TOP DENTAL NEWS
Computer-controlled anesthesia cuts the ouch for kids
May 25, 2022 -- Children injected with computer-controlled intraligamentary anesthesia prior to molar extractions felt less pain than those given typical inferior alveolar nerve blocks, according to a study published May 20 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Why dentists should prioritize cost conversations with patients
May 25, 2022 -- With the cost of medical and dental care rising, it is becoming increasingly important for healthcare providers to prioritize cost conversations. To best guide these conversations, researchers examined key factors in a study published recently in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Drinking mouthwash causes man's impaired vision
May 24, 2022 -- A 77-year-old man experienced impaired vision in both eyes due to ingesting large amounts of mouthwash for more than a year following a root canal procedure, according to a case report recently published in Survey of Ophthalmology. Read More
Vaping associated with periodontal disease
May 24, 2022 -- Many turn to electronic cigarettes as an aid to quit tobacco smoking, but new research shows that e-cigarette use has a significant association with periodontal disease, according to a first-of-its kind study published May 14 in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
La. dentist dies in boat accident
May 24, 2022 -- The body of a dentist who went missing after his boat was involved in an accident at a Louisiana lake was recovered on May 22, about two days after the crash, according to a release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Read More
Digital workflow can aid layering technique for anterior teeth
May 23, 2022 -- A digital workflow can be used to layer composite resin restorations, according to a study published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. In the paper, researchers describe a process involving software and 3D templates to restore anterior teeth, helping to quickly create appealing restorations. Read More
Do's & don'ts for handling staff conflict
May 23, 2022 -- Staff conflict is one of the most challenging practice management concerns for dentists. It's also inevitable that disagreements among team members will arise at some point, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
More patients presenting with orofacial pain
May 20, 2022 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for new orofacial pain complaints and related symptoms, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The most common symptoms that providers felt were aggravated in these patients included anxiety, headache, bruxism, pain while chewing, and sleep disturbances. Read More
How 3D-printed resins stack up against traditional ones
May 20, 2022 -- Occlusal splints made with 3D-printed resins appear to show similar biocompatibility to resins created using conventional methods, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Ultrasound gel: A slick way to keep surgery hair-free
May 19, 2022 -- Applying ultrasound gel to a patient's hair prior to craniofacial or maxillofacial surgery can contain tresses and prevent hair from invading a surgical site, according to a short communication published on May 15 in Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More