TOP DENTAL NEWS
Music and aromatherapy can help anxious pediatric patients
July 1, 2022 -- Music therapy combined with aromatherapy can effectively manage fear of dental care and associated anxiety in school-aged children, according to a study published on June 30 in the Journal of Dental Sciences. Read More
Case study: Conservative veneer on anterior teeth
July 1, 2022 -- In a video case study, Dr. Joe Willardsen, a cosmetic dentist from Las Vegas, shares how he used conservative prep and computer color matching to achieve a shave-free veneer with a stunning result. Read More
More Americans seeking oral care in emergency departments
June 30, 2022 -- An increasing number of Americans are relying on the emergency department (ED) for oral healthcare. From 1997 to 2007, the use of EDs to treat caries, periodontitis, and other conditions increased annually by 4%, according to data published June 24 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
4 ways to grow your practice with insurance alternatives
June 30, 2022 -- Dental insurance alternatives like dental savings plans can help practices increase revenue, writes Jenn Stoll. Stoll offers four ways that these benefits can help provide for your practice and patients. Read More
5 ways to make your practice more LGBTQ+ friendly
June 29, 2022 -- Healthcare utilization is lower among the LGBTQ+ community, but there are simple steps dental practices can take to make their practices welcoming for all patients, according to diversity and inclusion advocates Drs. Marita Inglehart and Scott Schwartz. Read More
Apical periodontitis causes brain abscesses in 7-year-old
June 29, 2022 -- A 7-year-old boy with congenital heart disease developed multiple brain abscesses caused by an infection from apical periodontitis in his baby teeth, according to a case report published on June 28 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Dental practice bans patients weighing more than 280 lb
June 29, 2022 -- A dental practice in the U.K. will no longer treat patients who weigh 127 kg (about 280 lb) or more to prevent them from damaging their expensive dental chairs again, according to recent news reports. Read More
Restoration accuracy hinges on preparation design
June 28, 2022 -- When it comes to the accuracy of digital scans for complete onlay restorations, preparation design and the type of intraoral scanner used to capture the images matter, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
HPI: Dental hygienists, assistants get pay hikes of up to 6%
June 27, 2022 -- Approximately eight out of 10 dentists recently have given pay raises -- commonly in the range of 4-6% -- to dental hygienists and assistants, according to poll results released in June by the ADA’s Health Policy Institute (HPI). Read More
Pediatric dentists may need to improve their image interpretation
June 27, 2022 -- Some pediatric dentists didn’t perform very well when they tried to identify and detect traumatic dental injuries and problems on patients’ images, according to a small explorative study published June 20 in BMC Oral Health. Read More