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Porcelain Veneers: Instant Orthodontics

Porcelain Veneers: Instant Orthodontics

You can either spend your time and money to have traditional braces to have a beautiful smile, or you can eliminate the time and frustration of metal braces, and have porcelain veneers made for your front teeth.  Porcelain veneers are fabricated from thin tooth-coloured ceramic material that is permanently bonded to your teeth. They are […]


Tricare Dental Program to be Extended Overseas

Tricare Dental Program to be Extended Overseas

The military dental program, Tricare, will extend to their recipients who are living overseas beginning on Oct. 1, 2008. This service has been requested by the military retirees and their families for many years, and it is now going to happen. Tricare says it is very pleased to offer these dental services to retired overseas […]


Ergonomic Association Renewed between the ADA and OSHA

Ergonomic Association Renewed between the ADA and OSHA

The American Dental Association and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have renewed their union to focus on ergonomically-related health issues. The American Dental Association is delighted with this new agreement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and says that this collaboration will lead both agencies to use their energies to improve certain ergonomically-related […]


Dento-Munch Can Aid Biomaterials Research

Dento-Munch Can Aid Biomaterials Research

There is several traits in dental restorations that are sought including; attractiveness, comfort, and biocompatibility. But the most important seem to be wear and tear, as you want the teeth to last. Manufacturers of dental restorative materials have been asked by dentists to produce materials that are durable, aesthetic, and easy to handle. Developing new […]


U.S. Dental Product Demand To Increase To $12 Billion by 2012

U.S. Dental Product Demand To Increase To $12 Billion by 2012

Dental product demand, not including larger equipment, is going to rise approximately 5% annually to $12 billion in 2012. This number is on target if there continues to be positive population tendencies and sustained interest in aesthetic dentistry, along with the public realising that good oral health is associated with good overall health, and continued […]


A Better Caries Detection Device

A Better Caries Detection Device

A new method for detecting dental caries, optical coherence tomography (OCT) will not be ready until next year. OCT can explore deeper into tissues than dental radiographs thus helping to locate where a so-called caries lesion is beginning, as well as the amount of demineralization that has already taken place, but does not offer any […]


Hypnosis and Dentistry

Hypnosis and Dentistry

Is it possible to perform a root canal or have a tooth extracted without anaesthesia? Hypnosis can open up a new world of dental care, to help relax the patient during various dental procedures. The University of Southern California now offers formal training to dentists in hypnosis. Peter Stone an associate professor of clinical dentistry […]


Government Dental Insurance for U.S. Kids

Government Dental Insurance for U.S. Kids

.In 2006, about 30% of children and adolescents in the U.S. were covered by government-sponsored dental insurance, compared to 18% in 1996. Private dental coverage remained the same during that period of time. The increase in government-supported dental insurance coverage began in 1997, when dental coverage was added to the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Hispanic […]


Millions of Child Medicaid Recipients Have Untreated Dental Caries

Millions of Child Medicaid Recipients Have Untreated Dental Caries

Approximately 6.5 million children ages 2-18 that are enrolled in the United States Medicaid programs have teeth with untreated dental caries. This is the consensus from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Two national surveys were analyzed that came up with this number of untreated teeth. The report showed that about 1/3 of the 20 million […]


Don’t go overboard in quest for whiter teeth

Don’t go overboard in quest for whiter teeth

Almost any add that you see in the magazine, newspaper, or television, you’ll see a person with whiter teeth. This also holds true for most actors. All of this exposure to whiter teeth and a perfect smile have made society want to same thing. Many patients want their teeth to be whiter than the whitest […]