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His Tooth is Funny Looking. What is It?

Discussion Teeth are specialized anatomic parts of the human body that are developed between the ectoderm and ecomesenchyme in a complex process called odontogenesis. More than 300 genes have been identified that influence odontogenesis. Dental abnormalities can have significance for cosmesis, malocclusion, dental caries and periodontal diseases. It is not uncommon for more than 1 area to be affected. For example, Hutchinson teeth which are caused by congenital syphilis are smaller with wider spacing between the teeth within the arch, and also have a characteristic notching. Learning Point Some common dental problems that may be seen or heard about by pediatricians include: Tooth eruption Ankylosis Natal teeth Usually prematurely erupted primary teeth that are present at birth Neonatal…

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Wide-reaching Health Benefits of Dental Implants

The average American's access to oral care has been in a crisis for the last decade. Many Americans find dental appointments too expensive and thus forgo giving their oral health the care it needs.In 2017, the will refuse medical care due to financial constraints.

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Carolyn Wells

“Actions lie louder than words.”
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University of Alberta cyclotron could supply province’s demand for medical isotopes

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) University of Alberta scientists have taken a critical step towards supplying Alberta’s demand for medical isotopes. Their newly published findings could have major implications for other health jurisdictions across North America as well.Researchers at the university’s Medical Isotope and Cyclotron Facility used a particle accelerator known as a cyclotron to produce enough isotopes for up to 1,000 diagnostic procedures in a day. (Source: EurekAlert! – Cancer)
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Exploring the History of Teeth at Baltimore’s Dentistry Museum

Here's a little known fact to sink your teeth into — Did you know that George Washington's second inaugural speech contained only 135 words? It's not because America's first president had nothing to say. Tooth historians say it's because the president was wearing new dentures, making it difficult for him to speak.

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Mel Brooks

“Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.”
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Robert Jarvik: An Innovator with Heart

Robert Jarvik, MD, remembers Dec. 2, 1982, as vividly as if it were last week. He was 36 at the time and a device he designed, the Jarvik 7 artificial heart, was about to be implanted into a human patient for the first time. That patient, a retired dentist named Barney Clark, had been at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City for about a week, and his medical team, lead by William DeVries, MD, planned to put off the surgery just a little while longer in hopes of getting Clark as strong as possible for the operation. But Clark wasn’t getting stronger. Robert Jarvik, MD, will receive the MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award during a special ceremony at MD&M East in New York City on June 12, 2018.  “He deteriorated rather fast and Dr. DeVries did not think he would live through t…

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Industry Changes and Challenges Front and Center at CAL-Lab Meeting

“You can also expect competition from several other fronts: for example, more dental groups are going to buy their own printers and milling equipment and do more of their own restorative work, while manufacturers will continue to expand their fabrication services.” Fishman also said technology will continue to blur the lines among laboratory specialties, a prediction echoed by Lee Culp, CDT, renowned C&B technician who has been fabricating digital dentures for five years.

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Ambrose Bierce

“Cabbage: A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man’s head.”
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Brasseler USA ® Expands its Popular Feather Lite™ Family of Polishers

New Shapes Added to the Dialite® LD (Lithium Disilicate) and Dialite®ZR (Zirconia) Polishing SystemsSAVANNAH, GA (May 15, 2018)– Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to expand upon its popular Feather Lite™ family of polishers by adding all new shapes to its Dialite®LD (Lithium Disilicate) and Dialite®ZR (Zirconia) Polishing Systems.These new shapes are the latest addition to both the Dialite LD and Dialite ZR intra-oral and extra-oral polishing lines. These all-inclusive polishing solutions expand the line to provide even more options when adding final touches to ceramic restorations.Intended to be used as the final polish for all ceramic restorations,Dialite Feather Lite Polishing Systems are two-step systems that feature the latest …

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