Emily Hayeseditorial@drbicuspid.comDental AssistantVt. tops list of states with best pay for dental assistantsVermont tops the list of states with the best hourly pay rates for dental assistants, according to a new survey conducted by the Dental Assisting National Board. Delaware, Washington, Arkansas, and Massachusetts rounded out the top five spots.July 19, 2021Dental PracticeHow dentists can ride the digital communication waveA surge in the use of digital communication tools during the pandemic has created new challenges for dental providers in patient outreach, with the potential for long-lasting effects beyond the public health crisis.April 26, 2021Sports DentistryNew CAD preop aid could help reduce radiation exposureA new CAD-based referencing method that uses a digital dental scan could help reduce radiation exposure before craniomaxillofacial surgeries, according to a study published on February 7 in the International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery.February 17, 2021X-RayStudy flags cancer risks from dental x-raysDental x-ray radiation exposure caused an estimated 967 cancers in the U.S. in 2019, according to a recent study published in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology. Of these cancers, the vast majority could have been prevented, the researchers found.February 16, 2021CardiovascularPatients approve of medical screening at dental officesPatients generally approve of getting general medical screening -- including blood pressure tests and lab tests -- at their dentists' offices, according to a new study. The results support a broader role for dentists in identifying conditions in high-risk patients.February 4, 2021Page 1 of 1Top StoriesDental HygieneKing Charles has some quirky oral care demandsA new book about the royal family has revealed some of King Charles' oddest oral care demands.Legal IssuesAssault claim led to arrest of 2 men running an illegal practiceAIUCSF gets $4M grant to teach AI to spot cavitiesTeam ManagementThe reason you chose to be a dentist may surprise youSponsor ContentWe care about what you think.