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Entries from July 2009

A Mouthful of Goodness: Probiotics for Oral Health

July 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Probiotics S. salivarius and B. coagulens promote good bacteria that fight bad bacteria in the mouth. A new lozenge called Advanced Oral Hygiene, by Life Extension, used twice daily after brushing, improves oral and digestive health. These particular probiotics may also improve the immune system’s response, as well. B. coagulens helps white blood cells detect […]

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A Golden Opportunity for Dentists: More Than Two-Thirds of Internet Users Search for Medical Info Online

July 30th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Today, a Web Exclusive article, “When patients know more than you,” posted on In it, Senior Editor Noah Levine tells us that a survey by Pew Internet Project reported 75-80% of Internet users look for medical information online. Question is, does the vast medical and dental information on the Internet educate and inform patients […]

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Tags: Blog · Marketing

Dr. John Cranham’s New, State-of-the-Art Dental Office & Training Facility Opens in Virginia

July 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Five weeks away from moving into our new office. The practice is building onto Bayview Dental Lab, where Mid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Studies is located. Our new location will allow us to offer Dawson courses in Virginia, on site with our lab and my dental practice. We’ll have five operatories, and those will be […]

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DentalBlogs Named in Top 50 Medical Career Blogs

July 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Dental Blogs was named to the top 50 medical career blog list  at Medicine 3.0 . If you’re interested in pursuing a career in dentistry or medicine, check out the blog list at

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Press Release: ADA’s PR on Dental Amalgam and the FDA Ruling

July 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Food and Drug Administration Action on Dental Amalgam WASHINGTON, July 28, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — The American Dental Association (ADA) agrees with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision not to place any restriction on the use of dental amalgam, a commonly used cavity-filling material. The FDA ruling issued today categorizes encapsulated dental amalgam as […]

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Innovative Vibration Therapy to Accelerate Orthodontic Results

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Is this for real?! Sounds too good to be true, but that’s technology for ya! OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc., out of Huston, Tx, has created a vibration device to promote faster natural bone remodeling for patients who wear braces or Invisalign. The gentle vibration actually accelerates the cellular signals to the bone. Similar technology has been […]

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Tags: Technology

Why Dentists Should Hook Up with Social Media

July 27th, 2009 · 14 Comments

Social networking may not be your thing, and that’s okay. It can be difficult to keep up with daily, or even weekly, blogs and posts on Twitter, Facebook, and the many other networking sites out there in cyberspace. Even if you aren’t the tech-savvy dentist who Twitters in real time about a root canal or […]

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Tags: Administrative · Social Networking & Media

Are You the Dentist They’ll Choose?

July 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments

In Living Magazine this month (July 2009, p 36), an article ran entitled “Need a Dentist? Who You Gonna Call?” by Mimi Greenwood Knight. Now, you know that your target audience is women. They’re the ones who choose the family dentist. What is this women’s magazine saying to your target audience? The article is about […]

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Tags: Administrative

Two Sides to the Management Coin: Investing and Expanding Your Dental Practice

July 23rd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Investing in New Dental Technology, Practice Expansion, or a New Building Staff Viewpoint by Linda Miles – Doctor’s Viewpoint by Dr. Rhonda Savage During the life of a practice (30-40 years), keeping up to date with new equipment, technology and facility updates are all necessary investments that take time and money. In the past few […]

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Press Release: OJ Worse for Teeth than Whitening, Says Eastman Institute for Oral Health Researchers

July 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

June 30, 2009: With the increasing popularity of whitening one’s teeth, researchers at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center, set out to learn if there are negative effects on the tooth from using whitening products. Eastman Institute’s YanFang Ren, DDS, PhD, and his team determined that the […]

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