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Study finds U.S. dentists' opioid prescriptions 'excessive'
May 24, 2019 -- The percentages of oral health and dentist visits are about the same in the U.S. and England, but what about the rates of opioid prescriptions by dentists? Researchers looked at the most recently available data to compare the rates of prescriptions in the two countries and found a vast difference, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Getting started with 3D printing: Video from CDA Presents
May 24, 2019 -- For many busy dental practices, a 3D printer can be a useful tool. Dr. Gerard Kugel, PhD, spoke with DrBicuspid.com about some of the technology's advantages and disadvantages at the California Dental Association's 2019 CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Discuss
Treating kids with an advanced lightwire functional device
May 23, 2019 -- Childhood is when dentists and hygienists should be looking for early signs of malocclusion, writes Dr. Martin Gorman. One method to address this malocclusion is using an advanced lightwire functional appliance. Dr. Gorman reviews how this type of appliance can help.  Discuss
Second Opinion: A comparison of 2 opioid alternatives
May 22, 2019 -- In this Second Opinion, oral surgeon Dr. Colin Bell writes about practical pain management alternatives to opioids, focusing on two specific examples. Dr. Bell also discusses new dental codes for reimbursement while emphasizing patient safety and practitioner awareness of the ongoing opioid epidemic.  Discuss
The personalized revolution is coming
May 21, 2019 -- Personalized healthcare will change how dentists approach patient intake and treatment. Dr. Dennis Abbott spoke about the topic and its long-term impact at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Discuss
New products, services highlighted at 2019 CDA Presents
May 21, 2019 -- California Dental Association's recently concluded 2019 CDA Presents meeting featured more than 550 exhibiting companies and thousands of attendees. As part of our continuing coverage, DrBicuspid.com offers a look at new products and services from Henry Schein, Benco Dental, Crest, and more.  Discuss
4 ways to promote heart health at your office
May 20, 2019 -- It's time for the dental office to be proactive about heart health, according to Karen Davis, RDH. Davis spoke about how dental teams can promote cardiovascular wellness at the 2019 California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for change: Implement change effectively
May 20, 2019 -- One of the challenges of a dental practice as a business is that there is very little time to identify and implement change. Whether it's revising the insurance code or revamping the entire new patient onboarding process, these changes have to occur while the practice is functioning at full speed. For success, you'll need to involve your team at every stage, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Sedation death of Calif. boy sparks state investigation
May 17, 2019 -- The Dental Board of California is investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who died after being sedated for a dental procedure at a practice in Oakland. The boy was undergoing an extraction under sedation but stopped breathing after experiencing complications, according to a post by relatives.  Discuss
Live from CDA: 1st day wrapup
May 17, 2019 -- ANAHEIM, CA - Editor-in-Chief Tony Edwards and Associate Editor Theresa Pablos bring you a first-day summary video from the 2019 California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting.  Discuss
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