Sugar industry influenced U.S. caries research in 1960s, 1970s
March 10, 2015 -- The sugar industry influenced U.S. caries eradication research during the 1960s and 1970s, according to a new study in PLOS Medicine. By working closely with the National Institutes of Health, a sugar industry trade organization helped to shift the focus of federal research from limiting sugar intake to finding alternative caries prevention strategies.
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.
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.
OHSU settles dental negligence claim for $950K
March 18, 2015 -- Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has agreed to pay $950,000 to settle a medical negligence lawsuit after a dental resident permanently damaged a woman's mental nerve while trying to extract an ankylosed primary tooth.
The Naked Dentist gets 'inside the muscle'
March 25, 2015 -- In his second Naked Dentist column, Curtis Marshall gets "inside the muscle" of a practice. He continues his examination of a practice in Colorado and looks at why tracking collections is a reactive, rather than a proactive, approach.