TOP DENTAL NEWS
What the new blood pressure guidelines mean for dentists
November 28, 2017 -- The guidelines for evaluating and treating high blood pressure have been updated for the first time in more than a decade. The new recommendations lower the threshold for hypertension and eliminate the prehypertension category.  Discuss
The Naked Dentist: Stopping the problem first
November 28, 2017 -- When there's a problem, wanting to take immediate action is a very human reaction. In his return to DrBicuspid.com, Curtis Marshall of Dental Intel offers an example of when taking a step back to analyze the problem and to find actionable solutions led to more patients and a better retention rate for one practice.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for practice analysis: Is it time for new systems?
November 27, 2017 -- Most dentists try to get by with their management systems for as long as possible. They put up with the bottlenecks and the breakdowns for years. When owners finally implement new systems and the practice is running better than ever, they often ask themselves, "Why did I wait so long?" Dr. Roger P. Levin asks, are your practice systems in good shape, or have they passed their expiration date?  Discuss
Complications, patient satisfaction high with implant-supported prostheses
November 27, 2017 -- Are patients satisfied with their implant-supported fixed complete dental prostheses? Do complication rates or quality of life vary depending on the type of prosthesis material? And which types of prostheses are more likely to fail? A new study provides some answers.  Discuss
Can 3D-printed materials compete with provisionals?
November 24, 2017 -- Do provisional restorations designed with CAD/CAM software and created using 3D printing hold up in a patient's mouth, or should you stick with conventionally cured provisional materials? A new study tested 3D-printed materials against two provisional materials and reported positive results for 3D printing.  Discuss
Products to look for at GNYDM 2017
November 22, 2017 -- A highlight of the 2017 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) will be the many products on display in the exhibit hall. Manufacturers, including Taub Products, Parkell, Dentsply Sirona, and more, are introducing new products.  Discuss
Oral cancer research points to an old enemy
November 22, 2017 -- If we knew what was causing oral cancers, we might be able to treat it before it spreads, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. He looks at the research that suggests that Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacteria very familiar to periodontists, may play a role in the spread of the most prevalent form of oral cancer.  Discuss
Data Trends: Gross production per dentist on the rise
November 21, 2017 -- What is your practice's gross production by dentist? Sikka Software's Alitta Boechler writes that if the last four months of 2017 are anything like the first eight months of the year, dental practices around the U.S. should benefit from their finest year in a long time.  Discuss
Is Botox-A effective for TMD pain relief?
November 21, 2017 -- Up to 10% of your adult patients may have pain from temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), including refractory masticatory muscle pain. If conservative therapies are not effective, is botulinum toxin type A (Botox-A) an option?  Discuss
U.S. sugary drink consumption is declining
November 20, 2017 -- Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is declining, according to a new study from Harvard University researchers. While Americans are drinking fewer sugary beverages than they were a decade ago, consumption still exceeds the limit recommended by the U.S. government.  Discuss
Job Boards
Trending Tweets
Conferences
OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp 2018
January 8-11, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland United States
Oral Dermatology and Pathology Mexican Riviera Cruise
January 10-17, 2018
San Diego, California United States
NuSmile Summit 2018
January 19-20, 2018
Clearwater Beach, Florida United States
Dental Sleep Medicine: It's Not Difficult ... It's Just Different
January 19-20, 2018
Overland Park, Kansas United States
IV Moderate Sedation Training
Jan. 26 - Feb. 18, 2018
San Diego, California United States