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Imaging aids removal of aspirated dental crown
June 22, 2021 -- A chest x-ray helped identify a 9.5-mm dental crown discovered in the lung of an 81-year-old man admitted to the hospital for meningitis. The international team of authors behind the case published their report in the August issue of Radiology Case Reports. Read More
OSHA rule to protect healthcare workers now in effect
June 22, 2021 -- The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emergency temporary standard that protects healthcare workers, including some dental practitioners, from occupational COVID-19 exposure is now in effect. Nonexempt employers have until July 6 to comply with most provisions. Read More
Rise in adverse events for TMJ implants prompts FDA update
June 21, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 17 released updated information about temporomandibular disorder and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) implants, including the number of reported adverse events and ways the agency is engaging with patients. Read More
Do's and don'ts for patient financing
June 21, 2021 -- Practices can dramatically increase case acceptance by providing a wide array of payment options, including patient financing from a reputable company, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Read More
Dental Dose: The brief history of cocaine in dentistry
June 18, 2021 -- In the late 1800s and early 1900s, cocaine was an anesthetic agent of choice in dentistry, explains Tom Viola, RPh, in the latest episode of Dental Dose. But perhaps more surprising, cocaine has accepted medical uses as an anesthetic agent to this day. Read More
Rare 4-cm mucocele removed from child's submandibular gland
June 18, 2021 -- Clinicians removed a rare 4-cm mucocele that extended from the submandibular gland to the floor of the mouth of a 9-year-old girl. The case was published on June 16 in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. Read More
Long-awaited sequel to surgeon general's oral health report is coming
June 17, 2021 -- The U.S. surgeon general's 2000 report on oral health was a milestone in the country's effort to improve oral health nationwide. So what's taking so long for a follow-up to be released? After some delays, the wait may be coming to an end. Read More
What you need to know about dental honor societies
June 17, 2021 -- Unless you've had a mentor involved in a dental honor society, chances are you have only heard of them in passing or know they have something to do with the alphabet soup of letters behind a dentist's name. Dr. Teresa Yang gives an overview of four such societies and their fellowship requirements. Read More
Kids skip the dentist after general anesthesia procedures
June 17, 2021 -- Researchers from Scotland found a significant drop in dental care visits after children in the U.K. underwent general anesthesia for dental procedures in a recent study. The findings were published on June 4 in the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry. Read More
OSHA releases standard to protect health workers from COVID
June 16, 2021 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a proposed emergency temporary standard to protect health workers in hospital settings from COVID-19. Most dental practices will be exempt from the rules, but those providing services in hospital settings or treating patients with COVID-19 will be covered. Read More
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