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Review suggests link between perio disease, obesity
December 12, 2019 -- Does body weight affect the likelihood that a patient may have periodontal disease? Evidence suggests it does, according to a recent review published in the British Dental Journal.  Discuss
Taking the pain out of switching hats between clinician, CEO
December 12, 2019 -- If you struggle between switching from clinician to business owner throughout the day, dental consultant Lynne Leggett of Victory Dental Management shares some tips to help you painlessly "switch hats."  Discuss
U.S. troops could seek money for medical errors if law passes
December 12, 2019 -- Service members in the U.S. will have the opportunity to seek compensation when they are injured due to military doctors' medical blunders, such as undetected dental problems or inaccurate diagnoses, if a new defense act is signed into law.  Discuss
Ore. clinic admits dirty instruments used on patients
December 11, 2019 -- A healthcare provider that manages a health clinic in Oregon has admitted that a dentist there used instruments that weren't properly sterilized on six patients in November, according to a local news report.  Discuss
One hygienist's perspective of working for a DSO
December 11, 2019 -- What it is really like to work for a dental service organization (DSO)? In the first in a new series that will feature various team members from group practices, dental hygienist Steven JC Dunn offers a real, firsthand account of what it's like to work inside a DSO.  Discuss
Ransomware attack leaves 100 dental practices struggling
December 11, 2019 -- A company in Colorado that specializes in providing IT services to dental practices experienced a ransomware attack that has been plaguing operations at about 100 dental offices since November, according to news reports.  Discuss
Acupuncture eases radiation-induced dry mouth
December 11, 2019 -- Acupuncture should be considered as a preventive measure for radiation-induced dry mouth in patients undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, based on the findings of a new study published on December 6 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Oral surgeon to pay $625K for slicing kid's lingual nerve
December 10, 2019 -- An oral surgeon in Virginia and her employer must pay $625,000 to a 12-year-old girl following third-molar surgery in which her lingual nerve was severed and that left her with lifelong issues, including the inability to taste.  Discuss
What do dental professionals really want out of trade shows?
December 10, 2019 -- Attendance for the Greater New York Dental Meeting was once again high, but getting attendees into the exhibit hall continues to be a difficult task. The people who attend dental trade shows are changing in terms of demographics and mindset, so what do these professionals want out of trade shows?  Discuss
Review links metabolic syndrome with tooth loss
December 10, 2019 -- A new review published in the December edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association has linked metabolic syndrome with tooth loss. People with metabolic syndrome had fewer teeth and were more likely to have nonfunctional dentition, the review found.  Discuss
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