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Laura Dorr
Laura Dorr is the executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network.
Can xylitol reduce the risk of caries in patients with orthodontic appliances?
Can xylitol reduce the risk of caries in patients with orthodontic appliances?
Anyone who’s had a fixed orthodontic appliance knows how frustrating oral hygiene can become. Fixed appliances often make the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and plaque, which can accumulate under the appliance. In an attempt to abort development of bacteria, researchers recently examined if daily doses of xylitol could make a difference.
Should dentists provide family-planning services?
Should dentists provide family-planning services?
With the debate about Planned Parenthood raging, Louisiana attorneys set out to put together a list of health care providers that could provide equivalent family-planning care should Planned Parenthood be defunded. However, the list included some unconventional options – options that left many people skeptical and scratching their heads.
6 things the dental industry needs to address now
6 things the dental industry needs to address now
When you’ve been in the dental industry for a while, it can be hard to look at it with fresh eyes. This makes it important to listen to the new voices entering the industry and hear about their experiences, the challenges they face and perhaps, most importantly, the things the industry needs to address.
New test helps law enforcement predict criminal’s age based on teeth samples
New test helps law enforcement predict criminal’s age based on teeth samples
A new test allows police to gather important identifying information about perpetrators from tooth samples.
Is dental anesthesia destroying children’s teeth?
Is dental anesthesia destroying children’s teeth?
A recent study found that local anesthetic used in dental procedures may negatively affect the development of children’s teeth.
New study shows smokers are at higher risk of losing teeth
New study shows smokers are at higher risk of losing teeth
A recent study in Germany examined a group of over 23,000 subjects to explore the relationship between cigarette smoking, smoking cessation and rates of tooth loss.
New study finds blueberry extract could reduce antibiotic use in treating gum disease
New study finds blueberry extract could reduce antibiotic use in treating gum disease
Blueberries are a popular snack, but do their benefits go beyond their satisfying taste? Absolutely, says a new study by the American Chemical Society, which found that blueberries could help treat periodontitisand reduce the need to antibiotic therapy.
The best and worst states for female professionals
The best and worst states for female professionals
It’s a woman’s world, as Dental Products Report Editorial Advisory Board member Dr. Sheri Doniger alluded to in last year’s introduction to Dental Products Report’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry. But what does that mean for female dentists?
Dental hygienist wins huge court settlement after tripping on sidewalk
Dental hygienist wins huge court settlement after tripping on sidewalk
In the world of dentistry, your hands are crucial to your livelihood. So what happens when these indispensable tools become injured? One dental hygienist learned the answer the hard way after she tripped on a faulty sidewalk during a lunchtime stroll.
Announcing Dental Products Report's Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2015
Announcing Dental Products Report's Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2015
The Top 25 Women in Dentistry was designed to recognize women who excel in their fields. The honorees come from across the dental industry, including dental professionals, industry leaders and practitioners. Each of the honorees will be featured in the October edition of Dental Products Report.