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Despite Red Flags exemption, FACTA still looms
May 13, 2011 -- While U.S. dental practices have been exempted from the Red Flags Rule, there are other components of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) of 2003 that still apply, and failure to comply comes with some stiff penalties.  Discuss
ClearCorrect denies patent infringement, countersues Align
May 12, 2011 -- ClearCorrect has filed a countersuit against Align Technology, denying allegations that it is infringing on Align patents by making, offering to sell, and selling its clear-aligner therapy systems.  Discuss
MRI finds another application in dentistry
May 11, 2011 -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a promising alternative to cone-beam CT for locating the mandibular nerve prior to third-molar extraction, according to a study in Clinical Oral Implants Research.  Discuss
Is Groupon right for your practice?
May 11, 2011 -- Group discount shopping services such as Groupon, Living Social, and Facebook Deals have taken the Internet by storm. Dental practitioners who have treaded these waters share their experiences -- good and bad.  Discuss
Dental students underreport exposures to bloodborne pathogens
May 10, 2011 -- An educational campaign at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry helped raise awareness among dental students regarding the importance of reporting incidents of bloodborne pathogen exposure, according to a study in the Journal of Dental Education.  Discuss
Stress, depression may fuel head/neck tumor growth
May 9, 2011 -- Stress and depression are associated with tumor growth in head and neck cancer patients, and they may shorten the time that such patients are able to survive disease-free, according to research presented at the recent Society of Behavioral Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
Loupes magnification alters caries treatment decisions
May 6, 2011 -- Does magnification strength affect treatment decision-making when evaluating caries lesions? A study presented at the recent International Association for Dental Research conference yielded some surprising results.  Discuss
Mo. clinic provides free dental care for cancer patients
May 6, 2011 -- Many patients with head and neck cancer require extensive dental care before they can begin chemotherapy and radiation treatment, but they cannot always afford it. A cancer clinic in Missouri is helping to address the problem by offering free dental services to patients in need.  Discuss
Study IDs root cause of local anesthetic-related NSDs
May 5, 2011 -- Dentists should consider not using 4% concentration anesthetics in the trigeminal area after a data analysis found that high-concentration formulations are the root cause of most neurosensory disturbances (NSDs), Danish researchers report in the Journal of the American Dental Association.  Discuss
P&G challenges Philips' toothbrush advertising claims
May 4, 2011 -- Philips Oral Healthcare will discontinue certain advertising claims for its Sonicare FlexCare and FlexCare+ toothbrushes, after Procter & Gamble (P&G) filed a complaint with the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.  Discuss
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