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Laura Dorr
Laura Dorr is the executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network.
The top 13 freakiest dental horror stories
Ghosts are scary. Ghouls are scary. But these creepy apparitions have nothing on some of the terrifying things that happen in the dental practice.
8 candies that make dental professionals scream
'Tis the season of candy, candy and more candy—much to dental professionals' dismay. Here are the worst-of-the-worst treats for dental health.
8 candies that make dental professionals scream
8 candies that make dental professionals scream
'Tis the season of candy, candy and more candy—much to dental professionals' dismay. Here are the worst-of-the-worst treats for dental health.
What's YOUR scariest dental story?
What's YOUR scariest dental story?
With Halloween right around the corner, we want to hear your tales of the scariest, weirdest, grossest, most bizarre things you’ve have seen in the dental industry. What’s the craziest story that’s come out of your workplace? The disgusting thing that still makes your shiver when you think about it? The most absurd moment in your career? We want to hear it all.
Having multiple fillings could cause toxic levels of mercury in blood
Having multiple fillings could cause toxic levels of mercury in blood
Extended mercury exposure can be particularly dangerous to a one’s health—and a new study has found that the danger is greatly exacerbated in patients with eight or more dental fillings.
New dental fillings could actually REPAIR tooth decay
New dental fillings could actually REPAIR tooth decay
While dental amalgam has been the most popular dental filling material for a century and a half, new research is introducing an exciting alternative that could actually help repair teeth damaged by caries.
New Senate bill provides low-cost dental coverage to veterans
New Senate bill provides low-cost dental coverage to veterans
Veterans often struggle to get quality healthcare and dental coverage, but a new bill passed by the Senate aims to rectify that.
Is staying hydrated destroying children's teeth?
Is staying hydrated destroying children's teeth?
Hydration is crucial when working out or playing sports—but now, researchers say, hydrating is actually destroying children’s teeth.
Study finds getting high will kill your smile
Study finds getting high will kill your smile
Getting high may mean new lows for dental health: A recent study has found that cannabis users suffer from higher rates of periodontal disease than their weed-free peers.
Oral bacteria linked to risk of pancreatic cancer
Oral bacteria linked to risk of pancreatic cancer
A recent study has identified certain types of oral bacteria that have a correlation with the risk of developing pancreatic cancer.