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State audit cites Texas dental board shortcomings
August 6, 2009 -- A report released this week by the Texas State Auditor's Office takes the State Board of Dental Examiners to task for failing to adequately regulate dental licenses and keep the public informed of complaints.  Discuss
Aloe vera gel equal to toothpaste in battling caries
August 5, 2009 -- The aloe vera plant has a long history of healing power. Now researchers have found that aloe vera tooth gel is as effective as toothpaste for fighting tooth decay.  Discuss
Taking the risk out of treatment planning
August 4, 2009 -- Predictive risk management involves focusing not just on the problem at hand but the underlying reasons for it. If done correctly, your patients are likely to stay with you for a lifetime, says John Kois, D.M.D., M.S.D.  Discuss
Hyaluronate shows promise for TMJ osteoarthritis
August 3, 2009 -- Choosing the right treatment plan for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis can, like the disorder itself, be a real pain. There's just no single approach that seems to work for everyone.  Discuss
Periodontal disease a risk marker for stroke
July 31, 2009 -- Men with a history of bone loss due to periodontitis run a higher risk of having a stroke, according to a study in the Annals of Neurology.  Discuss
Women take leadership role in academic dentistry
July 30, 2009 -- Several programs aimed at helping women dentists better prepare for leadership roles have been established in the U.S., and their graduates are having a notable impact on dental education.  Discuss
Ohio dentists indicted for tax evasion, conspiracy, fraud
July 29, 2009 -- Two Ohio dentists charged with tax evasion and conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service could spend at least 75 years in prison and pay millions of dollars in fines if found guilty.  Discuss
FDA follows through on plan to reclassify dental amalgam
July 28, 2009 -- After months of speculation and years of debate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a final regulation classifying dental amalgam and its component parts as class II medical devices -- even as the agency insists that amalgam poses no health risks.  Discuss
Ultrasound finds mandible defects x-rays can't
July 28, 2009 -- Could 3D ultrasound imaging improve the way periodontal disease is diagnosed and treated? A research team from West Virginia University thinks so.  Discuss
Dentists wake up to addicts' scams
July 27, 2009 -- Publicity around the recent deaths of celebrities -- including Michael Jackson -- has highlighted the abuse of prescription pain relievers. And dentists are being called to account.  Discuss
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