Triclosan may be linked to gastrointestinal disease
January 18, 2022 -- Triclosan, an antimicrobial agent found in toothpaste and other oral care products, may be associated with a type of gut inflammation that induces chronic digestive diseases, according to a study published on January 10 in Nature Communications. Read More
Do's and don'ts for recovery
January 18, 2022 -- The best way to turn around a business is to focus on a small number of essential areas of the business or practice. Working on the essentials will ensure a faster, better, and deeper recovery, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Repositioned face masks still cause artifacts on extraoral images
January 14, 2022 -- Repositioning face masks with metal nosepieces below patients' mouths may not be enough to prevent artifacts from forming during extraoral imaging, according to a letter to the editor published on January 6 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Dental Dose: TikTok trend with serious side effects
January 14, 2022 -- In this episode of Dental Dose, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, talks about a viral TikTok trend that led teenagers to take high doses of common over-the-counter medications. Read More
Dental salary survey finds higher wages, office turnover
January 13, 2022 -- Overall wages for the dental industry have increased, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, according to a survey released by DentalPost on January 11. However, with the increase in wages lurks the threat of turnover in some front office roles. Read More
FDA warns that buprenorphine causes dental problems
January 13, 2022 -- The use of transmucosal buprenorphine, a drug prescribed to treat opioid use disorder and pain, may cause dental problems, according to a warning issued January 12 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read More
How to make 2022 your best year ever
January 13, 2022 -- Building and sustaining a successful, thriving dental practice doesn't require a lot of complicated steps. As you determine how to make the most of 2022, Curtis Marshall offers two simple steps to ensure you will accomplish your goals. Read More
Blindness case prompts call to delay oral surgery after COVID-19
January 12, 2022 -- A recent case report detailed an incident in which a man went blind after a tooth extraction. The experience led the authors to call for delaying minor dental surgeries such as tooth extractions for patients with diabetes who have recently recovered from COVID-19. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: A built-in 2nd opinion
January 12, 2022 -- No dentist likes to hear patients say they want a second opinion. But dentists can seize the opportunities of second opinions by offering them in their own practice, Dr. Roger P. Levin explains in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. Read More
What dentistry has learned about TMDs, orthodontics in 30 years
January 11, 2022 -- In the past 30 years, dentistry has learned that conventional orthodontic treatments do not cure or cause temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), according to an article published on January 7 in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Read More
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