Lori Ronigerlroniger@drbicuspid.comDental HygieneOral health program makes toothbrushing fun for kidsHow do you get kids to brush their teeth twice a day? A 21-day oral health education program that provided in-school instruction with the goal of making toothbrushing fun had a big impact on the students, according to a new study in the International Dental Journal.May 3, 2018EndodonticsAAE18: Is newer technology better at reducing bacterial load?Are newer root canal instruments and procedures more effective at eliminating bacteria than their predecessors? Studies presented on April 26 at the 2018 American Association of Endodontists annual meeting (AAE18) suggest the superiority of one of the new 3D shaper file system but no differences among debridement devices.May 1, 2018PeriodonticsHow to take action to reduce periodontal diseaseHow can dental practitioners and organizations increase global awareness and prevention of periodontal disease? A new white paper and an advocacy guide produced by the FDI World Dental Federation provide tips on suggested actions for improving periodontal health.April 30, 2018DenturesThe future looks bright for 3D-printed denturesLess expensive but good-enough 3D-printed dentures will be a reality in the near future, according to a presentation at the 3DHeals 3D printing conference in San Francisco. Improving technologies are making denture production quicker and simpler.April 23, 2018RestorationsWhat are the consequences of early first-molar extraction?What factors should dentists consider before extracting a badly decayed first permanent molar in a child, and what are the consequences of removing or restoring it? Since there's no clear consensus among practitioners, researchers turned to the literature for answers.April 19, 2018DenturesDo certain techniques or materials produce better dentures?What are the best techniques and materials for making final impressions for complete and removable partial dentures? As there is no clinical consensus, researchers conducted a review of the published literature and published their findings in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.April 15, 2018Hygiene ToolsIs scaling and root planing effective for treating rheumatoid arthritis?Research suggests links between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis, so might scaling and root planing reduce signs of both diseases in patients with both conditions? To find out, investigators compared the effects of this treatment on periodontitis patients with and without rheumatoid arthritis.April 11, 2018Orofacial PainReview advises conservative approach for painful TMDWhat's the best way to manage pain in patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD)? Authors of a recent review propose a conservative approach that includes multiple kinds of treatments, including dental, psychological, medical, and physical therapies.April 10, 2018Orofacial PainRace, sex affect Medicaid opioid prescription ratesDentists are writing fewer opioid prescriptions than other practitioners, but prescribing patterns differ by a patient's race, ethnicity, and sex, as well as by provider type. That's according to a new study of Medicaid recipients published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.April 1, 2018DenturesTooth-related factors linked to perio bone lossTooth-related factors are linked to periodontal disease but systemic factors aren't, according to research presented at the recent 2018 American Association of Dental Research meeting. Results indicated that older patients are still vulnerable to bone loss, but minimally invasive treatments may reduce this risk.March 28, 2018Page 1 of 12Next PageTop StoriesDental HygieneOral health tied to HNC survivalBetter oral health is tied to increased survival from head and neck cancer (HNC).HomeGa. dentist has the world’s largest trove of toothpaste tubesDental HygieneStudents turn to lotus plant to design fog-free face masksDental AssistantDANB to offer RHS exam in Spanish in 2024Sponsor ContentWe care about what you think.