Tony Edwards

Tony has served as Editor-in-Chief of since November 2013. He has more than 30 years of journalism and editing experience, running such publications as BioMechanics, the Healthcare Journal of Northern California, the Western Journal of Medicine, and more. He is based out of's San Francisco office.

Articles by this author
2018 Dental Excellence Award voting begins
October 16, 2018 -- is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 11 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New Toothpaste.  Discuss
Great Expressions, DCA move up in list of largest DSOs
October 3, 2018 -- has updated its list of the 10 largest dental service/support organizations (DSOs) in the U.S. For the first time since the site began compiling the list, there is movement, as two prominent DSOs have moved up.  Discuss
Study seeks perio, RA link to oral microbiome health
September 25, 2018 -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontitis are chronic inflammatory diseases that share common risk factors. Researchers conducted periodontal exams on patients with rheumatoid arthritis to determine what bacteria were present and how these patients might benefit from periodontal treatment.  Discuss
Review: Soft-bristle toothbrushes may be safer
September 20, 2018 -- Should a manual toothbrush have soft or hard bristles? Answering that question involves more than just measuring plaque removal, so researchers wanted to know if the literature could point to a recommendation about bristle softness and shape for preventing soft-tissue effects, such as gingival lesions. They published their review findings in the International Dental Journal.  Discuss
2018 Dental Excellence Award nominating period ends soon
September 20, 2018 -- Join hundreds of your peers and colleagues in participating in the nominations process for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. You only have until midnight on September 28 to make your voice heard and help honor the best new products in dentistry.  Discuss
Researchers test CAD/CAM crowns' fracture resistance
September 19, 2018 -- All-ceramic CAD/CAM crowns are a treatment option for full-coverage restorations for endodontically treated teeth, but how do they resist fracturing? Researchers compared two kinds of crowns to see which held up best.  Discuss
What's the best scanning strategy for CAD/CAM restorations?
September 18, 2018 -- Using intraoral scanners for digital impressions is an integral part of any CAD/CAM process. But what is the best strategy for scanning a patient's mouth, and does it differ by type of scanner? Researchers wanted to find out.  Discuss
Which file is best for canal glide path preparation?
September 12, 2018 -- When using the WaveOne single-file system to shape a root canal, practitioners often create a glide path before canal preparation to improve performance. Researchers compared three popular systems used to create glide paths to see which performed best.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Common conditions may impact older patients
September 11, 2018 -- When your older patients aren't eating or cite difficulty swallowing, the cause may be a condition such as lichen planus or xerostomia, noted Dr. Jacqueline Plemons in a presentation at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Emmott advances digital workflow discussion
September 10, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Adopting a digital workflow can completely change how a practice operates, improving nonclinical office processes, time management, and efficiency, according to Dr. Larry Emmott. He spoke with about his digital workflow presentation on September 7 at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss