TOP DENTAL NEWS
Dentin sealing technique gains momentum
December 16, 2008 -- The approach contradicts what most dentists learned in dental school. And it can add another step to the process of placing an indirect restoration. But a growing chorus of researchers, taking their lead from Pascal Magne, D.M.D., Ph.D., says it's well worthwhile to seal dentin before placing a temporary.  Discuss
Are word mistakes losing you cases?
December 15, 2008 -- If you know what trigger words to avoid, you can communicate far more effectively, get much higher case acceptance, and create a much better experience for your patients, says marketing guru Richard Geller in his column, Marketing Madness.  Discuss
Delaware, North Carolina dentists top earnings list
December 12, 2008 -- If you want to make more money, move to North Carolina. That's one conclusion you could draw from a new report analyzing income for dentists and other top U.S. earners. Another conclusion: Avoid Barnstable Town, MA.  Discuss
Time to reconsider the full-mouth series?
December 12, 2008 -- A recent demonstration of radiology software in Japan begs the question: If you reduce the number of images in a full-mouth series and thus decrease patient dose, is too much diagnostic data lost? In his latest Talking Pictures column, Dr. Allan Farman offers his perspective.  Discuss
ADA updates guidelines for patients at risk of osteonecrosis
December 11, 2008 -- While the chances of patients developing osteonecrosis of the jaw from oral bisphosphonate therapy remains low, patients at risk should still receive special consideration from dentists, according to a new report from the ADA.  Discuss
Lawsuit puts imported dental work under scrutiny
December 10, 2008 -- An Ohio woman has filed a malpractice lawsuit against a large, multistate dental practice and two of its dentists, charging that dental restoration products allegedly imported from China have left her permanently injured and disabled.  Discuss
Orthodontic patients benefit from teledentistry
December 9, 2008 -- A pilot study in Washington has shown that teledentistry can bridge the gap between orthodontists and underprivileged children who need their services. But observers say there can be technical challenges and that, so far, it doesn't reduce the cost.  Discuss
In defense of cosmetic dentistry
December 8, 2008 -- There's nothing unethical about making teeth look better, argues Dr. Helaine Smith in her column, The Mouth Physician. Restoring appearances can also mean restoring strength. One key is paying proper attention to occlusion.  Discuss
Student wins $1.7M for dental school dismissal
December 5, 2008 -- A former University of Michigan School of Dentistry student was awarded $1.7 million by a federal jury after they ruled she was unfairly expelled from the school in 2005.  Discuss
Psychotropic meds and the dental patient: Part II
December 5, 2008 -- Do SSRIs and benzodiazepines mix? What about lithium and NSAIDs? Keeping track of the dozens of antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants being prescribed these days -- and their potential interactions with other medications -- can be a challenge for any dental practice. Here are some tips.  Discuss
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