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Health Literacy in Dentistry and Navajo Nation Community
A commentary on the importance of community health representatives in improving the health and wellbeing on the Navajo reservation. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Offers New Dental Plans
Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield is now offering two new employer group dental products: Dental Select PPO and Dental Select PPO Plus. The dental plans, aimed at lowering costs for Arkansas-based employers, will add to the existing DentalBlue dental insurance plans by offering companies a wider range of options when choosing between broad network access and network savings. The Dental Select PPO plan uses the PPO network to deliver the highest level of cost savings to a group, with a more exclusive provider network. The Dental Select PPO Plus features a larger provider network and lower cost savings. Along with ABCBS&...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 11, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

GP patient survey dental statistics 2016
Between January to March 2016, 1.1 million adults were asked for their views on NHS dentistry. Participants were asked if they had tried to obtain an appointment with an NHS dentist and, if so, whether it was with a practice they had been to before and if they had been successful. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 10, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Traumatic dental injury research: on children or with children? - Wallace A, Rogers HJ, Zaitoun H, Rodd HD, Gilchrist F, Marshman Z.
BACKGROUND AND AIM: It is widely acknowledged that children should participate in healthcare decisions, service development and even setting research agendas. Dental traumatology is a major component of paediatric dentistry practice and research. However, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

$1 Million Gift to Support School of Medicine and Dentistry Students and Eastman Institute for Oral Health
Two health care professionals who are passionate about children’s health, especially those with special needs, have committed $1 million to the University of Rochester Medical Center. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 9, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brasseler USA® Introduces the EndoSync™ Endodontic Handpiece System
Simple. Safe. Smart.SAVANNAH, GA (July 1, 2016) – Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to unveil the EndoSync™ Endodontic Handpiece System, featuring the lightest-in-its-class EndoSync Cordless Micromotor along with the unprecedented accuracy of the EndoSync A.I. Apex Locator. While possessing the ability to work independently, connecting the EndoSync Cordless Micromotor to the EndoSync A.I. Apex Locator provides users with a wide variety of automatic controls for increased confidence and safety, even in the most challenging cases.The high-performance EndoSync Cordless Micromot...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 8, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brasseler USA ® Introduces the EndoSync™ Endodontic Handpiece System
Simple. Safe. Smart. SAVANNAH, GA (July 1, 2016) – Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to unveil the EndoSync™ Endodontic Handpiece System, featuring the lightest-in-its-class EndoSync Cordless Micromotor along with the unprecedented accuracy of the EndoSync A.I. Apex Locator. While possessing the abi lity to work independently, connecting the EndoSync Cordless Micromotor to the EndoSync A.I. Apex Locator provides users with a wide variety of automatic controls for increased confidence and safety, even in the most challenging cases. The high-performance EndoSync Cordless Mic...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 8, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Assessing cavity risk improves dental treatments for children, study says
Stephen FellerSAN FRANCISCO, July 7 (UPI) -- A 17-item risk assessment helped dentists identify patients at higher risk for cavities, suggesting it could assist in helping patients avoid tooth decay. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYU’s Bluestone Center Awarded $1.2M from NIH to Investigate Gene Delivery for the Treatment of Oral Cancer Pain
Proposed studies will test the effectiveness of a novel, non-viral gene delivery method developed by Drs. Brian Schmidt and Seiichi Yamano in treating cancer painThe National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Drs. Brian Schmidt and Seiichi Yamano a $1.2M (3-year) grant to test whether their non-viral gene delivery method can effectively and safely treat oral cancer pain.Quality of life for oral cancer patients can be dismal. “Most of my oral cancer patients have severe pain,” says Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, professor in the Departmen...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 6, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NYU ’s Bluestone Center Awarded $1.2M from NIH to Investigate Gene Delivery for the Treatment of Oral Cancer Pain
Proposed studies will test the effectiveness of a novel, non-viral gene delivery method developed by Drs. Brian Schmidt and Seiichi Yamano in treating cancer pain The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Drs. Brian Schmidt and Seiichi Yamano a $1.2M (3-year) grant to test whether their non-viral gene delivery method can effectively and safely treat oral cancer pain. Quality of life for oral cancer patients can be dismal. “Most of my oral cancer patients have severe pain,” says Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, professor in the Depa...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 6, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Restoring a 5.1mm Endure (3M) implant?
I have inherited an unrestored 5.1x 11mm Endure implant which was placed by another dentist in approximately 2010. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 5, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

Could your cavity-filled tooth repair itself with stem cells in the future?
Walking into a dentist’s office could be less of a frightening thing in the future if scientists Kyle Vining, of Harvard, and Adam Celiz, of the British University of Nottingham, have anything to do with it. Since the 1700s, when modern dentistry began to evolve, people have assumed that the parts of teeth damaged by […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Tags: newsletter Source Type: news

