Appealing to patients' emotions improves hygiene compliance
October 18, 2012 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Dental patients are notoriously inattentive to oral hygiene instructions, but there is something hygienists can do to make them pay more attention, according to a presentation today at the ADA Annual Session: Appeal to their emotions.
Wash. insiders talk healthcare, politics at ADA opening session
October 18, 2012 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Economist Robert Reich and conservative columnist George F. Will traded barbs and shared their insights on rising healthcare costs, the economy, and the upcoming presidential election in a lively debate this morning during the ADA opening session.
A financial lesson for dentists
October 18, 2012 -- In his ongoing series about the economic evaluation of dental practices, consultant Thomas Climo, PhD, contends that if a dental practice increases its net income margin, the practice sales price will increase along with it.
ADA resolution could change AAPHD leadership
October 17, 2012 -- A resolution to be voted on by the ADA House of Delegates during the annual session in San Francisco this week could dramatically impact the structure and leadership of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD), according to the AAPHD.
Court tells NYU to grant degrees to dismissed student
October 17, 2012 -- A former student at the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry who says she was dismissed from the school and denied her degrees after she fell short of completing the $21,000 quota in clinical work required by the school has won a lawsuit to have her degrees honored.
Pano x-rays have cytotoxic effect on oral mucosa
October 17, 2012 -- Gingival epithelial cells experience genotoxic effects when exposed to panoramic radiographs, according to a new study in Quintessence International. What causes this phenomenon, and how can dental practitioners protect their patients from it?
NY man gets $9.8M in tooth extraction lawsuit
October 16, 2012 -- A New York jury has awarded $9.8 million in a malpractice lawsuit filed by a man who was hospitalized following a third-molar extraction. The patient's dentist and oral surgeon were found liable for his injuries and for failing to obtain informed consent.
Report: Prevention key to improving EU's oral health
October 16, 2012 -- A new report from the Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe calls on the European Union (EU) to make oral health a higher priority amid spiraling costs and healthcare budgets squeezed by the economic recession.
ADA should think twice about dismantling library
October 16, 2012 -- In an era when electronic information and misinformation are so easily attainable, Dr. Mary Hayes -- a practicing dentist with a master's degree in medical library science -- believes the ADA is making a big mistake in shutting down one of the largest repositories of dental knowledge in the world.
ADA 2012 kicks off with school-based dental screenings
October 15, 2012 -- SAN FRANCISCO - The ADA kicked off its annual meeting this week by having150 volunteer dentists, hygienists, and dental students provide 2,000 school children with oral health screenings, education, and treatment as part of the ADA's Give Kids A Smile program.
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