Insulin resistance is a risk factor for perio disease
September 26, 2016 -- People with insulin resistance are more likely to have severe periodontitis than people without insulin resistance, according a new study. The authors found that insulin resistance can be considered a risk factor for periodontal disease, even for people with a normal weight.
Are you asking your patients this critical question?
September 21, 2016 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg was attending a continuing education conference earlier this year when he learned something that changed the way he talks with his patients. Was it an innovative product or a new technique? No, it was a simple question.
Directa Dental acquires Parkell
September 21, 2016 -- Dental materials manufacturer Directa Dental Group has acquired dental supply maker Parkell.
Second Opinion: Georgia's battle for access
September 20, 2016 -- In this Second Opinion, Suzanne Newkirk, RDH, urges the Georgia Legislature and the Georgia Dental Association to consider the needs of the children of Georgia when a bill allowing dental hygienists to provide preventive services is reintroduced.
Dos and don'ts for the hygiene department: Raise patient awareness of periodontal problems
September 19, 2016 -- It's estimated that half of American adults have periodontal disease. As part of your commitment to patients' optimal oral health, your hygiene department should monitor disease symptoms, educate patients about caring for their gums, and alert you when treatment may be necessary, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.
7 Calif. kids hospitalized after pulpotomies
September 16, 2016 -- Eight children have developed oral cellulitis infections after having pulpotomies at a Southern California dental clinic, seven of whom have been hospitalized, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.
Video from CDA Presents 2016: Inside look at some of the most innovative products
September 15, 2016 -- SAN FRANCISCO - DrBicuspid.com brings you exclusive video from the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2016 conference. In this video, Assistant Editor Theresa Pablos shares some of the most innovative products at the exhibit hall.
Datum Dental scaffold gets FDA clearance
September 13, 2016 -- Biomaterial manufacturer and marketer Datum Dental has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Ossix Volumax scaffold.
Video from CDA Presents 2016: Dr. Jon Suzuki on periodontal disease and systemic health
September 12, 2016 -- SAN FRANCISCO - DrBicuspid.com brings you exclusive video from the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2016 conference. In this video, Dr. Jon Suzuki talks about the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic health, as well as implant failure.
Denticator introduces eco-friendly prophy angle
September 12, 2016 -- Denticator has introduced an environmentally friendly prophy angle called the Denticator Eco.
Hot Topic
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. Read more.

Conferences
American Institute of Oral Biology (AIOB) 73rd Annual Meeting
October 14-17
Palm Springs, California United States
Dental Infection Control Boot Camp 2017
January 9-11, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia United States
American Academy of Ozonotherapy (AAO) 2017 Annual Meeting
May 11-13, 2017
Henderson, Nevada United States