TOP DENTAL NEWS
Dentists vs. insurers: The road ahead
November 5, 2007 -- Take off those boxing gloves. Insurance companies could be your new best friend (really!). For the skinny on what's changing, what's not, and why, read on.  Discuss
3M acquires Lingualcare
November 2, 2007 -- 3M has acquired Lingualcare Inc., a Dallas-based orthodontic technology and services company. Lingualcare is the maker of iBraces -- 100 percent customized, invisible, lingual braces for adults and adolescents.  Discuss
Nonpracticing dentists now eligible for ADA membership
November 2, 2007 -- Nonpracticing dentists or those with a dental degree lacking a U.S. license will be eligible to become members of the American Dental Association starting in January 2008, according to a resolution passed by The House of Delegates last month.  Discuss
Beat the malpractice rap
November 1, 2007 -- Want to avoid a malpractice lawsuit? Check these tips on staying out of court.  Discuss
Do race and class affect dental care?
November 1, 2007 -- Race and economic stature play a key role in the quality of dental care a patient receives, according to a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  Discuss
Good bacteria beat periodontal disease
November 1, 2007 -- Can you fight bacteria with bacteria? Apparently so, according to a new study in the Journal of Dental Research.  Discuss
Paperless dental office still a myth
October 31, 2007 -- You can track anything with computers, but most dentists still rely on paper records. Do computerized record keeping systems stink? Click here for the 411...  Discuss
Kids and candy: Don't be a Halloween Grinch
October 30, 2007 -- It's that time of year again. But you don't have to be the Grinch that stole Halloween.  Discuss
Delta Dental expands coverage
October 30, 2007 -- Delta Dental Insurance Company and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania recently announced that they are adding additional cleanings and oral exams for pregnant women, and implant coverage to their standard programs.  Discuss
Xylitol gum to the rescue!
October 29, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Chomping away on gum has never been a charming habit, but now we have a legitimate medical excuse for it. That's according to John W. Shaner D.M.D., M.S., Associate Professor at the Creighton University Medical Center School of Dentistry. He argues that xylitol- and sorbitol-based gums are so effective at fighting caries that dentists should be handing them out like... well, candy.  Discuss
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