements have been made, dentists

Figure 7. Immediate post-operative view of the nano-ceramic resin onlay for tooth #18.
March 1, 2013 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Nano-Ceramics: An Innovative Material for CAD/CAM Restorations

by Dennis J. Fasbinder, DDS and Dan J. Poticny, DDS

Esthetic, adhesive restorations are increasingly becoming the restoration of choice for many clinical situations. And ceramic inlays, onlays, veneers, and crowns are a primary treatment option for chairside CAD/CAM systems. CEREC AC (Sirona Dental) and E4D (D4D Technology) systems predominantly

Canada's ToothFairy
February 26, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral Health

Canada’s ToothFairy/America’s ToothFairy Celebration of Smiles

by Oral Health

Featured Programs Helping At-Risk Children

Patient Risk Assessment Form: Your risks ffor dntal decay
February 21, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Substituting a risk assessment form for Time Magazine

by Prevora Blog

A recent study1 on the approach and outcomes of shared decision making in medical care found the following: 86 randomized controlled trials show that patient decision support tools lead to positive effects for both the patient and the provider, namely:

America's ToothFairy (NCOHF).
February 11, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Celebration of Smiles

by Americas ToothFairy - Nation Children's Oral Health Foundation

At the upcoming Celebration of Smiles event in Chicago this February, America’s ToothFairy will shine the spotlight on our supporters, volunteers, leaders and Affiliates who have helped us make a difference in so many young lives! This will be an

University of Buffalo
February 11, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

A day of free dental care for kids at UB’s ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’

by University at Buffalo

For the 12th year in a row, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine saw more than 800 local schoolchildren during its annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” on Feb. 1. But something was different this year: “tooth fairies”

Septodont
February 11, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

New Biodentine Web Lecture

by Septodont

Septodont introduces a new educational tool designed to familiarize the dental professional with the innovative dentin substitute Biodentine, and its benefits for everyday dentistry. Dr. Imad About, a world renowned expert in pulp biology presents his findings with this web

GBI Research
February 7, 2013 News Dental CAD/CAMDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPublic Health

Technological Advancements and Elderly Populations Lead to Increased Preference for Dental Implants

by GBI Research

Dentists are putting a smile back on many faces, as the dental implants market is set to almost double in value over the next six years, states a new report by healthcare experts GBI Research. The new report* states that