Use of povidone-iodine rinse may lead to iodine toxicity
October 26, 2021 -- Gargling with povidone-iodine mouthwash, which has been used as a preprocedural rinse to control COVID-19 in dentistry, may result in a high ingestion rate of iodine, according to a study published October 21 in Biological Trace Element Research. Read More
Sealant keeps kids caries-free longer, saves money
October 26, 2021 -- Treating the molars of young children with sealant enables them to stay caries-free longer, while potentially saving the U.S. health system an estimated $149 million per year, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
How to keep your team
October 26, 2021 -- Today it seems that the No. 1 topic in dentistry is staffing. This makes sense because we believe that staffing will be the top challenge facing dental practices for the next five to 10 years. Read More
Is it time to offer more financing options to dental patients?
October 25, 2021 -- Though many patients struggle to pay for dental treatment, many dentists fail to offer financing options, according to survey data recently released by dental financing service Sunbit. Read More
Dentist to pay $100K to settle U.S. military health fraud claim
October 25, 2021 -- A dentist in South Korea who treats U.S. military service members and their families has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a case in which the dentist allegedly fraudulently billed a government healthcare program for services never performed. Read More
Do's and don'ts for the future of the practice
October 25, 2021 -- A vision enables the practice to focus on objectives. The excitement of pursuing a realistic vision makes working in the practice a more rewarding experience, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Woman loses vision in one eye due to tooth infection-induced cellulitis
October 22, 2021 -- A 54-year-old woman lost vision in one eye after developing orbital cellulitis following a tooth extraction, according to a recent case report published in Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
5 things to consider when buying used dental equipment
October 22, 2021 -- Purchasing refurbished or used dental equipment has less guidance than purchasing brand new equipment. You may be worried about the item's history and why the seller has brought it into the market. Purchasing manager Ayat Huseen gives five tips to ensure you don't get a raw deal. Read More
Second Opinion: Data needed now for dental Medicare plan
October 21, 2021 -- Political lobbying around Medicare dental benefits misses one key point: Seniors need dental benefits now. In this Second Opinion piece, Dr. Margaret Scarlett writes why data collection is essential to creating an immediate program that works for Medicare beneficiaries and small business dentists. Read More
Dentists overprescribe opioids despite knowledge of alternatives
October 21, 2021 -- Dentists continue to overprescribe opioids to their patients despite being aware of the effectiveness of nonopioid analgesics for managing dental pain, according to the results of a Georgetown University survey published on October 21 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
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