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12 charged for alleged practice scheme to defraud U.S. agencies
January 27, 2023 -- A dozen Pennsylvania dentists, practice owners, and employees were charged with numerous crimes for allegedly operating a scheme that attempted to defraud Medicaid, U.S. immigration authorities, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a justice department press release. Read More
Sheetz reviewing employee dental policy
January 27, 2023 -- Sheetz is reviewing an internal policy stating that employees cannot have any visible dental issues and that applicants with such issues are disqualified from employment, according to a January 24 report by Business Insider. Read More
PET shows unique lung inflammation due to e-cigarettes
January 26, 2023 -- Researchers have performed the first positron emission tomography (PET) imaging study in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) users, and the findings point to a unique inflammatory response due to vaping, they suggest. Read More
Is computer-aided surgery a tool against antibiotic resistance?
January 26, 2023 -- Static computer-aided implant surgery offers benefits compared to conventional procedures, including that it may help combat antibiotic resistance, according to a letter published on January 24 in the International Dental Journal. Read More
UT Health awarded $9.8M to study jaw pain
January 26, 2023 -- The University of Texas (UT) Health San Antonio School of Dentistry has received a $9.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how sensory neurons in the jaw influence pain. Read More
Which patients should use oral devices for OSA?
January 25, 2023 -- Dental patients' craniofacial features may predict whether oral appliance therapy will reduce their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published on January 22 in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Read More
Experimental drug restores diseased gums, jawbone
January 25, 2023 -- An experimental drug shows potential as a regenerative treatment for periodontal disease, according to research from the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research in Wynnewood, PA. Read More
Debate to Better Dentistry: MLRs for dental plans
January 24, 2023 -- In this series hosted by Dr. Michael W. Davis, two prominent leaders in the dental profession answer the same questions about a hotly contested topic in the dental profession. Today's debate is on medical loss ratios (MLRs) with Michael Adelberg and Dr. Mouhab Rizkallah. Read More
Dentists ask for new gum disease guidelines
January 24, 2023 -- Organized dentistry should develop formal guidelines that address the management of periodontal patients with continued inflammation after scaling and root planing, according to a commentary published on January 21 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Clinical trial to test material to regenerate bone
January 24, 2023 -- The Italian Ministry of Health has granted permission for a 15-patient pilot clinical trial to assess the efficacy of a biomaterial designed to regenerate bone in the mandibular and maxillary dental arches, according to a press release from the company behind the material. Read More
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