New facial scaffolding device; Levin on leadership; best continuous margin?

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

A new device by Norwegian researchers can help rebuild the faces of patients who have been disfigured by mandibular cancer and help patients with loose teeth caused by periodontitis. The process uses artificial bone scaffolding that determines where new bone tissue will grow. Read this fascinating article here.

Marginal shrinkage can jeopardize the success of composite restorations, and a new study has tested different bonding strategies. Single Bond, One Coat Self-Etching Bond, and Adper Easy Bond Self-Etch Adhesive products were included, but which produced the best continuous margin? Read Associate Editor Rob Goszkowski's article here.

To be a good leader, you must possess a way of thinking and acting based on motivation, skills, training, and specific behaviors. Be ready to learn, and don't just talk the talk but walk the walk, Dr. Roger Levin writes in his latest Practice Success column.

During a period of time when dental group practices are under increased pressure because of the high-profile actions of particular organizations, the Dental Group Practice Association (DGPA) is implementing a new ethical code that works to ensure practitioners put their patient's healthcare first. Read more here.

Patients with late-stage oropharyngeal cancer that recurs after chemotherapy and radiation treatment are twice as likely to be alive two years later if their cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus, according to a new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University. Read more here.

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