The dangers of purchasing counterfeit dental products
May 29, 2013 -- The last few years have witnessed a growing problem in the dental industry: the manufacturing of counterfeit, imitation products. Here are some tips to help you avoid them and keep your patients safe.
Are lasers effective for dentin hypersensitivity?
May 28, 2013 -- Using lasers to treat dentin hypersensitivity is a fairly new proposition. How well do they work? A meta-analysis of available data by researchers at the University of L'Aquila in Italy found that three of four types of lasers included were more effective than a placebo.
Dental Heroes: Dentist's foundation offers healthcare haven
May 27, 2013 -- Although not as well known as her celebrity chef husband, Iron Chef-restaurateur Jose Garces, Philadelphia dentist Dr. Beatriz Mirabal Garces is quietly making her own mark as a dentist committed to providing oral care for poor immigrants through the Garces Family Foundation.
Okla. Dental Association spearheads tornado relief efforts
May 24, 2013 -- The Oklahoma Dental Association has collected more than $19,000 that will be used to help 14 dentists and dental students whose homes were damaged by the recent devastating tornadoes. The group's headquarters are serving as a Red Cross donation site, where people have dropped off supplies for the recovery effort.
Routine esophageal screening critical for HNSCC patients
May 24, 2013 -- Routine esophageal screening can increase the early detection of second primary esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), according to a study in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery.
Beyond Practice Management: Leaders required!
May 23, 2013 -- The dental industry is in need of leaders who will help restore the profession to its past glory. That doesn't mean just leaders in organized dentistry, according to Dr. Deems; it also means dentists who will step up and be true team and community leaders.
Fluoroscopy offers continuous x-rays with less radiation
May 22, 2013 -- What if you could take continuous moving x-rays of your patients during endoscopic or implant procedures without exposing them to higher doses of radiation? That's the promise of fluoroscopy, an imaging technology that's been a standard in medicine for more than 100 years but not so much in dentistry. But that could soon change.
Leaders in Dentistry: Dr. Ezra Cohen
May 21, 2013 -- Ezra Cohen, MD, an associate professor of medicine and the co-director of the head and neck cancer program at the University of Chicago, has spent much of his career studying head and neck, thyroid, and salivary gland cancers and therapies. What does he see as the next big advance in oral cancer diagnosis and treatment?
Teeth-whitening products put to the test at IADR
May 21, 2013 -- The effectiveness of several different whitening products -- including a new dentifrice, in-office and take-home whitening products, and common professional whitening products -- were tested and the results presented at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting in Seattle.
Will Maine be next to OK dental therapists?
May 20, 2013 -- Maine legislators have taken the first step toward allowing dental hygiene therapists to practice in the state. A committee approved the bill last week after increasing the amount of supervised training and limiting extractions to diseased permanent teeth.