Young dentists driving DSO expansion
March 14, 2017 -- About 7% of dentists in the U.S. are affiliated with a dental service/support organization (DSO), according to new data from the ADA's Health Policy Institute. However, that percentage almost doubles for younger dentists under the age of 35.
ADA to create new licensing exam
March 28, 2017 -- In an effort to end licensing exams that use live patients, the ADA is creating its own exam to test the clinical competency of dentists. The association plans to have the exam developed, tested, and available for states to license by 2020.
Delta Dental, CDA agree to settle reimbursement lawsuit
March 8, 2017 -- Delta Dental of California could pay more than $34 million to certain California dentists in a proposed settlement to three years of litigation between the insurer and the California Dental Association (CDA) over a proposed reimbursement cut.
Are power toothbrushes harming your patients' teeth?
March 16, 2017 -- Power toothbrushes and whitening toothpastes are popular, but could they be too abrasive? A new study found that simulated long-term use of a power toothbrush combined with an abrasive whitening toothpaste produced significantly more dentin loss than with a manual toothbrush.
Missing teeth may be a risk factor for developing dementia, the researchers of a new study have found. The more teeth older adults were missing, the more likely they were to develop dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, in the next few years, according to their findings.