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Tongue Piercing Gets A Lashing

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Tongue piercing does more than express individuality. It can chip or break teeth and ruin a smile. Dental literature is reporting increased tooth fractures caused when the metal barbell-shaped jewelry inserted into the tongue catches between the teeth when eating, talking and even sleeping.

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Number Of Women Dentists On The Rise

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The gender gap is closing in dentistry with female dentists almost doubling in number over the last five years in British Columbia.

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No apparent connection between periodontal disease and coronary heart disease

SEATTLE, Washington – A thorough study suggests there is little or no connection between periodontal disease and risk of coronary heart disease, according to researchers at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

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There's probably only one thing more anxiety-creating than going to the dentist, and that's finding a dentist to go to. SmileFinder at www.smilefinder.com makes it relatively painless, even if the procedure you need will hurt a lot.

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Sulzer Calcitek Announces University Development Program

CARLSBAD, California – Sulzer Calcitek, the dental care subsidiary of Sulzer Medica, introduces the University Development Program, a partnership between dental schools and Sulzer Calcitek. The program is designed to improve dental student education in dental implant therapy. As implants now provide patients with a proven treatment option for the replacement of missing teeth, it's extremely important that all dental students receive an appropriate education about this valuable technology.

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Need A Dentist? Check the SmileFinder Search Engine

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – izyx, inc. has launched SmileFinder.com, an online service for consumers, dentists, and anyone interested in dentistry. this site includes 170,000 dental office listings and information on dental professionals and practices in North America.

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Low Dietary Vitamin C Can Increase the Risk for Periodontal Disease

CHICAGO, Illinois – A study released today in the August issue of the Journal of Periodontology found that people who consume less than the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin C have slightly higher rates of periodontal disease. Researchers analyzed vitamin C intakes and periodontal disease indicators in 12,419 U.S. adults. They found that patients who consumed less than the recommended 60 mg per day (about one orange) were at nearly one-and-a-half times the risk of developing severe gingivitis as those who consumed three times the RDA (more than 180 mg). Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease, and it causes the gums to become red, swell and bleed easily.

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Healthy Gums Are Likely to Lie Behind Milk Mustaches

CHICAGO, Illinois – Adults who consume at least three servings of calcium each day have another reason to smile. A study published in the newly released Journal of Periodontology found that people who get enough calcium have significantly lower rates of periodontal disease, a leading cause of tooth loss.

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Henry Schein Reports Second Quarter Results

MELVILLE, New York - Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world's largest provider of healthcare supplies to office-based practitioners in the combined North American and European markets, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2000.

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Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., Named Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

BETHESDA, Maryland – Ruth L. Kirschstein, M.D., Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced the appointment of Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., as Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Dr. Tabak currently directs the Center for Oral Biology, Aab Institute of Biomedical Sciences, at the University of Rochester. He will arrive at NIDCR on September 1.

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