U.S. kids' preventive dental care slipped during pandemic
December 7, 2021 -- Fewer children had dental exams or cleanings in 2020 than in the prior year, according to results released on December 3 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2019-2020 National Health Interview Survey. Read More
Henry Schein agrees to pay $500K to settle opioid case
December 6, 2021 -- Henry Schein has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a case in which the wholesale distributor allegedly improperly distributed hundreds of thousands of painkillers to dentists and other doctors despite red flags of drug abuse, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Read More
Plant-heavy diets may be linked to lower risk of periodontitis
December 6, 2021 -- Patients who follow diets rich in plant-based foods but restrict refined grains and added sugars may be less likely to experience periodontitis, according to a study published recently in Nutrients. Read More
Woman's rare inflammatory disease mimics peri-implantitis
December 6, 2021 -- After years of treatment, lab results revealed that a 57-year-old woman did not have peri-implantitis but the rare inflammatory disease intraosseous sarcoidosis, according to a case report published on November 29 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Do's and don'ts for feedback
December 6, 2021 -- Whether from patients or team members, constructive feedback can help you increase efficiency, profitability, and career satisfaction. But if you react defensively or ignore suggestions for improvement, you'll eventually be cut off from this invaluable resource, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Is cold saline the key to less pain after root canals?
December 3, 2021 -- Using a cold saline solution as a final irrigating agent during root canal treatment may reduce patients' postoperative pain, according to a systematic review published on November 28 in the Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice. Read More
Dental Dose: The one supplement proven to work -- in weird ways
December 3, 2021 -- There's one dietary supplement that's proved to be medically effective but also to cause drug interactions and weird side effects. Tom Viola, RPh, explains what you need to know about St. John's wort in the latest episode of Dental Dose. Read More
5 ways to improve leadership
December 2, 2021 -- Leadership is situational. There is no one method, approach, or answer. But leadership does need to change as the environment changes. Dr. Roger P. Levin describes five ways to improve your leadership skills in the COVID-19 pandemic era. Read More
Lasers can help restore trust in pediatric oral care
December 2, 2021 -- Many kids have missed a dental checkup in the past few years, and the primary reason cited is fear of being exposed to the novel coronavirus. Dr. Samuel Low argues why lasers are one tool you might not think of that can help restore trust in pediatric oral care and get kids back to the clinic. Read More
HPI: Staffing affecting dentistry's full COVID-19 recovery
December 1, 2021 -- Patient volume is ticking up closer to pre-COVID-19 levels; however, staffing is one of the major factors keeping dentistry from making a full recovery, according to new poll results released in November by the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI). Read More
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