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Dentists' incomes rose before recession
October 5, 2009 -- Whatever the effects of the current recession, a new report from the ADA suggests that U.S. dentists enjoyed a remarkably steady uptick in income throughout the first seven years of the decade.  Discuss
Fentanyl patch blamed in autistic teen's death
October 2, 2009 -- The mother of a 15-year-old boy who died from an overdose of pain medication following a routine dental procedure is suing Seattle Children's Hospital and the doctors who prescribed the drug.  Discuss
Selecting an implant platform in a tough economy
October 1, 2009 -- With an increasing number of dental implant systems on the market and the growing pressures of today's economic climate, choosing a less expensive implant platform can be tempting. But not all platforms are created equal.  Discuss
Tragedies prompt sedation rule changes
September 30, 2009 -- Confusion in Colorado and patient deaths in Illinois have prompted dental boards in those states to move closer to ADA guidelines on sedation regulations. Other states, meanwhile, are charting very different courses.  Discuss
A duck with a machine gun?
September 29, 2009 -- In an invited talk at the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology meeting next month, Axel Ruprecht, D.D.S., M.Sc.D., director of oral and maxillofacial radiology at the University of Iowa, will use wit and wisdom to illustrate the evolution of this specialty over the last 40 years.  Discuss
Treatment approaches for patients at risk of osteonecrosis
September 28, 2009 -- Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw is a relatively new condition triggered by increased use of bisphosphonate-based drugs. What do dental professionals need to know when dealing with patients at risk of this condition?  Discuss
Oral cancer rates higher in some Hispanic groups
September 25, 2009 -- Cancer rates among U.S. Hispanics vary according to their families' country of origin, pointing to the need for increased education to prevent a potential spike in the incidence of cancer, including oral cancer.  Discuss
Teledentistry project takes modern approach to old problem
September 24, 2009 -- A four-year pilot program in California is putting telehealth technologies in the hands of dental hygienists and assistants to improve access to care for children, the elderly, the disabled, and other underserved populations.  Discuss
More carbamide peroxide doesn't mean whiter teeth
September 23, 2009 -- A higher concentration of carbamide peroxide does not enhance the whitening effects of at-home tooth-bleaching agents, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association.  Discuss
Louisiana rules would limit mobile dentists
September 22, 2009 -- Rules published this week by the Louisiana dental board would require mobile dentists to talk to children's guardians before treating them.  Discuss
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