Bad teeth cost Californians jobs, self-confidence October 23, 2019 -- Can bad teeth hinder your self-confidence and chances at a new job? Many low-income Californians say yes. A news article recently explored the difficulty some California residents encounter when trying to get a functional smile.Read More
Periodontist must pay $1.3M in malpractice case October 22, 2019 -- A periodontist must pay approximately $1.3 million in a malpractice case in which a procedure to extract a molar in preparation for an implant resulted in bone and nerve damage, according to a judgment filed in a New Jersey court.Read More
SmileDirectClub sues Calif. dental board for harassment October 18, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has filed a lawsuit against the Dental Board of California, alleging it intentionally harassed the direct-to-consumer clear-aligner company's clinics in a planned effort to hinder its growth. The litigation further fans the flames between the burgeoning industry and traditional orthodontics.Read More
Case report: Repair of osseous defect on an implant October 18, 2019 -- Dr. Daniel Haghighi reports on the case of a 70-year-old man who was experiencing pain around implant #5. He describes using a laser to maximize treatment efficacy and to manage the osseous tissue and soft-tissue defects.Read More
Study: Dental specialists prescribe millions of antibiotics October 17, 2019 -- Dentists and other dental specialists wrote about 9 million antibiotic prescriptions to patients during a three-year period despite growing concerns of antibiotic resistance, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.Read More
NIDCR invites input on research initiatives October 16, 2019 -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is inviting input from research and clinical practice communities and industry regarding potential research initiative topics.Read More
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.