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Snake venom speeds healing
October 16, 2007 -- A new fibrin adhesive made from an enzyme found in snake venom is more effective at closing surgical incisions than traditional sutures, according to a new study in the October issue of the Journal of Periodontology.  Discuss
ADA names new president
October 16, 2007 -- Mark Feldman, D.M.D, an endodontist from Roslyn, NY, was recently named president of the ADA at a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates held in San Francisco.  Discuss
ADA Show Report: Whole Body, Whole Lawsuit?
October 15, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Is the patient too thin or too fat? Shaky on his feet? Bruised around the neck? If you think that's none of your business, think again. You may be headed for a lawsuit.  Discuss
No advance found in x-ray accuracy
October 15, 2007 -- The newest models of the Digora and Schick digital x-ray machines are no more accurate than previous models, according to a study reported in the October, 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.  Discuss
Osteonecrosis of the jaw: A serious byproduct of bisphosphonates use
October 12, 2007 -- If Sally Field is to be believed, then she really, really likes Boniva, the bone loss drug that she currently shills for in TV commercials. And if Cheryl Ladd is considered a reliable source, then having Fosamax in her life is almost as good as having been one of "Charlie's Angels."  Discuss
ADA Show Report: Gordon C on Perio D
October 12, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO - In his recent freewheeling talk at the recent ADA convention held in San Francisco, Gordon Christensen paused to ponder periodontal disease and treatment of same.  Discuss
Dentists caught in rating game
October 10, 2007 -- With the growth of online forums and "top dentist" scorecards in magazines, dentists are more and more likely to find themselves reviewed in public. Such ratings have the potential to affect patients' choice of practitioners.  Discuss
A better toothbrush? ADA unconvinced
October 9, 2007 -- Every year millions of toothbrushes go out of commission, splayed, flattened, mildewed, rejected. And twice a year, the average dental patient hears yet another lecture from his dentist about brushing more thoroughly. The convergence of these two factors means a huge market for any company that can prove its toothbrush is better than the competition ... or even just better than the average.  Discuss
Study shows probing scratches enamel
October 8, 2007 -- Pick, pick, pick! Probing for caries with a dental explorer is a time-honored practice. So research that challenges this fundamental procedure ignites a fevered debate. Now a recent study in the January issue of Caries Research has added fuel to the flame.  Discuss
AFP Imaging wins FDA nod for cone-beam CT
October 5, 2007 -- Digital x-ray developer AFP Imaging has received clearance from the FDA to market its cone-beam CT scanner for dental applications, the company reported.  Discuss
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