Working with homeless changes dental students' attitudes
December 6, 2010 -- Dental students who provided care for homeless people at a Los Angeles clinic came away with slightly improved attitudes toward the destitute, according to a new study in the Journal of Dental Education.  Discuss
Veterinary dentists face unique challenges
December 3, 2010 -- Think of the last endo procedure you performed. You probably had a working length of around 20 mm, right? Now imagine instrumenting and irrigating a canal more than 50 mm long.  Discuss
Cochrane review questions routine oral cancer screening
December 2, 2010 -- The scientific literature does not conclusively prove that routine visual screening for oral cancer increases detection and prevention, according to a new Cochrane review. Even so, the authors advise assessing high-risk individuals, and experts say it is still warranted.
Millions of Medicaid kids still not getting dental care
December 1, 2010 -- Despite ongoing efforts over the past decade to increase access to dental care for children on Medicaid, a new U.S. government report finds that dental services for low-income children still fall far short and suggests that midlevel providers may be a viable solution.  Discuss
Does vitamin D enhance periodontal health?
December 1, 2010 -- Vitamin D can play a positive role in supporting and improving periodontal health in postmenopausal adults and pregnant women, according to two new studies in the Journal of Periodontology. But the study authors say more research is needed.  Discuss
Study points to scientific support for CPP-ACP products
November 30, 2010 -- The research community has been divided over the effectiveness of stable calcium phosphate remineralization products. But evidence supporting the use of stable amorphous calcium phosphate systems continues to mount, according to a Journal of Dental Research literature review.  Discuss
Institute of Medicine revises vitamin D, calcium guidelines
November 30, 2010 -- A new report from U.S. Institute of Medicine raises the recommended daily dose of vitamin D and calcium for children and adults, but cautions there is not enough evidence to support taking megadoses of the nutrients in supplement form.  Discuss
Would you go back to school now?
November 29, 2010 -- A general dentist outlines the challenges he faced in deciding to return to school to specialize in endodontics.  Discuss
Report: Dental mercury puts millions at risk
November 24, 2010 -- A new report submitted by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that mercury from dental amalgam restorations is putting millions of Americans at risk.  Discuss
At-home and in-office whitening equally effective, study finds
November 24, 2010 -- At-home and in-office teeth-whitening techniques produce equally satisfactory and long-lasting results, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association and related research.  Discuss
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