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Child abuse and neglect: do we know enough? A cross-sectional study of knowledge, attitude, and behavior of dentists regarding child abuse and neglect in Pune, India - Malpani S, Arora J, Diwaker G, Kaleka PK, Parey A, Bontala P.
INTRODUCTION: Child abuse and neglect (CAN) is a significant global problem with a serious impact on the victims throughout their lives. Dentists have the unique opportunity to address this problem. However, reporting such cases has become a sensitive issu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A Novel Evidence-Based Periodontal Prognosis Model
ConclusionsPLMs must be considered when determining the prognosis of a tooth with periodontal disease. The model proposed in this report is based on the best available evidence for factors affecting tooth survival and has been designed to be as simple and objective as possible to facilitate its adoption in clinical practice. It will be retrospectively and prospectively validated to determine its ability to accurately predict the course of disease. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Best Places to Work: Lake Jeanette Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
Lake Jeanette Orthodontics in five words? Passionate, family, fun, ethical, caring and community-involved (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Everyday interactions: measuring the public health impact of healthcare professionals.
This toolkit seeks to provide a straightforward way for health care professionals to record and measure their public health impact in a uniform and comparable way. It is to support healthcare professionals in the prevention and health improvement interventions that they do as part of routine clinical practice. It is particularly aimed at nurses and midwives, dentists, allied health professionals and pharmacists. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report Falls Short of Accurately Assessing Dentist Participation in Medicaid
Post outlines why a report (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Erbium Laser Technology vs Traditional Drilling for Caries Removal: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAvailable online 18 May 2017In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersAbstractObjectiveThe study aimed to assess the efficacy of erbium laser technology compared with traditional drilling for caries removal.MethodsA systematic search was conducted through Medline via PubMed, Embase, Cochrane databases, CNKI till December 2016. Randomised controlled trials, quasi-randomized controlled trials, or controlled clinical trials with data comparing the efficacy of erbium laser technology versus traditional drilling for caries removal were included.ResultsFourteen studies were selected in...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dealing with Deep Implant?
Note that the implant and abutment are quite deep.  What is the best technique? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Restorative Source Type: news

