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Laura Dorr
Laura Dorr is the executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Preventing cavities may soon be as simple as popping a pill
Preventing cavities may soon be as simple as popping a pill
Harmful bacteria can be powerful and hard to combat, but researchers at the University of Florida have found a way to fight fire with fire.
Gum disease linked to highly deadly cancer
Gum disease linked to highly deadly cancer
In recent months, gum disease has been linked to increasing number of major health problems — and researchers have now discovered another illness to add to the list.