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Issue 30 of Dear Doctor Magazine

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

Issue 2, Volume 9
Letter from Dear Doctor
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Cover Story
Travis Stork, MD
Dr. Travis Stork is a physician who has gone from the emergency room to the living room as host of the syndicated TV show The Doctors. In this wide-ranging interview, Dr. Stork shared the medical insights he gleaned while making the rounds in the ER, his tips for healthy living, and his reasoning for wanting his own root canal treatment to be televised!
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Feature Articles
The Fight Against Big Tobacco: A Matter of Life and Death
Dr. Stanton A. Glantz, a professor of medicine and director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, has spent a lot of time doing battle with the tobacco industry. In this interview, Dr. Glantz offers his report from the front lines...
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Special Effects Dentistry Plays a Major Role in Hollywood
Ever wonder how an actor can realistically appear to have a tooth knocked out in a fight scene, or how a star with beautiful teeth in real life can flash a hideous grin on film? The answer is special effects dentistry — a subject Gary Archer knows a lot about. Find out how he created some of the scariest smiles in film history!
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Children’s Dental Concerns and Injuries
If your child complained of a toothache or chipped a tooth, would you know what to do to relieve the pain and help ensure the best outcome? Dear Doctor provides some guidelines for handling everything from minor tooth pain to a knocked-out permanent tooth...
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Straightening a Smile Before Replacing Lost Teeth
Replacing a missing tooth — particularly in a highly visible area of the mouth — can do a lot to restore your smile and self-confidence. Before a missing tooth or teeth can be replaced, however, orthodontic treatment is sometimes recommended. Our expert explains why this might be necessary and how it’s done...
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HIV-AIDS and Oral Health
Today, about 1.3 million Americans are living with HIV infection — and about 50,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Many will develop related oral conditions that are potentially serious. Proper dental care can help relieve many oral problems that may cause individuals to suffer discomfort and a reduced quality of life...
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Sleeping in Dentures
A Habit That Can Cause Health Problems
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Dental Implants and Diabetes
Can Implant Placement Surgery be Successful in Diabetics?
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Periodontal Cleanings
Maintaining Dental Health After Treatment for Gum Disease
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Porcelain Dental Crowns
What Makes One Type Better Than Another?
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Bitewing X-rays
A Routine Part of Your Dental Exam
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Did You Know?
What’s the Strongest Substance Found in Living Organisms?
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Sodas Are ‘De-Listed’ on Kids’ Fast-Food Menus
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Knocking Tobacco Out of the Park
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Hope in the Fight Against Superbugs
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