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ADA Show Report: A better, smarter schedule
October 1, 2007 -- Having every day's time slots filled with patient appointments is one sign you've made it as a dentist, but a jam-packed schedule could be driving your staff crazy -- and making your practice less profitable.  Discuss
Video update: Advantages of lasers touted
September 28, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Zap! The age of Buck Rogers has reached the dentist’s office, laser experts demonstrated in a presentation at the American Dental Association's 148th Annual Session held recently in San Francisco.  Discuss
ADA Show Report: Gordon Christensen: It's a great time to be a dentist
September 28, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Always informative, always entertaining, always outrageous -- that's Gordon Christensen, D.D.S., Ph.D. Pundit, prognosticator, and pugnacious critic, Dr. Christensen shared his skeptical views on the state of dentistry.  Discuss
ADA Show Report: Reduce the 'broken windows' in your practice
September 28, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Nearly half of all Americans don't visit a dentist regularly. Why are they avoiding you? To find out, the American Dental Association recently surveyed some of those people. The top reasons they skip the dentist's chair: cost and a previous bad experience.  Discuss
ADA Show Report: Spit offers shining promise
September 28, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Want to know if you've got cancer? Diabetes? Alzheimer's disease? Just spit! That's the promise coming to dentists' office as early as 2013 David Wong, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., told conferees at the 148th Annual Session of the American Dental Association (ADA).  Discuss
Cantel acquires Strong Medical
September 28, 2007 -- Infection prevention firm Cantel Medical of Little Falls, NJ, has acquired Strong Dental Products, a Corona, CA, manufacturer of comfort cushioning and infection control covers for x-ray film and digital x-ray sensors.  Discuss
ADA Show Report: Solutions for single stained tooth
September 27, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO -- More obvious than a sore thumb, an off-color tooth can mar the brightest smile. Yet whitening just one tooth -- without affecting its comrades -- presents so many challenges that dentists of the past have often counseled their patients to live with the problem.  Discuss
Dental appointments on the fly
September 26, 2007 -- Everyone books last-minute flights, hotel rooms, and even entire vacations online. Now, thanks to a recently launched Web site, patients can book dental and medical appointments on the fly.  Discuss
One less reason to light up
September 23, 2007 -- There are lots of good reasons to stop smoking, and now the Journal of Periodontology has yet another one. According to a new study published in the September issue of the journal, smokers take far longer to recover from periodontal plastic surgery than non-smokers.  Discuss
LCT catches long fractures -- in the lab
September 19, 2007 -- A kernel of popcorn that went unpopped. A piece of ice like an iceberg. Grueling nighttime grinding. Who knows what started a fissure down the length of that tooth?  Discuss
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