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Global researchers call for radical oral health overhaul
July 19, 2019 -- Poor oral health is a global phenomenon and one that's not improving with better research and technology. To fix this, an international team of researchers is calling for radical oral healthcare reform, including universal oral healthcare coverage.  Discuss
Feldspathic ceramic scores highest in composite hardness testing
July 19, 2019 -- Researchers wanted to see which CAD/CAM composites for molars were hardest and held up best after toothbrush abrasion testing. After putting six composites through rigorous testing, they discovered that feldspathic ceramic scored the highest in hardness, but some of the composites might need periodic repolishing.  Discuss
4 tips to improve your practice's SEO
July 18, 2019 -- If you'd asked Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari about search engine optimization (SEO) when she graduated from dental school, she admits she wouldn't have known how to answer. Now, as a pediatric dentist and successful blogger, she has come to understand how important SEO is for a practice. She shares four tips to help yours.  Discuss
I'm a CPAP dropout: Why many lose sleep over apnea treatment
July 18, 2019 -- An estimated 18 million American adults have sleep apnea. The go-to treatment -- a CPAP machine -- offers a healthy, restful night’s sleep, but people often struggle to use it and as many as 50% stop using the device. However, the health effects of untreated sleep apnea can be serious. Following up with patients is key.  Discuss
Hiring the right people takes strategy
July 17, 2019 -- Your practice has a lot riding on your next hire, but how do you know if a candidate is really right for the job? Annette Igl of U.S. Oral Surgery Management has more than 25 years of human resources experience. She knows that to hire the right person you need the right strategy.  Discuss
Can autofluorescence find bacterial contamination in root fractures?
July 17, 2019 -- When looking for root fractures, conventional scanning methods may miss crucial clinical information. Researchers wanted to see if a fluorescence camera could measure the depth of these fractures and any bacterial presence in extracted mandibular second molars.  Discuss
Number of pediatric dentists projected to grow by 60%
July 16, 2019 -- The number of U.S. pediatric dentists is expected to grow by more than 60% through 2030, according to new research commissioned by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Without major policy shifts, this drastic increase in supply could overtake demand for services.  Discuss
What factors predict root caries in your patients?
July 16, 2019 -- Root caries is a multifactorial disease that can be prevented. So how can you identify patients who might be at risk? After reviewing almost 20 years of studies, researchers found that older patients who are tobacco users are among the most at risk.  Discuss
For patients, root canals are like pulling teeth
July 15, 2019 -- What's the worst dental procedure? It may not be root canals. The treatment faired about the same as extractions and prosthodontic services in a recent study examining oral health-related quality of life.  Discuss
Which stops caries better in preschoolers: ART or SDF?
July 15, 2019 -- Atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) is known as an inexpensive way to treat early childhood caries, but silver diamine fluoride (SDF) also has been investigated as a low-cost method. Researchers conducted a study to find out which method is more effective when treatment access is limited.  Discuss
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