Erin Archer, RNeditorial@drbicuspid.comDental EducationOral physician residency addresses changing landscapeAn oral physician residency program established three years ago at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine is giving dental students a unique opportunity to expand their skill set and embrace the trend toward having dentists do more medical screening during routine office visits.October 15, 2013Hygiene ToolsStudy: Regular scaling can reduce atrial fibrillation riskPatients who undergo dental scaling at least once a year have a lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, the most common type of sustained cardiac dysrhythmia, according to a new study in the International Journal of Cardiology.April 8, 2013Dental EducationShared dental visits work well with infants, toddlersShared dental visits for infants and toddlers can help improve no-shows and provide parents and other caregivers with a more effective oral health education experience, according to a study from Harvard dental school presented at the International Association for Dental Research meeting.March 20, 2013PeriodonticsResearchers unraveling the etiology of 'meth mouth'A study in the March Quintessence International examined the role of salivary pH in abusers of methamphetamine and found that salivary quality may play a more important role in meth mouth than previously considered.March 6, 2012PeriodonticsFlu season begs the question: To vaccinate or not?Healthcare providers -- including all members of the dental team -- are at high risk of becoming infected with infectious diseases and transmitting them to others. But research has shown that awareness of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases is lacking among dental professionals.November 21, 2011PeriodonticsLicorice shows promise in preventing oral diseasesCan a medicinal root that tastes like candy be used to prevent caries and treat alveolar bone loss in periodontal disease? A literature review in Oral Diseases found that licorice root appears to have many beneficial effects in the oral cavity, but the study authors caution that more clinical trials are needed.September 20, 2011Dental EducationHospital clinic focuses on family oral healthA program at a family medicine clinic in San Francisco is giving residents at the University of California, San Francisco hands-on experience working with young children and their families to provide preventive dental care and oral health education.April 24, 2011PeriodonticsMany physicians still resist doing oral health assessmentsMost primary medical care providers are still not comfortable performing basic oral health assessments, and many consider oral health outside their realm of practice, a number of recent studies have found. But efforts are under way to change this mindset.December 29, 2010DenturesBreast cancer linked to perio disease and tooth lossAs the body of research linking periodontitis with a host of other disease states -- including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and risk of fetal death -- grows, a new study has added yet another to the list: breast cancer.November 17, 2010PeriodonticsGender plays a role in risk for certain oral diseasesFor women, it's caries. For men, periodontal disease. Two recent studies attempt to explain the genetic differences that account for gender-specific predispositions to certain oral diseases.August 29, 2010Page 1 of 2Next PageTop StoriesRestorationsWant to restore teeth? Maybe crack some eggsA new biomaterial that contains an unusual ingredient and promotes bone growth has been developed and may be used for regenerative dentistry in the future.Legal IssuesDentist sentenced for claims of swapping scripts for cocaineOrganized DentistryABOMS names its 2023-2024 presidentAIOwandy to launch AI-based scanner at 2023 GNYDMSponsor ContentTelehealth for Dentistry? Yes, for Patient Convenience, Practice Efficiency.