Antipsychotic induces open bite in 27-year-old woman
September 30, 2022 -- A 27-year-old woman developed an open bite when she took the atypical antipsychotic aripiprazole, and her malocclusion worsened as her medication dosage increased, according to a case report recently published in Frontiers in Psychiatry. Read More
$8B U.S. plan includes fortifying dentists' nutrition literacy
September 30, 2022 -- On September 28, the Biden administration unveiled an $8 billion plan to end hunger and reduce diet-related disease in the U.S. by 2030 through several actions, including pledges from the Children's Oral Health Institute and others to bolster education in nutrition. Read More
More dentists are going to residency: Here's why it matters
September 30, 2022 -- Though it isn't required for practice in most states, postgraduate dental training has grown significantly in recent years. Researchers discussed what the trend means for the field of dentistry in an ADA Health Policy webinar held on September 28. Read More
Are dental professionals properly using PPE?
September 29, 2022 -- Are dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) properly using personal protective equipment (PPE)? Researchers used a fluorescent marker to illustrate pathogen trasmission and assessed PPE donning and doffing practices among DHCP. The findings were published on September 26 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
3 things dental offices can do to upgrade their marketing
September 29, 2022 -- There seems to be a pattern in the dental marketing industry: The fundamentals of marketing are getting lost in the everyday hustle. To break the pattern, marketing expert Rob Medina shares three ideas that aren't necessarily easy but can generate big returns. Read More
TMDs tied to depression, somatization
September 28, 2022 -- There is a high prevalence of psychological disorders in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), according to an article published on September 13 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. The study focused on depression or somatization, a disorder in which symptoms have no identifiable cause. Read More
Occlusion linked to brain activity in new study
September 28, 2022 -- Researchers have identified the relationship between occlusion and brain activity in a study published recently in the Saudi Dental Journal. Their review of 12 studies indicates that changes in occlusion can affect a part of the brain that controls movements. Read More
Investing in employees can keep your practice compliant
September 28, 2022 -- Employees are the backbone of any business. Ali Oromchian, JD, offers three ways to invest in employees to keep them happy and engaged. Read More
What you need to know about dental teams and mental health
September 27, 2022 -- The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as increasing rates of anxiety and depression, have deeply affected oral healthcare professionals. Recently, representatives from the ADA, the American Dental Hygienists' Association, and guest experts in mental health discussed the challenges and what can be done to manage the health and well-being of dental teams. Read More
Should CBD be used in pain management?
September 27, 2022 -- Managing patient pain while limiting opioid prescriptions poses challenges for oral healthcare providers, but cannabidiol (CBD) oil might serve as an alternative treatment, according to a commentary published on September 26 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
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