Week in Review: Hidden camera ǀ Dental rap ǀ TB-tainted bone grafts

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Dear DrBicuspid Member,

DrBicuspid readers enjoyed a wide range of stories this week, including the pain of paying for long-acting local anesthetic liposomal bupivacaine and a new rap song and music video about the importance of good oral hygiene. However, the top story wasn't so light-hearted: A California dentist was arrested after someone discovered a hidden camera in his office's restroom, according to news reports.

Below are all of the top stories from the week:

  1. A California dentist was taken into custody after a hidden camera was found in the restroom of his dental practice.

  2. Patients want to receive the long-acting local anesthetic liposomal bupivacaine to help manage pain after third-molar surgery, but few are willing to pay for it themselves.

  3. Rapper and "Human Beat Box" Doug E. Fresh released a song and music video that teaches kids about the importance of good oral hygiene and its link to overall health.

  4. second patient has died after receiving bone graft materials tainted with tuberculosis (TB) that were used in dozens of dental and medical procedures.

  5. About 35% of dentists have implemented artificial intelligence in their practice, according to a recent survey.
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