New screening questionnaire streamlines TMD assessment
October 17, 2011 -- A team of U.S. researchers has developed a screening questionnaire designed to enable dental practitioners and other healthcare professionals to quickly and cost-effectively identify patients with pain-related temporomandibular disorders (TMDs).  Discuss
Calif. won't add fluoride to list of carcinogenics
October 14, 2011 -- A California government agency tasked with determining what chemicals pose a carcinogenic risk to the public voted unanimously this week not to include fluoride on that list, saying the existing research is "inconclusive."  Discuss
Web-based services make sharing dental data safer
October 14, 2011 -- Two start-ups new to the dental field are leveraging their expertise in software development and cloud computing to create online tools for HIPAA-compliant data and image sharing that they say can improve the way dental practices handle consultations and referrals.  Discuss
With oral cancer rates rising, regular screenings are vital
October 13, 2011 -- LAS VEGAS - The growing incidence of oral cancer, especially among young nonsmokers, makes screening for the disease more important than ever, according to a presentation at the ADA conference. And new high-tech screening devices enhance the ability to detect suspicious lesions.  Discuss
FHSU will offer dental practitioner program in Kan.
October 12, 2011 -- Fort Hays State University (FHSU) announced yesterday that it intends to offer a bachelor's degree program to train registered dental practitioners (RDPs), pending passage of legislation establishing RDPs as a class of dental care provider in Kansas.  Discuss
Is it time to invest in digital dentistry?
October 12, 2011 -- LAS VEGAS - If you haven't invested in digital technologies yet, you may be undervaluing your dental practice by tens of thousands of dollars, according to Paul Feuerstein, DMD, speaking at the ADA Annual Session on October 10.  Discuss
Christensen: Metal crowns of the past are far superior
October 11, 2011 -- LAS VEGAS - Dr. Gordon Christensen gave a series of blunt assessments of products in restorative dentistry during a continuing education course at the ADA's Annual Session on Tuesday. Praise and criticism were doled out in rapid succession.  Discuss
Sesame launches cloud-based patient connection system
October 11, 2011 -- LAS VEGAS - Sesame Communications is expanding its offering of cloud-based products and services for the dental community with Sesame 24-7, a new patient connection system that provides search optimization, online marketing, patient portals, and practice metrics tools.  Discuss
3M ESPE introduces single-bottle universal adhesive
October 10, 2011 -- 3M ESPE is looking to make a splash this week at the ADA's annual meeting in Las Vegas with the official launch of its Scotchbond Universal adhesive, a new single-bottle adhesive for self- and total-etch applications.  Discuss
Leaders in Dentistry: Dr. Rhea Haugseth
October 10, 2011 -- In the latest installment of the Leaders in Dentistry series, spoke with Dr. Rea Haugseth, president of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, about the alarming rise in tooth decay among younger children, the potential impact of the new healthcare reform law on pediatric dentistry, and the growing need for more pediatric dentists in the U.S.  Discuss
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