Oral 'black fungus' infection linked to COVID-19 treatment
September 22, 2021 -- Oral surgeons should be aware of a rare, serious oral fungal infection that may occur after COVID-19 treatment, according to a case report from Tennessee published on September 19 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Dental surgeons offer imaging tips for patients wearing masks
September 22, 2021 -- Is it possible to acquire extraoral images of patients while they are still wearing masks for protection against COVID-19? It's possible, if you take a few steps to counter artifacts that might develop, according to a letter published online September 19 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: The children-only hygienist
September 22, 2021 -- If you have a larger practice that sees enough children, it might be worth hiring a dedicated hygienist to perform cleanings specifically for kids, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
9 questions and 2 solutions for sensitive, sore gums
September 21, 2021 -- A new patient visited a well-trained biological dentist who struggled to identify the cause of her sensitive, inflamed, and sore gums. Dr. Alvin Danenberg shares the nine questions and two solutions that helped the dentist identify -- and treat -- the patient's problem. Read More
Want to appear more popular? Whiten your teeth
September 21, 2021 -- In a recent study on tooth color, participants ranked models with white teeth as more popular, friendly, intelligent, and confident. Participants also deemed models with whitened teeth to be younger and better educated. Read More
Do you know how to care for your patients with MS?
September 20, 2021 -- Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are at greater risk of developing periodontal disease and caries due to difficulties they may have performing oral care and accessing a dentist, according to a clinical paper published in the British Dental Journal. Read More
Do's and don'ts for organization
September 20, 2021 -- If you're not organized (you're forgetting daily tasks, always running behind, etc.), your office will always be in chaos. Well-organized practices are more efficient, less stressed, and highly productive, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Oral health facts your patients don't know
September 17, 2021 -- How much do your patients know about oral health? Market research platform DentaVox asked 5,551 people how their lifestyle affected their oral health. The responses weren't always accurate, especially when it came to alcohol and smoking. Read More
Let's talk about Dental Infection Control Awareness Month
September 17, 2021 -- One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted is the importance of infection control and prevention. What better time to talk about the topic than Dental Infection Control Awareness Month, which takes place in September. Read More
Earliest proof of caries found in 54-million-year-old mammal
September 17, 2021 -- The oldest known evidence of caries in a mammal was found in the fossils of a monkeylike animal that lived 54 million years ago. A shift to higher-sugar foods likely caused the tooth decay, according to a study published on September 9 in Scientific Reports. Read More
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