Archive for February, 2016

50% of Americans Suffer From Periodontal Disease

The CDC Reports an Abstract Study on the Demographics of Periodontal Disease: This study estimated the prevalence, severity, and extent of periodontitis in the adult U.S. population, with data from the 2009 and 2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) cycle. Estimates were derived from a sample of 3,742 adults aged 30 years and older, […]

Zika Virus

CDC urges caution over Zika for pregnant women & their sexual partners The New York Times (2/4, Fleur, Subscription Publication) reports that the CDC has announced that pregnant women whose male sexual partners have recently spent time in a Zika-infected territory “should either abstain from sex or use condoms during intercourse for the duration of their pregnancy.” […]

ICOI – International Congress of Oral Implantologists

2016 ICOI Winter Symposium. Dr. Guttenberg has spent his life as an educator, and is speaking this weekend at the Winter Symposium for the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).  The symposium brings dentists, students and staff from all over the world to come together to discuss the ever advancing world of dentistry, specifically the world […]

Methamphetamine Use Can Lead To Rapid Dental Destruction

–“Even a year after quitting meth, the user’s saliva remains acidic”   Lola Giusti, DDS, an associate professor at the University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, discussed the health consequences of methamphetamine abuse, stating that “the tooth decay meth unleashes is nearly impossible to reverse.”  Dr. Giusti pointed […]

Daily Marijuana use linked to a decline in verbal memory in middle age

Long-term marijuana use tied to decline in verbal memory in middle age, study finds At the beginning of the study period in the 1980s, participants were 18 to 30 years old and more than 80 percent reported past marijuana use. Just 12 percent continued to use marijuana into middle age, according to the results in […]