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(locked)The Decline of Precious Metal Demand in Dentistry

September 1, 2016

By John Maguire From the September-October Issue of Northwest Dentistry The Golden Age of Dentistry is over in the sense that gold demand has peaked and continues to fall. From records going back to 1969, U.S. and worldwide dental gold demand peaked in 1978. Dental gold demand would not approach that lofty level again until the year 2000. Since 2000, precious metal demand […] Read More »

(locked)The Impact of Student Providers on the Oral Health of Minnesotans Repair Versus Replacement of Restorations

July 1, 2016

By Thomas D. Larson D.D.S., M.S.D. From the July-August Issue of Northwest Dentistry Dentists evaluate previously placed restorations every day to determine their acceptability. Many restorations have some defects associated with them. This article will review criteria useful to determine whether a restoration can be repaired, refurbished, or replaced. Methods and materials useful for repair will be discussed, as well as the science behind […] Read More »

(locked)The Impact of Student Providers on the Oral Health of Minnesotans

July 1, 2016

By Keith A. Mays, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Paul D. Schulz, D.D.S., M.P.H., and Meghan Maguire, M.S. From the July-August Issue of Northwest Dentistry The dental accreditation body the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) defines Community-Based Experience as “opportunities for dental students to provide patient care in community-based clinics or private practices.” In addition, Standard 2-25 of the CODA accreditation guidelines states that “dental education […] Read More »

Volunteer Dentists Bringing Free Dental Care to Patients in Need in Moorhead-Fargo Area July 22-23, 2016

June 15, 2016

Mission of Mercy Creates Massive Dental Clinic at Concordia College MINNEAPOLIS, MN – – The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation, in partnership with the North Dakota Dental Association and the North Dakota Dental Foundation, are bringing the Minnesota Mission of Mercy to the Moorhead-Fargo area on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July […] Read More »

(locked)Xerostomia and Depression

June 1, 2016

By Satbir S. Grover, M.S., M.B.A., and Nelson L. Rhodus, D.M.D., M.P.H., F.I.C.D. From the May-June 2016 Issue of Northwest Dentistry Xerostomia is considered a subjective dry-mouth sensation and generally refers to an oral symptom felt primarily by the patient rather than observed by a dentist or physician. Almost all drug classes used in our day-to-day […] Read More »

Mahtomedi Dentist Honored by Minnesota Dental Association

April 28, 2016

Dr. Richard Wiberg Receives 2016 Guest of Honor Award Dr. Richard Wiberg was selected as the recipient of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) 2016 Guest of Honor Award. He was honored by nearly 9,000 dental professionals the Star of the North Meeting, the MDA’s annual convention, at the RiverCentre in St. Paul. Dr. Wiberg received his Doctor […] Read More »

Eagan Dentist Honored by Minnesota Dental Association

April 28, 2016

Dr. Loren Taple Receives President’s Award Dr. Loren Taple was chosen as the recipient of the Minnesota Dental Association’s (MDA) President’s Award. He was honored by nearly 9,000 dental professionals in attendance at the association’s recent annual convention, the Star of the North Meeting at St. Paul’s RiverCentre. Dr. Taple graduated from the University of Minnesota School […] Read More »

Lewiston Dentist Honored by Minnesota Dental Association

April 28, 2016

Dr. Michael Flynn Receives 2016 Outstanding Service Award Dr. Michael Flynn was selected as the recipient of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) 2016 Outstanding Service Award. He was honored by nearly 9,000 dental professionals in attendance at the MDA’s annual convention, the Star of the North Meeting at the RiverCentre in St. Paul. Dr. Flynn received […] Read More »