Mothers, formula-fed babies have more similar oral bacteria
January 20, 2022 -- New research suggests that infants who are formula fed share more of their mothers' oral microbiome than babies who are only breastfed. The findings were published on January 18 in the journal mBio. Read More
Meet the Cuspies 2021 finalists
January 20, 2022 -- Who made it to the final round in this year's edition of the Cuspies? We are very excited to announce the people, products, and events that our readers selected as finalists in this year's event to recognize excellence in dentistry. Read More
DrBicuspid sales director August James dies
January 20, 2022 -- National Sales Director August "Auggie" James died on January 8. He has left behind a tremendous legacy in the dental industry through his 25 years of advertising sales experience with traditional and digital media companies. Read More
Dentists, dental students worldwide resistant to COVID-19 jabs
January 19, 2022 -- Many practicing dentists and dental students throughout the world remain reluctant to receive vaccinations for COVID-19, according to a perspective published online January 17 in the Journal of Dental Sciences. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Keeping measurement simple
January 19, 2022 -- There are three key numbers that tell you how your dental practice is doing overall: production, overhead, and profit. In the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple, Dr. Roger P. Levin explains how these three macro numbers relate to each other and your practice success. Read More
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
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