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8-year-old's sedation death spurs dad's effort to change laws
June 17, 2010 -- After his daughter died during a routine dental procedure in which conscious sedation was used, a Virginia man is seeking a law requiring all dental offices to have and maintain defibrillators.  Discuss
Dental industry takes aim at gray-market practices
June 16, 2010 -- Are you using gray-market or counterfeit dental products? You might be and not even know it. While the price is right, you could be putting your patients, and your practice, at risk.  Discuss
Time-resolved fluorescence offers new way to 'see' oral cancer
June 15, 2010 -- Although still in the prototype stage, a laser-based spectroscopic device developed at the University of California, Davis is showing promise in the early detection of oral cancer and as a tool to distinguish between healthy and diseased tissue during surgery.  Discuss
Wash. school caries-prevention program unsuccessful
June 14, 2010 -- An effort to reduce cavities by applying fluoride varnish and sealants in Pierce County, WA, schoolchildren failed, the county health department reported this month.  Discuss
Does rearranging shade guides really work?
June 11, 2010 -- Achieving a perfect shade match is always a challenge. Some clinicians recommend rearranging the Vita Classical shade guide according to value to achieve better results. But a new study found this method may not be more effective.  Discuss
Next-generation lasers put spotlight on safety
June 10, 2010 -- Whether you're an endodontist using an Nd:YAG laser under a microscope or a general practitioner or hygienist using a handheld diode laser for soft-tissue procedures, the same safety rules apply. Are you and your team up to speed?  Discuss
Patients, volunteers contract hepatitis at free dental clinic
June 9, 2010 -- Health officials are stressing the importance of maintaining infection control standards after five people involved with a free dental clinic in West Virginia last summer contracted hepatitis B.  Discuss
Israel nonprofit celebrates 25 years of helping underserved
June 8, 2010 -- From its humble beginnings in a poor Jerusalem neighborhood in 1985, the Luba Slome Dental Center today boasts a budget of more than $1 million and a staff of 45 that treats 1,500 pediatric and adult patients a month on a sliding scale.  Discuss
Louisiana mobile dentistry battle resurfaces
June 7, 2010 -- The conflict over whether dentistry should be practiced in Louisiana schools has flared up again, with lawmakers now threatening to fire the entire Louisiana State Board of Dentistry.  Discuss
Professor in Colo. dental school licensing probe resigns
June 4, 2010 -- One of the central figures in the probe of the University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine's license and prescription policies has resigned, saying he has been hamstrung by the state dental board's delay in reactivating his license.  Discuss
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