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R. David Resch Elected President of Minnesota Dental Association

September 18, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS  – – The Minnesota Dental Association recently held its annual House of Delegates meeting at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd where R. David Resch, D.D.S. was elected as Association President. A graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with degrees in chemistry and psychology, Dr. Resch went on to earn his D.D.S. degree in 1978 at the University of […] Read More »

(locked)Varicella Zoster of the Hard Palate after an Uncomplicated Extraction Procedure: A Case Report

September 1, 2017

Aamir Sheikh, D.D.S., Derrick Eiland, D.D.S., Harlene D. Sanders, D.D.S., and Ronald S. Brown, D.D.S., From the September-October Issue of Northwest Dentistry Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is one of eight herpes viruses known to infect humans. Primary infection causes varicella (chickenpox), after which the virus becomes latent. Once an individual is infected, the virus continues to live within the nerve ganglions. VZV reactivation, also known as zoster […] Read More »

(locked)CBCT Analysis of Mandibular Posterior Teeth: Impact on Endodontic Microsurgery

July 1, 2017

By Daphne Chiona, D.D.S., M.S.,Tyler Koivisto,. DD.S.,Laura L. Milroy, D.D.S., M.S., Samantha H. Roach, D.D.S., M.S., Scott B. McClanahan, D.D.S., M.S., Mansur Ahmad, Ph.D., B.D.S.,and Walter R. Bowles, Ph.D.,D.D.S., M.S., B.Pharm. From the July/August Issue of Northwest Dentistry Knowledge of root thickness and the cortical bone thickness over the roots is beneficial to the endodontist performing mandibular posterior […] Read More »

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)Periodontal Tissue Regeneration: Management of Periodontal Defects

May 1, 2017

By Georgios Chatzopoulos, D.D.S.* From the May-June 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 several mandibular radiolucencies. Secondary hyperparathyroidism related to End Stage Renal Disease may result in the loss of bone density and radiolucent lesions, […] 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 »