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Is cold saline the key to less pain after root canals?
December 3, 2021 -- Using a cold saline solution as a final irrigating agent during root canal treatment may reduce patients' postoperative pain, according to a systematic review published on November 28 in the Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice. Read More
Dental Dose: The one supplement proven to work -- in weird ways
December 3, 2021 -- There's one dietary supplement that's proved to be medically effective but also to cause drug interactions and weird side effects. Tom Viola, RPh, explains what you need to know about St. John's wort in the latest episode of Dental Dose. Read More
5 ways to improve leadership
December 2, 2021 -- Leadership is situational. There is no one method, approach, or answer. But leadership does need to change as the environment changes. Dr. Roger P. Levin describes five ways to improve your leadership skills in the COVID-19 pandemic era. Read More
Lasers can help restore trust in pediatric oral care
December 2, 2021 -- Many kids have missed a dental checkup in the past few years, and the primary reason cited is fear of being exposed to the novel coronavirus. Dr. Samuel Low argues why lasers are one tool you might not think of that can help restore trust in pediatric oral care and get kids back to the clinic. Read More
HPI: Staffing affecting dentistry's full COVID-19 recovery
December 1, 2021 -- Patient volume is ticking up closer to pre-COVID-19 levels; however, staffing is one of the major factors keeping dentistry from making a full recovery, according to new poll results released in November by the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI). Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Staff longevity
December 1, 2021 -- Staffing will be the No. 1 challenge facing dentistry for the next five to 10 years, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. One of the simplest ways to address that shortage is to keep the staff you already have. Read More
Does your charting equal a proper legal document?
November 30, 2021 -- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to patient documentation. Dr. James V. Anderson offers 10 tips for making sure your documentation is complete and includes all necessary information. Read More
Penn Dental professor to study gum disease, comorbidities
November 30, 2021 -- Dr. Adeyinka Dayo, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine), has received a fellowship to study a link between medial arterial calcification, diabetes, and periodontal bone loss. Read More
Local exhaust ventilation can control aerosols, droplets
November 29, 2021 -- Dental procedures produce aerosols and droplets that can spread infectious disease. Local exhaust ventilation, however, can be used to control the aerosols, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Dental Research. Read More
COVID-19 testing kits can measure oral microbiome
November 29, 2021 -- COVID-19 testing kits that include preservatives can help researchers measure the oral microbiome, according to a study published on November 18 in NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes. These tests may be able to reveal a connection between the oral microbiome and COVID-19. Read More
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