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Women, journal readers practice less-invasive dentistry
April 16, 2010 -- Dentists who read peer-reviewed journals practice less-invasive dentistry than their peers, according to a study presented at the recent American Association for Dental Research annual meeting. Another study found that women dentists practice less invasively than their male counterparts.  Discuss
School's decision to cut ties with clinic sparks controversy
April 15, 2010 -- A decision by an Alabama dental school to cut ties with a nonprofit dental clinic is raising questions about the proper role of clinics in providing oral healthcare to underserved populations -- especially when they compete with private practitioners.  Discuss
Can too much hydrogen peroxide harm tooth enamel?
April 14, 2010 -- Multiple applications of a 38% hydrogen peroxide in-office whitening agent does not alter enamel surface roughness, according to a study conducted at the University of Trieste and published in this month's Journal of the American Dental Association.  Discuss
FDA reviewing safety of chemical used in toothpaste
April 13, 2010 -- With new research indicating that triclosan -- a chemical found in toothpaste and many other consumer products -- may disrupt the endocrine system and create bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, the FDA is now looking at whether this substance is as safe as originally thought.  Discuss
The art of modern dentistry
April 13, 2010 -- In the coming decade, optimizing your practice by being more flexible and incorporating new technologies that enhance patient care will no longer be a luxury -- it will be a necessity.  Discuss
Is articaine better for infiltrations?
April 12, 2010 -- Ever since articaine came on the market, researchers have been testing it against other anesthetics and often finding it better. Now a new clinical trial has found lidocaine just as good -- except in one key measure.  Discuss
Study finds gaps in dental care among stroke survivors
April 9, 2010 -- In the first study to examine the use of dental services by stroke survivors, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles found that only 46% of people who have suffered a stroke visit the dentist regularly.  Discuss
The dos and don'ts of practice transitions
April 8, 2010 -- Retirement is still the primary reason dentists sell their practices. But divorce, acrimony, and even vice play a part, too, according to several practice transition experts. Here are their tips for ensuring a successful transaction.  Discuss
U.S. OMS programs not producing enough research
April 7, 2010 -- Many oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) programs in the U.S. do not require residents to do research even though program directors believe in its importance, according to a study by Virginia Commonwealth University.  Discuss
Research links diabetes and oral inflammatory diseases
April 7, 2010 -- A large majority of patients with diabetes, the fastest-growing disease in the world, also suffer from oral inflammatory diseases, according to a Canadian study that predicts that the interaction of the two diseases will have a growing impact on both dental and overall healthcare.  Discuss
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