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TOP DENTAL NEWS
Computer-aided dental radiograph system quickly identifies victims of mass disasters
November 27, 2007 -- CHICAGO - In 1985, it took 2,800 forensic specialists more than three months to identify the remains of the 520 victims in Japan's worst commercial air disaster. If an experimental identification system had been available then, the identification could have been accomplished in about nine days.  Discuss
Is your culture giving you oral cancer?
November 26, 2007 -- Cultural habits, such as smoking, and chewing tobacco or areca nuts, may put different ethnic groups at a higher risk for developing invasive squamous cell carcinoma according to an epidemiologic study of oral cancer in ethnic subpopulations in California.  Discuss
High tech, high touch, Part II
November 26, 2007 -- How should a typical dental practice set up its network? Dr. Larry Emmott, D.D.S., a PC guru and principal at the Aesthetic Dental Institute in Phoenix, shared his hard-won insights at the recent American Dental Association meeting in San Francisco.  Discuss
Beyond dental therapists?
November 25, 2007 -- The U.S. surgeon general put dentistry on notice in 2001 with a critical report that laid bare the dismal state of dental health care for the poor. Now three groups, the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Dental Hygienists Association, and a consortium of Alaskan Natives, have finally taken up the challenge. Each is proposing a new breed of professional that's less than a dentist, but may be more than a hygienist. In different ways, they all aim to bring more oral health care professionals into public and rural health clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and similar venues that serve the underserved.  Discuss
AFP Imaging gets nod for conebeam CT scanner
November 19, 2007 -- Digital x-ray developer AFP Imaging has received approval to sell its conebeam CT scanner in Canada.  Discuss
The 411 on kids' health
November 19, 2007 -- Wondering how to better serve your younger patients? One step in the right direction is getting hard facts about the overall health of this unique population.  Discuss
High tech, high touch, Part I
November 19, 2007 -- Computer technology can make dentistry more patient-friendly -- if its implemented wisely. Rather than view technology as a necessary evil, dentists should view it as an agent of change that can help them better connect with their patients.  Discuss
Insurers change exam schedule
November 19, 2007 -- Swayed by the research, a growing number of dental insurance plans are rejecting the traditional semiannual cleaning. Instead, these plans are pushing dentists to see healthier patients less often and less healthy patients more often  Discuss
Dental bills stalled by SCHIP
November 16, 2007 -- As Congress concentrates on the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), other dental legislation has been shoved off the priority list, according to William Prentice, who directs the Washington office of the American Dental Association (ADA).  Discuss
Are the new power brushes better?
November 16, 2007 -- Power toothbrush makers boast about innovation, but experts say they're not for everyone.  Discuss
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