NYU program builds interprofessional oral health workforce January 30, 2015 -- A New York University (NYU) program builds interprofessional oral health workforce by developing nursing and medical students' oral health knowledge, according to a new report in the American Journal of Public Health.
Study looks at best ways to reduce aerosols, spatter with ultrasonic scaling January 29, 2015 -- A new study that compared the Isolite illuminated isolation system and a saliva ejector for reducing aerosols and spatter from ultrasonic scaling found that the best results still come from high-velocity air evacuation. Isolite Systems said they appreciate the study but hope to do another one on effective isolation with even more rigor.
X-Tip system effective at managing pain when IAN fails January 29, 2015 -- The X-Tip system using 4% articaine with 1:100,000 adrenaline was successful in achieving pulpal anesthesia when inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) block was ineffective, according to a new study from India.
Sheri's Solutions: Let it go January 28, 2015 -- In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger asks what is your theme for 2015? If you don't have one, she suggests "Let it go" and offers compelling reasons why this philosophy will serve you well.
3 myths that keep dentists from massive success January 28, 2015 -- In her latest column, stress management expert Jen Butler explores, and explodes, the three myths that keep you from success. She writes that any held myth affects how you work and live, and dentistry is plagued with its share of falsely held beliefs.
A dereliction of duty on prevention January 27, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, Massachusetts dentist Dr. John Fisher writes on the positive impact fluoridated water supplies have on dental health and urges more communities to understand the public health benefits.
Analysis: Possible relationship between secondhand smoke and caries in kids January 27, 2015 -- There is a possible causal relationship between secondhand smoke and caries in the primary dentition in children, according to a review of studies in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. However, more research is needed before it can be considered a risk factor, the authors noted.
Challenging the pumice/rubber cup 'prophylaxis' in children January 26, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. David A. Nash urges the profession of dentistry to stop the use of pumice and rubber cup prophylaxis when treating children. He cites many studies in the literature and experience as to why the treatment should be discontinued.