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Which endo file is best for reducing post-op pain?
June 22, 2018 -- Not all endodontic files are equal when it comes to reducing pain after root canal treatment. A new study found that patients reported less pain after being treated by one self-adjusting file.  Discuss
New AAP staging system aims to improve perio treatment
June 21, 2018 -- A new staging and grading system for periodontitis and classifying peri-implant diseases and conditions is one of the highlights of a publication on June 21 from an international workshop on periodontal disease by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).  Discuss
Are you all on the same page in your practice?
June 21, 2018 -- Being and remaining on the same page are constant demands of any dental office, writes Dr. Lisa Knowles. As technologies change and philosophies evolve, there is a constant need to update communication between the professionals and the patients. Dr. Knowles offers five practical ideas to ensure everyone in your practice is on the same page.  Discuss
How effective is water fluoridation at preventing caries?
June 20, 2018 -- Recent research is scant on the dental health effects of water fluoridation in the U.S., despite the public health importance of this intervention. Therefore, the researchers of a new study investigated the association between community water fluoridation and dental caries occurrence in U.S. children.  Discuss
CBCT shows aligner benefit to treating adult crowding
June 20, 2018 -- When patients with adult tooth crowding seek clear aligner treatment, creating space and improving their bone system are key markers of treatment success. Researchers used cone-beam CT (CBCT) to see if clear aligner treatment and interproximal enamel reduction benefited the mandible and maxilla.  Discuss
Kids with siblings fear dentist more than only children
June 19, 2018 -- Family structure may partly influence whether children experience dental fear and anxiety, according to the results of a new study. Researchers found that children with siblings feared the dentist more than only children and children from single-parent households.  Discuss
Managing pain for the adolescent brain
June 18, 2018 -- Fast cars, unprotected sex, and opioid addiction? The brains of adolescents are wired to take risks, and dentists are often the first professionals to prescribe opioids to this population. Learn how one expert recommended treating teenagers and young adults during a recent ADA webinar.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for updating your practice website
June 18, 2018 -- If your practice website looks unsophisticated, functions poorly, or contains obviously outdated information, it will create a bad impression and may turn away referrals and prospective patients, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Hire a professional to upgrade your website's appearance and functionality, and designate someone in the practice to keep updating and adding new content.  Discuss
New CE courses focus on handpiece sterilization, insurance
June 18, 2018 -- Two new continuing education (CE) courses are now available from DrBicuspid.com. One course focuses on dental handpiece sterilization and the second on insurance independence and reimbursement.  Discuss
Dental imaging products remain on U.S tariff list
June 15, 2018 -- The dental industry received mixed news in the trade showdown between the U.S. and China, as many dental products were taken off the list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them. However, imaging, optical, and anesthetic devices were not spared and remain on the list to have a 25% tariff imposed beginning in July.  Discuss
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