How to tell patients that dental care is a need (not a want)
February 8, 2023 -- Patients need preventive and restorative care. However, when times are tough, they may not have the funds to pay for dental care. Dr. James V. Anderson offers tips on how to communicate with patients who are hesitant about accepting treatment. Read More
What dentists can expect to face in the next 6 months
February 7, 2023 -- Looking ahead at the next six months, dentists expect staffing to be one of their top challenges followed by inflation, expenses, and insurance issues, which were the same problems cited the previous year, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute. Read More
17th century aristocrat perfected smile with gold wires
February 7, 2023 -- Archaeologists used imaging to discover how a 17th century aristocratic woman stabilized her loose teeth using gold wires -- a solution that, although innovative at the time, likely made her condition worse, according to a report published on February 6 by Live Science. Read More
Can desensitizers ease sensitivity from tooth bleaching?
February 7, 2023 -- Using calcium-containing bioactive desensitizers during dental whitening procedures doesn't reduce the risk of tooth sensitivity, but it decreases the intensity, according to a systematic review published on January 28 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
New beer honors pioneering dentist for Black History Month
February 7, 2023 -- Dental professionals can commemorate Black History Month by raising a glass of Painless Jones Schwarzbier, a new lager created in honor of British Columbia's first licensed dentist, according to a news story published on February 2 in the Prince George Citizen. Read More
Orthodontists with beards, tattoos seen as less professional
February 6, 2023 -- Patients perceive orthodontists with tattoos, piercings, loose hair, and beards as less professional, according to a study published on January 31 in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Read More
Smoking has a serious negative impact on periodontitis treatment
February 6, 2023 -- Smoking has a serious negative impact on periodontitis treatment, according to a study published by Danish researchers in the Journal of Dental Research. Heavy smokers with severe inflammation may have no benefit from periodontal therapy, the research found. Read More
Do's and don'ts for generating greater practice success
February 6, 2023 -- There are many pathways to success, and you must be intentional about finding your own way. As always, your top priority is offering excellent clinical care, but you must also pay attention to the business side of things, writes Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
USDA proposes limiting sugar in school meals
February 3, 2023 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on February 3 a proposal to revamp nutrition standards, limiting the amounts of sugar in school meals. The proposal would limit added sugars in certain products and eventually the weekly menu and allow flavored milk with limits on added sugar. Read More
Periodontitis linked to atrial fibrosis
February 3, 2023 -- Periodontitis may serve as a risk factor for atrial fibrosis, according to research recently highlighted by the University of Hiroshima in Japan. In a study of 76 patients with heart disease, a significant correlation was found tying periodontitis to fibrosis scarring that can lead to an irregular heartbeat. Read More
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