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Heartening to know that today there are gobs & scads of young #Dentist's who want to learn more about who precisely WAS "C.C. Bass, M.D", and what did he have to say about #PreventiveDentistry?
For the last few decades or so, just about any young #Dentist, when they first learn the real story of who "C. C. Bass, M.D." is, and what he actually did, are puzzled.
A couple of channels results from their #DentalSkool teaching, and thus their thinking.
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Let us do a #WaybackWednesday for this week. The Roger Adams Collection at the #UCSF #IndustryDocuments library. Image
That collection is where this was found.
Big Sugar 💝 Big Dentistry.
#SealantsAndFluoride. You know, #SugarScience. npr.org/sections/healt…
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Professor Phoebus Madianos, chair of Europerio10, is not concerned with #prevention at all. In fact, he is looking forward to more disease!
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"I am not sure how periodontal practice will look exactly in 10-20 years from now. But I am convinced ..."
" ... that the need for treating periodontally compromised teeth will increase, as well as the need of treating biological complications of implants." -\- #PityThePatients

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Almost eighty four years ago now, Dr Bass published his first paper. Four generations of #Dentistry have gone by. In all that time, two, maybe three, out of a hundred #Dentist's see the value in preventing #dentaldisease.
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Is #NHS #dentistry beyond crisis? Like rest of #primarycare, .@NHSEngland in its dominant position as market regulator has failed to manage the market. #NHS manages contracts, funding, nhs regulations, clinical policy, nhs #tech +entry & exit of workforce .@guardian 1/19
There will be those out there that’ll say but number of registrants has increased. That’ll suit nhs policy makers. Doesn’t account for people leaving NHS, working less hours for NHS, taking a career break or going into private practice or people taking up other careers 2/19
Certainly my experience in London is that many dentists don’t want stress of high needs #nhs practice. Are less likely to work full time & don’t want to work on abysmal NHS rates on offer in places like London. Many won’t be able to pay their rent /indemnity/ travel costs 3/19
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When we met with @NHSEastEngland on Monday to voice serious concerns over the inability to access NHS dental treatment in Suffolk, the Commissioners told us that they had invited interested parties to bid for 8 new NHS dental contracts (or 8 ‘Lots’). #SuffolkTeeth

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Note that

(i) the bid is titled ‘General Dental Services (10 Lots) for the East of England Region’

Note that

(ii) the Contract Start Date is 1 July 2022
(iii) the Contract Start Date in 31 March 2030

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Also note that

(iv) there is no Lot 8 - we were told there were 8 Lots
(vi) the notice advertises 10 Lots (see (i)) - there is no Lot 9 or 10

and

(vii) only two of the Lots are in Suffolk - Leiston and Lowestoft

and

(viii) “the maximum UDC rate for each lot is £32.”

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The problem lies there. -|- "Research suggests dental professionals may prioritize clinical experience, personal values and preferences over evidence when delivering such interventions."
onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.111…
"The average percentage of correctly answered questions was: for the dentists 53%, for the dental hygienists 58% and for the dental assistants 37%."
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Understatement. -|- "With some reservations the conclusion can be stated that an obvious necessity exists for post-academic courses in preventive dentistry in the groups concerned."
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Sorry state of affairs. -|- "Like so many of England’s children today, most if not all will need extracting because of extensive decay. The prospect for the second teeth is not good."
Mustn't be so hard on themselves, 'disgrace' is bit much. After all, this is representative of the facts, such as they are. -|- "This is in spite of the fact that dental decay, or caries, is virtually entirely preventable. It makes the situation a disgrace to our modern society."
Even though the solution is known, the fact it is not being strongly advocated is bothersome. Neglectful even. -|- "The state of dentition there shocked me, especially the state of children’s dentition. It was not the deprivation that caused this; ..."
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Removing teeth isn't always the solution to dental challenges. One of the many alternative solutions to excruciating tooth pain is root canal therapy. In this thread we share all you need to know about this procedure....
When you hear the term root canal therapy, your mind is probably plagued by ideas of its complexity. However, the procedure is easy and not as painful as your mind may have convinced you. It is aimed at removing the infected pulp and cleaning out the canal.
The pulp is the innermost part of the tooth and contains the nerves and blood vessels which nourish the tooth. The canal from which the treatment gets its nomenclature is what holds the pulp. When the pulp gets infected, the infection can spread to the extradental tissues and...
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What's that gang? You say it is #FluorideFriday? Why yes, yes it is! -|- "#Fluoride is highly effective at preventing caries and its use over the last 50 years has transformed dental health.” irelandsdentalmag.ie/fluoridation-t…
Ireland again. -|- "In 2002, a ‘north-south’ survey showed a substantial decline from 1984 in dental caries in both fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities in the Republic of Ireland, and in the non-fluoridated population of Northern Ireland."
"Reducing the underlying cause of disease through the restoration of normality, rather than adding a protective factor, is a more radical approach, and does not come with the risk of unwanted effects such as dental fluorosis.”
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Statement Submitted on Behalf of the American Medical Association by Dr George F Lull, Secretary and General Manager to the House Select Committee to Investigate Use of Chemicals With Special Reference to #Fluoridation of Drinking Water February 27 1952
Another difference between now and then. Concern with using supplements of #fluorine, in addition to #fluoridation, is today no longer a concern, or talked about much. And it is #ThrowBackThursday, #fumblethumbs
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From the NTP monograph. #FluorideFriday facts. Judge Chen wouldn't let the folks who want to add bioavailable #fluorine to our diet talk about the "benefits" of #fluoridation. Because there are no facts to support such. The NTP knew that.
The biggest problem the #StannoudFoilHats have, is that since organized #Dentistry has been avoiding talking about the research of C. C. Bass, MD, the loud ones must not know that Dr Bass published his first paper on preventing the loss of teeth in 1943.
That paper traveled around the world many times and was adopted by the new field of #PreventiveDentistry everywhere it was read. The formal practice of personal oral hygiene started a couple of years before Grand Rapids decided to add #fluorine to the diet of their citizens.
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Big #Dentistry wants to know! Sounds topical. Survey from 1944. #ThrowbackThursday!
industrydocuments.ucsf.edu/docs/#id=ktml0…
CORRECTION: 1945, the same year they added bioavailable #fluorine to the diet of people in Michigan, to prevent #toothdecay. Sample question: "What do you believe is the principal cause of #dental caries?"
And, "Can caries be prevented in a practical manner? If yes, how?"
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Serving up some hot cognitive dissonance here. -|- "Although dentistry has long been identified as being far more preventive-oriented than most other areas of medicine, the emphasis on disease treatment is still the predominant activity of most dentists."
The problem with #Dentistry and #Prevention in a nutshell. -|- "In contrast, if the dentist is accomplishing the preventive procedures, the overhead is enormous, and the practice may not have adequate revenue."
Ditto. Treatment ≠ Prevention, no matter how you phrase it. -|- "What preventive orientation can the dentist have? The following procedures can provide preventive characteristics to your restorative treatment."
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Lots of chatter about #sexism in #dentistry on here at the moment.

