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The American Equilibration Society Annual Meeting 2017

AES held their 62nd annual Scientific Meeting on February 21-23, 2017 at the Chicago Downtown Marriott. “AES is the leading organization of dental professionals advancing the science and clinical application of knowledge in Occlusion, TMD, and Comprehensive Oral Care for the well-being of those we serve.” ~aes-tmj.org This year’s event consisted of workshops introducing the latest scientific advancements in the …

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Mobile app for dental emergencies

Dental Emergency? There will be an app for that!

The cover of the Journal of the American Dental Association in October 2016 features a prototype mobile application that will assist in managing dental emergencies. Their research shows evidence that dental emergencies are likely to occur when preferred care is less accessible, such as while on vacation. Further complicating things, often there are communication barriers or language barriers if the …

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Patient Safety

Opioid Awareness

In March of 2016, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines regarding opioid prescriptions. More than 40 Americans die every day from prescription pain reliever overdoses. There is currently an epidemic of overuse, and physicians who prescribe these drugs should be aware of this, as well as helping patients to be aware of the dangers. As …

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new dental biomedical technology

Promising Research Predicts Self-Healing Tooth Repair

Researchers at Harvard University are working on materials that could forever change tooth repair. They have developed new regenerative dental fillings that use the stem cells inside your teeth to repair tissue. These fillings, made of synthetic biomaterials, could be inserted after the pulp of the tooth and nerve are removed during a root canal procedure. The new materials stimulate …

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Oral Cancer Awareness

Oral Cancer Awareness and New Cancer Research

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and we encourage all of our patients to have a painless, fast screening each year. In related news, there is a new study regarding the type of bacteria that causes gum disease, and its possible relationship with esophageal cancer. Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry have recently reported that the bacteria …

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2016 Calendar Mug, Marceline Smith, Flickr

Happy New Year 2016! Here’s a look at the years upcoming oral surgery events from AAOMS

Louis K. Rafetto DMD of Wilmington, Delaware is the President-Elect of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons’ Committee. In his 2016 Message from the President, Dr. Rafetto highlighted upcoming 2016 programs and events. To find out more information and details on how to register, visit The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons website. 2016 Upcoming Events: ICD-10-CM …

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AAOMS Dental Implant Conference

AAOMS Dental Implant Conference 2015

In less than a month, Oral Surgeons from across the country will be meeting in Chicago for the AAOMS Dental Implant Conference. From December 3-5 next month, this conference offers an intensive educational program featuring innovative techniques and procedures for implant teams. Internationally renowned faculty present, and the most technologically advanced products and services are also showcased.

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2015 annual meeting

97th Annual AAOMS Meeting

The 97th annual meeting of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS) is scheduled for September 28 – October 3, 2015. This year’s meeting is unique in that the Canadian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons is participating, bringing a new standard of excellence to the annual North American meeting. Featured sessions include facial oncology and reconstructive surgery, …

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A New Website for AAOMS

The American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons has a new website: http://myoms.org. The new site is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. It is often confusing to understand exactly what an oral & maxillofacial surgeon does, and myoms.org does a nice job of providing up to date information. As members of AAOMS, we are part of an association that …

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Stem cells from wisdom teeth

Wisdom Teeth: Your Personal Stem Cell Repository

Research is making strides every day for the use of stem cells in assisting with many medical conditions. Adult stem cells can generate a range of cell types that can grow into any type of cell in the human body, and can be used to naturally repair your body and treat diseases. Researchers have found that the soft pulp inside …

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