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TOP DENTAL NEWS
What's in a smile?
September 14, 2007 -- You couldn't attract a mate without an inviting smile. Your employment prospects would be rather limited too. Maybe that's why Pearl Jam, Charlie Chaplin, and Laura Nyro all wrote songs called "Smile."  Discuss
Tetracycline stains defeated
September 14, 2007 -- Coffee can be complicated and tobacco tenacious, but the toughest tooth stain dentists grapple with is the dark blue-gray caused by tetracycline.  Discuss
Dental tourism on the rise?
September 13, 2007 -- A growing number of U.K., American, and Japanese citizens are including expensive dental procedures in their vacation plans this year. Nearly a million consumers go abroad every year to have their teeth treated and save on dental procedures, according to a medical tourism search site.  Discuss
Dental practices under the microscope
September 13, 2007 -- What makes dentists tick? How much do they earn? What are the most commonly performed procedures? What's the scoop on professional associations? These and other questions are answered in a spate of research reports recently released by Research and Markets, an Ireland-based market research firm. The studies cover a wide range of American dental subjects, from surveys of dental services rendered, to in-depth analysis of dental practices, to reports scrutinizing dental education in the U.S. Most of the reports are packed with dozens of detailed tables.  Discuss
Defining a role for MRI in TMJ disorders
July 19, 2007 -- Chances are that dentists won't have to worry about siting a magnet in their offices in the near future, but can the specialty use MRI to its advantage? Yes, if the structure in question is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). "Particularly, we look at this disk in the TMJ because (MRI) is the only way we can see the disk. MRI gives you exquisite soft-tissue imaging that you can't get with other imaging," said Dr. Edwin Parks in a talk at the 2006 California Dental Association meeting in San Francisco.  Discuss
MDCT advances oral and maxillofacial surgery practice
November 22, 2004 -- From assessing complex trauma injuries to planning difficult surgery, MDCT and reconstruction software have taken oral and maxillofacial imaging beyond the clay age, according to Dr. Jon Bradrick. Still, he says, the software isn't quite there yet.
Photodynamic therapy may have a role in periodontitis
January 1, 1999 -- NEW YORK (Reuters Health) March 16 Photodynamic therapy (PDT) transiently reduces the progression of experimentally induced periodontal disease in rats, researchers from Brazil report in the March issue of the Journal of Periodontology.  Discuss
Teeth regrown in mice
January 1, 1999 -- NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Feb 19 For the first time, teeth grown in culture from single cells have been used successfully to replace natural teeth in mice, Japanese researchers report in the February 18th online issue of Nature Methods.  Discuss
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