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Advances in Stem Cell Research Promise Dental Regeneration

Adam S. Harwood, DMD The tooth fairy may have been on to something when he started collecting baby teeth from young children in exchange for loose change. Right now, stem cell researchers see great promise and value in teeth, especially baby teeth, chiefly for the abundant number and quality of the stem cells cached away […]

Houses Passes Action for Dental Health Act

Dentistry Today The House of Representatives passed the Action for Dental Health Act of 2017 (HR 2422) by a vote of 387-13 on February 26. Co-authored by Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and dentist and Congressman Mike Simpson(R-ID), it authorizes $18 million annually for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Oral Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs and […]

Dental Teams Must Play a Role in Communicating Treatment Possibilities

Ms. Engelhardt-Nash There are influential moments when opportunities occur to discuss and validate your treatment options with patients. Finding occasions to introduce and sustain the perception of quality care is the responsibility of every team member. From vital social media exposure to the initial moment of telephone contact and post-treatment continuing care visits, the team […]

What Are Those Black Triangle-Shaped Spaces Between My Teeth?

Dr Joseph R Nemeth WHAT CAUSES BLACK TRIANGLES BETWEEN YOUR TEETH? So you’ve noticed there’s a black space between your teeth that’s shaped like a triangle. It didn’t used to be there and then it was just kinda small and now it’s a pretty big gap. WHAT is going on? Are your teeth separating? Probably not. Are they […]

Know The Risks of Oral Piercings

Dr. James R. Nemeth There are many forms of self-expression, art, writing, fashion, even body piercing. When it comes to oral piercings, however–such as lip, labret, cheek and tongue piercings–it’s important to know all the risks involved. Know The Risks Before You Pierce Piercing anywhere near the mouth is very different than simply piercing an […]