Week in review: Traumatic dental injuries | New x-ray guidance | Medicare code

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Here's what happened in dentistry this past week:

  • A 2-year-old boy fell while brushing his teeth, causing a blunt cerebrovascular injury to the pharynx that resulted in an ischemic stroke, according to a clinical note published.
  • The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology published guidance this week no longer recommends patients’ reproductive organs and fetuses be covered during dental imaging.
  • A 12-year-old boy experienced a seizure after an orthodontic wire from his braces migrated into his temporal lobe, according to a case report.
  • How many times have you called a company and the agent who answers sounds robotic? Alex Nottingham, JD, MBA, explains why phone scripts don't work and how your front desk staff can answer the phones more effectively.
  • Finally, Glidewell’s obstructive sleep apnea device, Silent Nite mouthguard, is now eligible for reimbursement from Medicare under code E0486, the company announced.
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