CAD/CAM-fabricated ceramic implant-supported single crowns made from lithium disilicate: Final results of a 5-year prospective cohort study
First published:13 June 2017Full publication historyDOI:10.1111/cid.12508 View/save citationAbstractBackgroundAll-ceramic bilayer systems suffer from technique-sensitivity, resulting in increased technical complication rates. This might be overcome by monolithic reconstructions, facilitating digital workflows.PurposeTo evaluate the clinical and patient-reported outcome of CAD/CAM-fabricated implant-supported single crowns (ISCs) made of lithium disilicate (LS2) cemented on ceramic implants 5 years after implant installation.Materials and methodsTwenty-four patients were included in the study. All participants received...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Deficient palatal bone wall: best approach?
After CBCT analysis, I noticed the deficient palatal bone wall on slices 48 and 50.  I am not sure what this is. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Comparison of dimensional accuracy of conventionally and digitally manufactured intracoronal restorations
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 2 June 2017AbstractStatement of problemAdvances have been made in digital dentistry for the fabrication of dental prostheses, but evidence regarding the efficacy of digital techniques for the fabrication of intracoronal restorations is lacking.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the dimensional accuracy of intracoronal restorations fabricated with digital and conventional techniques.Material and methodsA sound mandibular molar tooth received a standard onlay preparation, and onlays were fabricated with 1 of 3 fabrication techniques. In group CC, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UAlberta program found to lessen depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in youth
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A University of Alberta pilot program designed to promote mental health skills in youth has been found in a new study to significantly lessen cases of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. The EMPATHY program ran in public schools in Red Deer, Alberta from 2013 to 2015 and was offered to more than 6,000 youth in grades six through 12. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The efficacy of non-narcotic analgesics on post-operative endodontic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis
The objective of this review was to evaluate the efficacy of non-narcotic analgesics including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and/or paracetamol in the treatment of post-operative endodontic pain. Additionally, we aimed to examine the possible association of study covariates on the pain scores using meta-regression analysis. An electronic search was performed in 2016. After data extraction and quality assessment of the included studies (n = 27, representing 2188 patients), meta-analysis was performed using a random-effect inverse variance method. Meta-regression analysis was conducted to examine t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Secondary mental foramen: recommendations?
 I have identified the mental foramen but it also appears as though there may be a secondary foramen just mesial to it.  I am seeing the shadow just mesial to the mental foramen and am wondering what it could be. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Welsh woman has eye removed after a trip to the dentist
Ceri Jones, 22, from Cwm, near Dyserth, north Wales, needed facial reconstructive surgery after doctors discovered she had an adenoid cystic carcinoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grape seed extract found to contain powerful nutrients that prevent tooth decay
(Natural News) Grape seed extracts can promote teeth durability and stave off tooth decay, a recent study in the Journal of Dental Research revealed. According to a team of researchers at the University of Illinois at the Chicago College of Dentistry, natural compounds found in grape seed extracts fortify the teeth’s dentin. Dentin is the dental tissue beneath enamel,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian Dentists Turn to Financial Practice Management CE, Patient Financing and Promotion on Social Media as Dental Practice Consolidation Continues
Toronto, ON – June 6, 2017 – The fundamental shift in the make-up of the Canadian dental practice detected in previous reports is continuing, according to results from the DIAC (Dental Industry Association of Canada) Twenty-First Annual Future of Dentistry Survey. All of the following points may reflect on the impact of the current economic situation on the dental practice in Canada: There are now more dentists per practice on average, with a record 13% of practices with five or more dentists. This was 3.4% in 2016 and an average of 6.3% the last 14 years. There are now more operatories per prac...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of dimensional accuracy of conventionally and digitally manufactured intracoronal restorations
ConclusionsWithin the limitations of this in vitro study, the conventional method yielded more accuracy than the 3D printing method, and no differences were found between the methods which used the 3D printer (groups CP and IP). (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Maxillary sinus mucous retention cyst removal: thoughts?
CBCT revealed large maxillary sinus mucous retention cyst. Treatment plan was to remove cyst with delayed graft. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Modern dentistry dangers exposed by a dentist
(Natural News) Dental amalgam is made up of 50 percent mercury – a toxic heavy metal linked scientifically to neurological problems, kidney problems and infertility. In 1991, the World Health Organization reported that mercury fillings are the predominant cause of mercury exposure. So, the question remains: is YOUR dentist telling you the whole truth about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Connecting crown over implant abutment via precision connector?
There is an understanding that a natural tooth should not be connected with a restored implant. The question arises from a desperate need to find a solution in a case that would benefit from splinting. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

Namibia: Student Doctors Starving in Russia - Report
[Namibian] The health ministry has delayed paying Namibians studying medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and dentistry in Russia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Imagine you're on a sandy beach when in the dentist chair
Patients allowed to visit the beach through a virtual reality headset were less anxious about their dental treatment, Plymouth, Exeter and Birmingham University researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Accuracy of four intraoral scanners in oral implantology: a comparative in vitro study
ConclusionsSignificant differences in trueness were found among different IOS; for each scanner, the trueness was higher in the PEM than in the FEM. Conversely, the IOS did not significantly differ in precision; for CS3600 ®, Omnicam® and TrueDefinition®, the precision was higher in the PEM than in the FEM. These findings may have important clinical implications. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Visiting virtual beach improves patient experiences during dental procedures
(University of Plymouth) Imagine walking along a beach on a lovely day. As you turn to continue along the coast path feeling calm and relaxed you suddenly hear your dentist say 'Fine, all done, you can take the headset off now'. For patients at one dental practice in Devon, England, such Virtual Reality encounters are resulting in demonstrably better experiences in the dentist's chair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immediate Implant in Area with Periapical Lesion?
This patient presented with a  three-rooted premolar #5 that has a chronic periapical lesion that been asymptomatic. Would you use a delayed or immediate approach? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Response of carious enamel to TiF4 varnish treatment under diverse cariogenic activities in situ
Journal of DentistryAvailable online 1 June 2017In Press, Accepted Manuscript—Note to usersAbstractOBJECTIVETo compare the effect of TiF4 and NaF varnishes on pre-demineralized bovine enamel under different cariogenic activitiesin situ.METHODSTwenty subjects participated of thisin situ study with 3 crossover phases (14 days each), in which they wore palatal appliances containing demineralized bovine enamel samples (8 samples/appliance for phase) treated with TiF4, NaF (all with 2.45% F) or placebo varnish. The samples were subjected to different cariogenic conditions (1. absence of biofilm accumulation and sucro...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to clean your retainer: Eight helpful tips
The bacteria that can build up on teeth may also build up on a retainer. When should a retainer be cleaned and what are the myths about retainer cleaning? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Do your teeth need an MOT?
Do your teeth need some routine dental treatment? Student dentists, therapists and hygienists from the University of Bristol ’ s School of Oral and Dental Sciences are offering dental treatment for members of the public who do not have a dentist. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Oral and Dental Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

