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Saint Paul Dentist Honored by Minnesota Dental Association

April 24, 2015

Samuel LaChance Receives 2015 New Dentist Leadership Award (Minneapolis, MN) – – Dr. Samuel LaChance was selected as the recipient of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) 2015 New Dentist Leadership 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 […] Read More »

(locked)Recent Update on Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Prosthetic Joints for Dental Patients

March 1, 2015

By Nelson L. Rhodus, D.M.D., M.P.H., F.I.C.D. From the March-April 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry A potential long-term complication of chronic rheumatoid arthritis (as well as osteoarthritis1 and other types, including fractures that do not heal and avascular necrosis) is the ultimate destruction of particular joint structures to the degree that the joint must be replaced with synthetic materials. Patients with prosthetic […] Read More »

(locked)The Incidence of Furcation Region Patency in Molars Before and After Simulated Periodontal Therapy

March 1, 2015

By Sandra Shambarger, D.D.S., M.S., Deborah Johnson, D.D.S., Daranee Versulius-Tantbirojin, D.D.S., Ph.D., Walter R. Bowles, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., and Scott B. McClanahan, D.D.S., M.S. From the March/April 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry Purpose: To determine if there is increased bacterial communication through the furcation region in molar teeth after simulated periodontal therapy. Methods: Sixty-five extracted first and […] Read More »

(locked)Understanding Passion Fatigue

March 1, 2015

By Francoise Mathieu From the March-April 2015 issue of Northwest Dentistry For caregivers, and those who choose the caring professions in particular, a companion word often heard is “selfless”. Does this sound familiar: If I don’t care, who will? If I don’t do it, who will? This is my job, my work, my calling, my […] Read More »

MDA Website Receives Gold Awards

February 25, 2015

The website of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA),, has received three Gold awards in the 2015 AVA Digital Awards, an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the production of a wide range of digital communication, including website development. The MDA website, which launched in October 2014, received Gold recognition in […] Read More »

Dental Education Loan Repayment for Service Program Launches Today

January 21, 2015

Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Commits $2,000,000 to Fund Newly Created Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists Program (DMD) (Minneapolis, MN)  – –   Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, in collaboration with the Minnesota Dental Foundation, announces the launch of the Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists (DMD) Program: a competitive dental education loan repayment for service program for qualifying […] Read More »

Free Dental Care for Children in Need February 6-7, 2015

January 5, 2015

(Minneapolis, MN)  – –   Free dental care for up to 6,000 children in need will be available at more than 200 dental offices across the state on February 6th and 7th, 2015.   Minnesota dentists will be providing free dental care services for children in need, during the Minnesota Dental Association’s 13th annual Give Kids a […] Read More »