Author Archives: Dr. Lou Shuman

The Intra-Oral Camera

The intra-oral camera is a fantastic tool to allow the patient to see exactly what the dentist sees while working. The camera picture is sent to your TV or computer screen and allows multiple magnification options for patients to get … Continue reading

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Healing Times for Dental Implants Could Be Cut

ScienceDaily (June 16, 2011) — The technology used to replace lost teeth with titanium dental implants could be improved. By studying the surface structure of dental implants not only at micro level but also at nano level, researchers at the University … Continue reading

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Nano-Sized Advance Toward Next Big Treatment Era in Dentistry

ScienceDaily (July 5, 2010) — Scientists are reporting an advance toward the next big treatment revolution in dentistry — the era in which root canal therapy brings diseased teeth back to life, rather than leaving a “non-vital” or dead tooth in … Continue reading

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Molar Power: Milk Teeth Wanted for Stem Cell Palace Art Project

Children across Britain are being asked to donate their milk teeth to create “Palaces” — a spectacular glittering sculpture made from crystal resin and decorated with retired pearly whites. The project is a part of an art-science collaboration that aims … Continue reading

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Oral Health Inequalities in Older People

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published two studies about oral health inequalities in older people and low income individuals. The articles are published in the Journal of Dental Research, the official publication of the IADR/AADR. … Continue reading

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Snoring and Sleep Disorders: A Dental Approach to a Major Public Health Issue

Over seven million people in Spain are at risk of developing sleep apnoea (SA), a health problem caused by obstructed air intake during sleep. The disorder has become a common issue in public health, affecting patients’ quality of life and … Continue reading

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Dirty Mouths Lead to Broken Hearts

“Poor oral health can lead to pneumonia and cardiovascular disease as well as periodontal disease,” said Rita A. Jablonski, even though these illnesses are not usually associated with the mouth. According to Jablonski, assistant professor of nursing, Penn State, persons … Continue reading

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Struggling With Headaches? Visit Your Dentist

If you have a headache, quite often the first port of call is the medicine cabinet for pain relief or a visit to the Doctors. However, if the problem persists it might be something you should mention to your dentist as … Continue reading

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Researchers Identify New Dental Cavity-Causing Species

A team of scientists from Boston has confirmed that the bacterium Streptococcus mutans is a primary culprit in early childhood caries (EEC) cavities on the first set of teeth, and has identified a new species of bacterium, Scardovia wiggsiae, which … Continue reading

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Shuman named president of Pride Institute

By DrBicuspid Staff October 1, 2009 – Lou Shuman, D.M.D., has been hired as president of the Pride Institute, a practice management company founded by Jim Pride, D.D.S., in 1976. Prior to joining the Pride Institute, Dr. Shuman served as vice president … Continue reading

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