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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
A call to action for all dental professionals
October 22, 2010 -- In order to maintain the control, leadership, and direction of dentistry, dental professionals need to become more creative and visionary in how we provide dental care.  Discuss
Botox can optimize dental implant surgery
October 22, 2010 -- Because the majority of dental implant patients are older and have facial aging, dentists may want to consider the benefits of rejuvenation techniques such as Botox to maximize the cosmetic outcomes of the procedure, according to a presentation at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry meeting this week in Boston.  Discuss
CarieScan challenges fluorescence caries detectors
October 21, 2010 -- A caries detection device developed in Scotland uses electronic impedance spectroscopy to achieve fewer false positives and greater accuracy than competing systems, according to the manufacturer.  Discuss
Idaho reinstates dentists cut from Medicaid program
October 20, 2010 -- The 200 dentists cut from the Idaho Smiles Medicaid program have been reinstated following a meeting October 19 between the Idaho State Dental Association, DentaQuest, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.  Discuss
Sleep apnea mask can cause craniofacial changes
October 20, 2010 -- Using nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) as a therapy for sleep apnea over a long period of time can lead to facial changes in adults, according to a new study.  Discuss
Handpiece makers respond to FDA safety warnings
October 19, 2010 -- Following last month's warning from the FDA regarding dental patients being burned by electric handpieces, manufacturers of these products are working to reassure customers about the safety of their products and also remind them that regular maintenance is key.  Discuss
Osteoporosis drug rebuilds bone in patients with perio disease
October 18, 2010 -- A drug marketed to grow bone in osteoporosis patients also works to heal bone wounds in patients with periodontal disease, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.  Discuss
Fluoridation debate nowhere near resolution
October 15, 2010 -- Despite a wealth of scientific evidence that water fluoridation reduces caries, controversy continues regarding its long-term health effects.  Discuss
Can John Stamos improve dentistry's image?
October 15, 2010 -- Heartthrob John Stamos sinks his teeth into a plum role as a dentist on the hit TV show "Glee." Could his portrayal influence the way dental practitioners are often portrayed in the media?  Discuss
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