Gum disease may be a risk factor for alopecia
November 23, 2022 -- Patients with periodontitis may be at a much greater risk of developing alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease characterized by hair loss, according to a study published on November 17 in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Read More
Lawmakers seek probe into UIC dental professor's alleged racism
November 23, 2022 -- U.S. and Illinois legislators on November 21 called for an investigation into claims that a University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry professor uses "disturbing racist imagery," including a presentation that allegedly features a picture of a noose. Read More
WHO calls for universal oral health coverage by 2030
November 23, 2022 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) called for universal oral healthcare coverage in a commentary published on November 18 in The Lancet. Read More
Technology is moving dentistry forward despite gloomy data
November 22, 2022 -- According to statistics, production is down, collections are stagnant, and operational costs are through the roof, causing many dentists to panic. Dr. James V. Anderson shares one key point missing from the big data. Read More
Ortho patients prefer in-person visits to teledentistry
November 22, 2022 -- Orthodontic patients prefer face-to-face interactions with their providers rather than teledentistry, according to a study published on November 19 in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Read More
2 pitfalls to avoid when growing your dental group practice
November 21, 2022 -- While private practice ownership has declined, group practice affiliation has risen. If you're considering starting or growing a group dental practice, Dan Croft from TD Bank shares two pitfalls you should strive to avoid. Read More
Kumail Nanjiani went 15 years without visiting the dentist
November 21, 2022 -- Oscar-nominated writer and Emmy-nominated actor Kumail Nanjiani did not visit a dentist for a span of 15 years. Nanjiani recounted the experience during his recent appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." He also broke a tooth while filming his new miniseries that required six procedures to fix it. Read More
Do's and don'ts for preparing a disaster recovery plan
November 21, 2022 -- When it comes to events that can completely disrupt your practice, you should hope for the best and plan for the worst. Whether that disruptive event is a flood or fire, extended power outage, or doctor incapacitation, bad things can happen to good practices, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
1 in 10 U.S. dental hygiene students consider suicide
November 18, 2022 -- About 4 in 10 dental hygiene students in the U.S. reported moderate or severe levels of depression, and nearly 1 in 10 reported thinking about suicide in the last year, according to a study published on November 16 in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. Read More
ADA urges dentists to support Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act
November 18, 2022 -- The ADA is urging U.S. dentists to contact their senators and ask that they support the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act. Read More