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Prophylaxis antibiotics needed to prevent endocarditis? Maybe?
May 17, 2022 -- It is unclear whether prophylaxis antibiotics help prevent bacterial endocarditis in at-risk patients undergoing invasive dental procedures, according to a systematic review published May 10 in Cochrane Library. Read More
Cancer drug may have delayed man's oral surgery healing
May 16, 2022 -- A medication used to treat cancer may have prevented a 58-year-old man from healing following an oral surgery procedure, according to a case report published May 11 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Save Your Tooth Month Q&A with Dr. Samuel Low
May 13, 2022 -- May is Save Your Tooth Month, which serves as an annual reminder about the importance of keeping teeth and gums healthy. To mark the occasion, Dr. Samuel Low, a periodontology expert and chief dental officer of Biolase, answered questions about helping dental patients keep their teeth. Read More
How to code implant- and abutment-supported crowns
May 12, 2022 -- A standard Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature coding error is documenting and reporting implant- and abutment-supported crowns, writes coding expert Estela Vargas. Vargas explains the difference between these two types of crowns and shares why knowing the distinction is essential to avoiding denials and claim payment delays. Read More
Ormco launches online store
May 12, 2022 -- Ormco has launched an online store for orthodontic customers to learn, purchase products, and manage their accounts more efficiently, as announced during the 2022 Envista Summit. Envista is the parent company of Ormco. Read More
$424K grant will study how to get doctors to apply fluoride
May 10, 2022 -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health awarded a $424,000 grant to researchers at Kennesaw State University in Georgia to assess and reduce barriers associated with pediatricians applying fluoride varnish to children's teeth. Read More
NYU students perform robot-assisted dental implant surgery
May 10, 2022 -- Dental students at the New York University College of Dentistry have used robotic technology to perform dental implant surgery. Read More
Woman develops air in skull after debridement procedure
May 6, 2022 -- A 62-year-old woman developed a life-threatening presence of air within her skull when a dental clinic used an air-polishing device to perform submucosal debridement to treat her peri-implantitis lesion, according to a case report published May 3 in Clinical and Experimental Dental Research. Read More
Mothers get conflicting messages on fluoride
May 5, 2022 -- Mothers often receive conflicting information about the use of fluoride to promote healthy teeth, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. This conflicting information, some of which is false, makes it difficult for them to make oral health decisions for their children. Read More
Erika Babikow receives outstanding essay award
May 5, 2022 -- Designer braces company WildSmiles Braces will present Dr. Erika Babikow with a $1,000 outstanding essay award during the American Association of Orthodontists conference, which is being held May 21-24 in Miami. Read More
Hot Topic
Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.
Conferences
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Session
May 21-24
Miami Beach, Florida United States
Florida Dental Convention
June 23-25
Kissimmee, Florida United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States