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Organization leaders focus on moving forward from CDC caries report
March 6, 2015 -- While cautiously optimistic about the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on dental caries and sealant use in U.S. children, representatives from the ADA, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry spoke with DrBicuspid.com about the report's impact and what needs to happen next to reduce the caries rate.
Study: MLPs may effectively screen for common dental diseases in low-risk patients
March 6, 2015 -- Dental therapists may be able to effectively screen for caries and periodontal disease in low-risk patients, according to a new U.K. study. The researchers found that these midlevel providers (MLPs) detected common dental diseases almost as often as dentists.
New CDC report highlights U.S. children's caries problem
March 5, 2015 -- Almost 25% of U.S. children between the ages of 2 and 5 have caries in their primary teeth, according to a new report issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Overall, disparities persisted in the U.S. for dental caries and sealant use among children and adolescents from 2011 to 2012.
Morphine and tramadol may make intra-articular injections more effective
March 5, 2015 -- Morphine given by intra-articular injection after arthrocentesis significantly reduces temporomandibular joint (TMJ)-related pain compared with arthrocentesis alone, according to a new study. The researchers also found a similar but shorter-lived effect with tramadol.
NC dental board, ADA: SCOTUS ruling undermines authority of states, professional boards
March 4, 2015 -- The North Carolina dental board and the ADA criticized last week's U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision over teeth whitening, saying it undermines the states' authority to regulate activity while creating a quandary for professional boards across the country.
Higher fluoridation levels in England linked to hypothyroidism
March 4, 2015 -- Water fluoridation above a certain level is linked to higher rates of hypothyroidism in England, according to a new study in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The study findings raise concerns about the validity of community fluoridation as a safe public health measure, the authors noted.
2015 Chicago Midwinter Meeting wrap-up
March 3, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The 150th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting concluded this past weekend. Despite subfreezing temperatures, there was a busy exhibit floor, standing-room-only clinical presentations, and dozens of new products launched.
Endosseous implants most reported dental device linked to adverse events
March 3, 2015 -- Your dental practice uses a range of devices every day, but do you consider that some of them come with the slight risk of accidents or injury? A new study has found that more than 28,000 adverse event reports associated with dental devices were filed with the FDA during a 15-year period, with endosseous implants the most frequently reported device.
Dos and don'ts for financial management: Avoid overcontrolling overhead
March 2, 2015 -- Keeping practice overhead under control is essential, but that doesn't mean all cuts are good. Many line items in your operating budget have a direct bearing on daily performance, the quality of care, and overall practice success. Dr. Roger P. Levin writes that the challenge is identifying and stripping away unnecessary spending without impairing your ability to meet your own performance standards.
Success secret of one of the most successful people ever!
March 2, 2015 -- In their latest column, the Madow Brothers share one of Jerry Seinfeld's strategies for success. The genius behind this strategy is that monster-sized goals can overwhelm you, but achieving things in small increments is a less intimidating system. Things magically get done. Just don't break the chain.
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