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Study: Cancer prognosis related to newly identified immune cells
October 24, 2014 -- A newly discovered type of immune cells in tumors is associated with less severe cancer outcomes in humans and may have therapeutic potential, according to a new study in the journal Cancer Cell. The better outcomes were especially strong in head and neck cancers and in breast cancers, the researchers found.
ADEA president urges action, education on fluoride benefits
October 23, 2014 -- In this column, American Dental Education Association (ADEA) President and CEO Dr. Richard Valachovic cites the scientific evidence behind the use of fluoride in community water and urges dental professionals in all communities to take the lead on this issue.
Health experts call for action to tackle athletes' poor oral health
October 23, 2014 -- Poor oral health affects elite athletes' general health and performance, and it must be remedied, according to a consensus statement published by University College London health experts and sporting bodies in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
How do you assess the profitability of associate dentists?
October 22, 2014 -- In this multipart series, Thomas Climo, PhD, and Jill Nesbitt examine a dental practice group and the profitability of its associate dentists. In this third part, they focus on two additional methods to measure the performance of associate dentists based on hours worked and collection.
Study of premolar roots finds room for maxillary extractions
October 22, 2014 -- Extraction of posterior maxillary teeth is challenging because the roots are often close to the maxillary sinus. However, a recent study in the Journal of Endodontics found that only few premolars actually present a risk of that border being violated.
Illinois study highlights need for older adult oral healthcare
October 21, 2014 -- More than 80% of adults 60 years and older in Illinois had no dental insurance, and more than a quarter said their oral health was only fair or poor in a recent study, published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene. The study author says it's time to make treating older adults a priority.
Study: Potential link between breast cancer genes, salivary gland cancer
October 21, 2014 -- Researchers have found a potential link between mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes and salivary gland cancer, according to a new study in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery.
Dos and don'ts for the new patient experience: First impressions last
October 20, 2014 -- The average new patient contributes a production level of approximately three times that of a current patient. That's why it's so important to make an excellent first impression, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. The patient sees that yours is a caring practice dedicated to providing excellent dentistry -- and the patient in turn will become dedicated to the practice.
Why women in dentistry rock!
October 20, 2014 -- Amy Morgan, CEO of the Pride Institute, examines how the leadership and problem-solving skills that are considered feminine are really just the beginning of a new way for you to look at opportunities to make your practice better.
That didn't go as planned
October 20, 2014 -- In her latest column, stress management expert Jen Butler looks at what happens when negative emotions arise when things don't go as planned. She notes that even when you've done your homework, things can go wrong. She presents some practical and innovative ideas for seeing these events as opportunities, not obstacles.
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