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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services say Minnesota’s children not receiving the dental care they need

May 2, 2017

Legislators & Governor considering increase in reimbursement rates to help improve dental access Saint Paul  – –  In a letter sent to the Minnesota Department of Human Services last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) notified the state that Minnesota children enrolled in Medicaid are receiving dental services at an unacceptably low rate, […] Read More »

(locked)Oral Radiographic Evidence of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in an End-Stage Renal Failure Patient: A Case Report

March 1, 2017

By Barry Pass, D.D.S., Ph.D., Janis Mercer, D.D.S., Nima Moradi Majd, D.D.S., Alison Glascoe, D.D.S., M.S., and Ronald S. Brown, D.D.S., M.S. From the March-April Issue of Northwest Dentistry The authors report a case of a 42-year-old woman with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) undergoing dialysis therapy with the relative loss of tooth root lamina dura and […] Read More »

Minnesota Dentists Offering Free Dental Care for up to 4,000 Children in Need

January 4, 2017

Minneapolis, MN  – –  Minnesota dentists are offering  free dental care to children in need on February 3 and 4, 2017. Appointments can be booked now. The Minnesota Dental Association has over 2,000 dental professionals volunteering at more than 125 clinics across the state for Give Kids a Smile. Locating a clinic with open appointments […] Read More »

(locked)Oral Cancer Update: 2017

January 1, 2017

By Nelson L. Rhodus, D.M.D., M.P.H., F.I.C.D From the January-February Issue of Northwest Dentistry Oral cancer includes a variety of malignant neoplasms that occur within the oral cavity. More than 90% of cases are attributed to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). About 9% are carcinomas that arise from salivary gland tissues and other tissue types such as sarcomas and lymphomas. The remaining 1% are […] Read More »

(locked)Low Shrinkage Silorane Composites

January 1, 2017

By Thomas D. Larson, D.D.S., M.S.D. From the January-February Issue of Northwest Dentistry Polymerization shrinkage of methacrylate composites utilizing bisphenol-A glycidal methacrylate or urethane dimethacrylate has typically been about 3-3.5% by volume. Though adjustments have been made to filler loading, filler size, filler particle distribution, and improved silanization, the polymerization contraction still creates some significant clinical […] Read More »

(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 »