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Study: Few minority, poor patients get screened for cancer
August 22, 2019 -- About 75% of racial and ethnic minorities and patients with low socioeconomic status reported that dental professionals did not screen them for oral cancer during dental visits, according to a new study.  Discuss
Can SDF reduce restoration bond strength? Yes and no
August 22, 2019 -- Can the application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) affect restoration bond strength? The results are mixed, according to a new systematic review published in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.  Discuss
5 customer service mistakes to avoid
August 22, 2019 -- You likely wouldn't return to a business that offers bad service, so why would your patients come back if they experienced bad service at your practice? Dr. Roger P. Levin writes that paying attention to your customer service is key He examines five customer service mistakes and how your practice can avoid them.  Discuss
Smiles for Everyone launches free implant program
August 22, 2019 -- The Smiles for Everyone Foundation is launching a program to provide a free implant for selected low-income, uninsured patients.  Discuss
Want to improve dental education? Make it a game
August 21, 2019 -- Adding game-like quizzes to dental school courses may improve learning outcomes. A recent study found dental students who took mobile quizzes during class had more motivation to learn and greater course satisfaction.  Discuss
5 ways to design a scroll-stopping social media ad
August 21, 2019 -- You probably see ads for dental and other healthcare practices when you are scrolling through your social media feeds, writes Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari. She offers five ways your practice can take advantage of these opportunities, from storytelling to special offers.  Discuss
4 applications of cinematic rendering in maxillofacial CT
August 21, 2019 -- Cinematic rendering is a new technique that can create photorealistic images from scans of a patient's jaw and head. Researchers assessed the potential benefits of integrating these images into the evaluation of maxillofacial anatomy and pathology in a new study.  Discuss
Orthodontist indicted on fraud, bribery charges
August 20, 2019 -- A well-known orthodontist in Arkansas has been charged with 15 counts of fraud and wire fraud on charges that he allegedly paid bribes to and performed free dental work for a former state senator in exchange for legislation that benefited his dental clinics.  Discuss
CDC: Vaping linked to severe lung disease
August 20, 2019 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a cluster of severe lung disease linked to electronic cigarette use, or vaping. Patients experienced cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue that eventually led to hospitalization.  Discuss
Eating disorders linked with poor gum conditions, quality of life
August 20, 2019 -- Patients with eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia have significantly worse periodontal conditions and poorer oral health-related quality of life, according to a new study. Dentists and hygienists have an important role to play in identifying and helping these patients, the authors noted.  Discuss
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