UCLA doctors use magnetic stimulation to ‘rewire’ the brain for people with depression
Americans spend billions of dollars each year  on antidepressants, but the National Institutes of Health estimates that those medications work for only 60 percent to 70 percent of people who take them. In addition, the number of people with depression has increased 18 percent since 2005, according to the World Health Organization, which this year launched a global campaign encouraging people to seek treatment. The  Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is one of a handful of hospitals and clinics nationwide that offer a treatment that works in a fundamentally different way tha...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study shows parents are 'in the dark' over their babies’ teeth
WHEN did you take your child for their first check-up at the dentist? When they were six months old? As a toddler? On starting school or older than that? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to rehabilitate the maxillary arch?
 I am considering as my primary treatment plan doing bilateral sinus lifts with bone grafts and installing 3 implants on each side or All on 4. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Antibiotic treatment to prevent post-extraction complications: a monocentric, randomized clinical trial. Preliminary outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS:Post-extractive complications observed in each group have been mild and fast to resolve. The antibiotic administration showed a decrease in pain suffered by patients but a higher incidence of gastro-intestinal side effects, such as abdominal distension and diarrhea, which seemed to be relieved by the concomitant use of the probiotic. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Seeds from grapes could fight against tooth decay
Grape seed extract could prevent people losing teeth and strengthen fillings. Tooth-coloured fillings only last 5 to 7 years, but that could change with the discovery by  Chicago dentists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immediate implant placed: leave it or remove it?
The CT showed that the dental implant, placed immediately, is fully exposed on the palatal, very disappointing. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Excellence in Healthcare winner Yogita Thakur, DDS: Ravenswood dental clinic sees progress
Pediatric dentist treats specialized needs of underserved patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Danny King Source Type: news

Evaluation of Compressive Strength and Sorption/Solubility of Four Luting Cements
Journal of Dental BioMaterialsVol 4, No 2 (2017)AbstractAbstract:Statement of Problem:Compressive strength (CS) and sorption/solubility of the luting cements are two associated factors. Searching a correlation between sorption/solubility and compressive strength of various luting cements is required.Objectives: To measure the water sorption/solubility, and compressive strength of three resin-based and one conventional glass ionomer (CGI) luting cement after 1 and 24 h of immersion in distilled water and to determine if there is any correlation between those properties found.Materials and Methods: Four luting cements were i...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Quip founder and dentist reveal how you should brush teeth
From keeping your toothbrush safe from bacteria —hint: that nearby toilet seat is not your friend— to why you should never rinse your mouth, a dentist reveals his best tips for tooth-brushing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Finding The Right Dentist
-- It's important to find a dentist who is professional, takes good care of your teeth and with whom you are comfortable. The American Dental Association suggests: Choosing a dentist whose office has a convenient location and hours, and is in your... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New blood test uses nanotechnology to predict aggressive prostate cancer accurately
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A new diagnostic developed by Alberta scientists will allow men to bypass painful biopsies to test for aggressive prostate cancer. The test incorporates a unique nanotechnology platform to make the diagnostic using only a single drop of blood, and is significantly more accurate than current screening methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Child maltreatment: cross-sectional survey of general dentists - Kaur H, Vinod KS, Singh H, Arya L, Verma P, Singh B.
BACKGROUND: Child abuse continues to be a social menace causing both physical and emotional trauma to benevolent children. Census has shown that nearly 50-75% of child abuse include trauma to mouth, face, and head. Thus, dental professionals are in a strat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Parkes Family ’s Mission of Advancing Asthma Care Continues with UR Professorship
The family of the late Mary M. Parkes, for whom the UR Medicine asthma center is named, is continuing its mission of advancing care and research with creation of the Walter& Carmina Mary Parkes Family Endowed Professorship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - June 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

