Trifecta of Troubles: Part 1 -- Do we have heart troubles!
October 7, 2014 -- In the first of a three-part series, Dr. Lisa Knowles will begin to address a "trifecta of troubles" in dentistry. She has identified three areas that dentists struggle with during their careers: their heads, hands, and hearts. Part 1 deals with issues of the heart.
Leaders in Dentistry: Maritza Alford
October 6, 2014 -- In the latest installment of Leaders in Dentistry, we spoke with Maritza Alford, national sales director for Henry Schein Dental Surgical Solutions, about the challenges and opportunities dentistry faces in 2015 and beyond.
Dos and don'ts for elective dentistry: Present cosmetic services effectively
October 6, 2014 -- Patients want to look their best even in a down economy. After all, weddings and other life events continue to occur, and it's even more important for people to have confidence in their smiles during job interviews. Moreover, elective dentistry can help boost production with the patients you already have, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises.
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.
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