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Funding Opportunities Roundup pt. 1
State and Regional Approaches to Improving Access to Services for Children and Youths with Epilepsy Maternal and Child Health  - Awards grants to support state and local governments in their efforts to improve access to health and other services for children and youths with epilepsy residing in rural and/or medically underserved areas. Deadline: June 19, 2013 For more information: http://goo.gl/g6bJL   Ribbons of Hope Grant Invest in Women, Inc. – Funding for an organization that supports or promotes education, health, economic independence, social well-being, or human rights of women and girls. Deadline: Augu...
Source: BHIC - May 16, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Monica Rogers Tags: Scholarships and Grants Source Type: blogs

New Laser System to Help Surgeons Drill Through Skull with Increased Safety
Brain injuries and strokes can sometime require surgeons to relieve pressure on the brain by drilling burr holes through the skull using a trephine. The device is straight out of the good old days of medicine when surgical tools and torture implements were made by the same manufacturers. Yet, while even dentistry has moved on, performing burr hole craniotomies is still very much a manual cranking operation prone to causing injury and even leading to meningitis.Researchers at Fraunhofer Institutes for Photonic Microsystems, Laser Technology, and Integrated Circuits have developed a new laser system that may soon replace th...
Source: Medgadget - May 15, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Editors Tags: in the news... Source Type: blogs

The Pogues' Shane MacGowan appeals for dentist to fix his teeth so he can start film career Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/the-pogues/70254#Au2MO3QpixixMIjs.99
The Pogues' Shane MacGowan is searching for a dentist who can fix his infamously bad teeth so he can start a Hollywood film career. Shanes, girlfriend Victoria Mary Clarke has launched an appeal on Twitter for a dentist to fix his gnashers and also promised that the frontman would front an advertising campaign in exchange for the work. The Pogues' official Twitter account have also backed the search, writing: "ALERT! Job offer of lifetime. Any Pogues/Shane Mac fans who are great dentists please tweet @Victoriamary to work on the great man himself!"Currently Shane has a denture. So if your inte...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 15, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

AGD Committed to Communities Receiving Quality Oral Health Care: Questions incorrectly analyzed data by Pew Children ’s Dental Campaign
CHICAGO (May 7, 2013)—More than 16 million U.S. children suffer from dental decay, and research shows that many parents lack basic information about oral health. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) calls for dental organizations to work together to create sustainable strategies to improve oral health outcomes for all Americans, especially children.A few states in the U.S. are considering implementing a dental therapist model to improve oral health and they may be utilizing a March 2013 report from the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign (“Dental Therapists in New Zealand: What the Evidence Shows”) to make their decis...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 13, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Occupational hazard - links between professions and suicide risk have changed over time
Suicide rates have fallen among farmers Among the various risk factors for suicide, psychologists have recognised for some time that a person's occupation plays an important part. Suicide rates have tended to be unusually high in professions that provide ready access to guns, drugs, or open water, such as in farming, medicine, dentistry and maritime careers. A new analysis has examined whether this still holds true. Stephen Roberts and his colleagues accessed the UK suicide rates for dozens of occupations in 1979 to 1983 and compared these with similar data recorded between 2001 and 2005. Consistent with the ready acces...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - May 13, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs

New e-books
Oxford handbook of epidemiology for clinicians / Helen Ward (et al). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. The Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians provides all the information required by students and junior doctors who need to understand and translate key epidemiological concepts into medical practice. Divided into four sections, the handbook begins with the basics of epidemiology in the clinic, moving on to the theories behind evidence-based practice, discussions of optimum methods and studies, and then ends by looking at the epidemiology of common diseases. Implants in clinical dentistry / Richard...
Source: DentistryLibrary@Sydney - May 13, 2013 Category: Dentists Tags: New books E-books Source Type: blogs

