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Oral health facts your patients don't know
September 17, 2021 -- How much do your patients know about oral health? Market research platform DentaVox asked 5,551 people how their lifestyle affected their oral health. The responses weren't always accurate, especially when it came to alcohol and smoking. Read More
Let's talk about Dental Infection Control Awareness Month
September 17, 2021 -- One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted is the importance of infection control and prevention. What better time to talk about the topic than Dental Infection Control Awareness Month, which takes place in September. Read More
Earliest proof of caries found in 54-million-year-old mammal
September 17, 2021 -- The oldest known evidence of caries in a mammal was found in the fossils of a monkeylike animal that lived 54 million years ago. A shift to higher-sugar foods likely caused the tooth decay, according to a study published on September 9 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Clinicians in Japan use navigation system for TMJ surgery
September 16, 2021 -- Clinicians in Japan successfully performed a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis surgery on a pediatric patient using a computer-assisted navigation system, according to details published on September 10 in the Journal of Medical Case Reports. Read More
Queen Victoria made wearing teeth a fashion trend
September 16, 2021 -- From mourning her husband's death to showing off love tokens from his hunting trips, Queen Victoria helped trigger the popularity of jewelry adorned with teeth, according to a news article published on September 10 in the British Dental Journal. Read More
Are too many write-offs hurting your financial health?
September 16, 2021 -- Are you repeatedly signing refund checks to patients? You may be passing off money that actually belongs to the practice, writes Dr. James V. Anderson. He details common errors and how to tally up contracted fees accurately. Read More
Medicare dental benefits are inevitable: A response
September 15, 2021 -- In his recent article, Dr. Marc Cooper painted his vision for why Medicare dental benefits are inevitable. In this response, Dr. Fred S. Ferguson continues the conversation, arguing that a value-based system can benefit patients, payers, and dentistry, too. Read More
How 3D printing can support remote education in dentistry
September 15, 2021 -- 3D printing became an invaluable tool that enabled dental students at one university to train from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Elisa Praderi writes why the situation proves 3D printing has been underutilized in education -- until now. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Where to schedule big cases
September 15, 2021 -- Where should you schedule big cases? Have you considered your day off? In the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple, Dr. Roger P. Levin shares why he gives this sometimes controversial recommendation. Read More
Orthodontist pleads guilty in ex-Ark. lawmaker bribery scheme
September 14, 2021 -- A well-known orthodontist pleaded guilty on September 13 in connection with a public corruption scheme involving a former state senator from Arkansas, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Arkansas. Read More
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