Cephalometric imaging provides extraoral x-ray option
October 3, 2014 -- In this column, cephX President Daniel Abraham introduces cephalometric imaging and gives an overview of the technique. He discusses the uses of extraoral x-rays in a dental practice and the advantages of the imaging technique over other strategies.
Calif. approves dental telehealth program to expand access to services
October 2, 2014 -- Oral health advocates are lauding California's new law expanding the Virtual Dental Home, a program that uses telehealth technology to bring dental services directly to patients in community settings, such as schools and nursing homes.
Survey: Developmentally disabled adults often lack sufficient dental care
October 2, 2014 -- A new survey by Tufts University researchers in Boston has found that adults with developmental disabilities continue to have "significant dental disease," despite a recent focus on expanding access to care for these patients.
Sheri's Solutions: 'Do you really need to know what I am taking?'
October 1, 2014 -- In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger highlights the importance of talking with patients at every visit about every medication they are taking. She notes that patients won't always remember all their medications unless you ask.
Increased probiotic amount may counter oral pathogens
October 1, 2014 -- A leading researcher on probiotics speaks with about the impact of probiotics in the oral cavity and what dentists need to be aware of when it comes to their patients' use of probiotics. As researchers have found that certain probiotics have the ability to linger in a patient's mouth, new treatment options may arise.
Nobel Biocare sues Neodent for patent infringement of implants
September 30, 2014 -- Nobel Biocare has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Neodent USA, alleging infringement of two patents relating to the design of Nobel Biocare's NobelActive line of dental implants. But Neodent has responded that it intends to vigorously defend itself against Nobel's allegations.
ESMO 2014: Afatinib improves progression-free survival in recurrent, metastatic HNC
September 30, 2014 -- The drug afatinib significantly improves progression-free survival in recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer patients, according to a presentation at the 2014 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) congress.
Dos and don'ts for practice leadership: Know when to rely on outside experts
September 29, 2014 -- Some of the most important decisions practice owners must make are in areas they know little about. Take advantage of outside experts' knowledge and experience when faced with major decisions in areas such as real estate, law, and financial planning, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises. You and your practice will benefit enormously.
Calif. approves law protecting dental insurance premiums
September 29, 2014 -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that establishes standardized requirements for dental plans to disclose how they spend patient premiums. It also puts the state on a path to establish a minimum percentage of premium dollars that must be spent on patient care.
Fla. study hails impact of reimbursing primary doctors for oral screenings
September 26, 2014 -- A change in Florida's Medicaid policy to reimburse medical primary care providers for basic oral health screenings and cavity prevention has increased the likelihood of children in the state receiving these essential services by 20%, according to a recent study by University of Florida researchers.
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