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America’s Dentists Care Foundation Prepares for Future Growth

The America’s Dentists Care Foundation (ADCF) Board of Directors met in August at Planmeca’s North American headquarters in Chicago. Founded in 2008, ADCF provides all of the dental equipment for Mission of Mercy clinics and other charitable organizations throughout the United States. This equipment supports more than 200 clinics in 31 states. These clinics and the local volunteer…
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AAPD Launches Safety Symposium

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) will host a safety symposium on the “Hidden Threats and Safe Practices: Steps to Creating a Safe Dental Home,” November 8-9, 2019 in Chicago. This course provides a look at safety in pediatric dental care and provides practical tools, and the latest clinical advice on how to improve office…
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Caries Prevention Protocol

Risk Assessment Caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) is an evidence-based protocol designed to prevent, reverse, and/or treat caries before the disease process causes irreversible damage to tooth structure. CAMBRA is unique because it considers the entire caries disease process, instead of just progression of the lesion itself. This protocol treats caries as a highly…
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Using Dog Therapy to Quell Anxiety

0% Dog-assisted therapy (DAT) is an effective practice primarily in aging populations, pediatric care, and pain reduction. apixel / E+ True False Correct! Wrong! Continue >> If a patient perceives a threat in the dental operatory, which causes an emotional and/or physical response, it is unlikely he or she has dental anxiety. IL21 / iStock…
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Missing Teeth Hurt Your Smile and More

Missing teeth cause a multitude of problems and can even affect your other teeth, but it’s not just the abutment teeth that are affected with missing teeth. According to Dr. Jack Ringer, past president and an accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, missing teeth cause movement in other teeth as well. Missing…
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NYU Oral Cancer Center Awarded $2.5 Million NIH Grant to Study...

Researchers at New York University (NYU) Oral Cancer Center were awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study the role of artemin in oral cancer pain and growth. The principal investigators, Donna Albertson, PhD, and Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, seek to…
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Fake Braces: Know The Dangers

Yes, there is such a thing as fake braces. Though more prevalent in countries outside the US, the danger is no less. In many countries, Orthodontic treatment is usually only affordable to those that are more financially prosperous. Therefore, fake braces enter the scene for those that want the appearance that they can afford them…

Washington State Proposal Would Make Dental Therapists Eligible for Medicaid Reimbursement

A recent proposal by the Washington State Health Care Authority would make dental therapists eligible to receive reimbursement from Medicaid for services provided at tribal facilities, according to the American Dental Education Association. Currently, Washington State limits the practice of dental therapy to facilities operated by an Indian health program that are located on tribal…
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Dental Care for Seniors: 7 Oral Cancer Risk Factors

The dentists with In Motion Dentists have long known that the older one gets, the more their risk factors for developing oral cancer increases. Therefore, oral cancer screenings are an important part of any dentists’ elderly dental care plan. If you’re a caregiver to a senior citizen, you might be able to spot early warning…
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Finally, A Self-Assessment App For Your Oral Health

Don’t waste your time searching resources for your oral health care through search engines anymore! The Healthy Mouth App the Kois Center recently released has everything you need. From smile reports to the contact info of dentists near you. Check out what this app is all about: Key Features Take the assessment and check out…