Will Supreme Court review hygienist’s marijuana case?
May 27, 2022 -- The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is imploring the U.S. Supreme Court not to review decisions denying workers’ compensation reimbursement for medical marijuana for job-related injuries, including one involving a Minnesota dental hygienist. Read More
Off The Cusp: Marc Gordon on getting better reimbursement
May 27, 2022 -- Off The Cusp is a new video series featuring dental industry leaders. In the first edition, president of Henry Schein's Commercial Development Group - Dental, Marc Gordon shares what staffing shortages mean for insurance reimbursements and the biggest business mistake many practices make. Read More
Why do dentists experience burnout?
May 26, 2022 -- Burnout is a phenomenon that is common among healthcare providers, especially dentists, and the repercussions can be detrimental to the workplace. A new study published in the June edition of the Journal of Dentistry examined the work-related factors that contribute to burnout among dentists. Read More
'Toothlike' vascular lesion removed from tween
May 26, 2022 -- A vascular lesion containing calcified blood clots located near a 12-year-old's parotid gland was removed after imaging revealed an odd mass with a "toothlike" appearance. The case report was published May 20 in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. Read More
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