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The 6th most prevalent health condition in the world — severe periodontitis
Medical News Today
The International and American Associations for Dental Research have published a paper titled "Global Burden of Periodontitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression." The manuscript, by lead researcher Wagner Marcenes is published in the OnlineFirst portion of the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research. The purpose of this study was to consolidate all epidemiological data about severe periodontitis and subsequently to generate internally consistent prevalence and incidence estimates for all countries, 20 age groups and both sexes for 1990 and 2010.
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Award-winning material set to reduce dental implant failure
A material that could help prevent artificial teeth implants from falling out has won the Royal Academy of Engineering's first launchpad competition for young entrepreneurs. The material is twice as good at integrating with bone than existing graft substances, according to its creators at University College London, and so provides a more stable base into which a tooth implant can be fixed.
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Harvard Research finds link between fluoridated water, ADHD and mental disorders
The Nation
New research published in The Lancet by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that various chemicals that many children are exposed to are having a direct effect on the creation of disorders labeled under the name ADHD as well as other mental disorders. One of the chemicals said to be having an effect is fluoride, or variations of fluoride.
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Survey finds shortcomings in Americans' dental health habits
Most Americans do it twice a day — once at bedtime and once after getting up in the morning — for an average of 1 minute and 52 seconds. These are some of the findings on tooth brushing from the Delta Dental Oral Health and Well-Being Survey announced. Nearly 7 of 10 Americans brush their teeth at least twice a day, the amount recommended by the American Dental Association and other dental health professionals.
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North Carolina dentist's license suspended after patient sedation death
A North Carolina dentist's license was suspended by the state dental board following the apparent overdose death of his patient last October. The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners ruled that Williamston dentist Zachary Harrison, DDS, be barred from practicing dentistry in the state for one to 10 years because he failed to properly consider his 71-year-old patient's medical and physical condition, failed to properly dose the patient with a sedative, and failed to give the patient a rescue drug, according to a story.
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Tooth decay affects 12 percent of 3-year-olds
A survey of 3-year-old preschool children in England has found that on average 12 percent had visible signs of tooth decay. Public Health England who commissioned the study says eating and drinking sugary food and drinks are to blame. Dental experts say the figures show the importance of water fluoridation in the fight against tooth decay.
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Study: Exercise can be bad for your teeth
Exercise does a body good, or most of a body, according to a new study. German dental researchers set out to explore the impact of endurance training on oral health, and what they found might be bad news for the "hard-core." A group of 70 participants — half triathletes, half nonathletes, with an average age of 36 — underwent an oral examination, had their saliva tested while sitting and answered questions about their diet (including sports drink consumption) and exercise and oral habits.
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Is that plastic on your teeth?
Dental hygienists have been finding mysterious tiny blue specks on people's gums, and the culprit is the toothpaste.
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  NV Microlaser: LAPT in a Pen-Sized Package
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Why don't we treat teeth like the rest of our bodies?
The Atlantic
About a third of people in the U.S. don't visit the dentist every year, and more than 800,000 annual ER visits arise from preventable dental problems. A fifth of Maryland residents have not visited a dentist in the past five years. Despite the fact that dental procedures are some of the most expensive office visits, dental coverage is treated like a garnish—the parsley of the insurance world.
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Do's and don'ts for practice leadership: Know when to rely on outside experts
Once dentists understand the importance of spending 98 percent of their time chairside, increasing production, they usually try to delegate as much as possible to staff members. The other area where dentists should rely on others — high-level decision-making — poses more of a challenge. Seek the advice of acknowledged experts. Some of the most important decisions practice owners must make are in areas they know little about.
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