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Minnesota Dentists Offering Children in Need Free Dental Care February 5-6, 2016

January 4, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, MN —  Minnesota dentists are asking for the public’s help in locating children in need of free dental care.  Dentists have created a statewide network of volunteer professionals who will provide free dental care services for up to 5,000 children on February 5th and 6th, 2016.   Dentists at over 150 dental offices and clinics […] Read More »

(locked)Smoking, Smokeless Tobacco, and Alcohol Consumption as Contributing Factors to Periodontal Disease

January 1, 2016

By Georgios Chatzopoulos, D.D.S. From the January-February 2016 Issue of Northwest Dentistry Smoking has been found to play a crucial role in the onset, progression, and treatment outcome of periodontal disease. Limited studies have evaluated the effect of cigar and pipe smoking on tooth loss and alveolar bone loss. However, pipe and cigar smokers may exhibit […] Read More »

(locked)Root Caries: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

November 1, 2015

By Thomas D. Larson, D.D.S., M.S.D. From the November-December 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry This paper will describe the causes of root caries, including the various bacteria thought to create the lesions as well as the mechanisms of action in lesion development. There will be a description of various prescriptions for preventing root caries, including the most […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Appoints New Executive Editor to Northwest Dentistry Journal

October 15, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minnesota Dental Association recently appointed Dr. John Lueth as its new executive editor for the Northwest Dentistry Journal. Northwest Dentistry is the association’s peer-reviewed professional journal, featuring scientific and clinical research articles, as well as practice management and regulatory issues guidance. It is published bi-monthly and distributed to MDA member dentists […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Announces 2015-16 Officers

October 6, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minnesota Dental Association recently held its annual House of Delegates meeting at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato where new officers were elected. The newly-elected 2015-2016 officers include:  Dr. Peter Cannon, as president; Dr. Kevin Dens as president-elect; Dr. R. David Resch as first vice-president; Dr. David Andersen as second vice-president. Officers […] Read More »

(locked)Amalgam Restorations: To Bond or Not

September 1, 2015

By Thomas D. Larson, D.D.S., M.S.D. From the September-October 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry This article will review the use of various liners used to eliminate microleakage in amalgam restorations. It will review the literature about whether amalgam restorations are improved by using a bonding process and if so specifically how it improves the patient outcome. Read More »

(locked)Dens Evaginatus: Just Another Cusp?

September 1, 2015

By Shelly S. Stecker, D.D.S., M.S., Vacharee S. Peterson, D.D.S., Soraya Beiraghi, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.S., Sandra L. Myers, D.M.D., and Walter R. Bowles, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. From the September-October 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry Dens evaginatus (DE) presents as an extra cusp or tubercle projecting from the occlusal or lingual surface of the tooth, and was […] Read More »

(locked)Differential Diagnoses for Persistent Pain Following Root Canal Treatment: A Study in the National Dental PBRN

July 1, 2015

By Donald R. Nixdorf, D.D.S., M.S., Alan S. Law, D.D.S. Ph.D., Mike T. John, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., Radwa M. Sobieh, D.D.S., M.S., Richie Kohli, B.D.S., M.P.H., and Ruby H.N. Nguyen, Ph.D., National Dental PBRN Collaborative Group From the July-August 2015 issue of Northwest Dentistry Pain present six months following root canal treatment (RCT) may be […] Read More »

(locked)Outreach, Prevention, and the Urgent Chair

July 1, 2015

By Cindy Shirtcliff, M.S.W. and Terie Dreussi-Smith, M.A.Ed. From the July-August 2015 issue of Northwest Dentistry Each member of Northwest Dentistry’s Editorial Advisory Board brings his or her individual experience and interest to the journal, and our brainstorming is a pretty lively and heartfelt process. When one of our members told us about the topic […] Read More »