Orthodontist sentenced to prison in ex-senator bribery scheme
January 26, 2022 -- A well-known orthodontist was sentenced to roughly 12 months in prison for his role in a public corruption scheme involving a former state senator from Arkansas, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Arkansas. Read More
NIDCR highlights need to improve health inequities
January 26, 2022 -- Healthcare professionals need to recognize and address disparities that lead to worse oral and overall health for some racial and ethnic populations, according to a January 25 meeting of the U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) advisory council. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Production versus daily goal
January 26, 2022 -- Hitting your big annual production goal depends on meeting your daily production goal. Dr. Roger P. Levin provides a few tips on how to meet that goal in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. Read More
What you need to know about the nocebo effect
January 25, 2022 -- The nocebo effect is real and can cause worsening dental symptoms and other adverse events, according to a review published on January 18 in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. In dentistry and other medical fields, the effect can lead to poor treatment outcomes. Read More
Leaky gut, leaky mouth must both be treated
January 25, 2022 -- A "leaky gut" and a "leaky mouth" are like leaky plumbing pipes, writes Dr. Alvin Danenberg. Just like pipes, a leaky gut or mouth can infiltrate the immediate area as well as distant places. And if multiple pipes are leaking, then you need to fix all of them. Read More
How AI is poised to reduce the burden on hygienists
January 25, 2022 -- Is artificial intelligence (AI) technology the answer to burnout? Sheela Roth explores ways AI-based technologies can help ease the workload of hygienists and make the lives of everyone in the dental office easier. Read More
Social isolation hastens tooth loss in older adults
January 24, 2022 -- Social isolation was associated with fewer remaining teeth and accelerated tooth loss among older adults in China in a study published on January 17 in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Read More
Do's and don'ts for efficiency
January 24, 2022 -- As we move through the post-COVID-19 era, it's safe to assume that many practices will see patient volume decrease. The good news is that specific systems-based strategies can improve patient volume even if it will be lower than in the past, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
How to talk to patients when something goes wrong
January 21, 2022 -- Accidents, such as pulling the wrong tooth, can happen, but how clinicians respond to these situations makes all the difference, according to a webinar presented on January 19 by the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention. Read More
Access to fluoridated water falls short at Calif. university
January 21, 2022 -- Employees with access to water containing fluoride can have related oral health benefits, but at least one California university is falling short of providing clean and readily available fluoridated water, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
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