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September 14, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Strain and Pain in the Dental Profession

by Gordon Levin, DMD, RYT

There are multiple factors involved in the development of favorable or unfavorable outcomes from our repetitive routines. Anyone involved in dentistry is aware of the potential for stress to become a negative factor. There is a growing body of scientific

November 1, 2011 News PharmacologyPharmacotherapeutics

Over-the-Counter Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen in Combination are Superior to Each Agent Alone in Treating Postoperative Pain

by ken

Sorry about the length but as I’ve indicated in the past…….no archive, no Word Press…..SOB!!!!!  Also can’t paste Dr. Wynn’s image – sharp looking dude, again NO WORD PRESS………..SOBBBB!!!!! Dr. Richard L. Wynn is Professor of Pharmacology at the University of

October 5, 2011 News General News

U.S. recession effects gnaw at dentists’ business

by ken

Sageworks Stats – Mary Ellen Biery Dentists are finally feeling some pain from the recession. Privately held dentist offices (NAICS code 6212) have seen sales so far this year decline about 3 percent after posting ongoing-though-shrinking gains in their top

August 11, 2011 News AnatomyNew TechnologiesOcclusionPain managementRepetitive stress injury

Relief for Chronic Migraines & Pain – YOU TUBE “RUbLES”

by ken

I know, lousy word play…..but check this out and the associated videos.. Related articles New Migraine, Not The Same As The Old Migraine (everydayhealth.com) What Makes a Migraine a Migraine? (everydayhealth.com) Alternative Therapies for Migraines (everydayhealth.com)

July 21, 2011 News Social networking

Twitterers avoid dental advice from their Peeps, errrhh Tweeps

by ken

From Dental Tribune – July 20, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., USA: Users of the microblogging service Twitter are tweeting extensively about their dental problems, a nationwide survey in the US has shown. It also revealed that most of those complaining

July 19, 2011 News Social networking

JDR publishes study titled ‘Public Health Surveillance of Dental Pain via Twitter’

by ken

From News Medical – July 19, 2011 The microblogging service Twitter is a new means for the public to communicate health concerns and could afford health care professionals new ways to communicate with patients. With the growing ubiquity of user-generated

July 9, 2011 News Repetitive stress injury

You really DO need a backrub: study

by ken

This could have gone off the rails SOOOO FAST, but I resisted the temptation – I must be growing up….dentists face this scenario incessantly…. THE CANADIAN PRESSJuly 5, 2011 A new study finds that patients with low back pain who got

May 15, 2011 News EndodonticsPeriodontology

The vision behind the Clinical eChronicle – Endo Perio

by ken

From the ROOTS forum This forum is dedicated to an understanding of FOUNDATIONAL DENTISTRY and the Endodontic Implant Algorithm.  Ask yourself the obvious question before you view the treatment images…….are you “implant driven in your treatment planning perspective?”  Would you

April 7, 2011 News EndodonticsPain management

It’s a Mythtery to me

by ken

Want to take advantage of the Mobile Me cloud to share two of the more important articles I know to address Endodontic Pain as it relates to antibiotics and effective therapeutic regimens.  Because a blog goes viral, I’d urge you

March 12, 2011 News Trends in Dentistry

From the ADA News – The times they are achangin’

by ken

January 17, 2011 Letters to the Editor Oral physicians By Donald B. Giddon, D.M.D., Ph.D. and Brian J. Swann,D.D.S.,M.P.H. Dentists should take their heads out of the sand and recognize the inevitable. The public will ultimately succeed in obtaining more

February 23, 2011 News Dental phobiaGeneral News

More Dentists Taking Pains to Win Back Fearful Patients – Just don’t break wind…

by ken

HEALTH JOURNAL FEBRUARY 1, 2011   /    Wall STREET JOURNAL Nearly one-quarter of all Americans avoid dentists because they’re afraid, according to American Dental Association surveys. And the fear comes in many forms. In an attempt to win back

February 9, 2011 News Pain management

Pain, complain, the brain, disdain – may all be easily explained

by ken

Some of us are born to be a pessimistic, says study. The chemical NPY in the brain affects the way in which we see the world. Image via Wikipedia Researchers at University of Michigan discovered that levels of a molecule

January 17, 2011 News General News

New Drug Targets Chronic Pain, Won’t Dull Acute Pain

by ken

A new drug, developed by a team of researchers at the University of Toronto, shows promise for controlling chronic pain caused by nerve damage.  The drug, called NB001, produces strong pain-killing effects in mice and in human neuronal cell lines

December 16, 2010 News Trends in Dental Education

Bend me, shape me, anyway you want me…….long as you pass me….

by ken

In response to a high prevalence of neck and back pain among working dentists and dental hygienists, the dean of the University of Maryland Dental School Christian S. Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent, has launched an initiative to bring renewed attention to

November 3, 2010 News General News

Of Genesis, Morphogenesis and Blogogenesis

by ken

The Internet is barely fifteen years old and there remains a large contingent of folks who consider it a passing fad, let’s say 15% of the population – dentists make up 14.99% of that grouping….humour, arrh, arrh.  Where this blog

August 14, 2010 News General News

Tylen – not at – ol

by ken

Image by Getty Images via @daylife (Health.com) — Teenagers who take acetaminophen — the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other over-the-counter remedies — may be at increased risk of asthma and some allergic conditions, according to a new study of

July 9, 2010 News Anaesthesia

Dental Vibe 3-in-1 Anesthetic Injection

by ken

I would normally never use this blog to promote a “product”, however, the referencing of the Melzack and Wall Gate Control Theory (the concepts of convergence and modulation reduced the emphasis on disruption of neuronal pathways led to the idea that pain could be controlled by modulation–reduce

July 2, 2010 News General News

Boning up on Bone Drugs

by ken

More Magazine–June 1, 2010    by Katharine Davis Fishman Late last fall I started walking like a penguin. The array of specialists I waddled in to see–the anesthesiologist, the physiatrist (a doctor who supervises physical therapy and rehabilitation), the rheumatologist,

June 28, 2010 News Endodontics

Malpractice claims in endodontics – Are you surprised?

by ken

A recent study by Givol, Rosen, Taicher & Tsesis, published in the Journal of Endodontics, points out some interesting facts about malpractice claims in endodontics. Image via Wikipedia Endodontic claims are the most frequently filed malpractice claims in dentistry. It

June 26, 2010 News Pain management

Look into my eyes, deeper, deeper…………………

by ken

Hypnosis in dentistry (Hypnodontics) Hypnosis is no longer seen with mysticism and the occult, and increasingly has gained importance in the scientific world. Brazil was regulated by the CFO (Federal Council of Dentistry) use. Hypnosis and Dentistry Hypnosis when used in dentistry to