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11-20-2017

Is CBCT or intraoral radiology better for finding bone defects? In Tony Edward’s article, Is CBCT or intraoral radiology better for finding bone defects?, it focuses its lens on a study conducted by Lauren Oliveira Lima Bohner, D.D.S. Ms. Bohner studied whether cone-beam CT (CBCT) imaging is better than intraoral radiology imaging in detecting peri-implant […]

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11-18-2017

Dental treatment may significantly lower the blood pressure of patients at risk for heart disease, a new study has found. Patients with prehypertension who received scaling and root planing ultimately had blood pressure that measured more than 10 points lower than those who did not. This was the first time a study linked intensive periodontal […]

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10-23-2017

In China, the future is now for technology in dentistry, for a robot dentist has successfully completed the first autonomous dental implant surgery by placing two new teeth into a woman’s mouth. The procedure took one hour, and no human actors played an active role during the procedure (although human medical staff was present during […]

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10-03-2017

In his column with The Daily Courier, Dr. Rick Farnsworth, D.D.S. fields a very interesting question from a reader: “[S]ince I have dentures, why do I need to go to the dentist?” This question is very prevalent, since more than 10% of the American population (i.e., more than 36 million Americans) are edentulous, which means […]

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08-31-2017

Imagine yourself at the dentist office, mouth agape and probably with a ridiculous and uncomfortable look on your face. Your mouth has the strange feeling of being dry due to it being open for an extended period of time, while also drooling uncontrollably at the side of your mouth. Your jaw is sore and you […]

Featured Image For Article Review: Periodontal disease linked to increased cancer risk
08-15-2017

In Theresa Pablos’s DrBicuspid.com article, “Periodontal disease linked to increased cancer risk”, she delves into new research on how periodontal disease affects older women. Specifically, she highlights a new study that was published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (August 1, 2017), which is a journal that is part of the American Association for […]

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