Wayne Forresteditorial@drbicuspid.comDental PracticeFormer Mo. dental clinic owner-husband gets prison termA former Missouri dental clinic owner was sentenced to prison for his role in a fraud scheme with his co-owner wife involving their clinics. She has already been sentenced to prison for multiple fraud schemes totaling more than $1 million in Medicaid payments, failing to pay payroll taxes, and collecting ineligible unemployment benefits.February 5, 2020OpioidsMich. sues 4 opioid distributors under drug dealer actMichigan has filed a lawsuit against Cardinal Health, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen Drug, and Walgreens, alleging the four major opioid distributors are liable under the state's Drug Dealer Liability Act.December 17, 2019OrthodonticsWhich MRI sequences can best handle metal braces?What is the best way to overcome artifacts in patients wearing metallic orthodontic devices? The authors of a new study recently published in Radiology recommend slight modifications in functional MRI and diffusion-tensor MR imaging sequences to complete the task.November 20, 2019Restorations7T MRI may release mercury from amalgam fillingsMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 7-tesla magnet strength may release toxic mercury from amalgam fillings, according to a new study published online June 26 in the journal Radiology. However, the effect was not found with the lower-strength 1.5-tesla magnets that are more commonly used in the clinical setting, the researchers noted.June 26, 2018Oral CancerSNMMI: PET/CT predicts survival in head and neck cancerBALTIMORE - FDG-PET and FDG-PET/CT do a good job in predicting the chances of recurrence and survival for patients with head and neck cancer within two years of completing chemotherapy treatment, according to a study presented on Sunday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.June 10, 2015Oral CancerNew tracer could help HNSCC patients avoid surgeryWith the help of a novel radiotracer, researchers were able to accurately identify sentinel lymph nodes in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), potentially reducing the number of patients who need to undergo selective neck dissection.February 15, 2015HomePET/CT details hint at survival of head/neck cancer patientsJapanese researchers have found that several PET/CT parameters -- in particular, a ring-shaped area of FDG uptake -- are reliable predictors of survival for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Results of their study were published in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.April 14, 2014HomePET/CT details hint at survival of head and neck cancer patientsJapanese researchers have found that several PET/CT parameters -- in particular, a ring-shaped area of FDG uptake -- are reliable predictors of survival for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Results of their study were published in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.April 14, 2014Regulatory UpdatesIOM report hits FDA 510(k) program, offers solutionsAfter 16 months of research, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a report that concludes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's 510(k) program "lacks the statutory basis to make a reliable premarket screen for safety and effectiveness of class II medical devices."July 28, 2011Page 1 of 1Top 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 ContentWe care about what you think.