How I Became a Dentist

Dr. Kopel tells his personal story how he decided to be a dentist.

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Use of Antibiotics in Dentistry

When Dentists use antibiotics? How much to use? What type of antibiotic is best for the dental patients? About 10% of outpatient antibiotics prescriptions are prescribed by dentists which equates to approximately 25.6 million per year. And it has been estimated that 30-50% of the scripts written by dentists were not necessary. As a result, dentists need to familiarize themselves with instances and conditions that warrant antibiotic...

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Mouth Guards in Sports

When thinking about what sports a mouth guard should be worn, the immediate answer is contact sports. Well that answer is correct. However, when you think about it a bit more, you will come to the conclusion that all sports are associated with injuries and those injuries can also include damage to the teeth, mouth and surround/supporting soft tissue.

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Sports Injuries in Youth

Sports for youth became far more competitive than they were in the past. That means that youth sports have taken on a more professional organizational style and competitive edge. As a result, sports teams/clubs can be seen actively scouting and recruiting athletes as well as asking for individual contractual commitments to that organization. The intensity and pressure to win has pushed coaches, trainers and organizations to train...

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