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Laura Dorr
Laura Dorr is the executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network.
9 of the scariest medical conditions with links to oral health
9 of the scariest medical conditions with links to oral health
There’s been a lot of buzz about oral systemic health in the news lately, and for good reason: A whole host of new discoveries have pinpointed that poor oral health is linked to some very serious medical conditions — and that treating oral health conditions could potentially serve as a preventative measure.
9 of the scariest medical conditions with links to oral health
There’s been a lot of buzz about oral systemic health in the news lately, and for good reason: A whole host of new discoveries have pinpointed that poor oral health is linked to some very serious medical conditions — and that treating oral health conditions could potentially serve as a preventative measure.
Mouthbreathers at higher risk of tooth decay
Mouthbreathers at higher risk of tooth decay
Mouthbreathers beware: Annoying your spouse isn’t the only downside of breathing through your mouth while you sleep. A new study has found that people who breathe through their mouth while sleeping are at a higher risk for tooth decay.
Taking the dental lab to the cloud
Taking the dental lab to the cloud
Dental Lab Products talks with Chad Mueller of Link Lab about his lab's recent experience working with LabStar, a cloud-based lab management system.
New research discovers way to eliminate needles for dental anesthetic
New research discovers way to eliminate needles for dental anesthetic
A new study from the University of São Paulo found that there might be no need for needles when administering anesthetic for dental procedures.
The top 8 most entertaining dental-themed time killers
You’ve been on your feet seemingly forever, putting in a long day hard at work in the dental practice. Now you’ve finally got a chance to breathe; but how should you spend your precious moments of free time? We think you deserve a break – and a good dose of the lighthearted, fun and downright silly side of dentistry.
The top 8 most entertaining dental-themed time killers
The top 8 most entertaining dental-themed time killers
You’ve been on your feet seemingly forever, putting in a long day hard at work in the dental practice. Now you’ve finally got a chance to breathe; but how should you spend your precious moments of free time? We think you deserve a break – and a good dose of the lighthearted, fun and downright silly side of dentistry.
Study finds link between periodontal disease and increased risk of breast cancer
Study finds link between periodontal disease and increased risk of breast cancer
Periodontal disease has been linked to a host of medical problems, but now researchers say there’s another risk to be added to the list: breast cancer. Recent research discovered that postmenopausal women with periodontal disease are more likely to develop the cancer than those without the oral health condition.
Study finds increased rate of tooth loss in diabetics
Study finds increased rate of tooth loss in diabetics
The CDC recently announced that diabetes rates in the United States have dropped for the first time in 25 years – but the news wasn’t so positive for dental health. Although diabetes rates are dropping, diabetics are still twice as likely as their non-diabetic counterparts to lose teeth.
Study finds material that could make stronger dental fillings
Study finds material that could make stronger dental fillings
The search for the perfect material for optimal dental fillings has been ongoing, but now researchers think they may have found the answer. While composite fillings often aren’t strong enough and metal fillings can corrode, a recent study discovered that graphene oxide might make a great alternative to these traditional materials.