What Mental Health Means to Me
It is Mental Health Awareness month, and I began to contemplate what mental health means to me. Mental health and wellness is the state at which one feels, thinks, and behaves. Mental health can be viewed on a continuum, starting with an individual who is mentally well and free of any impairment in his or her daily life, while someone else might have mild concerns and distress, and another might have a severe mental illness. Everyone has “stuff” that they keep contained in a tightly sealed plastic bag. There are some who occasionally can’t help but let the “stuff” leak, and there are those with the bag wide ope...
Source: World of Psychology - May 10, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Kristi DeName Tags: Disorders General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Policy and Advocacy Psychology Research Anger Management Anxiety Disorder Art Therapy Chronic Migraines Health Awareness Month Health Concern High Blood Pressure Holis Source Type: blogs

In vivo bisphenol-A release from dental pit and fissure sealants: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsThe available evidence on this topic derived from studies that represent a moderate level of evidence. Nevertheless, the available evidence supports that BPA is released in saliva after sealant placement. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 10, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Influence of filler charge on gloss of composite materials before and after in vitro toothbrushing
ConclusionsAll tested materials showed a gloss decrease. However, the higher filler load a composite resin has, the higher gloss it can achieve. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 9, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Children aren't scared by nasty dentist visits, but by what they think of them
The Greek Stoic Epictetus wrote that "Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them." A new study involving 185 children and teenagers, 88 fathers and 97 mothers shows how this same principle applies to children's fear of the dentist. This is an important topic because many children avoid the dentist out of fear, and around half of dentally anxious adults trace their fears to childhood. Antonio Crego and his colleagues assessed the children's fear of the dentist, any bad experiences they'd had, their personality, their relatives' fear and, most importantly for this study, their "cognitive vulner...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - May 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs

Cash-Strapped Americans Delaying Dental Care, Despite Knowing the Long-Term Implications
Consumers More Likely to Put off Dental Visits than Medical, New Survey ShowsSyracuse, NY – More than one in three American adults (36 percent) has delayed or will delay dental care due to the uncertain U.S. economy and their lingering fears about their current financial situation, and they are making that decision despite understanding the long-term implications: more than 80 percent indicated that they knew that delaying dental care would cost them more in the long run. The survey of more than 1,000 adults was conducted by ORC International and commissioned by Aspen Dental. Other key survey findings hint at why dental ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 7, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

New books received this week
Atlas of cone beam imaging for dental applications / Dale A. Miles. 2nd ed., Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence Pub., 2013. New to this edition are chapters presenting endodontic applications of CBCT, selected cases from radiology practice, and issues of risk and liability associated with capturing CBCT data. In addition, the anatomy chapter has been updated with many new illustrations and a new section on small-volume anatomy. Comprehensive case presentations demonstrate the diagnostic and treatment-planning capabilities of CBCT in its full range of applications while at the same time highlighting situations in which tradi...
Source: DentistryLibrary@Sydney - May 7, 2013 Category: Dentists Tags: New books Source Type: blogs

Physician Payment Sunshine Act: CMS National Physician Payment Transparency Program (Open Payments) Town Hall Meeting: What Health Care Providers Need To Know
On Wednesday May 22, 2013, CMS is hosting a town hall teleconference for physicians and teaching hospitals on the National Physician Payment Transparency Program (Open Payments). The National Physician Payment Transparency Program (Open Payments) requires manufacturers of pharmaceuticals or medical devices to publically report payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals creating greater transparency around the financial relationships that occur among them. This National Provider Call will give an overview of what CMS considers important to physicians (MD’s, DO’s, Dentists, Dental Surgeons, Optometrists, Podi...
Source: Policy and Medicine - May 6, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs

