President Eisenhower and his dubious dental emergency
February 5, 2014 -- In February 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower supposedly underwent treatment on a crown on tooth No. 9. But did he really? And if so, why did the performing dentist's wife have no recollection of her husband treating the president?
Sheri's Solutions: When Chicago becomes Siberia, patients still show up
February 5, 2014 -- A windchill of -30° F has caused delays in public transit and air travel, but it didn't stop a full schedule of patients from showing up as scheduled at Dr. Sheri Doniger's office near Chicago. In her latest column, she looks at the challenges and opportunities of this arctic winter.
Personalized dentistry adds new dimension to patient care
February 4, 2014 -- A large recent study has found that, based on certain risk factors, many patients may not benefit from a second annual cleaning while others may benefit from more than two cleanings. One of the driving forces behind this new approach is Dr. Ken Kornman, PhD, who talked with DrBicuspid.com about personalized dentistry and its impact on your practice.
Maine moves closer to approving dental therapist bill
February 4, 2014 -- Maine may become the next state to approve midlevel dental providers after the state Senate approved a bill to license dental hygiene therapists who could perform routine oral health procedures after receiving additional training.
Study: Fluoride intake has no ill effect on adolescents' bones
February 3, 2014 -- While more Americans than ever have access to fluoridated water, controversy follows every municipality's decision to end or continue the practice. Now, researchers from the University of Iowa have published a study investigating the possible impact that fluoridated water has on the bones of young people.
Doherty builds Safety Net to maximize 'margin and mission'
January 31, 2014 -- BOSTON - A practicing dentist since 1974, the executive director of Safety Net Solutions, Dr. Mark Doherty, has found success building health centers to serve underserved populations. In an interview from the Yankee Dental Congress, he discusses how his organization uses metrics to fulfill margin and mission.
Dr. Ed Zuckerberg: Early digital imaging adoption served me well
January 30, 2014 -- Dr. Edward Zuckerberg has always had an interest in new technology and has lectured extensively on integrating it with dental practices. But perhaps the most impactful tech has been digital imaging. Here, he discusses how early adoption helped his practice.
SC considers resuming adult dental Medicaid coverage
January 30, 2014 -- South Carolina health officials and dental providers are hopeful that state lawmakers will reinstate dental Medicaid coverage for low-income adults, saying it will save emergency room costs and help people with painful oral infections who have nowhere else to turn.
ADA report: Bringing disease prevention into communities
January 29, 2014 -- The ADA has released a new report on oral health disparities in underserved populations, focusing on programs that target tooth decay and periodontal disease, the two most prevalent dental problems. The report is the first of two ADA white papers addressing the importance of disease prevention.