DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read articles and columns from November 2015, as measured by page views. The month has featured another in our popular Legal Cases series by William Spiegel and Marc R. Leffler, DDS, and our report on the most recent ruling in the ongoing dispute between ClearCorrect and Align Technologies.
1. Legal Cases: Orthodontics, severe root resorption, and tooth loss
November 2, 2015 -- In their latest column, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler present a case on a female patient who came to an orthodontist seeking to close some spacing. How this treatment plan changed over time and what kind of follow-up and monitoring are required make for interesting reading. Read more.
2. 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.
3. Survey: Many pregnant women don't visit the dentist
November 10, 2015 -- More than 75% of pregnant women experience an oral health problem, according to a new Cigna survey of pregnant women and new mothers. The survey also found that almost half of the surveyed women did not visit the dentist during pregnancy despite having dental problems. Read more.
4. Nanodiamonds may prevent infection after root canals
November 3, 2015 -- Researchers have mixed nanodiamonds with gutta-percha to create a new material that is stronger than the original and has antimicrobial capabilities. The nanodiamond gutta-percha may be able to prevent reinfection after root canal therapy, according to the authors of a new study. Read more.
5. Legal considerations for practice ownership: Part 1
November 4, 2015 -- A course on what you should know when buying a practice is not on the syllabus for most dental schools. As dental attorney Joseph D. Jordan writes, new dentists often find they have little on which to base their life-changing choices when taking that first step into practice ownership. In the first part of this series, Jordan details the first two legal considerations: practicing due diligence and the formation of a business entity. Read more.