Black diamonds: The case for silver nitrate and silver fluoride
February 18, 2015 -- In the first of a two-part series, Dr. John Frachella makes the case for using silver nitrate and silver fluoride when treating already decayed teeth in children.
Study: Dentists need to consider diagnostic task in CBCT use
February 18, 2015 -- Cone-beam CT (CBCT) is often used for implant planning, cases of impacted teeth and trauma, periapical diagnosis, and more, but it is well known that it delivers a higher radiation dose than other imaging methods. The authors of a new study advise practitioners to consider the diagnostic task when evaluating CBCT images and image quality.
A practice lesson from the Beatles!
February 17, 2015 -- We are proud to welcome the Madow Brothers to In their first column, the debate of who is your favorite Beatle takes an interesting turn, as they show how the interpersonal styles of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr can cause big changes in your dental practice.
Dos and don'ts for new dentists: Give your business a head start
February 17, 2015 -- An evolving dental economy requires new dentists to develop a greater knowledge of practice management and leadership skills. By understanding the importance of dental business operations, young dentists can get off to a good start as practice owners and quickly begin building successful careers, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Survey finds kids' 1st dental visit not meeting AAPD guideline
February 17, 2015 -- The average age of a child's first dental visit is about 2.5 years old, according to the results of a new U.S. survey released today. This is far older than the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommendation of a first visit by age 1.
New tracer could help HNSCC patients avoid surgery
February 16, 2015 -- With the help of a novel radiotracer, researchers were able to accurately identify sentinel lymph nodes in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), potentially reducing the number of patients who need to undergo selective neck dissection.
New research suggests possible cure for HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer
February 13, 2015 -- It may be possible for some patients with human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancer to be cured, even after the disease has spread to other organs, Canadian researchers reported today at the International Conference on Innovative Approaches in Head and Neck Oncology in Nice, France.
Is imaging powder necessary while scanning die stone?
February 13, 2015 -- Is it necessary to use imaging powder to get the best results while scanning die stone? Not always, according to a new Journal of the American Dental Association study, which finds that imaging powder is not needed when a laboratory 3Shape 3D scanner is used.
Children's Health Insurance Program too important not to fund
February 12, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, Meg Booth, MPH, director of policy for the Children's Dental Health Project, urges the U.S. Congress to extend and renew the funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program through 2019. She cites the program's coverage benefits and its budgetary advantages.
Study review: MLPs reduce untreated caries in some patients
February 12, 2015 -- In a review of studies measuring the effectiveness of midlevel dental providers (MLPs), dental teams that included MLPs showed a decrease in untreated caries among some patients but no difference in caries increment or severity, the researchers reported in the Journal of the American Dental Association.
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