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Mobile apps find new audience at Greater NY
November 30, 2009 -- NEW YORK - Maybe it's the holiday spirit, the great weather (at least on Sunday), or media reports that we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the recession. Either way, the crowds at this year's Greater New York Dental Meeting are definitely more upbeat than they were 12 months ago.  Discuss
Community dental health coordinators head to the city
November 25, 2009 -- Working with Temple University in Philadelphia, the ADA is set to launch the third Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) pilot program -- and the first to be set in an urban community.  Discuss
Periodontal therapy may lower heart disease risk
November 25, 2009 -- Treating gum disease can lower serum inflammatory markers and thus reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in developing countries, a new study finds.  Discuss
WHO tackles pollution from amalgams
November 24, 2009 -- Concerned about mercury pollution, the World Health Organization (WHO) last week convened a meeting of experts to discuss possible new guidelines for the global use of dental amalgams.  Discuss
U.S. military halts rollout of electronic dental record
November 23, 2009 -- The highly publicized rollout of AHLTA, the U.S. Military Health System's integrated electronic medical and dental record, has hit a snag, with the Army, Navy, and Air Force all delaying deployment of AHLTA's dental component.  Discuss
U.S. Senate healthcare bill would change dentistry
November 20, 2009 -- The healthcare reform bill introduced on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday would extend dental care to millions of uninsured children, set up new oral health surveillance programs, and train new dental professionals -- including midlevel providers.  Discuss
A better approach to oral cancer detection?
November 19, 2009 -- Combining autofluorescence visualization with white-light exams can enhance early detection of oral cancers, a new study finds. But there appears to be a gap between general dentists and oral surgeons when it comes to adopting the newer screening methods.  Discuss
Dental clinics proposed for large retail outlets
November 18, 2009 -- 'Honey, I'm headed over to Wal-Mart to get dish detergent and garbage bags -- and have my teeth cleaned.’ You're likely to hear remarks like this all the time if the vision of the California HealthCare Foundation comes true.  Discuss
Son's dental neglect lands Florida mom in jail
November 17, 2009 -- A Florida woman who repeatedly ignored her young son's dental needs was arrested last week on charges of child abuse. While experts agree that it is important to encourage patients to follow through on recommended treatment, there is only so much dental professionals can do about no-shows.  Discuss
Crushing debt shapes new dentists' careers
November 16, 2009 -- Fourth-year dental student Timothy Moriarty will soon begin working in one of the world's best-paid professions, but initially he expects to depend on his fiancée's income to make ends meet. "Basically we're going to keep living like students," he said.  Discuss
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