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Home   Credentialing   Membership   Education   Research Foundation July 22, 2010

Precautions for using zirconia implant abutments
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The introduction of zirconia to the dental field opened the design and application limits of all-ceramic restorations. Thanks to its high strength and fracture toughness, long-span posterior restorations are now possible with high accuracy and success rate. Additionally, its white color allows better reproduction of the required color especially in the anterior zone. More

Untangling the dental insurance web
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Dental professionals give dental insurance companies a bad reputation. We view dental insurance as an entity that discourages the patient from obtaining treatment due to policy limitations and restrictions. In fact, the opposite is true. More

Water fluoridation receives approval from most US regions
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As a result of the growing number of people with little or no dental insurance, some cities are working towards adding fluoride to their water supplies. This initiative, which is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Dental Association, would provide daily dental care treatments to all residents. More

Tea may contain more fluoride than once thought, research shows
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Black tea, a Southern staple and the world's most consumed beverage, may contain higher concentrations of fluoride than previously thought, which could pose problems for the heaviest tea drinkers, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. More

Customized bone replacements to uplift facial surgery
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Patients needing facial reconstruction may soon have the option of customized bone replacements. Using an engineering technique called topology optimization, researchers from the University of Illinois and Ohio State University Medical Center will pattern custom bone replacement implants for facial surgery. More

Have your implant cases accepted with Dr. Blatchford's Coaching
"Blatchford BLUEPRINTS book brings you wisdom--the pearls from the King of Teeth. Read it and live it. You will be richer for it," contends Harry Beckwith, author of Selling the Invisible. Doctors and teams are pouring through the information, motivations, systems, visions and agreements that make successful practices work. It is pure inspiration from real people. MORE

Getting acquainted with Insta-Ortho
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Dentists deal with difficult cases all the time, and some are more extreme than others with complicated treatment planning. Patients sometimes just do not want to put in the investment of time and money for what the dentists have in mind for the treatment plan. Take, for instance, this case study. More

Early dental visits may provide long-term benefits for young patients
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When it comes to dental care, new parents may be unsure about when to begin emphasizing the importance of oral hygiene. Parents may also be curious as to when they should first bring their child to the dentist. Today's pediatric dentists recommend parents should bring their children to the dentist sooner rather than later. More

HIV testing at the dentist's office
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President Obama recently launched a new national initiative to fight HIV and AIDS. The key to better treatment and longer survival is early detection, but most people have never been tested. Imagine walking in to your dentist to get your teeth cleaned...and walking out knowing your HIV status. More

Is your office copier a HIPAA security risk?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The lowly office copy machine can be a treasure trove of data vulnerable to identity theft. Health care providers are scrambling to shut this security hole following reports of patient data found on copiers discarded by medical facilities. (Requires free registration.) More

Study: A fourth of Californian children have never seen a dentist
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A significant problem for children in the U.S. is that they lack dental care. U.S. children miss approximately 1,600,000 school days every year as a result of dental disease. A new study has revealed that in California, nearly 25 percent of all children have never seen a dentist and that disparities exist across type of insurance, ethnicity, and race, when it comes to the amount of time in between visits to the dentist. More

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Ah doctor, what exactly does this entry mean?
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In an effort to improve patient-doctor communication, researchers are launching a pilot program in which approximately 25,000 patients will have access to notes their doctors have made in their medical records. Click here to find out more! The "OpenNotes" initiative has enrolled 100 primary-care doctors in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Washington state to participate for a 12-month test period starting this summer. More

The debate over electronic medical records
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How the rules about electronic medical records will change our perceptions about all information technology. More

When blacksmiths were dentists
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Growing your own teeth from stem cells might seem blue-sky thinking, but dentists are confident this will become a reality within the next 50 years. It all seems a far cry from the days when just pulling a tooth was fraught with danger and when barbers, wig makers and even blacksmiths would dabble in dentistry. More
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Straumann has allied with LifeNet Health®, the worldwide leading tissue bank and organ procurement organization, to introduce Straumann AlloGraft, a broad range of high-quality allograft products. Vital bone tissue is a key component needed to build a foundation for success – whether it's the osseointegration of a dental implant or the functional regrowth of periodontal structures. Allograft is the bone graft most similar to a patient's own bone, providing the matrix needed to help regenerate your patient's new bone. To learn more click here
Perio Protect LLC
The Perio Protect Method™ is a comprehensive approach to help manage oral biofilms. The methodology combines mechanical debridement and/or laser treatment with patient delivery of doctor-selected medications into periodontal pockets via a prescription dental tray. CE courses are offered throughout the US with research and implementation details.More
3MPlants™, Inc Launches the First Social Network for Dental Implantology that provides dentists with an interactive meeting place where they can seek out and instantaneously network with their peers to exchange ideas and experiential learning, solve critical clinical problems, remain current on emerging trends and technologies, and grow their business by building trust with patients in their social network.

Top notch programming for Allied Staff offered at AAID 2010 Annual Meeting
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Allied Staff are key components to your practice. No practice can be successful on a consistent basis without a well-trained, dedicated allied staff. The AAID Annual Meeting offers a full day on Thursday, October 23, and half-day programs on both Friday and Saturday mornings. Detailed information and abstracts for each program is available online. Of course, Allied Staff are welcome to attend any other Main Podium Programs or to register for a Hands-on Workshop or Clinical Roundtable. Bring three Allied Staff for only $225 each -- a savings of $70 per staff member.

Download the Preliminary Program for additional information about AAID's 59th Annual Meeting.

The following is a list of the topics and speakers for the Allied Staff programs.

  • Smile Design and Advanced Provisional Fabrication, Mike Malone, DDS
  • Implant Practice Growth Management: Consultations, Case Presentation, Financial Arrangements for Prospective Implant Patients Implant Treatment Planning Coordination (both within office and referring offices), Cindy Rothenberg RDH
  • Patient Monitoring during Sedation: Sense and Non-Sense, Daniel Becker, DDS
  • Capture the Perfect Smile! Digital Photography Techniques for Patient Documentation, Rita Bauer
  • Women's Health Issues -- It Is a Quality of Life Issue!, Claude Hughes, MD, PhD More

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    2011 Bone Grafting Course date set
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    Save the date of Feb. 17-18, 2011 for the AAID Bone Grafting Course to be presented at Touro University Nevada located in Henderson, Nev.

    This extremely popular participation course offers 17 hours of CE and gives you the opportunity to practice what you learn on cadaver heads.

    Information about AAID's Bone Grafting Course can be found online.

    Share your research at the 2010 Annual Meeting
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    Poster session, Table Clinic and Graduate Student Abstract Presentation applications for the 2010 Annual Meeting will be accepted until capacity is reached. Share your research with colleagues who always look forward to these presentations. Take advantage of this ideal opportunity to participate in the premier dental implant scientific conference.

    Judges award cash prizes to the top three in each category.

    A complete application and more information is available online.

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