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Radiation worries for children in dentists' chairs
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Because children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to radiation, doctors three years ago mounted a national campaign to protect them by reducing diagnostic radiation to only those levels seen as absolutely necessary. It is a message that has resonated in many clinics and hospitals. Yet there is one busy place where it has not: the dental office. Not only do most dentists continue to use outmoded X-ray film requiring higher amounts of radiation, but orthodontists and other specialists are embracing a new scanning device that emits significantly more radiation than conventional methods, an examination by The New York Times has found. More

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The effects of pregnancy on oral health
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Even though most people are aware that good oral health is essential for the overall health of both mother and child, misunderstandings about the safety of dental care during pregnancy may cause pregnant women to avoid seeing their dentist. The fact is that dentists can create a treatment plan that is safe, effective, and essential for combating the adverse effects of oral disease during pregnancy. More

Stem cell scientists seek way to grow teeth
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First, it was cord blood. Now, baby teeth? For centuries, people have been discarding body fluids and tissues that scientists are now examining as possible sources of stem cells for medical applications. And already, companies are selling parents pricey storage services, based on the bet that such cells will be useful in the future. More

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Looking through the lens of the patient
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A truly customer-focused organization strives to see things through the eyes of its customer. This approach asks, "How does the customer see us?" A practice that looks at their operation from the patient perspective is a key element that separates an outstanding business from others. Using customer service to grow your business is an easy economical way to attract and retain patients. Creating a culture of service excellence and establishing a positive brand in the marketplace is an approach that will reap the rewards for years to come. More

Gum disease and arthritis
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According to the American Academy of Periodontology, 35.7 million people in the U.S. have periodontitis. The condition affects one out of every three adults over 30. Risk factors include: poor oral hygiene, smoking, use of certain medications, loss of fillings and crooked teeth. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase the risk for periodontal disease in women. More

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Small Business Jobs Act contains incentives for dentists
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Legislation signed into law recently by President Barack Obama contains provisions that can benefit dentists who purchase equipment or upgrade their practices. The Small Business Jobs Act, described by the Small Business Administration as "the most significant piece of small business legislation in over a decade," is designed to help small businesses drive economic recovery and create jobs. More

The importance of privacy
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Privacy is something we all value. It should not come as a surprise to anyone that dental patients want to ensure more than ever that their personal information will not be shared with anyone without a legitimate need to know. Under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HIPAA Rules were created to ensure that all health care professionals respect and protect a patient's privacy. More

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