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.
Oral Health 2020 program seeks to end dental disease in kids
April 3, 2014 -- In a time of continued partisan politics when it comes to funding dental and healthcare programs on every level, the DentaQuest Foundation has launched its latest and maybe most ambitious project, Oral Health 2020, with an overall goal of eradicating dental disease in children and improving oral health across the life span.
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.