Kate Madden Yeeeditorial@drbicuspid.comOral & Maxillofacial SurgeryClinical trial to test material to regenerate boneThe Italian Ministry of Health has granted permission for a 15-patient pilot clinical trial to assess the efficacy of a biomaterial designed to regenerate bone in the mandibular and maxillary dental arches, according to a press release from the company behind the material.January 23, 2023HomeWhitmer's dentist husband retired due to threatsMichigan governor Gretchen Whitmer's husband retired from his dental practice in 2020 due to threats Whitmer received regarding her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report published in the Detroit Free Press.January 9, 2023Legal IssuesCDA files legal action against Delta Dental of CaliforniaThe California Dental Association (CDA) has filed a legal action against Delta Dental of California in San Francisco Superior Court challenging the company's adjustments to premier and preferred provider organization agreements that took effect on January 1.January 5, 2023RestorationsRheumatoid arthritis tied to more dental disordersPatients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) show elevated frequency of dental visits, but also an increased incidence of dental disorders, according to a study published December 15 in BMC Oral Health. The disorders include dental caries, pulpitis, gingivitis, periodontitis, and oral ulceration.December 19, 2022Dental PracticeADA: What caused the spike in dental spendingOn December 15, new U.S. healthcare spending data showed that dental services increased to nearly $162 billion in 2021. The ADA Health Policy Institute analyzed the factors contributing to the trend and what it means for the dental industry.December 18, 2022Dental PracticePatient-facing roles not tied to increased COVID-19 ratesCOVID-19 rates in dental clinics were not higher for people involved in patient-facing roles, according to a study published December 13 by Harvard School of Dental Medicine researchers in JAMA Network Open.December 15, 2022Dental HygieneNew cell type could help restore damaged salivary glandsA new type of cell found in salivary glands appears to help restore these glands when they are damaged, according to a study published April 12 in Cell Reports.April 24, 2022Immune SystemStudy finds new type of inflammatory response to plaqueA study published July 6 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America found a new type of inflammatory response to dental plaque buildup. It also may answer why some people are more prone than others to tooth loss and other inflammation-related complications.July 18, 2021PeriodonticsCould good oral hygiene improve COVID-19 outcomes?Medical imaging has helped show that SARS-CoV-2 infection could be accelerated through dental plaque and gum inflammation, according to an April 20 paper in the Journal of Oral Medicine and Dental Research.April 25, 2021RestorationsZimmer Biomet to spin off dental, spine businessesZimmer Biomet announced that it plans to spin off its dental and spine businesses into a new company as it plans to focus on its musculoskeletal healthcare business going forward. The deal should be completed in mid-2021.February 4, 2021Previous PagePage 2 of 3Next PageTop StoriesLegal IssuesDental clinic must pay $97K to settle civil rights caseA Minnesota dental clinic has reached a settlement in a civil rights case.ImplantsDentist to give $60K new smile to mocked OU football fanSugarSoda tax may be linked to drop in dental-related hospital staysInsuranceU.S. lawmaker asks companies to answer for poor oral care accessSponsor ContentWe care about what you think.