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New drug can 'revolutionize' oral and maxillofacial surgery
October 22, 2007 -- Infuse Bone Graft -- a drug used in orthopedic procedures that stimulates stem cells to form bone -- has recently been approved by the FDA for dental use.  Discuss
Something to smile about
October 22, 2007 -- October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) five million people are victims of domestic violence in the U.S. every year.  Discuss
Invisalign training gets AGD nod
October 19, 2007 -- It's less than accreditation, but more than a pat on the back; when the Academy of General Dentistry bestows its Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) on a continuing education program, dentists take notice.  Discuss
Few heart patients need antibiotics
October 18, 2007 -- Dentists no longer need to prescribe antibiotics to most patients at risk of heart disease, according to a new recommendation by the American Heart Association (AHA).  Discuss
Dental groups lament SCHIP failure
October 18, 2007 -- Hopes for expanding government-subsidized dental care dimmed Thursday as the House of Representatives failed to override Pres. George W. Bush's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) reauthorization bill.  Discuss
ADA Product Roundup: Goodbye putty, hello lasers, quick Web sites
October 17, 2007 -- The exhibition floor at the 148th annual ADA convention was bursting with vendors promoting everything from laser tools to latex gloves. Multimedia product demos flashed on mammoth LCD screens, patients gave live testimonials, and wine flowed at the end of the day. As the dental community converged on Moscone Center in windy San Francisco, the DrBicuspid team trolled the aisles, looking for the new, the notable, and sometimes, the offbeat. Some of the highlights:  Discuss
The end of cavities? Part I
October 17, 2007 -- New treatments and diagnostic tools would make the classic dentist's business model -- drill, fill, and bill -- as outmoded as ivory dentures.  Discuss
Imaging Sciences rolls out new i-CAT scanner
October 16, 2007 -- Dental imaging developer Imaging Sciences International has released the next generation of its i-CAT 3D conebeam CT dental imaging scanner.  Discuss
Snake venom speeds healing
October 16, 2007 -- A new fibrin adhesive made from an enzyme found in snake venom is more effective at closing surgical incisions than traditional sutures, according to a new study in the October issue of the Journal of Periodontology.  Discuss
ADA names new president
October 16, 2007 -- Mark Feldman, D.M.D, an endodontist from Roslyn, NY, was recently named president of the ADA at a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates held in San Francisco.  Discuss
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