Effect of water-ageing on dentine bond strength and anti-biofilm activity of bonding agent containing new monomer dimethylaminododecyl methacrylate
ConclusionsIncorporating DMADDM–NAg–NACP in bonding agent yielded potent and long-lasting antibacterial properties, and much stronger bond strength after 6 months of water-ageing than a commercial control. The new antibacterial bonding agent is promising to inhibit biofilms and caries at the margins. The method of DMADDM–NAg–NACP incorporation may have a wide applicability to other adhesives, cements and composites. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Dental Education in Video
The Library just purchased Alexander Street Press’ latest online video collection called Dental Education in Video. It consists of hundreds of high-definition videos featuring world-renowned dental clinicians and educators. Subjects covered include esthetic dentistry, implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, patient assessment, operative dentistry, hygiene and maintenance, oral biology and medicine, orthodontics, laser dentistry, oral surgery, endodontics, infection control, periodontics, general dentistry, dental technology, digital dentistry, occlusion, TMD, digital photography, and much more. To access Dental Educa...
Source: DentistryLibrary@Sydney - May 3, 2013 Category: Dentists Tags: Online tutorials in Dentistry Oral health videos Source Type: blogs

NeuroVista Brain Implant Detects Seizures in New Study
Epileptic seizures have mystified people for thousands of years, striking their victims at random times and without any warning. Yet, the brain doesn’t simply enter this violent state without a moment’s notice, but actually brews the electrical storm until it manifests itself outwardly. Knowing about oncoming seizures by monitoring this developing brain activity would help epileptic people take preemptive action and hopefully lessen the impact of any seizures.A company called NeuroVista (Seattle, WA) has been working on an implant that is proving itself capable of monitoring the brain and helping to predict on...
Source: Medgadget - May 2, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Editors Tags: Dentistry Neurological Surgery Neurology Source Type: blogs

New Reports Confirm Perio-Systemic Connection and Outline Clinical Recommendations
European Federation of Periodontology and American Academy of Periodontology Issue Consensus Reports Reaffirming Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Adverse Pregnancy OutcomesChicago, IL – April 30, 2013 – The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), in collaboration with the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP),) recently published a series of consensus reports that analyze the scientific evidence linking periodontal disease, specifically periodontitis, to other systemic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The consensus...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 2, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Wall Shear Stress Effects of Different Endodontic Irrigation Techniques and Systems
ConclusionsThe ability of the EndoVac system to significantly clean more debris from a mechanically inaccessible recess of the model curved root canal may be caused by robust bubble formation during irrigant delivery, creating higher wall shear stresses by a two-phase air-liquid flow phenomenon that is well known in other industrial débridement systems. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 1, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Children's perspective on the dentist's attire
ConclusionsThe results obtained from this study can help dentists decide what is appropriate to wear when dealing with children so as to minimise their anxiety and improve delivery of health care. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 30, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Brasseler USA®’s Most Popular Procedure Kits Now Available in Bonus Packs
Brasseler Redesigns Procedure Kits to Include Bonus Product and Informational Material at a Discounted Price Savannah, GA (April 26, 2013) – Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, innovation and superior service to the dental industry, recently redesigned and repackaged its most popular procedure kits to include detailed usage and technique information and additional bonus product.  Specifically, the company has taken twenty of its most popular procedure systems and has re-packaged them to include bonus product at a substantially discounted price. Depending on the type of procedure...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 29, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

A clinical study comparing the efficacy of light activated in-surgery whitening versus in-surgery whitening without light activation
ConclusionsThere was no significant difference between the shade improvements achieved by the two whitening protocols tested throughout the 2-week period of the study (p > 0.05). There was no statistical significant difference in sensitivity at the one and two week review periods, however, immediately after treatment participants in Group B reported a significantly higher level of sensitivity than participants in Group A (p = 0.03). (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 26, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

'Why Indiana Shouldn't Fall for Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion'
Michael F. Cannon My latest oped, in the Indy Star: Meanwhile, many [Medicaid] enrollees can’t even find a doctor. One-third of primary care physicians won’t take new Medicaid patients. Only 20 percent of dentists accept Medicaid. In 2007, 12-year-old Deamonte Driver died — yes, died — because his mother couldn’t find one of those dentists. For more on why states should reject ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion, read my latest Cato white paper, “50 Vetoes: How States Can Stop the Obama Health Law.” (Source: Cato-at-liberty)
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 26, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Michael F. Cannon Source Type: blogs

