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Periodontal stem cell transplantation shows promise
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Periodontal ligament stem cells have been found to be the most efficacious of three kinds of clinically tested dental tissue-derived stem cells, reports a study published in the current issue of Cell Transplantation. According to researchers in Seoul, South Korea, transplantation of PDLSCs into beagle dogs modeled with advanced periodontal disease that affected their premolars and molars, which are morphologically similar to the corresponding areas in human dentition, was most effective. PDLSCs showed the best regenerating capacity of the periodontal ligament, alveolar bone, cementum, peripheral nerve and blood vessels when compared to similar transplants using dental pulp stem cells or periapical follicular stem cells. More

6 ways to get more Yelp reviews — without bribing anyone
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When it comes to local Internet marketing and reputation management, perhaps no website is more important to companies than Yelp. In the unlikely event that you don't know what it is, Yelp is a site that enables customers to share their opinions about local businesses. Users can submit reviews — positive or negative — and business owners have the opportunity to respond. The site was getting about 39 million monthly unique visitors as of late 2010, so clearly consumers use Yelp on a regular basis to research local businesses and determine which ones they can trust. If you own a local business, of course you want to get as many Yelp positive reviews as possible. But the website does have some rules that businesses must abide. More

How important is perio treatment for dialysis patients?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Treating periodontal disease does not reduce inflammatory markers in renal dialysis patients, according to a poster presentation at the recent International Association for Dental Research conference in San Diego. The link between renal disease and periodontal disease recently has been examined in a number of studies, explained lead author Dr. Meggan Wehmeyer, who was completing her residency in periodontology at the University of North Carolina when she conducted the research. Today she is an assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center. (May require free registration to view article.) More

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Cayman Islands target Americans for medical tourism
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A renowned Indian heart surgeon has struck a deal to build a 2,000-bed health care city in the Cayman Islands to target American patients and insurers searching for deeply discounted medical care. The British Caribbean territory agreed to the deal with Dr. Devi Shetty, a low-cost health care pioneer renowned as Mother Teresa's heart surgeon. The Caymans fulfilled its part of the bargain recently by passing legislation that caps medical negligence claims at $600,000. The tiny, affluent territory west of Jamaica has 55,000 residents and is under pressure from Britain to diversify its economy and move away from its tax haven image. More

Defining safe use of anesthesia in children
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Anesthetic agents commonly are used for a variety of medical procedures in infants and children, but little is known about their effects on the developing brain. A growing body of data from studies in animals suggests that under certain circumstances, such as prolonged anesthesia, these drugs could adversely affect neurologic, cognitive, and social development of neonates and young children. The authors believe that these findings should be of concern to the scientific and medical communities. Over the past decade, studies in rodents have found that exposure to anesthetic agents during sensitive periods of brain development (i.e., the brain growth spurt) results in widespread neuronal apoptosis and functional deficits later in development. More
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Dennis Murray: Doctors' 5 worst financial mistakes
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You're probably not a crack accountant or a financial whiz. There's no shame in admitting that. How to handle money isn't something that's taught in medical school, but in many respects what you do with your money is as important as the skills it takes to make it. In all of the day-to-day tasks that consume a busy doctor's life, it's easy to lose sight of the things that can put a serious dent in your finances. The following are five that are easy to miss and what you can do to avoid them. (May require free registration to view article.) More

Intro to CBCT as it pertains to prevention of failures in oral implantology
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Intraoral and panoramic imaging are not 3-D, and clinicians can obtain only vague measurements from them due to magnification changes as a result of positioning. They are not efficient for viewing certain pathologies and, because of the limitations, cone-beam computed tomography 3-D imaging technologies started to evolve. CBCT 3-D captures a volume of data and, through a reconstruction process, it delivers images that do not contain magnification, distortion and/or overlap of anatomy. In recent years, CBCT 3-D started to make big inroads into every discipline of the dental profession, expanding the horizons of clinical dental practice by adding a third dimension to craniofacial treatment planning. More

Oldest known toothache? Infection in jaw of ancient reptilian fossil revealed
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A reptile that lived 275 million years ago in what is now Oklahoma is giving paleontologists a glimpse of the oldest known toothache. Led by Professor Robert Reisz, the chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, scientists found evidence of bone damage due to oral infection in Paleozoic reptiles as they adapted to living on land. Their findings, published online in the journal Naturwissenschaften - The Science of Nature, predate the previous record for oral and dental disease in a terrestrial vertebrate by nearly 200 million years. More

Study shows how inflammation can lead to cancer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Chronic inflammation due to infection or to conditions such as chronic inflammatory bowel disease is associated with up to 25 percent of all cancers. This study by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute found that inflammation stimulates a rise in levels of a molecule called microRNA-155. This, in turn, causes a drop in levels of proteins involved in DNA repair, resulting in a higher rate of spontaneous gene mutations, which can lead to cancer. More

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The 'value' of a dental office
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At times, our participation in the design and construction of a dental facility frustrates the dealer, whose goal is to maximize the equipment and minimize the facility itself. Understandable, because it is their job to promote the sale and installation of dental equipment, a key component of any dental facility. Although it seems an inherent conflict, we have partnered successfully over the years with equipment providers who understand longer-term benefits to the dentists' success and future sales. The budgets for these projects were driven by the dentist's objectives and a definable balance between the equipment required and the facility function/aesthetic desired to deliver the best value or greatest return on the overall project investment. As a result, we have witnessed some great practice successes through the years. More

CIGNA expands its Dental HMO product suite, continues focus on prevention
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CIGNA is expanding its Dental HMO plans with 24 new plan options offering greater flexibility in benefit design to help customers and employers meet their benefits budgets. The new options also continue CIGNA's focus on prevention and the importance of oral health to an individual's overall health. The new plans will retain all of the benefits available in the existing DHMO plans, including coverage for up to four cleanings a year, teeth whitening, increased fluoride treatment coverage for children, and identify theft resolution services. Plan participants also will continue to have access to the CIGNA Dental Oral Health Integration Program® and Healthy Rewards® programs. More

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