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Salon teeth whitening leaves woman with charred gums
December 6, 2019 -- A woman in Ireland has been left with burned gums and possibly permanent damage following a teeth-whitening treatment at a beauty salon. She may have to undergo a gum graft to fix the botched procedure, according to news reports.  Discuss
A 5-step process for better retraction
December 6, 2019 -- Retraction comes in many forms, and there are many cases in which retraction makes our lives simple. Dr. David Rice shares a simple, five-step process for better retraction.  Discuss
3 ways social media is hurting your dental practice
December 5, 2019 -- Social media has been around for a decade now. Some practices are successfully managing their social media, but many continue to face challenges. Social media expert Rita Zamora explains three ways social media may be hurting your practice and offers advice on how to make social media work better for you, expand your practice visibility, and attract patients.  Discuss
How to manage your boss (the dentist)
December 5, 2019 -- Dentists are not perfect human beings, and each dentist has strengths and weaknesses. In his monthly column from the Dental Business Study Club, Dr. Roger P. Levin explains how team members can "manage up" the boss to help maintain a highly efficient, stress-free practice.  Discuss
JADA: Dentists underscreen for oral cancer
December 5, 2019 -- How often do you screen patients for oral cancer? Probably not often enough, according to the findings of a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.  Discuss
EDS launches new endodontic system
December 5, 2019 -- NEW YORK CITY - Essential Dental Systems (EDS) has unveiled a new endodontic system comprised of SafeSiders HF helical flat rotary nickel titanium instruments and the Endo-CSV cordless endodontic handpiece at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.  Discuss
Frequent, daily toothbrushing may cut heart failure risk
December 4, 2019 -- One of the best ways to prevent heart failure may be to keep up with daily toothbrushing. Frequent toothbrushing was linked to lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a study published online December 1 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.  Discuss
U.S. customs seizes over 20K fake Oral-B toothbrush heads
December 4, 2019 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 20,400 counterfeit Oral-B electric toothbrush heads, which were shipped from China and headed for a New Jersey property. If they had been authentic heads made by Procter & Gamble, they would have a value of about $96,000.  Discuss
Hu-Friedy shows HD Black Line mirrors at GNYDM
December 4, 2019 -- NEW YORK CITY - Seeing is believing, and Hu-Friedy believes that the HD Black Line mirrors it recently introduced can change how dentists and team members see what's really inside their patients' mouths. DrBicuspid.com had a chance to see the company's HD Black Line mirrors in action at the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM).
18,000-year-old pup with full set of teeth unveiled
December 4, 2019 -- Russian scientists have unveiled a prehistoric puppy, which is believed to be about 18,000 years old, that was found in Siberian permafrost. The baby pup emerged in near-perfect condition, retaining its teeth, nails, eyelashes, whiskers, and plenty of fur, according to news reports.  Discuss
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