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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. Read More
Beat the malpractice rap
November 1, 2007 -- Want to avoid a malpractice lawsuit? Check these tips on staying out of court. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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... Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
ADEA plans to diversify dentists
October 29, 2007 -- The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) announced this month it had received a $550,457 grant to encourage people from African-American, poor, and other underrepresented groups to become dentists. Read More
The end of cavities? Part II
October 26, 2007 -- A new preventive approach could mean patients get far fewer cavities--and dentists make less money from restorations. Can you make up the loss by attracting more patients? Read More
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