DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from fall 2015, as measured by page views. The most read article was Assistant Editor Theresa Pablos' interview with Bing Hu, DDS, MD, PhD, on local anesthetics and young permanent teeth.
Also featured are our popular Legal Cases series, Aspen Dental reaching a settlement with Indiana, another round in the ClearCorrect legal situation, and oral sedation's effect in children.
Are anesthetic drugs linked to tooth failure?
October 6, 2015 -- Scientists are one step closer to finding a link between local anesthetics and the failure of young permanent teeth, especially third molars. The drugs used in sedation can inhibit new pulp cell creation, potentially leading to developmental failure, according to a recent study. Read more.
Ind. reaches settlement with Aspen Dental on ad claims
October 22, 2015 -- The Indiana Attorney General's Office has reached a settlement agreement with Aspen Dental Management, resolving allegations that the company used deceptive advertising and other unfair tactics to promote services at Aspen Dental-branded practices in Indiana. Read more.
Legal Cases: Orthodontics, severe root resorption, and tooth loss
November 2, 2015 -- DrBicuspid.com presents this column from two lawyers who spend every day defending dentists in litigation and before the licensing board. In this case, a female patient between the ages of 30 and 40 presented to an orthodontist seeking advice on how to close spacing between her upper central incisors and between the lateral incisors and premolars. All complaints were about aesthetics, not function. Read more.
U.S. federal court rules in favor of ClearCorrect over ITC
November 12, 2015 -- A U.S. federal court has ruled in favor of ClearCorrect in a case involving digital data, noting that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) does not have authority over the data. The case has implications that could affect how the Internet is regulated. Read more.
Study shows oral sedation has prolonged effects in kids
October 14, 2015 -- Pediatric oral sedation for dental treatment often results in excessive sleepiness, nausea, and vomiting after the child is discharged, according to a new study in Anesthesia Progress. The findings stress the importance of proper postoperative instructions to caregivers, including possible complications, and careful vigilance of the child. Read more.