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Laura Dorr
Laura Dorr is the executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network.
How to avoid frustration in your next impressions

We asked Dr. Daniel Etheridge and his assistant, Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD, of Greenbrier Dental Center in Chesapeake, Va., about their use of 3M™ ESPE™ Imprint™ 4 Preliminary Impression Material, 3M™ ESPE™ Imprint™ 4 VPS Impression Material and 3M™ ESPE™ Protemp™ Plus Temporization Material. 

Office manager arrested after posing as dentist, performing root canals
Office manager arrested after posing as dentist, performing root canals
A dental office manager in New York has learned the hard way that playing pretend can result in some very real consequences.
New study finds beaver teeth could provide insight on human tooth decay
New study finds beaver teeth could provide insight on human tooth decay

Strong teeth for beavers are a must (you try cutting down a tree with your incisors!), but how do they keep those chompers healthy and tough without access to fluoride or a toothbrush? A new study out of Northwestern University reports that beavers have natural protection against tooth decay built into the chemical structure of their teeth.

Thousands rally to ensure murdered dental student’s legacy lives on

Deah Barakat, one of three students murdered on February 10 in Chapel Hill, NC, had a goal to provide dental care to Syrian refugees. Since his death, people have rallied to ensure that goal is achieved.

Weird dental news: Electric toothbrushes gaining popularity ... with thieves
Weird dental news: Electric toothbrushes gaining popularity ... with thieves

Electric toothbrushes are flying off shelves – but a surprising number are going into the pockets of sticky-fingered customers. 

Study finds link between tooth loss and mental, physical decline in older adults
Study finds link between tooth loss and mental, physical decline in older adults

A recent study has found that the walking speed and memory of adults without any teeth decline more rapidly than those who still have some or all of their own teeth.

Top 5 dental discoveries
Top 5 dental discoveries

We're always excited to hear about new dental health discoveries and emerging research, and are fascinated by the enlightening, educational - and sometimes downright weird - information they bring to light. What follows is a list of the most fascinating recent studies, as chosen by our editorial team.

Dental surprise: Missouri baby born with two teeth
Dental surprise: Missouri baby born with two teeth

A newborn baby shocked her parents and doctors alike last month when she was born with two front teeth.

Why responsible pediatric dental radiology is a must
Why responsible pediatric dental radiology is a must

Everyone knows that children need moderation in their lives. Giving a child too much sugar will undoubtedly result in a headache for parents. Exposing that child to excessive radiation? That can also only end poorly.

Supreme Court dental regulatory board case examines federal antitrust laws
Supreme Court dental regulatory board case examines federal antitrust laws
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case regarding whether state-established boards of practitioners, such as those for dentists, made up of members of the profession they are overseeing can properly regulate the profession without running afoul of federal antitrust laws.