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Conferences
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
March 11-14

Boston, Massachusetts United States
Western Regional Dental Convention
March 19-21

Phoenix, Arizona United States
2015 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
April 14

Washington, DC, District of Columbia United States
2015 National Oral Health Conference
April 27-29

Kansas City, Missouri United States
Rutgers study focuses on rare perio disease in African-American kids
February 27, 2015 -- A rare form of periodontitis that affects African-American children is the focus of a study by researchers at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. A $3.2 million National Institutes of Health grant will pinpoint biological markers in saliva that can predict whether bone loss will occur from the disease and which teeth it will affect before there are symptoms.
Bone fracture risk tool may identify periodontitis in older women
February 26, 2015 -- A tool that evaluates whether older women are at risk for osteoporotic fractures may also be able to determine if they are at risk for periodontal disease, according to a recent study published in Menopause.
Periodontal disease most prevalent among ethnic minorities
February 18, 2015 -- A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study in the Journal of Periodontology finds that 63% of Hispanic adults in the U.S. have periodontitis.
Bone fracture assessment tool may also identify patients at risk for periodontitis
February 18, 2015 -- Postmenopausal women with high scores on the Fracture Assessment Risk Tool (FRAX) may also be at a higher risk for periodontitis, according to a new study in the journal Menopause.
Anthem offers 3rd dental cleaning to pregnant members, patients with diabetes
January 21, 2015 -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is now offering an additional dental cleaning per benefit period for certain plan members who are pregnant or who have diabetes.
Coding for patients with limited areas requiring scaling and root planing
January 19, 2015 -- Insurance expert Dr. Doyle Williams is back to help you with your coding dilemmas. In this column, he writes about coding for patients who need limited scaling and root planing but who have otherwise healthy mouths.
Hu-Friedy adds 7 new scissors in Black Line collection
January 12, 2015 -- Hu-Friedy has added to its popular Black Line surgical instrument portfolio, featuring a Black Line Super-Cut Scissors Collection that will optimize performance and precision, according to the company.
Hu-Friedy launches new surgical instruments
January 6, 2015 -- Hu-Friedy has expanded its surgical instrument line and launched four new instruments in partnership with Sasha Jovanovic, DDS.
Study: 'Microbial dark matter' may cause periodontitis
January 2, 2015 -- A new study may shed light on the role of "microbial dark matter" in the progression of periodontitis and other diseases, according to results published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
MD Brush launches new toothbrush to target gum disease
December 18, 2014 -- MD Brush has introduced a new ergonomically designed toothbrush specifically crafted to target the gingival sulcus.
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