Dental ethics show value in the time of COVID-19
February 26, 2021 -- The ethical principles that helped dentists through the 1918 flu pandemic can also guide dentists today, noted dental ethics expert Nanette Elster. Elster spoke with about ethical decisions during COVID-19 -- a topic she's also discussing at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
National Tooth Fairy Day: Baby teeth worth more than ever
February 26, 2021 -- Children are raking in more cash than ever for their primary teeth. As National Tooth Fairy Day approaches, taking place on February 28, dental teams may want to share the going rates for baby teeth based on where they live in the U.S. Read More
Dentists: Change your role, the world as COVID-19 effects linger
February 25, 2021 -- The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines may solve many of the short-term issues the world has grappled with during the pandemic, but problems caused by the outbreak will continue to ripple for years, according to a February 25 presentation at the virtual Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
How safe are aerosol-generating devices during the pandemic?
February 25, 2021 -- COVID-19 has made us rethink our norms, including the use of powered dental tools. Hygienist Karen Davis sat down with to discuss the safety of aerosol-generating devices -- a topic she's also speaking about at the virtual 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
Beyond that old fence: Tectonic shifts in dental hygiene
February 25, 2021 -- The science shows hygienists play a crucial role in providing whole-body healthcare, but practice norms haven't kept up. Dental hygienist Casey Hein explores the expanding role of hygienists in this column and in her associated presentation at the 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
COVID-19 pushed 1 in 12 dental hygienists out of the workforce
February 24, 2021 -- One in 12 dental hygienists dropped out of the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, which could lead to a possible hygienist shortage, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Read More
What do people think about others with missing teeth?
February 24, 2021 -- Many people not only consider income level a defining factor for tooth loss but also associate fatter paychecks and higher social standing with having fewer missing teeth, according to data recently released by online market research platform DentaVox. Read More
Why you need help with dental insurance billing in 2021
February 24, 2021 -- New year, same problems. In his latest column, Dr. James Anderson details how dental plans are changing -- and why they still matter. He also shares four tips to help patients connect with your practice in 2021. Read More
Antiviral agents may reduce virus spread from ultrasonic scalers
February 23, 2021 -- Using a clinical antiviral agent with an ultrasonic scaler may mitigate the spread of viruses -- such as SARS-CoV-2 -- that can occur due to aerosolization, according to a study published February 13 on the preprint server bioRxiv. Read More
What you need to know about COVID-19 and gum health
February 23, 2021 -- February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, and it couldn't be timelier as new research indicates COVID-19 is related to gum health. American Academy of Periodontology President Dr. James Wilson sat down with to discuss the link between the novel coronavirus and oral health. Read More
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