Masking of white spot lesions by resin infiltration in vitro
ConclusionsResin infiltration is suitable to mask artificial white spot lesions. Polished infiltrated lesions are resistant to staining in vitro.Clinical SignificanceResin infiltration is a micro-invasive approach to camouflage post-orthodontic white spot lesions. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 25, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Postmenopausal women who have smoked are at much higher risk of losing their teeth
than women who never smoked, according to a new study published and featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Dental Association by researchers at the University at Buffalo.The study involved 1,106 women who participated in the Buffalo OsteoPerio Study, an offshoot of the Women’s Health Initiative, (WHI), the largest clinical trial and observational study ever undertaken in the U.S., involving more than 162,000 women across the nation, including nearly 4,000 in Buffalo.The UB study is the first to examine comprehensive smoking histories for participants that allowed the researchers to unravel some of the caus...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 24, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Coffee May Help Combat Mouth and Throat Cancer
This study doesn’t mean that you should immediately increase your amount of coffee consumption. Although, it should represent positive information for those people who already are drinking a large amount of coffee each day.  Early Detection Important with Oral CancerEarly signs of cancer developing can sometimes be spotted during routine dental check-ups by dentists and dental hygienists. Therefore it is very important to visit your dentist every 6-12 months. Brookside Dental recently mentioned that dentists might be able to assist in early lip cancer detection in a blog post and also how potential protection again...
Source: Bellevue Cosmetic Dentist Choosing the Best Dentistry - April 24, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Webinar on getting the most out of your Practice Management Software
  Build the Profitable Practice You DeserveDiscover how to get the most out of your Dentrix practice management systemYou’re probably not using Dentrix to its full capacity. That means you’re losing profits and opportunities for growth. In today’s competitive marketplace, the practices that continue to increase revenue are those that use the technology and tools they already have to work more productively.Join practicing dentist and business technology leader Dr. Marty Jablow as he introduces game-changing insights. He will show you critical tools your Dentrix investment offers to boost your practice to a w...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 23, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

New books received last week
Anatomy for dental students / Martin Atkinson. 4th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. This text covers developmental anatomy, the thorax, the central nervous system, and the head and neck with an emphasis on the practical application of anatomical knowledge. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated in line with contemporary teaching and dental practice. Over 300 new full colour diagrams map all the anatomical regions that dental students need to know, while the lively and accessible text guides the reader's learning. Esthetic & restorative dentistry: material selection & technique. / Do...
Source: DentistryLibrary@Sydney - April 23, 2013 Category: Dentists Tags: New books Source Type: blogs

What's Tylenol Doing to Our Minds? - James Hamblin - The Atlantic
This study was small. Theheadlines are grandiose. The way people pass moral judgments is not necessarily indicative of their level of existential anxiety. But acetaminophen indeed appears to be affecting people's perspectives, which further muddies our already complex relationship to the drug. As Randles sees the value of their findings, "For people who suffer from chronic anxiety, or are overly sensitive to uncertainty, this work may shed some light on what is happening and how their symptoms could be reduced."Even though these changes in judgment are abstract and seemingly for the better, inclining people ...
Source: Psychology of Pain - April 22, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs

5 Ways To Fail At Self Development And The Cures
With the amount of blogs, books, Life Coaches and motivational speakers all speaking about self development it would be easy to assume it’s a complicated topic. It really isn’t though and most problems will fit into one (or more) of five categories. Well four if I’m being totally honest, but I’m giving you a bonus category, just because I like you. If you can nail these 4 or 5 areas of your life then you have nailed self development and you will never be requiring the services of a Life Coach. 1. Don’t Understand Your Values I could be wrong, but I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned the importanc...
Source: Life Coach Blog: The Discomfort Zone : - April 21, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Tim Brownson Tags: Life Coaching Source Type: blogs

Change of optical properties of contemporary resin composites after one week and one month water aging
ConclusionsWater-aging caused remarkable color changes, which were material and shade depended. Thirteen out of eighteen of the tested composites exhibited clinically perceptible (ΔΕab > 2.6) color changes even after short water-aging period. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 20, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

