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Laura Dorr
Laura Dorr is the executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network.
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.
Dental practices targeted by cyber ransom attacks
Dental practices targeted by cyber ransom attacks

Electronic records can protect patient files from office catastrophes such as fire or natural disasters, but storing your patient database electronically poses other dangers. In a story that is becoming all too familiar, a Minnesota dentist learned this the hard way after his patient data was held hostage by computer hackers.

Does having more children equal fewer teeth for mothers?
Does having more children equal fewer teeth for mothers?

“Jedes kind kostet die mutter einen zahn,” says an old German saying; “every child costs the mother one tooth.” While many people dismiss old wives tales, this is one that has some basis in reality: According to researchers at New York University, the risk of tooth loss and gum disease increases with the number of children a woman bears.