U.S. periodontitis estimates way off; are office romances worth the risk?

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

A study published this week in the Journal of Dental Research raises alarming concerns about the prevalence of periodontal disease among U.S. adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Periodontology, previous research has dramatically underestimated how many cases of moderate to severe periodontitis actually exist in the U.S. Read more.

In Practice Management news, we tackle the tricky matter of office romances. When it comes to mixing business with pleasure, dentists who become romantically involved with patients or team members do so at great peril: They risk losing money, their reputation, even their license. Read experts' tips on how to avoid these situations by clicking here.

Finally, questions abound about what glass ionomers are and which restorative treatments they are best suited for. Dr. Phillip Brown does his best to unravel the mysteries of these unique materials in our latest Restoratives Community feature. Read more.

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