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62nd Annual Scientific Session
October 25-26, 2014
Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center,
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Concerns growing over polyetylene, a plastic used in garbage containers and added to some toothpastes
A dental hygienist who noticed something strange in her patients' mouths took action, and now a major toothpaste manufacturer is making some changes. Trish Walraven has seen lots of things as a dental hygienist, but when she started noticing little blue specks in her patients' gum lines a few years ago, she didn't know what she was dealing with.
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Your dental and heart health are connected
Did you know that there is a common household item that may play a part in preventing heart disease? It's the simple toothbrush. It makes sense that the billions of bacteria and microbes that live in your mouth, which affect your teeth and gums, can also affect other parts of the body. While not all the research is conclusive, recent studies do suggest a strong link between dental/gum disease and heart disease.
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WHO's recommended sugar intake 'should be halved to combat dental cavities'
Medical News Today
In the U.S., around 92 percent of adults aged 20-64 have experienced dental caries, also known as cavities or tooth decay, in at least one of their permanent teeth. To tackle the growing problem of tooth decay, researchers from University College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, both in the U.K., say the World Health Organization's recommendation of a maximum of 10 percent total daily calories from free sugar should be reduced to 5 percent, with 3 percent as a target.
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Domestic violence is associated with poor dental health
Dental Tribune International
Researchers from the New York University College of Dentistry have found new evidence that noxious family environments may be associated with poorer oral health in adults and children. In a recently published study, they discovered high caries rates in the partners and children of aggressive family members. The findings could provide the foundation for preventive interventions in the future.
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Ozone nano-bubble water is a potential treatment for severe gum infections
National Institute for Materials Science via Medical Xpress
A powerful new antiseptic agent, called ozone nano-bubble water, holds promise for the treatment of periodontitis, or severe gum infections, according to research published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. The study evaluated the bactericidal activities of ozone nano-bubble water — also known as NBW3 — against the two main bacterial agents that cause periodontitis as well as its toxicity to human oral tissue cells.
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    Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth found on hollow-head toothbrushes (Medical News Today)
What does your waiting room have to do with dental practice marketing? (Dentistry IQ)
Poor oral health can have negative impact on seniors' overall health (City College of New York via News-Medical.Net)
Study links gum disease to lung disease, cancer and heart failure (6) (')
Dental caries the most common chronic disease of childhood (The Washington Post)

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Is dental tourism threatening your practice?
It's no secret that dental tourism attracts people away from U.S.-based dentists in the name of saving money, much to the frustration of U.S. dentists who feel they can offer better and less risky care. And it's not just the uninsured who are fleeing outside U.S. borders as many believe, but also middle-class people who have dental insurance.
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Kaiser survey shows increase in dental coverage
The number of small and large firms offering dental benefits as part of their health insurance benefits has increased significantly since 2000, according to the new 2014 Employer Health Benefits annual survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust.
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