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The goal of The Practice Solution Magazine is to provide practice owners with practice management information that will assist them in achieving success.

Claims Against Dental Amalgam Lack Scientific Evidence

Claims Against Dental Amalgam Lack Scientific Evidence

PANEL REPORT FINDS HEALTH CLAIMS AGAINST DENTAL AMALGAM LACK SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE The American Dental Association recently announced that a review of seven years worth of scientific studies concludes there is insufficient evidence “of a link between dental mercury and...

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Guidelines Change for Preventive Antibiotics

Guidelines Change for Preventive Antibiotics Before Dental Work According to new guidelines, far fewer people need preventive antibiotics before dental procedures than previously recommended, according to a recent issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource. The use of...

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When the Doctor is Away

How you keep the office running If you as the doctor/owner are planning to be away from the office – even for a day or two – the staff has some free time, too. The doctor/owner or office manager can make lists of things that need to be done. Make sure that if your...

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Are Lasers the Wave-Light of the Future?

Are Lasers the Wave-Light of the Future?

New applications and lower prices might allow lasers to replace traditional dental tools CHICAGO (Academy of General Dentistry) -Would you spend more than $40,000 on equipment that would allow you to complete oral surgeries with virtually no pain or blood and a vastly...

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Music, Physics, A Sailboat and Dentistry

Profile: Dr. David Matthews Practice: David R. Matthews Dental Group, LLC Location: Eugene, Oregon Music, Physics, A Sailboat and Dentistry A music teacher with a penchant for physics, Dr. Dave Matthews changed careers after ten years of teaching music to become a...

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Don’t Let Your Mouth Pollute Your Clean Heart

Don’t Let Your Mouth Pollute Your Clean Heart

Levels of Bacteria in Plaque Beneath the Gum Line May Increase Risk for Heart Attacks CHICAGO (American Academy of Periodontology) -Researchers have found evidence that the amount of bacteria in subgingival plaques, the deep plaques in periodontal pockets and around...

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Dental Center Takes a 900-Mile Detour for Disaster Relief

American Dental Association and Henry Schein Send ‘Tomorrow’s Dental Office – Today!’ to Help Mississippi Gulf Coast Residents; State-of-the-Art Dental Treatment Center Takes a 900-Mile Detour for Disaster Relief Answering the request of the Mississippi Department of...

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Guest Column: Infection control By Barry Levy, DDS

Guest Column: Infection control By Barry Levy, DDS

In the last issue of Solutions, I discussed the problems with “minimum standards” of infection control and how the dental practice act in California mandated “sterile gloves” for surgical procedures that involve soft tissue or bone. This is a situation that applies to...

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Veterinary Foundation Offers Grants To Cover Costs

Veterinary Foundation Offers Grants To Cover Costs Of Care After Hurricanes The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is urging veterinarians to apply for grants of up to $2,000 to cover costs incurred by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Eligible applicants are...

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Project Could Help Pets Serve As Disease Watchdogs

A national surveillance network that uses the medical records of companion animals could help prepare for a wide variety of emerging disease threats to humans and animals, including avian influenza, according to veterinary scientists at Purdue University’s School of...

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