TOP DENTAL NEWS
Can you whiten without bleach?
March 12, 2008 -- Power Swabs, a new nonbleach whitening product, promises great results. But experts say you can get good effects from whitening products already on the market -- as long as you don't care about the insides of your teeth.  Discuss
ADEA offers updated guide to dental schools
March 12, 2008 -- Planning to apply to dental school next year? The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has a resource that could streamline the process. The 2008 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools offers information on dental schools in North America, and is now available for purchase.  Discuss
3M offers free online dental training
March 12, 2008 -- 3M ESPE has launched Espertise Interactive Learning, a new Web site that offers free online training resources for dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, technicians, and office staff. The mix includes canned continuing education classes (for credit), tutorials on 3M dental products, and live interactive webcasts.  Discuss
Mouth rinse causes stains?
March 11, 2008 -- Crest's Pro-Health Rinse is a popular alternative to alcohol-based products. But is the rinse staining some peoples' teeth?  Discuss
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
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