The long toothache: A tale from the high seas
July 10, 2012 -- Two Years Before the Mast is a classic tale of life on the high seas in the early 1800s. Penned by Richard Henry Dana Jr., it also includes a detailed account of Dana's two-week-long battle with a severe toothache, long before the days of aspirin and antibiotics.
Hygienists take issue with ABC's 'The View'
July 9, 2012 -- The American Dental Hygienists' Association and its more than 150,000 members are up in arms over misleading statements made about the profession July 6 on a TV talk show -- namely, that you don't have to have a college degree to become a registered dental hygienist.
Dos and don'ts for financing flexibility
July 9, 2012 -- Affordability has become a barrier to case acceptance for many people. An excellent way to help your patients overcome this barrier and accept treatment is to offer a range of options for financing their dental bills.
Do women experience more pain than men?
July 9, 2012 -- Two decades' worth of research has concluded that women are more sensitive to pain and experience more chronic orofacial pain, according to a clinical review in the July Journal of the American Dental Association. The question is, why?
ADA political spending hits all-time high
July 6, 2012 -- The ADA and its state chapters have become major players on the U.S. political scene, spending $39 million since 1999 to influence lawmakers and legislation, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics, a nonpartisan campaign-research group.
Supervisor shepherding denturists' college back on track
July 6, 2012 -- A supervisor appointed to head the College of Denturists of Ontario is moving quickly to repair relations with denturists and denturism students to stop the college from moving into the areas governed by the Denturist Association of Ontario.
Struggling dental chain looks to mend its ways
July 4, 2012 -- Church Street Health Management, a private-equity-backed dental chain primarily serving Medicaid patients, has emerged from bankruptcy with new owners, a new name, and a new strategy to overcome a history of federal investigations and lawsuits related to allegations of unnecessary treatment.
IADR studies address antibiotic use for perio treatment
July 3, 2012 -- What are the effects of different dosages and duration of adjunctive antibiotic therapy in the treatment of periodontal disease, and how does this therapy impact final outcomes? These questions were the focus of multiple oral sessions at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting in Brazil.
The business behind dental treatment for America's poorest kids
July 3, 2012 -- Part two of the Center for Public Integrity's investigative report on corporate dental chains focuses on the largest Medicaid dental provider in the U.S., which has been accused in several states of providing unnecessary treatment to younger patients -- particularly crowns.
Do oxalates reduce dentin hypersensitivity?
July 2, 2012 -- A systematic review published last year in the Journal of Dental Research found little evidence to support the use of oxalates for treating dentin hypersensitivity. Now a critical summary by the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry's review council lends further support to these findings.
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