Tag: dentistry

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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Asthmatic Patients and Oral Disease

Is there a direct link between people who suffer from asthma and certain types of oral disease? Are people with asthma more susceptible to these oral diseases than people who don’t have asthma? Up until recent, there hasn’t been sufficient evidence to demonstrate the effects of asthma on oral health. That’s why scientists at Shiraz […]

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How to Properly Disinfect Dental Instruments

When it comes to the health of your patients there is no room for errors or shortcuts. The American Dental Association recommends that all instruments that penetrate soft tissue or bone, such as surgical equipment, scalpel blades, extraction forceps, bone chisels, surgical burs, and periodontal scalers, need to be either discarded or sterilized after every […]

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High Speed Handpieces: High Cost Quality or Low Cost Quality?

The high speed handpiece is the most important tool in a dentists’ arsenal. It allows surgical procedures to occur in an efficient manner, removing dental caries and creating preparations for filling material. The high speed hand piece performs the majority of daily work for a dentists. The average high speed handpiece generates about 350,000 revolutions […]

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Can Kaleidoscopic Therapy Improve the Dental Experience for Autistic Children?

image via usc.edu Researchers at the University of Southern Carolina have embarked on a mission to provide comfort to autistic children around the dental setting. The effort confronts a long enduring problem for children with autism and their parents. Poor dental health in autistic children often leads to more severe problems such as infection, pain […]

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How to Implement Intra Oral Cameras into Your Practice

image via theepochtimes As the years progress, so does the involvement of dental technology into the field of dentistry. The newer generation of dentists are being trained in dental school to rely on technology because of the time saving and esthetic benefits. So this article may only pertain to a wiser demographic. The process of […]

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The Effects of Dental Implants on Women with Osteoporosis

A new study has linked dental implants to an improved quality of life for women with osteoporosis. The study was performed at Western Case Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Led by Leena Palomo, associate professor of periodontics, the study lead to her co-authoring a new book, “Dental Implant Supported Restorations Improve the Quality of […]

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