What do W.C. Fields, the ADA, and NPR have in common?
November 1, 2010 -- A recent broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR) stirred the wrath of hundreds of dentists and prompted an angry letter from the ADA to the show's host. But is so much righteous indignation effective?  Discuss
ADA apologizes for pre-civil rights diversity challenges
October 29, 2010 -- In a public statement issued October 29, the ADA said it deeply regrets not taking a stronger stand against discriminatory membership practices before the civil rights era.  Discuss
Scientific misconduct: A sign of the times?
October 29, 2010 -- Scientific misconduct is widespread in clinical, pharmacological, and medical research, according to a review in the Journal of Dental Research, and researchers say the problem often stems from competition for funding and academic pressures.  Discuss
How to avoid nerve injuries during implant surgery
October 28, 2010 -- Thorough understanding of anatomy, surgical procedures, and implant systems, along with proper treatment planning, are essential to reduce the occurrence of inferior alveolar nerve injuries, according to an article in the Journal of Oral Implantology.  Discuss
Calif. city council favors banning dental amalgam
October 27, 2010 -- Costa Mesa, CA, has become the first U.S. city to call for a ban on dental amalgam, urging federal and state agencies to eliminate it altogether.  Discuss
AAOMS seeks end to third-molar controversy
October 27, 2010 -- During a recent meeting presenting 10 years' worth of research into the prophylactic removal of third molars, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) sought to cease the debate over the practice's validity. But not everyone's convinced.  Discuss
Digital impressioning works to create new image
October 27, 2010 -- While initial enthusiasm for intraoral scanning as a more precise and patient-friendly option to traditional impression-taking was high, sales of these products have yet to meet expectations. So vendors are working to create a better value proposition.  Discuss
2-year study finds in favor of U.S. dental therapists
October 26, 2010 -- The first major independent evaluation of Alaskan dental health aide therapists (DHATs) has found that the midlevel providers are offering safe and competent care to residents of remote and underserved native communities.  Discuss
The advantages of dedicated core buildups
October 25, 2010 -- Why choose a core composite over a universal composite for buildup procedures? There are many reasons, but one of the most important is cost.  Discuss
Lungs have bitter taste receptors too
October 25, 2010 -- The discovery of bitter taste receptors in the lungs could revolutionize the treatment of asthma and other obstructive lung diseases, according to researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.  Discuss
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