Week in Review: Blood pressure guidelines; plus Texas reimbursement and stress changes

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

The guidelines for evaluating and treating high blood pressure have been updated for the first time in more than a decade. The new recommendations lower the threshold for hypertension and eliminate the prehypertension category. Read more here.

Also this week on DrBicuspid.com, Texas policymakers, researchers, and public health stakeholders recently met virtually to discuss oral health in the Lone Star State. Topics ranged from a record number of kids with public insurance visiting the dentist to a 1993 lawsuit that transformed reimbursement rates. Learn more here.

Are private practice owners or group practice dentists more stressed? Practice management consultant Jen Butler looked at the responses from two surveys more than a decade apart, and she comes to some interesting conclusions. Read more here.

Digital technology has drastically changed the world around us, and implant dentistry is no exception, writes Dr. Ross Enfinger. Gone are the days of freehand implant placement and compromised soft-tissue outcomes with less than ideal restorative results. Dr. Enfinger presents a case report of an implant placement performed in two visits using CAD/CAM and other technologies. Learn more here.

As the U.S. Senate debates the latest tax bill, there is still no action on the renewal of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program. That healthcare for children is apparently being pushed aside for no apparent reason is difficult to stomach, no matter which side of the aisle you sit.

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