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Three hospitals settle potential HIPAA violations concerning film crews

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The federal government reached separate settlements with three Massachusetts health centers that allegedly compromised the privacy of patients' protected health information by permitting a TV film crew into the centers without first obtaining authorization from patients.

Periodontal disease bacteria may kick-start Alzheimer's

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer's disease in humans. Periodontal disease may be an initiator of Alzheimer's.

Crown denials can be appealed with help from ADA

Sunday, October 7, 2018

This is the 19th story in the Decoding Dental Benefits series featuring answers and solutions for dentists when it comes to the world of dental benefits and plans. The series is intended to help untangle many of the issues that can potentially befuddle dentists and their teams so that they can focus on patient care.

Get the facts on drugs in dentistry with modern handbook

Sunday, October 7, 2018

What are the most frequently used drugs in dentistry today? How are they prescribed and managed in medically complex patients? What are ADA guidelines when it comes to antibiotic prophylaxis, medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw and the use of general anesthesia?

'I'm off to my next journey'

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Dr. Terry Dickinson remembers sitting with a small group of dental friends during their local dental study club meeting when the facilitator asked each attendee a direct question: "What do you want to do with the rest of your lives?"
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