UCLA Dentistry to lead Medi-Cal project to expand preventive dental care for L.A. children
UCLA will lead a pilot program to expand preventive dental care for 500,000 Los Angeles children enrolled in Medi-Cal, California ’s Medicaid health care program.The UCLA-led project — the largest of 15 such programs recently approved by the state’s Department of Health Care Services — is part of the Medi-Cal 2020 Dental Transformation Initiative and will run through December 2020. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, only about one-third of California ’s 6.1 million children and adolescents enrolled in Medi-Cal receive preventive dental care each year. Preventive ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

3M Expands its Prevention Portfolio with New Varnish
 ST. PAUL, Minn. – (June 1, 2017) –3M, a leader in fluoride varnishes, has launched a new fast-releasing fluoride varnish in new flavors and a unit dose tray, to give clinicians another option for their patient ’s needs. 3M ’s new varnish complements 3M™ Vanish™ 5% Sodium Fluoride White Varnish, which has been the number one fluoride varnish on the market for ten years. 3M Vanish White Varnish is formulated to remain on teeth longer for more effective protection; with extended fluoride release, added tri-cal cium phosphate and a durable coating.  Although longer fluor...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fractured implant: Remove or bury?
The implant in question is fractured, causing the abutment and crown to be dislodged. You can see the distal aspect of the occlusal platform bulges out and this implant will no longer support an abutment or screw. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

4 out of 5 toddlers not taken to the dentist
Some 80 per cent of one and two-year-olds in England did not visit an NHS dentist last year, national statistics show - and the figure was 60 per cent for children aged one to four. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revolutionary U of A biopsy-reading invention reaches the masses
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A groundbreaking University of Alberta invention that will impact transplant patients' outcomes -- and possibly cancer outcomes in the future -- is poised to become widely available now that the transplant test has been licensed by life science leader Thermo Fisher.The diagnostic tool is a major advancement on existing biopsy approaches for transplant organs because it relies on precise gene expression measurement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Money in America: CEO pay beats out surgeons in North Texas
The board room edges out the operating room as the natural habitat of the profession that collects the biggest paycheck in Dallas-Fort Worth, bucking a national trend in which surgeons earn more than CEOs. DFW chief executives rank first and surgeons come in second in North Texas pay, followed by dentists, computer and information systems managers, and lawyers, according to an American City Business Journal study of 2016 salaries. CEOs earn an average of $239,310, compared to $233,310 for surgeons, … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

Money in America: CEO pay beats out surgeons in North Texas
The board room edges out the operating room as the natural habitat of the profession that collects the biggest paycheck in Dallas-Fort Worth, bucking a national trend in which surgeons earn more than CEOs. DFW chief executives rank first and surgeons come in second in North Texas pay, followed by dentists, computer and information systems managers, and lawyers, according to an American City Business Journal study of 2016 salaries. CEOs earn an average of $239,310, compared to $233,310 for surgeons, … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

Infection of Grafted Site: recommendations?
This patient had peri-implantitis. I grafted the area with Bio-Oss, allograft and autogenous mixed with PRF serum and held in place with titanium-reinforced membrane. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Regenerative Source Type: news

365 Days of Social Media Posts for Dentistry
From my friend Rachel Mele her new book 365 Days of Social Posts for Dentistry is now available for preorder. Books purchased before June 12th will be signed.Click here to purchase (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news