Antidepressants show greatest increase in number of prescription items dispensed
5 July 2016: 3.9 million more items of antidepressant drugs dispensed in 2015 than in 2014 (Source: The IC : Dentistry)
Source: The IC : Dentistry - July 5, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UMN researchers find distinct differences in structure, features of retroviruses
(University of Minnesota Academic Health Center) In the most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers in the Institute for Molecular Virology and School of Dentistry at the University of Minnesota report that most types of retroviruses have distinct, non-identical virus structures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Plymouth dentistry academic contributes to new NICE guideline on care home oral care
(University of Plymouth) Professor Liz Kay, Foundation Dean of the Peninsula Dental School at Plymouth University, is a member of the guideline development group which has created a new NICE guideline for improved oral health in care homes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Half implant placed at 1000 rpm with irrigation?
I placed an implant but made an error in the initial insertion speed. I had mistakenly left the engine on drilling mode and had inserted the implant halfway down at 1000rpm. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 4, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Placing immediate implant for a tooth with periapical infection?
My patient has a periapical lesion on tooth 14.  He does not want root canal treatment and prefers an implant. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 1, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Cecil The Lion Died A Year Ago. Here's What's Changed - And What Hasn't.
July 1 marks the anniversary of the death of Cecil the lion. In 2015, American dentist Walter Palmer paid more than $55,000 to lure the internationally famous lion out of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park and killed him, sparking international outrage and re-igniting debate on the ethics of so-called “trophy hunting.”  Some people criticized the public’s — and the media’s — intense focus on Cecil, pointing out it seems silly to be disproportionately angry over one lion when so many other lions, other animals, and human beings are suffering or in danger. While thos...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Delivering Alcohol IBA: Broadening the base from health to non-health contexts
Conclusion There is sufficient evidence to support current optimism about the potential for alcohol IBA to be delivered in a range of health and non-health settings beyond primary care and hospital departments. However, future attempts to broaden the base of IBA delivery need to address organisational, professional and context- specific challenges that impede implementation and, in particular, the sustainability of initiatives over the longer term. Evaluation and monitoring should be built in to new initiatives to increase the chances of appropriate allocation and use of resources and to promote a culture of learning from ...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - July 1, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Beauty blogger Sadiya Slayy says turmeric is the secret to her white teeth
Californian make-up artist, Sadiya Slayy, advocates brushing your teeth with turmeric in order to get a whiter smile. FEMAIL takes a look and speaks to a dentist to find out if the alternative method works. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips and mythbusters for GP and dental practices
The Care Quality Commission has published mythbusters on 24 hour retirement from NHS contracts and what it means for CQC registration for both GPs and dentists. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 30, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News - June 2016
NIDCR Science News for June 2016 Snapshots of Life: Development in Exquisite DetailJune 2, 2016 - National Institutes of Health Bioactive Film Improves How Implants Bond With Bone in Animal StudyJune 15, 2016 - North Carolina State University HHS Awards $156 million to Health Centers to Expand Oral Health ServicesJune 16, 2016 - Department of Health and Human Services NIH Scientists Decode How Anthrax Toxin Proteins Might Help Treat Cancerous Tumors​June 27, 2016 - National Institutes of Health (Source: NIDCR Science News)
Source: NIDCR Science News - June 30, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

More than a million alcohol-related hospital admissions in 2014-15
30 June 2016 (Source: The IC : Dentistry)
Source: The IC : Dentistry - June 30, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Debonding of zirconia crowns from Titanium abutment?
I have been having a problem with zirconia crowns debonding from titanium abutments. The failure occurs at the titanium-cement bond. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 29, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

Child oral health program triples preventive visits
An innovative program that serves low-income and uninsured children in Los Angeles, the UCLA–First 5 LA 21st Century Dental Homes Project, has more than tripled preventive dental visits for children from birth to age 5, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Some parents think that because their children’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, naturally fall out, they don’t need to be cleaned and checked. However, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a first dental exam between eruption of a child’s first tooth and age 1. Preschoolers’ teeth also need to be br...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 29, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Saved by the sun
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) A new twist on the use of renewable energy is saving children's lives in Africa. The innovation -- a solar-powered oxygen delivery system -- is providing concentrated oxygen in hospital for children suffering from severe pneumonia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

States' New Opioid Limits Being Met With Some Resistance
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. For governors and lawmakers in nearly every state, the soaring overdose death toll from prescription painkillers, heroin and fentanyl has become an urgent priority. Lawmakers in dozens of states took decisive action this year to stanch the flow of prescription pain drugs and help those addicted to them. Roughly 2.5 millionAmericans are addicted to opioids, and more than 28,000 people died of overdosesof painkillers or heroin in 20...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Buys MIS Implants
Dentsply Sirona Inc. has signed a binding agreement to acquire Israeli dental implant systems manufacturer MIS Implants Technologies Ltd. for $375 million in cash. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 28, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Source Type: news

