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What you need to know about the nocebo effect
January 25, 2022 -- The nocebo effect is real and can cause worsening dental symptoms and other adverse events, according to a review published on January 18 in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. In dentistry and other medical fields, the effect can lead to poor treatment outcomes. Read More
Leaky gut, leaky mouth must both be treated
January 25, 2022 -- A "leaky gut" and a "leaky mouth" are like leaky plumbing pipes, writes Dr. Alvin Danenberg. Just like pipes, a leaky gut or mouth can infiltrate the immediate area as well as distant places. And if multiple pipes are leaking, then you need to fix all of them. Read More
How AI is poised to reduce the burden on hygienists
January 25, 2022 -- Is artificial intelligence (AI) technology the answer to burnout? Sheela Roth explores ways AI-based technologies can help ease the workload of hygienists and make the lives of everyone in the dental office easier. Read More
Social isolation hastens tooth loss in older adults
January 24, 2022 -- Social isolation was associated with fewer remaining teeth and accelerated tooth loss among older adults in China in a study published on January 17 in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Read More
Do's and don'ts for efficiency
January 24, 2022 -- As we move through the post-COVID-19 era, it's safe to assume that many practices will see patient volume decrease. The good news is that specific systems-based strategies can improve patient volume even if it will be lower than in the past, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
How to talk to patients when something goes wrong
January 21, 2022 -- Accidents, such as pulling the wrong tooth, can happen, but how clinicians respond to these situations makes all the difference, according to a webinar presented on January 19 by the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention. Read More
Access to fluoridated water falls short at Calif. university
January 21, 2022 -- Employees with access to water containing fluoride can have related oral health benefits, but at least one California university is falling short of providing clean and readily available fluoridated water, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Mothers, formula-fed babies have more similar oral bacteria
January 20, 2022 -- New research suggests that infants who are formula fed share more of their mothers' oral microbiome than babies who are only breastfed. The findings were published on January 18 in the journal mBio. Read More
Meet the Cuspies 2021 finalists
January 20, 2022 -- Who made it to the final round in this year's edition of the Cuspies? We are very excited to announce the people, products, and events that our readers selected as finalists in this year's event to recognize excellence in dentistry. Read More
DrBicuspid sales director August James dies
January 20, 2022 -- DrBicuspid.com National Sales Director August "Auggie" James died on January 8. He has left behind a tremendous legacy in the dental industry through his 25 years of advertising sales experience with traditional and digital media companies. Read More
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