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Sept. 25 webinar to explore patient marijuana use

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The ADA is hosting a webinar Sept. 25 focusing on the increase in patient marijuana use — both medicinally and recreationally — and the ways dentists may respond.

Acute periodontal disease bacteria love colon and dirt microbes

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Mythbuster: The idea that bacterial collaborations within microbiomes, like in the mouth, have evolved to be generous and exclusive very much appears to be wrong. In an extensive experiment, lavish collaborations ensued between random microbes. And some bacteria from the same microbiome were stingy with one another.

An oral splint that can reduce Tourette syndrome tics

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Researchers developed a new device that ameliorates the characteristic vocal and motor tics of Tourette syndrome. By biting down on the simple, removable oral splint, both adults and children with Tourette syndrome experienced a reduction in their tics. The action of biting down on the oral splint could serve as a sensory trick; sensory tricks are known to ameliorate motor symptoms in cervical dystonia. The device might be particularly effective in children.

Comments invited on application to recognize dental anesthesiology as specialty

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards is inviting public comment on two applications for specialty recognition requesting that orofacial pain and oral medicine be recognized as dental specialties.

ADA president: ‘Dentists helping dentists — this is what the ADA is all about’

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Standing before the House of Delegates, new ADA President Chad P. Gehani said he considers it his “responsibility to ensure that the ADA remains the guardian of your life commitment to the profession — and I am not just talking about your dues dollars. The ADA must be a responsible custodian of your time as volunteers and of your talents as clinicians, researchers, and educators.
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