HHS recommends single level for fluoridation in new report
April 27, 2015 -- While still backing the benefits of community water fluoridation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recommended a new level for water fluoridation that is at the low range of its previous guidance. The move could pave the way for reductions in how much fluoride is being put into community water systems.
Don't ever say these things to your team members
April 22, 2015 -- Has a phrase ever slipped out and you immediately wish you hadn't said it? In their latest column, the Madow Brothers offer some practical advice to help avoid this situation with your staff, while focusing on what you can do to build a healthy work atmosphere.
Patients delay dental care because of financial concerns
April 9, 2015 -- Many U.S. adults say they will delay dental care because of their financial situation, even though waiting may have long-term implications, according to a new survey.
Dentists may soon prescribe nanoparticles to fight biofilms
April 9, 2015 -- Researchers have created a way for nanoparticles to deliver an antibacterial agent directly to dental plaque, according to a new study. Their discovery could lead to better treatments for caries and other biofilm-related diseases.
Communication key to treating menopausal women
April 7, 2015 -- If you were told that half your patients could lose 40% of their total bone mass, putting them at risk for losing teeth, you would no doubt do everything in your power to reverse these clinical changes. As American Academy of Periodontology President Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel points out, treatment begins with the questions you ask these patients.