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UIC Endo professor receives NIH grant

The grant will fund Dr. Alapati’s core research focus on stem cell-based therapeutics in Endodontics. Basically, Dr. Alapati is hoping to revolutionize root canal treatment by incorporating regenerative components to root canal therapy.
“I want to discover a way to get stem cells from dental tissues and regenerate the diseased tooth structures to their natural anatomy” Dr. Alapati explained. “This will allow whole root structures to grow to completion, thereby preventing loss of tooth.”

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ADA Launches Virtual Component of 2011 Annual Meeting

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2011 –In addition to Facebook, Twitter and a mobile app, the American Dental Association (ADA) is offering its members the opportunity to attend a virtual version of the ADA's 152nd Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Oct. 10-13 in Las Vegas. ADA members will be able to access, free of charge, a variety of events, programs and activities taking place at the meeting.

"The ADA Annual Session is such an awesome experience that we want to share as much of the event as possible with all of the profession," said Kevin Laing, D.D.S., chair, Council on ADA Sessions. "Unfortunately not everyone is able to be with us in Las Vegas, so we are reaching out to them in their homes and offices with live feeds from the meeting."

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Pelton & Crane Donates Equipment to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Toothfairy

(Charlotte, NC – September 27, 2011)   A generous donation of dental equipment from Pelton & Crane, a world innovator in dentistry, to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothfairyÒ (NCOHF) will provide much needed furnishings to nonprofit dental programs serving at-risk children and their families.  This donation will enable thirteen NCOHF Affiliates to continue to meet the ever-growing need for oral health services for the underserved. 

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Lean Principles and the Dental Office

Health care providers today are feeling significant pressure to work more efficiently and streamline procedures in their offices. The pressure can come from insurance companies, patients, or the government, but the message from all parties is to reduce costs and avoid waste. For dentists faced with the pressures of running their own practices, the push toward greater efficiency can be internal as well, based on a desire to minimize unnecessary costs and keep the practice running profitably.

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