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Study: Insurers' market power lowers dentists' income
April 1, 2009 -- Reimbursement rates are lower in areas where few insurance carriers are servicing a large population, which means less income for participating dentists, according to a recent study. But at least one dental carrier is taking exception to the study's findings.  Discuss
Digital impressions competition booming
March 31, 2009 -- Cerec has had command of the CAD/CAM impressions business for nearly 20 years, but the competition among intraoral scanner companies is beginning to heat up.  Discuss
IDS 2009 leaves dental industry smiling
March 30, 2009 -- COLOGNE, GERMANY - Despite turmoil in the worldwide economy, attendance and orders were up at the International Dental Show (IDS), 'the world's largest dental trade show.'  Discuss
Staff raises? This year? Absolutely
March 27, 2009 -- Yes, we're in a recession. And for many of us, those empty chairs are causing some sleepless nights. But rather than tightening our belts, now is the time to invest -- in our dental teams.  Discuss
Tissue-regeneration experts take on teeth
March 26, 2009 -- Regrowing bone and ligaments is challenging enough. Now tissue engineers and craniofacial biologists are working to sprout teeth from scratch too -- and they say success is only five to 10 years away.  Discuss
Mouthguards touted for athletic performance
March 25, 2009 -- The secret to athletic success may be lurking in the dentist's office. The lowly mouthguard, once scorned by professional athletes, is becoming the hot new sports accessory, due to studies suggesting that it not only protects an athlete's teeth, but it can possibly prevent concussions and even enhance performance.  Discuss
Dental team can help kids maintain healthy weight
March 24, 2009 -- A new study has found that dental visits can be a useful opportunity for dental care professionals to provide healthy weight interventions to children.  Discuss
All-zirconia implants hit the market
March 23, 2009 -- Tooth-colored, biocompatible, and made of the hardest stuff next to diamonds, zirconia seems like a natural material for implants. So it's no surprise to hear that they're already being marketed in Europe and on their way to the U.S. But are they better than titanium?  Discuss
Dentist wins first round in Internet review case
March 20, 2009 -- The dentist who sued a reviewer on Yelp.com has won the first round of her court battle. Finding that she has at least minimal evidence of libel, a judge overruled the reviewer's motion to dismiss the suit under a special California statute.  Discuss
My epiphany with Mrs. Z
March 19, 2009 -- Sometimes all any of us really need is someone who will take the time to listen. For Mrs. Z and her bothersome dentures, it was all about her cat.  Discuss
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