Study: HPV vaccine, riskier sexual activity not linked December 12, 2014 -- The sexual behavior of teenage girls does not appear to be affected after they obtain the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Antacids linked to better survival in HNSCC December 11, 2014 -- Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) who took antacid medicines to control acid reflux had better overall survival in a new study, published in Cancer Prevention Research.
Study: ACA leaves many children without important benefits December 11, 2014 -- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate for essential health benefits has resulted in a state-by-state patchwork of coverage for children that has significant exclusions, particularly for children with special healthcare needs, according to a study in Health Affairs.
Holistic admissions review increases dental school diversity December 10, 2014 -- As part of an ongoing evolution in dental school admissions, the American Dental Educational Association has been one of the champions of a concept known as holistic review of dental school applicants. Dr. Richard Valachovic discussed the benefits of this process for dental schools with DrBicuspid.com.
SC's Healthy Connections program supports oral health December 10, 2014 -- In this Second Opinion, Rebekah Mathews, the regional director of DentaQuest South Carolina, examines the issues surrounding the far-too-frequent lack of adult dental care for many Medicaid programs and the benefits of South Carolina's recently enacted legislation for adult preventive dental care.
Hall technique successful in comparative U.S. study December 9, 2014 -- Stainless steel crowns placed using either a traditional preparation or the Hall technique have high and similar rates of survival, according to a new comparative U.S. study in the Journal of the American Dental Association.
Sheri's Solutions: MacGyver tape December 8, 2014 -- In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger recalls a recent patient visit in which she was able to build a connection by explaining what common dental terms mean. If patients hear "plumber's tape" for instance, they are likely to wonder what kind of product you are using.
Dos and don'ts for building patient relationships December 8, 2014 -- In the new dental economy, it's almost as important to document personal information about patients as it is to record clinical details, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. Collecting and using such information will help you build lasting relationships -- ones that will stand up to challenges from new competition and preserve your patient base for long-term growth.