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Does the Future of Dental Composites Involve Silver Titanium Dioxide?

What’s the future of composite resin materials? Up to now, various generations of the original large particle size composite have emerged. These days, dentists have to keep up with the terms that have been added to the materials such as micro-filled, hybrid, micro-hybrid, nanohybrid, and the most recent, nanodimer. Yes, nano-manufacturing is the future of dental […]

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A Study on the Relationship between Titanium Corrosion and Peri-Implantitis

The sign of gum infection after implant surgery is terrifying for dental surgeons. The most common diagnoses in that situation is Peri-implantitis. The earliest signs of the disease include swelling of the gums, color change of the tissue surrounding the implant, gum bleeding, and gum sensitivity. If left untreated, more severe symptoms develop such as […]

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Sports Dentistry Conference Offers Trauma Training – Sports Dentistry for Today’s Athletes June 23-25

Dentists and dental professionals will have an opportunity to participate in a sports dentistry conference in Baltimore this June at the 34th Annual Symposium:  Sports Dentistry for Today’s Athletes.  The conference is scheduled June 23-25.  Although the focus of the conference will be on sports injuries that might require emergency care, it is not only sports injuries […]

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Locating the Source of Halitosis

More than one third of all the people in the world suffer from halitosis. It’s a common problem that dental professionals encounter with patients, and until now, there hasn’t been a universally accepted protocol for identifying the source of the problem. Common causes that have been explained to patients include poor oral hygiene, lack of […]

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Oral Disease Found to be Common among Dialysis Patients

Patients suffering from chronic kidney disease progressively fall into a debilitating and crippling state of living. These patients progressively lose muscle strength and consciousness, leaving them incapable of movement and confined to a wheel chair. As a result, their everyday hygiene needs to be managed by nurses or family whose efforts are often limited by […]

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How Often do Oral Professionals Report Child Maltreatment?

Oral health conditions and socio economic status have been linked for years. Dentists often report cases where oral disease was seen in children and adults from low income communities. Such studies have sought to document statistical data that could be used to educate and treat individuals that rarely visited their dentists or didn’t have any […]

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New Study Linking College Students, Fear, and Poor Oral Health

Do college students need help going to the dentist or taking care of their teeth? One would think not, but a recent study indicates otherwise. There are multiple factors that can lead to poor dental health in college students. The dramatic change is lifestyle, the pressure of exams, and fear have all been suggested to contribute […]

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Maxillofacial Management of Bear Mauling Victims

The next time you’re in Eastern India, be careful. Apparently, bear attacks are a common thing for the locals. They’re so common, that a university in Cuttack saw a need to assess their methods for treating bear mauling attacks. The wide selection of traditional methods had often left mixed results, some less esthetically favorable than […]

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The Effects of Cannabis Components on Dental Pain and Bone Recovery

Is there actually a beneficial link between cannabis (aka marijuana) and oral health? It’s no secret that smoke inhalation is a toxic substance that damages tissue in the oral cavity and lungs. People who smoke cannabis consistently are exposed to multiple oral manifestations such as xerostomia, gingivitis and oral mucosal disease. But some recent studies suggest that […]

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New Research on Increasing Bone Density for Dental Implant Sites

Osseo-integration continues to be the primary challenge that implantologists encounter. There are multiple factors that can lead to failed osseo-integration between the implant and surrounding bone; such factors include low bone density in the site of implantation, incorrect positioning, tissue damage or overloading. In the case of low bone density, the sinus lift and bone […]

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