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Student wins $1.7M for dental school dismissal
December 5, 2008 -- A former University of Michigan School of Dentistry student was awarded $1.7 million by a federal jury after they ruled she was unfairly expelled from the school in 2005.  Discuss
Psychotropic meds and the dental patient: Part II
December 5, 2008 -- Do SSRIs and benzodiazepines mix? What about lithium and NSAIDs? Keeping track of the dozens of antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants being prescribed these days -- and their potential interactions with other medications -- can be a challenge for any dental practice. Here are some tips.  Discuss
Direct mail and e-mail: Does the 'campaign effect' really work?
December 4, 2008 -- Can repeated direct mails and e-mails to the same prospect list effectively build your business? In his latest Marketing Madness column, Richard Geller outlines how the "campaign effect" works and how it can work for you.  Discuss
Psychotropic meds and the dental patient: Part I
December 3, 2008 -- From antidepressants such as Paxil and Zoloft to anticonvulsants such as lithium, the number of psychotropic drugs being prescribed in the U.S. is growing at an alarming rate. Keeping track of them and their potential side effects and interactions can be a challenge for any dental practice.  Discuss
New ADA president grapples with access crisis
December 2, 2008 -- The ADA faces intense pressure to help solve the oral healthcare crisis. "We've got to do more than we've done in the past, and it's got to be better than in the past," says newly elected president John Findley, D.D.S.  Discuss
Where dentists are lacking, M.D.s dive in
December 1, 2008 -- When the crowns fell off her two front teeth, Karen Crawford knew she could not afford to replace them. So, she tried to Super Glue them back on. After that didn't work, she turned to her family physician and became part of a growing trend.  Discuss
Attention to detail a must for good digital images
November 28, 2008 -- Does anyone really believe that a periapical image that is short of the apex is acceptable? But getting a good periapical image with a rigid digital sensor is not as easy as with traditional film.  Discuss
Dentist sued for botched breast surgery also an M.D.
November 26, 2008 -- Several news outlets have reported that an 18-year-old woman is suing her dentist over breast reduction surgery gone bad. The dentist's lawyer says his client's credentials as an oral surgeon are irrelevant, however, because he is also a medical doctor.  Discuss
Old-style adhesives are better, researcher says
November 25, 2008 -- Violins, cathedrals, waffle irons: they don't make 'em like they used to. To that list, Jeff Brucia, D.D.S., a University of the Pacific assistant professor, would add dental adhesives. And at least one adhesive company agrees.  Discuss
Study links herpesvirus with endodontic disease
November 24, 2008 -- Herpesviruses have long been considered the culprits behind many oral diseases. Now a new study has found a link between endodontic disease and the Epstein-Barr virus, a form of herpesvirus that is also a human pathogen.  Discuss
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