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.
CDC: More Americans have access to fluoridated water
December 10, 2013 -- Since 2008, an additional 15 million people have gained access to community water fluoridation in the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Kerr's SonicFill gets Pride award
December 6, 2013 -- Kerr's SonicFill bulk fill composite system has received the Pride Institute's Best of Class Technology Award for the third year in a row.
Christensen: The time is now to add implants to your practice
December 3, 2013 -- NEW YORK - Dr. Gordon Christensen shared plenty of advice and a couple of warnings about dental implants during his presentation on Monday at the Greater New York Dental Meeting. Dr. Christensen believes the U.S. lags behind in clinicians performing implants.
How to put a price tag on your dental laboratory?
November 27, 2013 -- What is your dental laboratory worth? Consultant Thomas Climo, PhD, helps answer this question and assists dental lab owners in determining the market price or market worth of their dental lab.
Henry Schein acquires 60% share in BioHorizons
November 26, 2013 -- Henry Schein has reached an agreement to acquire a 60% interest in BioHorizons, a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced dental implants, advancing the company's goal of expanding its position in the dental specialty market.
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.
The LAPIP protocol: Time to add it to your toolkit?
November 18, 2013 -- When peri-implantitis threatens the success of a dental implant, clinicians often turn to a surgical approach to treat it. However, the laser-assisted peri-implantitis procedure (LAPIP) can enable the patient and practitioner to skip the surgery. Is LAPIP right for you?
ADA offers antibiotics brochure
November 18, 2013 -- The ADA is selling a patient education brochure to clarify who should take antibiotics before dental treatment and who should not.
FDA to propose hydrocodone restrictions
November 14, 2013 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to recommend a more restrictive classification of hydrocodone combination drugs to increase control of the drugs, the agency announced.