Prevent costly data breaches with phishing simulations
March 24, 2023 -- Dental practices, via unsuspecting employees, are a prime target for hackers. One way to protect yourself is to bolster your cybersecurity training efforts with a simulated phishing attack. Cybersecurity expert John Trest offers tips on how to conduct a simulated attack. Read More
The COVID-19 emergency is ending: Are you prepared?
March 24, 2023 -- As the COVID-19 public health emergency nears its end, dentists should review workplace policies, remote work schedules, and expiring U.S. government-imposed requirements, according to a webinar held on March 23 by the Dental Trade Alliance's lobbying firm Polsinelli. Read More
Agency removes fluoride hazard classification
March 24, 2023 -- The latest draft monograph from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Toxicology Program has removed the hazard classification of fluoride. It is the latest development in the agency's effort to publish its report on fluoride exposure and potential neurodevelopmental effects in humans. Read More
Can an adhesive patch help treat oral conditions?
March 24, 2023 -- Research on an adhesive patch that extends the release of clobetasol-17-propionate, a topical corticosteroid, for treating oral lichen planus and recurring aphthous stomatitis was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research. Read More
Do's and don'ts for implementing systems
March 24, 2023 -- As systems age, they become clogged with bottlenecks, causing frustration and stress for the team. The solution is to replace outdated systems, but you can't change them all at once without overwhelming your team, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
AirPay receives Cuspies award at Chicago Midwinter
March 24, 2023 -- AirPay received the Cuspies award for Best New Dental Software for its patient benefits software at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting, which was held February 23-25 at the McCormick Place convention center. Read More
New DrBicuspid website launching soon
March 23, 2023 -- We have exciting news for our loyal readers and followers! DrBicuspid is proud to announce that our website will be getting a long-awaited face-lift next week. The new and improved site will launch on March 31, and we cannot wait for you to experience it. Read More
Is it time for dentistry to ditch the DDS degree?
March 23, 2023 -- The Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree may better represent dentistry's current clinical scope of practice than the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, according to a commentary published on March 21 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Tongue tissue shows distinct response to COVID-19
March 23, 2023 -- Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the immunoinflammatory response of COVID-19 in oral tissue is distinct and may play an important role in regeneration after infection. Read More
Dental office closures led to more hospital ED visits
March 22, 2023 -- Dental office closures during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in more dental conditions among publicly insured children presenting to hospital emergency departments (EDs), according to researchers from New York University. Read More