1 in 16 dental hygienists still not working due to COVID-19
May 11, 2021 -- Approximately 6% of dental hygienists who had been employed were not working as of March -- a slight improvement over the prior few months, according to a webinar hosted by the ADA and the American Dental Hygienists' Association on May 4. Read More
Protecting your practice when employees say no to the shot
May 11, 2021 -- Many practices are struggling to find the balance between protecting staff and patients against COVID-19 and respecting employees' perspectives on vaccination. What can you do, and what should you do, when a member of your team refuses the vaccine? Read More
CAD/CAM brings smile to patient with primordial dwarfism
May 10, 2021 -- A clever use of CAD/CAM technology brought a smile to a patient with primordial dwarfism. Researchers from Texas A&M University described their novel technique for creating implant-supported dentures in a study published on April 28 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
Do's and don'ts for staff longevity
May 10, 2021 -- Every CEO and business owner knows holding on to great team members is a critical success factor. In his latest Practice Success tip, Dr. Roger P. Levin offers advice on keeping your staff for the long term. Read More
Researchers find potential target for oral cancer therapy
May 10, 2021 -- Researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health believe they have identified for the first time how an environmental chemical receptor suppresses immune response in patients with oral cancer. Read More
Is it safe to use an ultrasonic scaler? It's complicated
May 7, 2021 -- Dental hygienists should consider multiple factors, including positive COVID-19 cases in their communities, before using ultrasonic scalers on patients, according to a webinar hosted by the American Dental Hygienists' Association and the ADA on May 4. Read More
Case report: Universal composite repairs leaking amalgam
May 7, 2021 -- This case report examines the steps taken to repair leaking amalgam. A 30-year-old man presented to the dental practice with a chief complaint of a sensitive tooth on the upper left posterior. Upon examination, the clinician diagnosed the patient with reversible pulpitis. Read More
Preventive dental care tied to lower Medicaid costs in NY
May 6, 2021 -- Preventive dentistry services provided more than just better health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries in New York, according to a study published on April 21 in the Journal of Dental Research. Participants who took advantage of preventive dental care also saved the state Medicaid program money. Read More
10 questions recent dental grads should ask new patients
May 6, 2021 -- It's that time of year again: Finals are ramping up, licensing exams are being completed, and a new batch of dentists are getting poised to enter the workforce. Dr. Mark Hyman hopes to make the transition a little easier with 10 questions new dental graduates should ask new patients. Read More
Consider pulling wisdom teeth before bone disease therapy
May 5, 2021 -- Oral surgeons should consider prematurely extracting the third molars of children before they start bone disease therapy to prevent jawbone destruction, according to an article published on April 20 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
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