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Canadians Going Elsewhere for Dental Treatment at Rising Rate

Canadians are exploring all options for dental treatment. Increasingly, that means going to Mexico for treatment.

Mexico has several state-of-the-art dental clinics, enticing Canadians and some Americans to visit them to save money on dental treatment. Since the Canadians and Americans don’t have to go across the world for treatment, for some people this option makes sense.

Some people also choose to build their vacation around the dental treatment. They relax for a few days after receiving the treatment to make the whole excursion worthwhile.

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Anesthesia Blamed for Death of Wisdom Tooth Patient

The San Diego man who died as a result of wisdom tooth surgery last March lost his life due to an overdose of anesthesia. The autopsy report confirms that the man was given six different sedatives.

During the oral surgery, the patient started to cough, so he was given a dose of propofol. Subsequently, his oxygen levels dropped, and he was rushed to the hospital, where he passed away.

The dentist who performed the surgery was not available for comment, reports Fox 5 San Diego. The victim’s family is planning to take legal action but is first waiting for a report from the Dental Board of California.

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Magical Mystery Tooth: Dentist Teams Up With Scientists to Clone Beatle DNA

Dentistry Today reported almost two years ago that John Lennon’s tooth was purchased at an auction by a Canadian dentist. Now, that same dentist, Dr. Michael Zuk, is teaming up with scientists to decode the famous rock legend’s DNA.

The tooth has already had a whirlwind life, especially for something that was rotten and pulled more than 50 years ago: it has traveled the United Kingdom on an oral-cancer awareness tour, and a piece of it was integrated in a sculpture, on display to help provide cleft-palate surgery for impoverished children.

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Maine Dental School Looks to Boost Dentistry in New England

Rural communities in New England may have more dentists in the years to come.

The University of New England recently opened the first dental school in northern New England. This will fill a large void for an area that previously had to look to Boston for the nearest dental school.

Based on the rural nature of northern New England, it was difficult to entice dentists to open a practice in those areas. But if more people in the area have the opportunity to become a dentist, that trend could be reversed.

Studies have shown that when people in Maine or the rest of northern New England leave the area to study dentistry, they generally don’t come back.

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Periodontal Health Essential for Expectant Mothers

Pregnant women should probably pay attention to their oral health more than anyone else.

New studies from the American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology are warning women that periodontal disease may cause early births or lightweight babies.

The information appears in the Journal of Periodontology and the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

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