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January 24, 2012 News Decay assessment and prevention

Dried Licorice Root Fights Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

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From WebDental – Dr. Carey Feuerman – January 14, 2012 Scientists are reporting identification of two substances in licorice — used extensively in Chinese traditional medicine — that kill the major bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease, the

November 11, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Transmitting Medical Records … The Ins and Outs

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Persistence………….I’m sure the root word is PEST………..for your consideration……. You’ve asked your legal assistant to retrieve medical records for a court case and then email you a copy at your home email address so that you can work on the

October 31, 2011 News EndodonticsImplantology

Carrier based obturation or calamity based obfuscation

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From my favorite Satan Barbarian endude: This is full cycle.  Thermafilth obturation by another endodontist, Tooth split, I got to extract and look at the apical condensation around the curve by shaving the root, I placed the implant today after

October 23, 2011 News Endodontics

A thing of beauty is a joy forever – unless you’re an anti-endodontite!

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From the Queen Beatrix of the Principality of Netherlandian Endodontics This 16 year old girl was recommended to have 36 extracted. Her dentist separated an instrument, and caused a perforation during an attempt to remove it. She was referred to

October 19, 2011 News EndodonticsPeriodontology

Tri me a river, three for two, on the stump – do you sense burnout

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This is for comment – please – if it doesn’t elicit it, I’m turning in my blogosphere union card and throwing away my iPHONE 4GS and going back to tin cups and string…..case from lad o’er the pond Perio-Pros patient

October 15, 2011 News Cone beam computed tomographyEndodontics

A gift from the Netherlands

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Holland possesses two things of beauty – tulips and Marga Ree Patient is a young 16 year old guy that presented with pain and a huge swelling. Virgin tooth. I saw a strange structure in the radiograph, and decided to

October 10, 2011 News Endodontics

L. Stephen Zarathustra spaketh – what to leave in, what to leave out…

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Nickel titanium rotary shaping files fundamentally changed everything in endodontics; conceptually, procedurally and economically as well. NiTi rotary files made root canal therapy more accessible and kind of fun for dentists, and dental companies were loved for making files that

October 9, 2011 News EndodonticsLaser Dentistry

Lasers in Endodontics

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Comments from Maarten Meire re; subject about to get a lot of press as Biolase Technology has secured a new patent for cleaning and disinfecting root canals. The new patent called “Fluid Controllable Laser Endodontic Cleaning and Disinfecting System” covers

October 3, 2011 News Endodontics

White lines or white lies?

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By Rafael Michiels, Belgium – from Dental Tribune With the recent development of new file systems–WaveOne from DENTSPLY Maillefer and RECIPROC from VDW–endodontists have been having controversial discussions about their usefulness. This is partly due to the aggressive marketing of

September 28, 2011 News Periodontology

Anti-Infective Agents in Periodontal Treatment

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By Jorgen Slots, DDS, DMD, PhD, MBA Image via Wikipedia The primary goal of periodontal therapy is to achieve a periodontal environment free of infectious pathogens. Anti-infective periodontal treatment includes mechanical pocket debridement (scaling and root planing) to remove dental

July 27, 2011 News Dental ethicsOrthodontics

Randy Lang – we need your Bill Maher New Rules sermon now more than ever

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Just gonna let the image speak for itself………..if you’re really interested, I have a 90 second webinar in low resolution – why spend money on HD when you can get the gist in low res – on one file one

July 25, 2011 News EndodonticsPathologyPosition paper

Just because it’s a policy statement doesn’t make it accurate, reasonable, logical or appropriate………

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The following comes from the Department of Health in Jolly Olde: This letter from the Chief Dental Officer (England) clarifies the situation with regard to decontamination and re-use of instruments, especially those used in endodontic treatment, in the context of

June 15, 2011 News Endodontics

DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties introduces WaveOne reciprocating file system

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From Dentistry IQ – June 14, 2011 “Single file shaping of an entire root canal system may sound like a myth to some…… Nuff sed…Read more Related articles Endodontic Parousia – Nullius in Verba Redux (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Drilling away at dental

June 4, 2011 News Endodontics

Veritas; In the realm of the philosopher kings

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Please bear with me re; this particular blog entry. It is an experimental model for future design parameters of both clinical and op-ed pieces on the winds of change in dentistry. As well, it is hoped that it can in

May 20, 2011 News EndodonticsEvidence based dentistryInnovations in dentistryMarketing strategiesNew Technologies

Veritas – If it seems too good to be true, it most likely is.

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All I want is the truth, just gimme some truth – John Lennon (1940 – 1980) Endodontics is once again careening towards technologic revisionism – and the marketing by the companies veers as always towards corporate hegemony and their advocates

May 17, 2011 News Social networkingTrends in Dental Education

Introducing CheckDent,the Social Network for Dental Health

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May 10, 2011 News Endodontics

Yee Olde Strip and Perf…….verily and foresooth

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From the ROOTS forum Here is the 2 year follow up after  iatrogenic perforation on mesial root #47. I has started as a regular re-retreatment with under preparated RC system, short filling in both roots. After I’ve got apical patency

May 5, 2011 News Cosmetic DentistryEndodonticsRestorative

Coltène/Whaledent announces formation of endodontic business unit

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From Dental Tribune USA – May 5, 2011 Coltène/Whaledent has a long history of manufacturing and selling endodontic products under the Roeko, Hygenic and Whaledent brands. The ParaPost system from Coltène/Whaledent has been dominating the market for more than 50

May 5, 2011 News AnaesthesiaEvidence based dentistry

Study IDs root cause of local anesthetic-related NSDs

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From Dr. Bicuspid May 5, 2011 — The root cause of local anesthetic-related neurosensory disturbances (NSDs) in dentistry has been unclear. But now a group of Danish researchers say it is neurotoxicity related to high-concentration formulations of anesthetics — particularly articaine

April 21, 2011 News Implantology

Side by side by side…….

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From Dental Tribune by Saghi Parnham A medically and periodontally stable 24-year-old woman presented with two failing root canals on teeth #8 and #9. Her dental records indicated both teeth were endodontically treated twice before. The first root canals were