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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
3D printing in your practice doesn't have to be daunting
April 8, 2021 -- Bringing 3D printing into your dental practice can be as easy as pushing a button, writes Sam Wainwright, dental product manager at Formlabs. Wainwright explains why industry growth and improved patient care will require equipment manufacturers to prioritize ease of use in their product designs. Read More
Low bone mass, gum disease may be linked in middle age
April 7, 2021 -- Low bone mass may be associated with periodontal disease in middle-aged adults, according to a study published on March 23 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read More
How the Corporate Transparency Act affects DSOs
April 7, 2021 -- The U.S. Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act on January 1. While the act was meant to highlight organizations that use shell companies for unlawful actions, it has ramifications for dental service organizations (DSOs) and affiliated dental practices, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis. Read More
Emergency dental visits rose 30% during COVID-19 pandemic
April 6, 2021 -- The number of patients who visited emergency clinics in China for dental problems increased by approximately one-third during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to the same period in 2019, in a new study. The findings were published on April 3 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Core values and hiring the right fit for the right job
April 6, 2021 -- What are core values? If you haven't given this question much thought, now is the time, writes Dr. James Anderson. In this column, he defines core values and explains why they can help you move toward creating the best possible team scenario. Read More
Researchers create safe space for children with autism
April 6, 2021 -- With vinyl chairs, disinfectant-scented air, unfamiliar lights, and high-pitched tools, a dental office can be overwhelming for children with autism. Researchers from the University of Southern California are working to make the environment more welcoming for these patients. Read More
4 ways to show your appreciation for dental hygienists
April 5, 2021 -- Dental hygienists are the unsung heroes in dental offices across the U.S., so why not celebrate them during National Dental Hygienists Week? Victoria Martinec, RDH, shares some thoughtful and practical gift ideas to help you show your gratitude for the hygienists in your life. Read More
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