Glidewell Dental Releases 3.2-Mm-Diameter Inclusive Tapered Implant
Glidewell's new 3.2mm implant size expands Inclusive Tapered Implant System to accommodate situations in which limited anatomical space is present. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 28, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Source Type: news

Failing implants after wearing full upper denture?
I treatment planned a patient for 4 implants in an edentulous maxilla to be used with ball/Locator attachments to retain an overdenture. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 28, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Compatibility of Hiossen Implants?
Does anyone know if Hiossen implants are compatible with tooling of any of the major implant brands? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 28, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Dental Implant Systems Source Type: news

Dental health therapists bringing oral health care to US tribal communities: Opening up access
Tribal communities are working to improve oral health in their communities by funding dental therapist programs. Dental therapists can provide treatment for common dental issues and prevention at a lower cost than a traditional dentist. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Health Literacy in Dentistry and Navajo Nation Community Health Representatives
A commentary about the work of community health representatives (CHRs) toward the improvement of health on the Navajo reservation, including oral health programs. Includes a general overview of CHRs and population health for American Indian/Alaska Native communities and the need for more education for CHRs. (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - June 27, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

E-cigarette vapors could be toxic to oral cavity, UCLA study finds
A new UCLA study suggests that e-cigarettes may not be significantly safer than tobacco cigarettes. The research, which was conducted on cultured cells, found that e-cigarettes contain toxic substances and nanoparticles that could kill the top layer of skin cells in the oral cavity. Based on their findings, the researchers believe that similar results could happen in a human study and that e-cigarettes could increase users’ risk for oral disease. The findings, published online in the journal PLOS One, also suggest that health care providers should do more to raise public awareness of the products’ health risks. The us...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Single payer healthcare: Pluses, minuses, and what it means for you
Follow me at @andrea_sylvie As someone who researches inequities in health care, I’ve diligently followed the debate about healthcare reform. However, most of my friends (and I suspect most Americans) wonder exactly what single payer healthcare is and how will it affect them. In a New England Journal of Medicine perspective piece, Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, a professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, expounds on the history and obstacles facing calls for single payer healthcare reform. Problems with the current U.S. healthcare system Oberlander points out that the impetus for reorgan...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrea S. Christopher, MD Tags: Health Health care Source Type: news

Phosphoric acid concentration affects dentinal MMPs activity
ConclusionsIt was confirmed that PA does not denature endogenous enzymes of dentin matrices, but it may somehow modulate the expression and activity of these enzymes in a concentration-dependent manner.Clinical significanceEndogenous proteases have been identified and suggested to be responsible for the digestion of dentin matrix when activated by the acidic components of dental adhesives. Proteolytic activity of dentinal MMPs showed to be dependent on phosphoric acid concentration. The clinically-used concentration (37%) does not inhibit MMPs activity, but slows it. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 27, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Guidelines Updated on Pediatric SedationGuidelines Updated on Pediatric Sedation
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry have issued updated guidelines on pediatric sedation. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Hospital acquired foot ulcers reduced by 50 per cent since diabetes inpatient audit launched
27 June 2016 · Clinical audit shows a significant fall in foot ulcers but few changes in other patient harms and a continuing lack of specialist staff in many hospitals (Source: The IC : Dentistry)
Source: The IC : Dentistry - June 27, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Farmland Produces $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)
A 1,145-acre farm in southeast Pulaski County tipped the scales at $4.52 million. Resicomm Properties LLC, led by Bryan and Sonja Glaze, bought the land, a mile southeast of Sweet Home along Fourche Creek and Harper Road. The seller is Kingridge Enterprises Inc., led by Mark Jackson. The deal is financed with a one-year loan of $4.52 million from Centennial Bank of Conway. The mortgage is secured additionally by other property in Pulaski and Phillips counties. The property previously was tied to a November 2014 mortgage of $3.5 million held by AgHeritage Farm Credit Services of Little Rock. Kingridge acquired the land for ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 27, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Office cake culture is 'danger to health'
Having cake at work to celebrate colleagues' birthdays, engagements or just surviving the week is a danger to health, warns a senior dentist. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dental opioid prescribing and multiple opioid prescriptions among dental patients: administrative data from the South Carolina prescription drug monitoring program - McCauley JL, Hyer JM, Ramakrishnan VR, Leite R, Melvin CL, Fillingim RB, Frick C, Brady KT.
BACKGROUND: Despite increased attention to dentists' roles in curbing opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion, information regarding prescribing practices and the frequency of multiple concurrent opioid prescriptions among dental patients is limited. M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prasad Joins UR Medicine as Chief of Cardiac Surgery
Sunil M. Prasad, M.D., has been appointed chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He will lead the cardiac surgery program at Strong Memorial Hospital and will serve as associate professor of Surgery in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, pending approval of the University’s Board of Trustees. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - June 23, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news