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Yelp reviewer defends against dentist's lawsuit
March 11, 2009 -- A Foster City, CA, dentist's lawsuit against an online reviewer has turned into a debate about amalgam, nitrous oxide, canceled appointments, and how they all relate to the First Amendment.  Discuss
Family awarded $10 million for oral surgery death
March 11, 2009 -- A New Jersey jury ruled last week that a Perth Amboy oral surgeon committed medical malpractice when he removed the wisdom teeth of a patient who had a known immune disorder and later died.  Discuss
Could videotaping replace note taking?
March 10, 2009 -- Now that we've dispensed with paper, perhaps the next technology to disappear will be writing itself. That's the futuristic possibility being offered in the present by Nizar Mansour, D.D.S., M.S., a Michigan dentist who develops technologies for dentists on the side.  Discuss
Biofilms, beware!
March 9, 2009 -- Keeping the oral cavity bacteria-free before, during, and after a root canal is critical to successful, long-lasting outcomes, noted Robert Goldberg, D.D.S., an endodontic specialist, at the recent Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Here's what he recommends.  Discuss
Sound and light changes can ease kids' fears at dental visits
March 6, 2009 -- A trip to the dentist can make even the most easy-going child nervous. A new study suggests that altering the sensory environment in the office -- particularly sound and lighting -- can considerably lower kids' anxiety.  Discuss
Who should read cone-beam CT volumes?
March 5, 2009 -- The oral and maxillofacial radiology community is not averse to having oral and maxillofacial pathologists review cone-beam CT images -- as long as they have the appropriate training.  Discuss
Multispectral screening takes on oral cancer
March 4, 2009 -- One more knight has sallied forth against the biggest dragon in dentistry: oral cancer. Unlike its competitors, the new Identafi 3000 by Trimira uses three colors of light to detect the deadly disease.  Discuss
Michigan law would bar sex offenders from practicing again
March 3, 2009 -- Two Michigan lawmakers have introduced legislation that would prevent dentists and other healthcare providers convicted of criminal sexual conduct from being able to regain their license to practice in the state.  Discuss
Common sense can keep your patients safe
March 2, 2009 -- Drug overdose. Choking. Allergies. Anxiety. By ignoring the common hazards of their profession, many dentists are putting their patients at risk. That's the warning from Stanley Malamed, D.D.S.  Discuss
New impression material chemistry touted
February 27, 2009 -- CHICAGO - Two new impression materials work better than competing products in the wet environment of the human mouth, their maker claimed in a press conference Friday at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.  Discuss
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