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Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa
...nent of the Millennium Villages. There are only 48 dentists
in the entire country of Ethiopia, and most are in the capital, Addis Ababa. Were going to bring dental care to villages where there are no dentists. The health component of the Millennium Villages grew out of the United Nations Millennium Project ...
Dentists need more training in oral cancer detection
More than 92 percent of Illinois dentists
provide oral cancer examinations for their patient...lesions and of proper examination techniques, some dentists
in Illinois "are not doing all they should be doing to detect oral cancers in their patients," said ...
Telephone 'quitlines' may help dental patients stop smoking
...h indicating that although more than 60 percent of dentists
believe their patients do not expect tobacco-use c...om them, about 59 percent of patients believe that dentists
should provide such services. "By facilitating engagement in a tobacco-use quitline," the authors wr...
UCLA study finds severe shortage of Latino dentists
...to 10 million) during that time. IMPACT: Latino dentists
are likely to both speak Spanish and English, and ...tino populations. As a result, there will be fewer dentists
to serve this population. Also, the shortfall during that period was so large that a dramatic increa...
Traditional Chinese medical beliefs still relevant in Beijing
...s taking inappropriate medication for huo. Chinese dentists
often teach themselves TCM concepts and treatments to better serve patients with the chief complaint, "I am shang huo." Various perspectives on shang huo illustrate how multiple medical traditions can interact within a single oral health culture. U...
85th General Session, International Association for Dental Research
...al scientists, educators, students, and practicing dentists
from around the world will convene, representing the latest thinking in dental research. In addition to the individual presentations, there will be Distinguished Speaker lectures, symposia, and workshops during the four-day meeting, dealing with spe...
Dental researchers test no-needle anesthesia, no-drilling cavity care
...dy, "it may mean the end of dental injections when dentists
are performing procedures on the upper arch." The second study, set to begin in coming months, will test the use of ozone to kill bacteria in a decayed tooth and its potential to eliminate the need for the dreaded drill, at least to repair simple c...
Fibers used in bullet-proof vests quadruple toughness of dental composites
...lyethylene fibers are sold as pliable ribbons that dentists
mold into the required shape and then harden with curing lights. Many reinforcing fibers can add strength and toughness to dental composites, Karbhari said, but if they are improperly aligned they could actually accelerate damage to existing teeth. ...
ADA applauds health claim for fluoridated bottled water
...to the FDA's decision, bottlers can now claim what dentists
have long known--that optimally fluoridated water helps prevent tooth decay." The ADA also agrees with the FDA that this health claim is not intended for use on bottled water marketed to infants for whom lesser amounts of fluoride are appropriate. ...
'Meth mouth' can leave users toothless
...l materials on its Web site www.ada.org for both dentists
and patients and recently distributed a video news release with The Partnership for a Drug-Free America at http://www.drugfree.org/meth ....
Hearing loss and high-speed dental tools
...g loss over time. "Over the years, we have seen dentists
in the OHSU Tinnitus Clinic who were convinced tha... Malloy. "My dad was a dentist so I grew up around dentists
and there were a lot of them that couldn't hear. It sounds reasonable to me that high-speed hand pie...
Digital cameras and Internet ease the pain of oral disease
...& Telecare, University of Rochester Medical Center dentists
documented how the new system showed that nearly 4...emergency room services, and increase the usage of dentists
by this underserved population." Typically found in children aged five and under, the practice of ...
AGD2006Denver: The only meeting for the entire dental team
...s been updated for 2006. This course is a must for dentists
interested in pursuing the prestigious AGD Fellowship Award. Meeting attendees will be able to attend the following: Keynote speaker, Erik Weinhenmayer, the first blind man in history to climb Mt. Everest Nationally-recognized comedian Tom Papa...
Tetracycline plus teeth equal gray smile
...been given the drug and had the same stains. Often dentists
can tell if a child had a high fever, just by looking at the stain pattern on their patient's teeth. In the 1950s, tetracycline stains reached widespread levels because so many doctors prescribed this drug. Since the stain is embedded deep into th...
Male sexual abuse survivors struggle in relations with health care providers -- study
...s, physical therapists, physicians, chiropractors, dentists
and massage therapists--harmed more than healed the male survivors due to their lack of knowledge and insensitivity to the male survivors' lot. However, the situation is not totally bleak for male survivors. Lasiuk said that high profile disclosures-...
Did you know that tooth decay is still the most common human disease?
...al scientists, educators, students, and practicing dentists
from around the world will convene, representing the latest thinking in dental research. In addition to the individual presentations, there will be plenary sessions, symposia, and workshops during the four-day meeting, dealing with special-interest ...
Study suggests tension headache may actually be TMJD
...ing a firm set of diagnostic tools, physicians and dentists
often depend on their individual judgment to decide if a patient does or does not have the disorder, he noted. The diagnostic criteria for TMJD being tested in this project are part of the established Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandib...
Novel device shows potential in better detecting oral cancer
...cess using a customized optical device that allows dentists
to visualize in a completely new way whether a pat...ive of developing tumor cells, the VELScope allows dentists
to shine a light onto a suspicious sore in the mouth, look through an attached eyepiece, and watch d...
Seniors' access to dental care found wanting
...aid the ultimate goal of the study is to encourage dentists
to integrate social workers and other disciplines into their practices to help senior patients obtain better access to dental care. In addition, the study aims to spur development of programs to help seniors get dental insurance, she said, and to e...
Kids with cavities overweight, not underweight
New evidence from pediatric dentists
at the University at Buffalo has shown that, contr...anesthesia in the operating room by UB's pediatric dentists
at the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo found that at least a quarter of the patients were o...