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Oral cancer risks higher
April 9, 2008 -- More patients may be at risk of oral cancer than previously believed, warn Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. The three companies are collaborating on an Oral Cancer Awareness Week campaign.  Discuss
Making the leap to digital x-ray: Part II
April 7, 2008 -- Digital x-ray technology has come of age. But making the move from film to digital can go awry if you don't carefully research your options. In this second article in a series, you'll learn about how to buy, prep, and more.  Discuss
AADR show report: New drug promising for Sjögren's
April 4, 2008 -- DALLAS - Dry mouth can devastate patients and frustrate dentists. So the report of a promising new treatment excited researchers attending the American Association for Dental Research annual meeting here today.  Discuss
AADR show report: Lasers may fry pulp, scorch dentin
April 3, 2008 -- Lasers offer many advantages in cavity preparation, but even at recommended settings, they may kill pulp and weaken dentin.  Discuss
Assurant offers family share dental plan
April 3, 2008 -- Assurant Employee Benefits has recently launched the Family Share Max plan that allows families to share a dental coverage pool and eliminate individual maximums.  Discuss
Overweight children at lower risk for caries
April 3, 2008 -- Overweight children might be at an elevated risk for many diseases, but oral disease isn't one of them. According to a new study in this month's issue of Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, overweight children or those at risk of becoming overweight may have a decreased risk of caries compared to children of normal weight.  Discuss
Making the leap to digital x-ray: Part I
April 1, 2008 -- Digital x-ray has come of age. The technology has gotten more sophisticated and more reliable -- even the tech support has improved. In the first of two parts, we'll examine the reasons to buy and what you're likely to spend.  Discuss
HumanaDental offers oral cancer screening to patients over 40
April 1, 2008 -- Here's a way to convince high-risk patients to take an oral cancer screening test. Tell them it's free. HumanaDental Insurance has announced that it will now provide oral-cancer screening to HumanaDental members -- over the age of 40 -- enrolled in the company’s fully insured dental plans.  Discuss
Dental fillings responsible for methylmercury in environment
April 1, 2008 -- Amalgam fillings are under fire yet again. This time for possibly polluting water with the potent, ingestible, neurotoxin methylmercury.  Discuss
Arizona Dental Association, Delta Dental of Arizona fight 'meth mouth'
April 1, 2008 -- The Arizona Dental Association and Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation have each made a $10,000 contribution to the Arizona Meth project (AMP).  Discuss
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