Why cosmetics matter
February 26, 2014 -- How can a private practice survive? DrBicuspid.com Advisory Board member Dr. David A. Landau looks at the changes in dentistry as a practice, and explains why a strong understanding of cosmetic restorative dentistry will continue to be an essential part of the evolving private practice. He also issues a rallying cry to deliver exceptional patient care as a blueprint for a practice to thrive.
Acupuncture helps reduce gag reflex during impression taking
December 11, 2013 -- How many of your patients gag, or think they will gag, during a procedure? This is unpleasant both for patients and dental professionals, and might be preventing some patients from seeking oral healthcare. However, a recent Italian study suggests there may be a relatively simple solution: acupuncture.
ADA backs NC board on teeth-whitening fight with FTC
December 10, 2013 -- The ADA is supporting efforts of the North Carolina dental board in a dispute over the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) ruling that the board's actions against nondentists who offer teeth-whitening products and services violated U.S. antitrust laws.
IU dental school to help homeless veterans
December 10, 2013 -- The Indiana University (IU) School of Dentistry is taking part in a new project to make unemployed homeless veterans in more employable by giving them an improved dental appearance.
New treatment protocol for TMJ investigated
December 4, 2013 -- A new treatment protocol for the application of computer-assisted surgical simulation technology in temporomandibular (TMJ) and facial deformity cases requiring reconstruction with patient-fitted total joint prostheses is featured in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Study questions records needed for orthodontic diagnosis
December 2, 2013 -- A study in PLOS One implies that orthodontists can select an individual set of records needed for each patient rather than the full suite of dental models, facial and intraoral photographs, a set of 2D radiographs, and clinical measurements. The study does include the caveat that the researchers found only a few high-quality studies in the area.
Ark. orthodontist agrees not to do prophies
November 26, 2013 -- A Fort Smith, AR, orthodontist has agreed to stop offering prophylaxes to the general public after being summoned before the Arkansas State Board of Examiners.
Cost-effectiveness: FDPs versus anterior implants
November 20, 2013 -- When restoring a single missing tooth, which treatment is more cost-effective: fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) or an implant-supported single crown? Swiss researchers have found cost advantages of one option over the other in the long term.
In-office oral care product sales increase
November 13, 2013 -- Sales of professional oral care products in the U.S. grew at a 5.1% compound annual growth rate during the last three years, according to a new report by Kline & Company.
MOM clinic treats more than 800 at ADA 2013
November 5, 2013 -- More than 800 New Orleans residents received cleanings, restorative and specialty care, dentures, and x-rays during the ADA's Mission of Mercy (MOM) charity dental clinic, which was held during the group's annual meeting.
Are remineralizing agents effective on white-spot lesions?
There is no easy answer for resolving white-spot lesions (WSLs) that appear following orthodontic treatment. A systematic review found insufficient evidence supporting the effectiveness of various preventive measures, but another researcher suggests not giving up just yet. Read more.