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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 April 20 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Teledentistry is vital for practice success
May 5, 2021 -- Now more than ever, teledentistry is vital for practice success, writes Sylvia Rochon. Learn why teledentistry became an invaluable tool during a challenging year and how teledentistry can help you gain control of your schedule. Read More
Secondhand smoke exposure raises risk of oral cancer by 50%
May 4, 2021 -- Exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke may increase a person's risk of developing lip, mouth, and throat cancers by more than 50%, according to a systematic review published on April 26 in Tobacco Control. Read More
Most adults, children visited dentists in 2020
May 4, 2021 -- About seven out of 10 adults and nearly nine out of 10 children visited their dentists during 2020 despite the challenges COVID-19 posed, according to Delta Dental Plans Association's 2020 report on the state of America's oral health released on April 30. Read More
Wisdom teeth could hold secret of regenerative medicine
May 4, 2021 -- Scientists analyzed five extracted wisdom teeth to conduct the first comprehensive single-cell atlas of the human tooth. Published recently in iScience, the study found novel insights into the working of stem cells and could pave the way for regenerative medicine. Read More
Treating dental pain with opioids triples patient overdose risk
May 3, 2021 -- Overdose risk is nearly three times higher for patients who fill opioid prescriptions after undergoing dental procedures, according to a study published on April 29 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Read More
2% of pediatric dental patients had SARS-CoV-2 in new study
May 3, 2021 -- Approximately 2% of asymptomatic children tested positive for the novel coronavirus during dental visits in a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Do's and don'ts for case presentation
May 3, 2021 -- When it comes to case presentation, it's not about you. It's not even about your practice. Your case presentation should always be first and foremost about the patient, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Dentistry's recovery from COVID-19 is closer than ever
April 30, 2021 -- Patient volume has reached 86% of pre-COVID-19 levels, the highest it has been since dental practices were closed for all nonemergency procedures in March 2020, according to data released on April 28 by the ADA Health Policy Institute. Read More
Dental Dose: What you need to know about bupivacaine
April 30, 2021 -- Bupivacaine's claim to fame is that it's the longest-acting amide anesthetic agent, noted Tom Viola, RPh, in the latest episode of Dental Dose. But how much do you really know about this amide anesthetic? Viola breaks down three key points in our video. Read More
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