AAP launches periodontal disease awareness campaign
April 23, 2014 -- The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is launching a national consumer awareness campaign to educate the public on the importance of prevention and early diagnosis of periodontal disease.
Caries risk 3 times higher for kids with enamel hypoplasia
April 22, 2014 -- An international team of researchers examined more than 1,700 Brazilian schoolchildren from different sociodemographic backgrounds to learn about the impact of developmental defects in enamel. The results could help spotlight patients who will need closer attention from clinicians early in life to help them maintain a healthy mouth.
Oral-B unveils new products at U.K. dental conference
April 22, 2014 -- Oral-B introduced the Test Drive power brush trial program, Cross Action brush head, and SmartSeries electric toothbrush with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity at the recent British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2014.
Making in-office products an opportunity, not a crisis
April 21, 2014 -- One of the best opportunities for your patients to improve their oral health is to receive useful information at the dental office about home care products. As patients are looking to dental professionals for accurate and relevant information, doesn't it make sense for staff to have a better understanding of how to most effectively use the products?
Study puts 2 types of powered toothbrushes to the test
April 17, 2014 -- Consumers are faced with a plethora of toothbrush choices, both manual and powered. Now a new study has compared two types of powered brushes -- an oscillating-rotating brush versus a sonic one -- and found a clear winner.
Can consumer products improve patient hygiene and revenue?
April 11, 2014 -- In a competitive and challenging marketplace, new ways of working with your patients to increase their compliance, improve their oral health, and help your practice thrive are needed. One solution is to bring consumer products into a practice. DrBicuspid.com talks with two established dentists who share their experiences of offering products in their practices.
Study: Periodontal disease linked with cardiovascular risk
April 11, 2014 -- Should dental health now be considered a marker of coronary heart disease? Periodontal disease was associated with cardiovascular risk in a large multicenter study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
More dental hygienists administering local anesthesia
A handful of U.S. states -- primarily in the south -- still do not allow dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia. But the landscape is slowly shifting, according to Tricia Osuna, RDH, who gave a talk on the subject at the 2013 Pacific Dental Conference.