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  • Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 06 March 2014

    Having a tooth extracted before heart surgery doesn't guarantee a positive outcome.

    Mayo Clinic research indicates that about one of 10 cardiac surgery patients ended up having a stroke or kidney failure even after having a tooth pulled before the procedure. The information appears in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.


    February 24, 2014 -- Immediate implant placement and provisionalization in the aesthetic zone results in excellent short-term treatment outcomes for survival and also minimal change of peri-implant soft- and hard-tissue dimensions, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology (February 6, 2014).

  • by LEANA WEN

    February 15, 2014 2:18 PM

    On the surface, the 39-year-old construction worker looks like any other patient with back pain. He came to the Washington, D.C., emergency room, where I work, in severe discomfort after moving heavy cinder blocks a few days before.


    By Cheryl K. Chumley


    The Washington Times

    Monday, January 27, 2014


    Deployed? Don’t worry about the missed dentist appointment. The Army has discovered – and over the course of seven years, fine-tuned — a gum that helps the soldier in the field fight plaque, cut cavities and clean teeth.

  • INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A wind chill of nearly 20 degrees below zero wasn't enough to keep people from lining up for free dental work on Christmas Eve.

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  • 97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure…


    Do you have a chronic degenerative disease? If so, have you been told, “It’s all in your head?”


    Well, that might not be that far from the truth… the root cause of your illness may be in your mouth.


    There is a common dental procedure that nearly every dentist will tell you is completely safe, despite the fact that scientists have been warning of its dangers for more than 100 years.


    Every day in the United States alone, 41,000 of these dental procedures are performed on patients who believe they are safely and permanently fixing their problem.


    What is this dental procedure?


  • Michael Ollove, Pew/Stateline staff writer1:34 p.m. EST November 12, 2013Children's health advocates were overjoyed when they learned that dental care for kids would be one of the "essential benefits" in the insurance policies on the Affordable Care Act health exchanges. Suddenly, it appeared possible that combined with other ACA-related changes, as many as 8.7 million children would gain dental coverage by the year 2018.

    That was before they read the fine print.

  • Locally delivered antibiotics are flourishing in the commercial marketplace. Flip through any dental magazine and you will see a barrage of marketing in regard to these products. The manufacturers lead us to believe that these are the magic bullet we have been looking for in periodontal treatment. Just how effective are they? For the answer, we can look to a Systematic Review published in 2003 titled Local Anti-Infective Therapy: Pharmacological Agents.


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