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Overweight children at lower risk for caries
April 3, 2008 -- Overweight children might be at an elevated risk for many diseases, but oral disease isn't one of them. According to a new study in this month's issue of Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, overweight children or those at risk of becoming overweight may have a decreased risk of caries compared to children of normal weight.  Discuss
Making the leap to digital x-ray: Part I
April 1, 2008 -- Digital x-ray has come of age. The technology has gotten more sophisticated and more reliable -- even the tech support has improved. In the first of two parts, we'll examine the reasons to buy and what you're likely to spend.  Discuss
HumanaDental offers oral cancer screening to patients over 40
April 1, 2008 -- Here's a way to convince high-risk patients to take an oral cancer screening test. Tell them it's free. HumanaDental Insurance has announced that it will now provide oral-cancer screening to HumanaDental members -- over the age of 40 -- enrolled in the company’s fully insured dental plans.  Discuss
Dental fillings responsible for methylmercury in environment
April 1, 2008 -- Amalgam fillings are under fire yet again. This time for possibly polluting water with the potent, ingestible, neurotoxin methylmercury.  Discuss
Arizona Dental Association, Delta Dental of Arizona fight 'meth mouth'
April 1, 2008 -- The Arizona Dental Association and Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation have each made a $10,000 contribution to the Arizona Meth project (AMP).  Discuss
Picture perfect x-rays
April 1, 2008 -- Two pros show you how to avoid common and not-so-common errors, from darkroom errors and receptor placement, to exposure and angulation errors.  Discuss
Lantis Laser upgrades OCT system
April 1, 2008 -- Lantis Laser is partnering with Axsun Technologies to upgrade its optical coherence tomography (OCT) dental system.  Discuss
Report offers microscopy imaging techniques to study biomaterials
April 1, 2008 -- Research and Market's report -- "Dental Biomaterials: Imaging, Testing, And Modelling" -- is a guide on the use and performance of dental biomaterials.  Discuss
BioCad and Dale Dental form partnership
April 1, 2008 -- BioCad has announced that Dale Dental will be their exclusive outsource laboratory with rights to manufacture, design, and distribute BioCad products to laboratories within the U.S.  Discuss
New software lets dentists detect osteoporosis
April 1, 2008 -- Dentists can now add osteoporosis to the growing list of systemic diseases they might be able to detect. All with the help of a new software application -- Osteodent -- which is designed to detect osteoporosis by reading dental X-rays. The software was developed at the School of Dentistry and the Division of Imaging Sciences at the University of Manchester.  Discuss
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