Chicago Midwinter 2015: Good ergonomics can preserve your dental career February 27, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Good ergonomics can preserve the longevity of your dental career, according to a presentation at the 150th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Being mindful of your working techniques can enhance your dexterity and preserve your strength while avoiding neck and back pain.
Rutgers study focuses on rare perio disease in African-American kids February 27, 2015 -- A rare form of periodontitis that affects African-American children is the focus of a study by researchers at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. A $3.2 million National Institutes of Health grant will pinpoint biological markers in saliva that can predict whether bone loss will occur from the disease and which teeth it will affect before there are symptoms.
Chicago Midwinter 2015 opening sees new product launches February 26, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Lasers, tablet technology, and new printers were among the new products introduced on the first day of the 150th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Companies including Convergent, AMD Lasers, BaseVac, Millenium Dental, and 3D Systems launched new or upgraded products.
Benefits of private practice ownership February 26, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Michael W. Davis advocates for younger dentists going into private practice and considering practice ownership. He points out the advantages, and the possible pitfalls, of owning and growing a practice.
Case report details alternative approach for patients with advanced tooth wear February 25, 2015 -- When a patient with advanced tooth wear needs extensive restoration at increased occlusal vertical dimension, how do you handle it clinically? Do you prepare all the teeth in a single day and place full-arch interim prostheses? Many practitioners do, but this can be tiring for both the patient and clinician. A new case report in the Journal of Prosthodontics looks at an alternative approach.
Researchers propose new staging model for HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer February 24, 2015 -- Canadian researchers are proposing a new tumor-staging model for predicting outcomes and guiding treatments for patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Since HPV-related cancer differs significantly from smoking-related cancer, less-intensive treatment strategies may be more appropriate, the study found.
NDDA president: MLP experiments have failed February 24, 2015 -- Dr. Paul Tronsgard, president of the North Dakota Dental Association (NDDA), puts forth his organization's plan to improve dental health for North Dakotans, citing data and the need to collaborate innovatively. He advocates for the defeat of a recently introduced state Senate bill that would allow midlevel providers (MLPs).
Dos and don'ts for scheduling: Superb scheduling equals smooth sailing February 23, 2015 -- Scheduling is one of the most significant indicators of how your practice is functioning. An efficient scheduling system ensures a steady flow of patients and production throughout the day. Dr. Roger P. Levin shares ideas that will help you create the best schedule for your practice.