TOP DENTAL NEWS
Do bisphosphonates lead to jaw osteonecrosis or not?
January 18, 2008 -- Although bisphosphonate drugs are great at battling osteoporosis, they can also cause osteonecrosis. One study says oral bisphosphonates are fine; another study hotly disputes this. The bisphosphonate battle continues  Discuss
California dentists asked to volunteer
January 17, 2008 -- The California Dental Association is asking its members to offer free "assessments" because so many of the state's kids aren't getting good dental care.  Discuss
Orthodontists practice what they preach, survey finds
January 16, 2008 -- If you are in the business of selling perfect pearly smiles, what better way to advertise than to have one of your own? Maybe that explains the results of a recent independent survey conducted on behalf of the American Association of Orthodontists that found that nearly 75 percent of orthodontists have had orthodontic treatment themselves.  Discuss
Trigeminal neuralgia awareness conference on Jan. 26
January 15, 2008 -- A patient complains about a pain like a jolt of lightning that courses through her face whenever she brushes her teeth. Before you reach for your forceps and elevators, consider this. It may not be a dental problem at all.This pain could be a symptom of trigeminal neuralgia, which is a nervous disorder commonly caused by an enlarged artery or a vein pressing on the trigeminal nerve at the base of the brain.  Discuss
California Gov. Schwarzenegger proposes dental budget cuts for '08-'09
January 14, 2008 -- Governor Schwarzenegger is proposing millions of dollars in budget cuts to the 2008-09 Medi-Cal budget, which includes the Denti-Cal program.  Discuss
AACD awards best celebrity smiles
January 14, 2008 -- Never mind the Golden Globes and Oscars, we at DrB are more excited about the winners of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's (AACD) 2008's Best Celebrity Smiles contest. And what a line-up they are.  Discuss
Laser periodontal therapy effective alternative to surgery
January 11, 2008 -- Laser periodontal therapy is an effective alternative to scalpel/suture surgery for treating gum disease, according to a new study in the International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry.  Discuss
Meeting on the oral-systemic link
January 11, 2008 -- Looking for an informative session on the link between oral and overall (systemic) health? Head to the program at the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) on January 18, where physicians and dentists will delve into the topic in detail.  Discuss
Norway bans amalgam
January 10, 2008 -- Is amalgam safe or not? While the debate continues to rage in the United States, Norway has made its decision: the country has announced a ban on all use of mercury in manufacturing, import and export.  Discuss
WellPoint's Consumer Business Unit gets new president
January 10, 2008 -- WellPoint, Inc. has appointed Brian A. Sassi as president and chief executive officer of its Consumer Business Unit, which includes the individual, senior, and state sponsored (Medicaid) customer segments. Sassi, who was formerly president of Blue Cross of California, will take full responsibility on Feb. 1.  Discuss
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