Medilinq adds dental to its healthcare benefits
December 7, 2007 -- For some patients, getting that crown or root canal means saving up for a year. The good news for them -- and you -- is that Medilinq, a health benefits provider that offers savings of up to 40% on medical and dental care, has formed a partnership with DenteMax, an independent dental PPO network. Read More
Toothpaste, please, and hold the mozzarella
December 6, 2007 -- Toothpaste and mouthwash flavors can be so ho hum. Crest, for example, offers Peppermint. Also Strong Mint, Mild Mint, Vanilla Mint, Citrus Clean Mint, and Mint + Green Tea Extract. Did we mention mint? Colgate's not much more imaginative with its Max Fresh Clean Mint, Cool Mint, Cinnamint, and Kiss Me Mint. Why does everything have to be so darn refreshing? Why not garlic toothpaste washed down with an olive oil rinse? Read More
Site offers dental health quizzes
December 6, 2007 -- These days there's a quiz for everything. Is your boyfriend marriage material? Do you have what it takes to be a CEO? Now dentistry ventures into this realm. Principal Dental Health Edge is a web site that offers four short, free quizzes to determine your dental health. Read More
Dental services survey released
December 6, 2007 -- How many root canals do general dentists do? How often do orthodontists fill cavities? Answers to such questions can be found in a recently released report by the American Dental Association (ADA). Read More
New chart: Calcium phosphate products compared
December 6, 2007 -- In recent years, a flood of calcium phosphate products has hit the market -- pastes, gels, gums, rinses, and sealants -- which the makers claim can restore enamel in carious lesions. But which one should you use? To help you sort through the confusion, we've prepared a chart comparing the forms and usages of each product. Read More
Is Invisalign dangerous for generalists?
December 5, 2007 -- These high-tech plastic aligners may not work as well as old-fashioned braces. Could a lawsuit be in your future? Read More
Dental care? What, me worry?
December 5, 2007 -- Nearly 40 million adults in the U.S. report that they lack access to adequate healthcare. Almost 20 percent say they cannot afford dental care, prescription medicines, mental health care, or eyeglasses. No, this isn't from the script for a "Sicko" sequel. Rather, these are sobering statistics gleaned from "Health, United States, 2007," the annual report on the nation's health released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read More
Dental costs on the rise
December 4, 2007 -- In another wallet-emptying piece of news, the cost of most healthcare coverage plans is projected to increase by more than 10 percent through the end of 2007 into 2008, according to the "National Health Care Trend Survey" of insurers, HMOs, and administrators conducted by Buck Consultants. Read More
Dental records questions answered
December 3, 2007 -- Between all the drilling and filling, the last thing a busy dentist needs to worry about is dental records. And that's why the ADA  has developed a new online publication -- "Dental Records" -- that deals with nagging issues such as the components of a dental record, how to make entries, how to transfer records, how long records should be kept, and so on. Read More
Amalgam wars: Part II -- A phantom menace?
December 3, 2007 -- Scientists keep digging up more evidence to incriminate amalgam, but no one can make the charges stick. Read More
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