TOP DENTAL NEWS
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
Preop antibiotics better?
November 15, 2007 -- Extracting wisdom teeth is a messy affair. Post-op infections are common, notes one dentist, because third molars "are usually filthy if erupted and you leave a big hole if you have to dig the tooth out."  Discuss
Biolase patents new technology
November 15, 2007 -- Want a laser that lets you view your skills at vaporizing tissue? What if the same laser picked its own fiber tips? Biolase Technology, Inc. has been granted two new U.S. patents that allow its Waterlase MD all-tissue laser system to do just that.  Discuss
Scandals hit UCLA dental school
November 14, 2007 -- The University of California, Los Angeles dental school faces twin allegations this week.  Discuss
Lose a tooth, lose a month?
November 14, 2007 -- Every time you lose a tooth, your life gets shorter. That's the conclusion researchers at Göteborg University, in Göteborg, Sweden reached -- at least when it comes to people over 70 -- when they compared dental records to mortality rates.  Discuss
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