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Fruits and vegetables can help prevent oral cancer
March 3, 2011 -- Oral healthcare professionals can play an important role in helping to prevent oral cancer by educating patients about proper nutrition, with a particular emphasis on eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day.  Discuss
9 Ohio VA dental patients test positive for hepatitis
March 2, 2011 -- Of the 535 veterans potentially exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV by a dentist at a Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center in Ohio, seven have tested positive for hepatitis C and two for chronic hepatitis B, according to VA officials.  Discuss
More U.S. schools considering mobile dental programs
March 2, 2011 -- The number of preschools and K-12 schools in the U.S. being asked to allow oral health services to be delivered onsite is on the rise, according to a paper released February 28 by the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors.  Discuss
Align Technology sues clear-aligner competitor
March 1, 2011 -- Despite telling court officials two years ago that it had no intention of suing ClearCorrect for patent infringement, Align Technology yesterday filed two lawsuits against its clear-aligner competitor, one claiming patent infringement and the other alleging unlawful business practices.  Discuss
FDA tells denture adhesive makers to address zinc risks
February 28, 2011 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking manufacturers of denture adhesives to take a more proactive role in informing consumers about the risks of zinc poisoning posed by some denture adhesive products.  Discuss
NYU researchers use gingival blood to ID diabetes
February 28, 2011 -- A nursing-dental research team at New York University is conducting a one-year pilot grant to assess the feasibility of using gingival crevicular blood from periodontal patients to gauge hemoglobin A1C as a means of diagnosing diabetes and identifying prediabetes.  Discuss
Christensen: U.S. implant rates are 'pathetic'
February 25, 2011 -- CHICAGO - Dr. Gordon Christensen led a panel of experts during a Q&A discussion addressing controversies surrounding implants Friday at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.  Discuss
Très bon! Handpiece art wins dentist a trip to Paris
February 25, 2011 -- CHICAGO - The grand-prize winner of DentalEZ's handpiece art competition was announced Thursday at the annual Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Robert Rachlin, DDS, of Wanamassa, NJ, won a trip for two to Paris.  Discuss
Unraveling the mysteries of social media
February 24, 2011 -- CHICAGO - Yellow Pages are "dead" and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming the leading "word of mouth" tools for dental practice marketing, according to a special noon session on social media at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting today.  Discuss
Obese patients at higher risk of perio disease
February 24, 2011 -- Dentists say they would be more willing to help patients with serious weight issues if obesity were definitively linked to oral disease. Now researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have found a positive association between periodontal disease and obesity.  Discuss
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