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Periodontist invents aerosol dome to protect patients, team
April 14, 2021 -- Restless nights became a common occurrence for periodontist Dr. Lara Ryan during the COVID-19 shutdown. As a dental professional, she knew she was trained to deal with airborne pathogens, but she wanted to provide her patients and team with more protection. Read More
Job loss, reduced income linked to dental pain
April 14, 2021 -- A new study from Japan published in the Journal of Dental Research looked at the effects of pandemic-related psychological distress on oral health-related behaviors. Worsened socioeconomic conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decrease in dental health, researchers found. Read More
Dentists play crucial role in COVID-19 vaccine awareness
April 13, 2021 -- Dentists are well poised to discuss and advocate for COVID-19 vaccines, according to a study published on March 24 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. More than half of parents said a healthcare professional could influence their decision to allow a child to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Read More
Making use of retirement plans to recover practice losses
April 13, 2021 -- Your practice likely suffered a loss in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Certified public accountant Bruce Bryen details why using an employer-sponsored retirement plan might be a financially savvy option for some dental offices. Read More
Gum germ imbalance linked to Alzheimer's biomarker
April 12, 2021 -- Cognitively healthy adults who have more harmful oral bacteria may be at greater risk of having a key Alzheimer's disease biomarker, according to a study published on April 12 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring. Read More
6M adults lost dental insurance because of COVID-19
April 12, 2021 -- Approximately 6 million adults in the U.S. have lost oral health coverage as a result of no longer being employed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from CareQuest Institute for Oral Health found. Read More
Do's and don'ts for handing off patients
April 12, 2021 -- Any practice that would like to improve its overall customer service should think about the almost invisible experiences that the patient goes through while in the office. This includes the patient handoff, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Use of dental gag causes cardiac arrest in toddler
April 9, 2021 -- A 5-year-old boy under general anesthesia for oral surgery went into serious cardiac arrest, triggered by his mouth being propped open with a dental gag, according to a case report published on March 26 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
What's your leadership style?
April 9, 2021 -- When Rosa Pasquantonio set out to be an office manager, she didn't think about her leadership style. But through time and experience, she's learned her day-to-day role often requires a mix of leadership skills. She breaks down three real-life scenarios where each leadership style shined. Read More
Burnout making dental students think twice about dentistry
April 8, 2021 -- Students training for dental professions are at increased risk for poor mental health that could lead them to leave their programs, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
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