Dentistry in the News - February 2011

Americans' consumption of bottled and filtered water has doubled over the past decade. Could this affect tooth decay? Dr. Steven M. Levy, Professor at University of Iowa, has been studying the effect of fluoride intake on infants. He was quoted in a widely syndicated Washington Post article.

Around the Dental Education Community - February 2011

More than two-thirds of dentists lose days of practice each year because of unavoidable muscular-skeletal pain. University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Dean Christian S. Stohler has launched an initiative to bring renewed attention to ergonomics to dental education.

February 2011 Kudos

Dr. Nabil F. Bissada, Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, received the American Academy of Periodontology's (AAP) 2010 Outstanding Periodontal Educator Award. According to the organization, the award "recognizes an exemplary periodontal faculty member who is an inspiration to students whose career demonstrates excellence."

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