Tony Edwards

Tony has served as Editor-in-Chief of DrBicuspid.com 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 DrBicuspid.com's San Francisco office.

Articles by this author
Which digital alignment technique is most accurate?
February 13, 2019 -- Digital 3D scanners are revolutionary tools for measuring changes in orthodontics, periodontics, and tooth wear. As little research has focused on obtaining the proper alignment from the data, researchers compared three different alignment techniques to see which was most accurate.  Discuss
CDC survey: U.S. kids brush at 1 year but use too much toothpaste
February 6, 2019 -- Almost 80% of U.S. children and adolescents began brushing their teeth at or before their first birthday, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, nearly 40% of children ages 3 to 6 are using too much toothpaste when they brush.  Discuss
Wisc. tops U.S. dental health in new report
February 4, 2019 -- Which U.S. states have the most and fewest dentists per capita? Which have the best and worst overall dental health? A January 31 report from a personal finance website has the answers to those questions.  Discuss
Regular NSAID use may increase some HNC survival rates
February 1, 2019 -- Regular use of aspirin or another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) pain medication may increase the survival rates for certain head and neck cancer (HNC) patients, according to a new study. However, researchers caution that there are no specific regimen recommendations at this time.  Discuss
Are CAD/CAM resin crowns at risk for retention loss?
January 23, 2019 -- The use of CAD/CAM composite resin crowns for premolars is a growing practice, but there are concerns that these crowns lose retention or fracture over time. Researchers evaluated more than 500 crowns to find out if these concerns are valid.  Discuss
DSOs, private equity, and the future: An interview with Michael Roub
January 16, 2019 -- The past six months has seen continued growth in the dental service organization (DSO) market, including some major acquisitions and milestones. To get a sense of where these organizations are going, DrBicuspid.com interviewed Michael Roub, managing partner at Inflection 360, who has run a DSO and now helps private equity firms and healthcare companies find and complete mergers and acquisitions.  Discuss
Continuing education improves physicians' oral health knowledge
January 7, 2019 -- One way to improve patients' oral health is for family physicians to pass along useful information promoting better oral care. Researchers conducted a study with 100 physicians to discover the best methods for presenting oral health information to these doctors and if they retained the information.  Discuss
Study finds teeth whitening has positive patient impact
January 3, 2019 -- Patients spend billions each year on at-home whitening procedures. But are these products effective at changing the color of patients' teeth, and do they have a positive effect on their quality of life? Researchers conducted a study with nearly 60 patients to test one brand's effectiveness and impact.  Discuss
Congratulations to DrBicuspid.com's 2018 Dental Excellence Award winners
December 19, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Dental Excellence Awards. Please join us in honoring the best new products in dentistry. Awards will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting in February.  Discuss
New law provides $32M in funding for U.S. oral health programs
December 14, 2018 -- The Action for Dental Health Act became law on December 11, 2018, after stalling for more than 18 months in the U.S. Congress. The law funds oral health promotion and disease prevention program and also aims to increase access to care in underserved communities. It is cited by both the ADA and Oral Health America as a victory for dentistry and public health.  Discuss