British Doctors Fear Repercussions Of Sharing EMR Data With Patients
Like their American counterparts, British doctors fear giving patients too much access to their electronic health records, according to a new survey. The survey was conducted by a non-profit group called the Medical Protection Society, which provides professional indemnity coverage to doctors, dentists and health professionals globally. Researchers there found that 75 percent of patients responding to the survey want medical records to be written in “simple language” that patients can read without help, according to the British Journal of Healthcare Computing. Doctors, on the other hand, aren’t so keen ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 19, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Katherine Rourke Tags: EHR Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR Healthcare Healthcare Communication HealthCare IT Patient Portal Patients PHR British Journal of Healthcare Computing Healthcare Research Medical Protection Society Source Type: blogs

Flap’s Blog @ Flap Twitter Daily Digest for 2013-04-18
Immigration bill calls for slew of regulations, new bureaucracy http://t.co/FBU63NEjzF #tcot 16:10:46, 2013-04-18 Boston Marathon Bombings: Do You Know These Suspects? http://t.co/LadNYNXb2W #tcot 14:57:08, 2013-04-18 Health Actuaries: Obamacare Rates Will Soar – Healthy Living – Everyday Health http://t.co/SoJTD9AQo7 #tcot 14:48:53, 2013-04-18 Day By Day April 18, 2013 – Bearing on the Case – Flap's Blog – FullosseousFlap's Dental Blog http://t.co/PNzQVUIshc #tcot 14:48:52, 2013-04-18 Flap's Dentistry Blog: Will Oklahoma Dentist W. Scott Harrington Face Criminal Charges for Uns...
Source: FullosseousFlap's Dental Blog - April 19, 2013 Category: Dentists Tags: Twitter @Flap Tweets Source Type: blogs

Carestream Dental Unveils CS Solutions for CAD/CAM Restorations
                                                                                                        New Product...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 18, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Dental anesthesia may interrupt development of wisdom teeth in children
Researchers from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine have discovered a statistical association between the injection of local dental anesthesia given to children ages two to six and evidence of missing lower wisdom teeth. The results of this epidemiological study, published in the April issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, suggest that injecting anesthesia into the gums of young children may interrupt the development of the lower wisdom tooth."It is intriguing to think that something as routine as local anesthesia could stop wisdom teeth from developing. This is the first study in humans showing ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 17, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

OralCDx Places Oral Cancer on Short List of Preventable Diseases
Oral Cancer Awareness Week: A Disease That is Rapidly Growing Among Women, Young People and Non-Smokers  4 billion mathematical operations per second used to analyze each of the 100,000 cells painlessly obtained from the mouth of one patient.  Over 500,000 patients already tested by primary care physicians, ENTs and dentists. 50,000 precancerous abnormalities found. 2,000 lives saved. Oral cancer has met its match. Oral Cancer Awareness Week was created by people who saw the anguish that oral cancer can cause and refused to give up.  This week is in memory of all those who have suffered and died from the dis...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 16, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarships Support Careers in Dental Education
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In support of thedevelopment of future dental educators, the American Dental EducationAssociation (ADEA) presented two dental students with the 2013ADEA/Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarship for Predoctoral StudentsPursuing Academic Careers, at the 2013 ADEA Annual Session &Exhibition, held March 16-19, in Seattle, Washington.Mr. Jeffrey T. Hajibandeh and Mr. Michael C. Shapiro, both of theColumbia University College of Dental Medicine, each received a $5,000scholarship to be applied to tuition and fees."Mr. Hajibandeh and Mr. Shapiro are to be congratulated for theiraccom...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 16, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Teeth and grains don’t mix
Lessons from examination of the Tyrolean Ice Man, Otzi, continue as his remains are sliced, examined, and scanned. We now learn that he had dental decay. See this National Geographic report: Leader of the Plaque: Iceman Otzi had Bad Teeth.: “The 3-D Scans reveal the mess that was Otzi’s mouth, especially around his back teeth. The gum tissue surrounding the rear molars had retreated almost to the tip of the root. The tooth decay is significant because it shows how starchy foods and the agriculture that created them were a part of Otzi’s regular diet. The team attributes his cavities to eating more breads and ce...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 15, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Ancient forms Anthropology and wheat consumption Source Type: blogs

New books received this week
Layers: an atlas of composite resin stratification / Jordi Manauta. Milan: Quintessenza Edizionei, 2012. Despite the many advances of contemporary dental research in biomaterials and tissue regeneration, no dental material can perfectly correspond to natural tooth. The authors of this dynamic atlas posit that it is the mastery of layering technique and not the material itself that is most important in recreating natural-looking restorations. This reference book uses over a thousand images to explore the stratification of natural tooth and demonstrate solutions for how to arrange layers of composite resin to recreate the ...
Source: DentistryLibrary@Sydney - April 15, 2013 Category: Dentists Tags: New books Source Type: blogs

InfoSign Media Launches Cloud Version of ServDentist SOLO Patient Education Software
                         April 2, 2013, Montreal, Quebec: InfoSign Media, the leading provider of networked digital television content for dental offices, has announced a new cloud version patient educational solution for dental treatment rooms. ServDentist Solo is an interactive and on-demand educational tool designed for treatment rooms and available through an Internet connection. With ServDentist Solo, dentists now have access to more than 110 information clips from any desktop, laptop, or tablet comp...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 13, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

DentalEZ® Group Creates Android™ Version of its Sales Tools Application
Malvern, PA (March 28, 2013) – DentalEZ®Group, a supplier of innovative products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, recently expanded the availability of its popular Sales Tools application. Formerly available only to all iPhone® and iPad®users, the Sales Tools application is now available on all Android™mobile devices including smartphones and tablet computers. The DentalEZ Group Sales Tools application is intended for all dental professionals who are interested in obtaining more information about DentalEZ products and services. The application provides easy access to informational material, in...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 12, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

How To Find What You’re Passionate About
During my teenage years and even a few years ago during my early twenties, a question I could never answer was 'What is it you would like to do when you're older?' I couldn't put my finger on it, why was it so hard to figure out what I wanted to do with my life? I was pretty good at most sports (mainly football), and even though I enjoyed it I still couldn't find the motivation to put my complete effort in to it. I ended up quitting all together to my parents disappointment. 'Why have you stopped? You were so good, it's such a waste.' It didn't matter to me, I'd stopped enjoying it and I wasn't going to play for the sake...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Consterdine Tags: happiness self improvement find your passion goals pickthebrain success Source Type: blogs

What if your doctor sued back?
We all do it. We all complain and sometimes even compliment businesses and professionals we deal with. I always rate restaurants and attractions I go to (I'm going for my next badge on TripAdvisor).Some people rate their doctors, dentists, and more. I haven't gotten that far. I do blog about my doctors from time to time but I usually keep a line of anonymity and privacy do not blast them using their name. I try not to be negative as a rule on other people.This one man did blog about his unhappiness with his wife's doctor after she died from cancer. Then the doctor sued him for damage to her career in response. This isn't a...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - April 11, 2013 Category: Cancer Tags: opinion reviews doctors blogging Source Type: blogs

Introducing 3M™ ESPE™ Sof-Lex™ Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels
One unique shape for dental finishing and polishing in anterior and posterior, convex and concave surfacesST. PAUL, Minn. – (March 5, 2013; Please EMBARGO ONLINE UNTIL APRIL 11, IN PRINT IN MAY PUBLICATIONS) – 3M ESPE introduces Sof-Lex™ Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels, a new way to put the final natural-looking gloss on restorations. With an innovative spiral shape that adapts to all tooth surfaces, Sof-Lex dental finishing and polishing wheels give dentists a versatile and simple alternative to traditional points, cups, discs and brushes.These new dental finishing and polishing wheels are designed with flexib...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 11, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Day of the Meter Reader…
There is only one thing Maggie hates more than cats and that is the meter reader. How dare some stranger invade her backyard – her sacred ground!  Maggie was bold today and sat at the back of the yard as the meter reader checked my meters.  She’s got a big dog bark in a little dog package. It will take about another hour for Maggie to calm down.  She is still outside barking and the meter reader left 30 minutes ago. She definitely gets her knickers in a twist over this monthly occurrence. The Appointed One… Mom is having another very lucid day.  It makes me happy. I worry about her. I don’t want...
Source: The 4th Avenue Blues - April 11, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Authors: Andrew Quixote Source Type: blogs