Here’s an unsolicited thread about my thoughts as a (white, de facto middle class) unashamedly liberal male.

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It’s become quite clear that there’s an undercurrent (sometimes blatant) of sexism through dentistry, and affiliated professions. For dentists that’s clearly coming from a group of (mainly older) men…
Arguments against this mainly seem to to focus on the idea that the lived experiences of women who have experienced sexism don’t count because it’s not science. Beware of discounting lived experiences. It might be your lived experiences that are ignored next.
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If you are a IT professional looking to start his own business, there is a HUGE business opportunity that is being missed by everyone.

It is that of Practice Management Software for Dentists. There was a major player in the market a few years ago. The issue was that they sold
all the data to corporate dental chains.

Suddenly patients who had appointments with their regular dentists started getting calls from chains offering the EXACT same treatment for a reduced cost.

That killed the business. Some folks still use it but overall the trust was
lost.

Dentistry as far as I am concerned is at the doorstep of the golden age in terms of technology, patient awareness and motivation and overall parity with Western dentists.

A well made easy to use PMS is worth it's weight in gold!
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Get ready for a #TwitterTour

The mansion is closed due to #Covid19, but perhaps a 📷 or two from the grounds of the home of America’s first president, George Washington, & perhaps the most visited historic home in the USA: Mount Vernon @MountVernon in Virginia.
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Ok... let’s get started.
A #TwitterTour of Mount Vernon #GWMountVernon @MountVernon 🇺🇸 to follow…
Thread. The home of George & Martha Washington & the most popular historic home in America.

Note: The mansion itself is temporarily closed but check out: mountvernon.org/virtualtour Image
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Effect of Chlorhexidine CHX on coronavirus:

CHX concentration tested in various studies till now has been too low.
1st study: CHX 0.02% w/v (1988)
2nd study: 0.01125- 0.015 % w/v (1998)
These conc. are too low & these studies didn't test CHX against coronavirus either
When Hong Kong University researchers increased the Chlorhexidine concentration by just three units i.e. from 0.02% to 0.05% CHX was found to be effective against the coronavirus. CHX was found to be as effective as 7.5% Povidone Iodine or 70% ethyl alcohol.
Hence dental & medical practitioners need not worry about Chlorhexidine gluconate being ineffective against the novel Coronavirus. The concentrations used in the earlier experiments are too low, and worse, they were not even tested against the novel coronavirus.
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It’s #Monday, I’m boozing it up at a 4 seat bar, the #barkeep is a long pourer, and I’m all fucking set if I get something stuck between my teeth.👇🙃 #RandomThoughts #drinking #OutAndAbout
Shooting the shit with a friend, she’s proud to be doing well with her plants - unusual for her.

The key was a #video explaining the benefits of pruning.

She needs REASONS. She got them.

Apparently, pruning in a particular manner stimulates growth hormones.
#RandomThoughts
Of course, this led to me initiating a discussion about the #movie I just watched on Hulu, called “The German Doctor.”

The main character was Josef Mengele. #ThisHappened

People, this is why I’m known in my circles as “The Black Hole Of Conversation.” SMTH
#RandomThoughts
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