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Issue 29 of Dear Doctor Magazine

In this Issue of Dear Doctor - Dentistry & Oral Health magazine:

Issue 1, Volume 9
Letter from Dear Doctor
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Cover Story
Fame, Fortune & Fillings
Picture this: You’re sitting in the dental chair, waiting to be examined and who should walk in but… Dr. Sofia Vergara! Sound far-fetched? It wouldn’t have been if the sexy star had stuck to Career Plan A and stayed in dental school. Find out which other celebrities gave up dental careers for gold medals, best sellers and a Super Bowl ring.
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Feature Articles
Save a Tooth or Get an Implant?
Advances in dentistry are now helping more people keep their natural teeth longer than ever before. Still, there are times when it may be impractical to try to save a diseased or injured tooth, and a dental implant may offer a better alternative. Our experts lay out the criteria for making this important decision...
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Antibiotics: Use And Abuse
Antibiotics have been hailed as one of the most significant medical achievements of the 20th Century. But in recent years, the life-saving drugs we once relied on have become less effective at fighting the organisms that cause disease. Why is this happening, and what can be done?
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Michael Grandinetti: The Magic in a Smile
Illusionist Michael Grandinetti is one of The CW Television Network’s Masters of Illusion. Yet one of the most magical events he himself ever witnessed was the transformation of his own smile. Michael talks to Dear Doctor about his favorite kinds of magic, both on stage and in the dental chair...
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IV Sedation in Dentistry
Does dental treatment make you anxious? If so, you’re not alone: as much as 50% of the population has apprehension about dental treatment. An estimated 15% are so fearful, they avoid dental treatment entirely. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn how IV sedation allows for an anxiety-free experience of dental care...
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Dental & Medical Tourism: It’s No Vacation
More than 1 million Americans traveled abroad for health care last year — about half of them seeking low-cost dental care. But is dental care abroad really such a bargain? If you are thinking about having your treatment performed in another country, here’s what you should know....
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Gum Swelling During Orthodontics
How to Combat Swelling and Tissue Overgrowth While Wearing Braces
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A Surgical Option When Root Canal Treatment Fails
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Botox Treatment for TMJ Pain
A New Remedy That Needs More Proof
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Trigeminal Neuralgia
A Nerve Disorder That Causes Facial Pain
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Did You Know?
Pioneering Dentist Invented the Golf Tee
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10 Health Tips for College Students
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