e-books we received recently
Techniques in complete denture technology / Tony Johnson. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. This practical manual discusses all the various elements that are essential for optimum denture provision, including fit, retention, stability, occlusion, muscular control, aesthetics and materials. It is essential reading for dental technicians, clinical dental technicians and maxillo-facial prosthetists, as well as providing a valuable resource for dentists and students. Epidemiology for the uninitiated/ D. Coggon (et al). 5th ed., London: BMJ Books, 2003. This is an introduction to epidemiology in he...
Source: DentistryLibrary@Sydney - April 10, 2013 Category: Dentists Tags: New books E-books Source Type: blogs

Dental bib clips can harbor oral and skin bacteria even after disinfection
40 percent of bib clips retained aerobic bacteria; 70 percent retained anaerobic bacteria post-disinfectionResearchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Forsyth Institute published a study today, "Comprehensive Analysis of Aerobic and Anaerobic Bacteria Found on Dental Bib Clips at Hygiene Clinic", that found that a significant proportion of dental bib clips harbored bacteria from the patient, dental clinician and the environment even after the clips had undergone standard disinfection procedures in a hygiene clinic. Although the majority of the thousands of bacteria found on the bib clips immediately ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 8, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Update — 04-08-2013
Columbus, OH paper compares hospital wait times from 15 different hospitals throughout central Ohio. Metrics include minutes until diagnostic evaluation, minutes until pain medication, minutes until admission decision, and minutes from admission to room placement. I just wonder how accurate the metrics are. It isn’t like self-reported data like this can’t be manipulated. Evanston Northwestern Hospital in Chicago suburbs also making news because of its wait times – nearly twice the national average. The problem with providing patients with insurance: When the insurer cuts payments, what happens if providers won’...
Source: WhiteCoat's Call Room - April 8, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: WhiteCoat Tags: Healthcare Update Source Type: blogs

Using mouthrinse reduces plaque and gingivitis more than toothbrushing alone
New research published in the January/February 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), indicates that the use of a germ-killing mouthrinse in addition to regular toothbrushing can significantly reduce plaque and gingivitis, more so than brushing alone. "It's simple—mouthrinses can reach nearly 100 percent of the mouth's surfaces, while brushing focuses on the teeth, which make up only 25 percent of the mouth," says Christine A. Charles, RDH, BS, lead author of the study and director of Scientific and Professional Affairs, Global Consumer Healthcare Re...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 6, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

Have You Considered Trudenta?
Last Month 569,000 Patients Searched TMJ/TMD Only 201,000 Searched Cosmetic Dentistry To grow your practice, it is logical you would provide dental care that is demanded and searched for by most patients. You may have added cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, implants or other new services. But are those services actually what patients are searching for? Did you know that properly trained and equipped dentists can now predictably and profitably resolve most TMJ/D without a permanent orthotic? And they can help many of the 80 million Americans with chronic he...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 4, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

HealthFirst® Launches OnTraQTM BIOlogical Spore Testing... Dental Practices will Never Forget to Test Their Autoclaves Again
SEATTLE, WA— April 2, 2013 — HealthFirst, the leading provider of compliance solutions for the dental practice, today announced the launch of OnTraQ BIOlogical Monitoring, a turnkey system that leverages breakthrough technology which allows the practice to establish a spore testing process, and provides reminders each and every time an autoclave must be tested. The HealthFirst OnTraQ BIOlogical Monitoring SystemTM is designed to help protect practices from unintentional non‐compliance. Automated email and text reminder notifications are sent to staff to help keep practices on top of their scheduled testing regime. ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 4, 2013 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs