Let's have a conversation (not a presentation)
December 7, 2022 -- If you want to improve your connection with patients and help them make changes to improve their dental health, then you'll want to practice motivational interviewing and reflective listening, writes Dr. James V. Anderson. Read More
Debate to Better Dentistry: Dental therapists
December 6, 2022 -- In this new series hosted by Dr. Michael W. Davis, two prominent leaders in the dental profession answer the same questions about a hotly contested topic in the dental profession. Today's debate is on dental therapy and features Drs. Paul Casamassimo and Frank Catalanotto. Read More
Benefits of whitening before smile-enhancing procedures
December 6, 2022 -- In many cases, when an adult completes orthodontic treatment, their teeth are straight, but they are still not completely satisfied with their smile. Dr. Kevin Brown shares two cases in which he used in-office tooth whitening and composite bonding to rejuvenate patients' smiles. Read More
Meet the Cuspies 2023 semifinal candidates
December 5, 2022 -- is pleased to announce the list of semifinalists for the 2023 edition of the Cuspies. The awards celebrate the best and brightest in dentistry, recognizing outstanding people, products, and events over the past year. Read More
Overcoming staffing shortages with admin tech
December 5, 2022 -- Looking for solutions to end industrywide staffing shortages? Dental practices must adapt to the industry's harsh reality and deploy scalable, automated solutions to free up time and reduce administrative obligations, writes Eric Demers, the CEO of Madaket Health. Read More
Do's and don'ts for patient relationship-building
December 5, 2022 -- The key to increasing production is to create and maintain strong relationships with patients by becoming their friends. When you become friends with patients, they will be more inclined to take your advice and accept treatment, writes Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
Clinicians are feeling the pain of prolonged mask use
December 2, 2022 -- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experiencing orofacial pain, including temporomandibular disorders, related to the ongoing use of N95 filtering facepiece respirators and masks. The perspective was published on December 1 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Intraoral appliances routine part of dental practice
December 2, 2022 -- The fabrication and use of intraoral appliances are becoming a routine part of dental practices, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Researchers analyzed intraoral appliance application, practice workflows, and changes in practice trends. Read More
'Dateline' to feature dentist
December 2, 2022 -- Dr. Lawrence Rudolph, a dentist who once ran a respected dental chain in Pittsburgh, PA, was charged with homicide and insurance fraud in January 2022. NBC is promising new details and interviews in a December 2 episode of "Dateline" that focuses on the 2016 death of Rudolph's wife. Read More
Is cold plasma key to better tooth whitening?
December 1, 2022 -- Using a cold plasma jet to apply hydrogen peroxide gel for between five and 10 minutes may achieve significant tooth whitening for dental patients, according to a new study published in BMC Oral Health. Read More