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
Does CBCT top panoramic images for accuracy?
December 12, 2018 -- Researchers asked residents in oral surgery and orthodontics to make a diagnosis for nine different conditions by first looking at a panoramic radiograph and then at a cone-beam CT (CBCT) image. They reported on which modality was more accurate and the factors that might influence imaging decisions in a new study.  Discuss
Study: Opioid prescriptions by dentists linked to abuse risk
December 3, 2018 -- Opioid prescriptions by dentists and oral surgeons may lead to a statistically significant increased risk of persistent opioid use and abuse for adolescents and young adults, according to a major new study in JAMA Internal Medicine on December 3.  Discuss
Survey: Most U.S. dentists support adding dental to Medicare
November 21, 2018 -- A majority of respondents to a survey of 20,000 U.S. dentists support adding dental coverage to Medicare, according to research from the ADA's Health Policy Institute and Oral Health America. The survey findings were presented at the recent American Public Health Association annual meeting.  Discuss
Can CAD/CAM framework support a full-arch fixed prosthesis?
November 21, 2018 -- Is a CAD/CAM framework an alternative to a cast framework when restoring an edentulous arch? A new study followed 15 patients with 20 edentulous arches for almost four years to find out.  Discuss
FDA proposes limits on e-cigarette sales to kids
November 16, 2018 -- Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and their flavor delivering systems, known as pods, will continue to be sold in U.S. stores but only in areas that are off-limits to minors, according to a November 15 directive from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD.  Discuss
MetLife again tops list of large-group dental carriers
November 14, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com brings you an updated list of the top five large-group dental carriers in the U.S. While it is no surprise that MetLife is the first company on the list, four of the five companies saw their total dental premiums drop from 2017 to 2018.  Discuss
Study reports epinephrine safe in heart failure patients
November 13, 2018 -- Should epinephrine be used with local anesthesia for dental procedures in adult patients who previously had heart failure? Researchers reported their answer to this question in a poster at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions on November 11.  Discuss
Study: Oral disorders top global health burdens
November 13, 2018 -- In a major new study, oral disorders such as caries, periodontal disease, and edentulism were the most-reported health disorders worldwide in 2017 for both men and women. The good news is that, except for periodontitis, the prevalence of these disorders appears to be decreasing.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting ends November 15
November 12, 2018 -- Time is running out to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Voting ends on November 15, 2018.  Discuss
U.S. voters decide on dental-related issues
November 7, 2018 -- U.S. citizens headed to the polls on November 6 to weigh in on a number of dental-related issues in the midterm election. Local and state ballot measures ranged from community water fluoridation to the future of soda taxes, and five dentists were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  Discuss