Dental care and children's lives; implant complications; communication with seniors

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

How the changing demographics in the U.S. affects your practice is an ongoing story. We cover both ends of the age spectrum at DrBicuspid.com.

A new global survey highlights how dental care in the school environment is helping to ensure that children have a healthy life and helping to eliminate social inequalities in dental health -- even in developing countries. Read Features Editor Donna Domino's article here.

By the year 2030, the number of U.S. adults 65 years or older will reach 72 million, a 100% increase since 2000. Yet there are many barriers to effective communication with these patients in dental practices. Dental care providers can overcome these barriers by using communication strategies specially tailored to older patients, according to a new study. Read Contributing Editor Rabia Mughal's article here.

At the Yankee Dental Congress in Boston, Philips introduced a new, free, online patient risk assessment tool called CARE to aid dentists in making treatment decisions and increase patient education. Read more here.

Complications are recognized as an inherent risk in implant dentistry, so a panel of experts recently published a safety checklist in the Journal of the American Dental Association to help clinicians minimize the risk. Read Associate Editor Rob Goszkowski's article here.

Just a reminder that we are closed next Monday for President's Day. Our newsletters next week will arrive on Tuesday and Thursday.

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