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Conferences
2015 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC)
January 22-24, 2015

Denver, Colorado United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
March 11-14, 2015

Boston, Massachusetts United States
2015 National Oral Health Conference
April 27-29, 2015

Kansas City, Missouri United States
American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) 2015 Spring Conference
May 2-3, 2015

Chicago, Illinois United States
American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) 2015 Annual Meeting
November 14-17, 2015

Orlando, Florida United States
Study: Salivary mucins play a key role in fighting caries
November 20, 2014 -- Salivary mucins, key components of mucus, actively protect teeth from Streptococcus mutans, one of the principal bacteria that causes caries, according to a new study in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
Trifecta of Troubles: Part 2 -- A dentist's hands are more than technical appendages
November 19, 2014 -- In the second of her three-part series discussing a head, hands, and heart approach in dentistry, Dr. Lisa Knowles focuses on the hands -- specifically what dentists do with hands.
Heart infection rises as dentists prescribe fewer prophylactic antibiotics
November 19, 2014 -- In a new study, U.K. scientists report that the incidence of life-threatening heart infection has increased significantly in England since the introduction of the 2008 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines, as dentists have written fewer prescriptions for prophylactic antibiotics before invasive procedures.
Study: Triclosan presents risk of liver toxicity
November 19, 2014 -- A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that, after long-term exposure, triclosan can cause liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice through what the researchers called "molecular mechanisms that are also relevant in humans." However, the study authors emphasize that triclosan does have "health value" in certain toothpastes.
NCOHF announces silent online auction
November 19, 2014 -- The National Children's Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF): America's ToothFairy has announced the Virtual ToothFairy Ball Silent Auction, which runs through November 24.
Cardiologists have knowledge gaps about perio disease
November 18, 2014 -- A new study that looked at cardiologists' knowledge of the relationship between periodontal disease and heart disease found that many were unclear about the cause of periodontal disease. But they would like to have more information about the potential link between the two conditions, the researchers found.
Dental Dental of Iowa donates $60K to Lifelong Smiles Coalition
November 18, 2014 -- The Lifelong Smiles Coalition gathered in Davenport, IA, last week to kick off a campaign to address the dental needs of Iowa's senior residents. The meeting included the presentation of a check from the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation representing nearly $600,000 in grants.
New $7.6M dental/medical clinic opens on Minn. reservation
November 18, 2014 -- A new $7.6 million health and dental clinic will provide expanded healthcare for members of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa in northern Minnesota.
ADA brief on barriers to care misleading
November 17, 2014 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Frank Catalanotto comments on the ADA's recent brief on barriers to dental care. He writes that while this is an issue that needs further study, the brief's conclusions might be based on flawed methodology.
Hygiene production down? Here's how to fix it
November 17, 2014 -- Practice management expert Sally McKenzie offers her insight into how you can run a more successful practice. This column focuses on recognizing and fixing hygiene scheduling issues, and she provides tips to help you revive your hygiene department and grow your income.
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