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Nov. 20, 2008
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Stem Cells from Monkey Teeth Can Stimulate Growth and Generation of Brain Cells
from Science Daily
Researchers have discovered dental pulp stem cells can stimulate growth and generation of several types of neural cells. Findings from this study, available in the October issue of the journal Stem Cells, suggest dental pulp stem cells show promise for use in cell therapy and regenerative medicine, particularly therapies associated with the central nervous system. More

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Dental Implants Effective for Orthodontic Treatment
from The Wall Street Journal
Orthodontists have been straightening teeth for decades relying on the ancient physics principle "every action has a reaction," in which tooth displacement in one part of the jaw causes movement on the other as well. Use of dental implants as orthodontic anchors, however, is changing that, according to research presented at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Annual Scientific Meeting. Jaime Lozada, AAID president, said the orthodontic implant application further underscores the versatility of dental implants for both restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. More

The Tooth Whisperers
from Science Daily
The phrase, “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” is attributed to several authors and philosophers. But the phrase, “your teeth are the windows to your health,” can be attributed to Mohamed Bassiouny, DMD, MSc, PhD, who has been studying how teeth provide important clues to his patients’ overall health for more than 30 years. More


CAD/CAM Fabrication of Esthetic Crowns for Posterior Dental Implants
from Osseo News
One-visit in-office CAD/CAM fabrication of esthetic ceramic crowns as a superstructure for posterior dental implants is quite new. The aim of the study was to evaluate the strength of esthetic ceramic CAD/CAM crowns with varied occlusal thickness and seated with adhesive and nonadhesive cements on titanium and zirconia abutments. More

Half of Primary-care Doctors in Survey Would Leave Medicine
from CNN
Nearly half the respondents in a survey of U.S. primary care physicians said that they would seriously consider getting out of the medical business within the next three years if they had an alternative. A U.S. shortage of 35,000 to 40,000 primary care physicians by 2025 was predicted at last week's American Medical Association annual meeting. More

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Minnesota Dentists Warn of Link Between Sour Candy and Permanent Damage to Teeth
from The Wall Street Journal
Alarmed by the growing number of children with permanent erosion of the dental enamel on their teeth, the Minnesota Dental Association is launching a public awareness campaign to alert young people and their parents to the link between increasingly popular sour candies and dental erosion. More

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Implant Restoration of the Mandibular First Molar in the General Practice
from the Oral Health Journal
Molar tooth loss is more common than anterior tooth loss. Now that the profession accepts that implant treatment is the first choice standard of care for such cases, more general dentists will be providing both implant surgery and prosthetics to their patients. They will face the need to treat the lost first molar frequently. More

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