TOP DENTAL NEWS
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
Possible COVID-19 exposures at CDA Presents
May 18, 2022 -- Attendees at the 2022 California Dental Association's (CDA) CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry meeting, which was held May 12-14 in Anaheim, CA, may have been exposed to COVID-19, according to a notice dated May 17 from the CDA. Read More
NY hygienists can give nitrous oxide, local anesthesia
May 18, 2022 -- Dental hygienists in New York now can administer local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide to patients while assisting dentists with all dental procedures, thanks to a bill that was recently signed into law. Read More
How important is your team?
May 18, 2022 -- How important is your team? They are the single most important factor in the success of most dental practices, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. But the formula for a winning team and practice has changed dramatically in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Are prophylactic antibiotics needed to prevent endocarditis?
May 17, 2022 -- It is unclear whether prophylaxis antibiotics help prevent bacterial endocarditis in at-risk patients undergoing invasive dental procedures, according to a systematic review published May 10 in Cochrane Library. Read More
Digital workflow speeds up implant-supported crowns
May 17, 2022 -- Implant-supported crowns can be made in both fully and partially digital workflows. The occlusal adjustment and total adjustment times of the fully digital workflow, however, are significantly shorter than the partially digital workflow, according to a study in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
Cancer drug may have delayed man's oral surgery healing
May 16, 2022 -- A medication used to treat cancer may have prevented a 58-year-old man from healing following an oral surgery procedure, according to a case report published May 11 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Which gender has the best oral hygiene habits?
May 16, 2022 -- Which gender has the best oral hygiene habits? In the U.S., women exhibit better oral hygiene behaviors, including proactively visiting the dentist, than men, according to a study published May 8 in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Do's & don'ts for building your practice's value
May 16, 2022 -- As practices adapt to the new dental economy, competition for patients continues to grow. Your patients want more value for their money, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
New products and more at CDA Presents
May 13, 2022 -- ANAHEIM - Companies are showcasing new products that creatively solve problems facing dentists and patients at the California Dental Association's (CDA) CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry meeting in Anaheim. Read More