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Antibiotics after scaling and root planing: A prescription for success
March 11, 2008 -- Want to give your patients suffering from periodontitis an extra safety net? A once-daily dose of subantimicrobial-dose doxycycline SDD containing 40 mg of doxycycline for nine months after scaling and root planing is an effective adjunct to treatment, according to a new study.  Discuss
Study to dental schools: Serve patients, make money
March 11, 2008 -- If dental schools want to survive the coming recession and beyond, dental school clinics need to become revenue sources, not expense centers. That means a major rethinking of clinics' purpose and organization. That's one of the key recommendations from the three-year Macy Study "New Models of Dental Education".  Discuss
Dental imaging market: The future is bright
March 10, 2008 -- The popularity of advanced imaging devices such as cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and digital x-rays will make dental imaging a $1.4 billion market by 2012, projects Millennium Research Group's "U.S. Markets for Dental Imaging 2008" report.  Discuss
DVD educates patients in the waiting room
March 7, 2008 -- Looking for a new way to drill good oral habits into your patients? Patterson Dental is offering to do the job with a two-and-a half hour DVD about hygiene, esthetics, and other aspects of dental care.  Discuss
'Superhygienists' a threat to dentists?
March 6, 2008 -- Updated: Should hygienists be allowed to set up their own practices? To drill and fill, do crowns, even dispense medication? And will these "superhygienists" be a boon to the poor and underserved -- or a danger? The future is happening in Minnesota.  Discuss
Mandatory dental care for Ky. kids?
March 6, 2008 -- A Kentucky bill would ban kids ages three to six from public school without a clean dental health bill, according to a news story on www.kentucky.com, the website of the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Discuss
Marketing from the inside out
March 5, 2008 -- Sometimes internal marketing works best. Learn how to expand your practice by word of mouth  Discuss
Complex implants? Use a computer!
March 4, 2008 -- CAD programs can help surgeons plan their procedures precisely, saving patients time and suffering. "We're taking implant surgery out of the Stone Age" says one oral surgeon.  Discuss
Park Dental separates from ADPI
March 4, 2008 -- The PDG dental group that operates the Park Dental and Dental Specialists clinics in Minnesota is separating from its administrative services provider, American Dental Partners (ADPI). The dental group just won a $130 million lawsuit against ADPI.  Discuss
3M introduces moisturizing hand antiseptic
March 3, 2008 -- Looking for a gentler way to disinfect your hands? 3M has launched a new hand antiseptic that kills germs and moisturizes at the same time.  Discuss
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