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Dental groups lament SCHIP failure
October 18, 2007 -- Hopes for expanding government-subsidized dental care dimmed Thursday as the House of Representatives failed to override Pres. George W. Bush's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) reauthorization bill.  Discuss
ADA Product Roundup: Goodbye putty, hello lasers, quick Web sites
October 17, 2007 -- The exhibition floor at the 148th annual ADA convention was bursting with vendors promoting everything from laser tools to latex gloves. Multimedia product demos flashed on mammoth LCD screens, patients gave live testimonials, and wine flowed at the end of the day. As the dental community converged on Moscone Center in windy San Francisco, the DrBicuspid team trolled the aisles, looking for the new, the notable, and sometimes, the offbeat. Some of the highlights:  Discuss
The end of cavities? Part I
October 17, 2007 -- New treatments and diagnostic tools would make the classic dentist's business model -- drill, fill, and bill -- as outmoded as ivory dentures.  Discuss
Imaging Sciences rolls out new i-CAT scanner
October 16, 2007 -- Dental imaging developer Imaging Sciences International has released the next generation of its i-CAT 3D conebeam CT dental imaging scanner.  Discuss
Snake venom speeds healing
October 16, 2007 -- A new fibrin adhesive made from an enzyme found in snake venom is more effective at closing surgical incisions than traditional sutures, according to a new study in the October issue of the Journal of Periodontology.  Discuss
ADA names new president
October 16, 2007 -- Mark Feldman, D.M.D, an endodontist from Roslyn, NY, was recently named president of the ADA at a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates held in San Francisco.  Discuss
ADA Show Report: Whole Body, Whole Lawsuit?
October 15, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Is the patient too thin or too fat? Shaky on his feet? Bruised around the neck? If you think that's none of your business, think again. You may be headed for a lawsuit.  Discuss
No advance found in x-ray accuracy
October 15, 2007 -- The newest models of the Digora and Schick digital x-ray machines are no more accurate than previous models, according to a study reported in the October, 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.  Discuss
Osteonecrosis of the jaw: A serious byproduct of bisphosphonates use
October 12, 2007 -- If Sally Field is to be believed, then she really, really likes Boniva, the bone loss drug that she currently shills for in TV commercials. And if Cheryl Ladd is considered a reliable source, then having Fosamax in her life is almost as good as having been one of "Charlie's Angels."  Discuss
ADA Show Report: Gordon C on Perio D
October 12, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO - In his recent freewheeling talk at the recent ADA convention held in San Francisco, Gordon Christensen paused to ponder periodontal disease and treatment of same.  Discuss
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