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Dec. 21, 2010
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Cheers! Red wine, cranberries good for your teeth
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When you pop open that bottle of red wine this holiday season, consider toasting its benefits to your teeth. After all, compounds in red wine can prevent cavities and plaque build-up, researchers say. The compounds — called polyphenols — block a molecule made by the bacteria streptococcus mutans, which are found in all our mouths, said researcher Hyun Koo, a microbiologist at University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. More

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Does fluoride really fight cavities by 'the skin of the teeth?'
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In a study that the authors describe as lending credence to the idiom, "by the skin of your teeth," scientists are reporting that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed. It raises questions about how this renowned cavity-fighter really works and could lead to better ways of protecting teeth from decay, the scientists suggest. More

Dental sealants: Are they safe?
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Dental sealants, the popular, thin plastic coatings applied to the grooves of teeth, can reduce tooth decay in children by more than 70 percent. While highly effective, however, sealants pose concerns: They're made with bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial and ubiquitous synthetic chemical that in low doses has been associated with changes in behavior, prostate and urinary tract development and early onset of puberty. More

Panel set to study safety of electronic patient data
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Almost two years ago, President Obama pledged $19 billion in stimulus incentives to help convert the nation's doctors and hospitals to using a paperless system of electronic health records intended to improve the quality of care and reduce costs. But the conversion is still a slow work in progress. More

Mark your calendar! Registration opens April 6, 2011

The 2011 ADAA Annual Session will meet in conjunction with the ADA! Join together with leaders in dental practice, research, academics and industry and choose from among more than 260 continuing education courses over four days.

2011 ADA Annual Session Dates:
Scientific Program: Monday, Oct. 10 - Thursday, Oct. 13
World Marketplace Exhibition: Monday, Oct. 10 - Wednesday, Oct. 12

Gum disease linked to arthritis
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Over the past few years, researchers have noted an association between periodontal disease and heart disease. More recently, investigators at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, have found an association between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis. More

Dental tourism's low costs luring Americans
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The price of dental care can be costly, even for people who have insurance. Experts say more and more people are heading to places like Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, Thailand and South Korea to get dental work done for much less. It's an industry phenomenon called dental tourism. Sheilia Liner had broken and damaged teeth for years. Even with dental insurance, she was quoted about $14,000 to fix them, a price tag she couldn't afford. "I just thought I'll never be able to have it done," Liner said. Liner booked a trip through a dental tourism company, which found her a dentist in Costa Rica to do all the work. She paid $3,600 to the dentist, and she made a vacation out of it. "I was just so excited to be able to smile again," said Liner, now smiling from ear to ear. "It had been a long time." More

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The power of good customer service is contagious
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For many of us, the end of the year wreaks havoc on our schedules and psyches. 'Tis the season for office goodies, which can lead to the sudden dental emergency at the end of a very busy day when the team thought they couldn't squeeze in one more appointment. For others, it is the hustle and bustle of finding that perfect gift or hosting the perfect party, and for those trying to visit family, it is the hassles of holiday travel and not expecting the unexpected. More

ADA supports FDA panel's recommendation for scientific review
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The American Dental Association praised a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel's finding that the FDA acted appropriately when it ruled last year that dental amalgam is a safe and effective treatment option for the general population. More

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