Study: Dental care in school breaks down social inequalities
February 12, 2014 -- A new global survey highlights how dental care in the school environment is helping to ensure that children have a healthy life and helping to eliminate social inequalities in dental health -- even in developing countries.
Philips introduces online risk assessment program
February 12, 2014 -- At the recent Yankee Dental Congress in Boston, Philips introduced a new, free, online patient risk assessment tool called CARE to aid dental professionals in making treatment decisions and increase patient education.
Delphi panel creates dental implant placement checklist
February 11, 2014 -- Complications are recognized as an inherent risk in implant dentistry, so a panel of experts recently published a safety checklist in the Journal of the American Dental Association to help clinicians minimize the risk.
Study offers tips for effective communication with seniors
February 11, 2014 -- By the year 2030, the number of U.S. adults 65 years or older will reach 72 million, a 100% increase since 2000. Yet there are many barriers to effective communication with these patients in dental practices. Dental care providers can overcome these barriers by using communication strategies specially tailored to older patients, according to a new study.
Cancer stem cell types predict outcome of HPV-related HNC
February 10, 2014 -- The type of cancer stem cells, rather than the number, is a better predictor of the survival of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck cancers (HNCs), according to a new study in Cancer. Previously, researchers thought patients with HPV-positive tumors had better outcomes because their tumors had fewer cancer stem cells than HPV-negative ones.
Sheri's Solutions: Emergencies on a snow day
February 10, 2014 -- When there are days with 8 inches of snow and a two-hour commute from one side of the city to another, for the safety of the patients and your team, the office sometimes does need to close down and elective procedures rescheduled, according to Dr. Sheri Doniger. Emergency treatments are another story, however.
New dental laser may open patient care options
February 7, 2014 -- What wavelength of laser do you use in your practice? How do your patients react? A new laser on the market may offer dentists the ability to use less anesthesia and have more control over patient treatment.
Endodontists need closer relationship with dentists
February 6, 2014 -- Endodontists know that general practitioners are the gatekeepers to their business. But what impacts the decision to make a referral for root canals? A new survey has examined the relationship between general practitioner and specialist, finding insights.