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Minnesota Dental Association Launches

March 14, 2018

New web app allows dentists and dental professionals to buy and sell dental practices, and post and apply for job opportunities. MINNEAPOLIS  – – March 14, 2018 – The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) announced today the launch of, a new web app for dentists and dental professionals looking for new opportunities., named after the […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Announces 2017-18 Officers

September 18, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS  – – The Minnesota Dental Association recently held its annual House of Delegates meeting Madden’s Resort in Brainerd where new officers were elected. The newly-elected 2017-2018 officers include: Dr. R. David Resch, as president; Dr. David Andersen as president-elect; Dr. Stephen McDonnell as first vice-president; Dr. Jim Nickman as second vice-president; and Dr. Kevin Dens as speaker […] Read More »

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 »