Germ-killing mouthwash alters saliva, may up tooth damage risk
April 2, 2020 -- Using chlorhexidine mouthwash, which many dentists have adopted as a prerinse prior to dental work as a precaution against COVID-19, increases saliva's acidity and makes teeth more vulnerable to damage, according to a study published on March 24 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Dentist gets evicted, sets fire to masks, gowns at office
April 2, 2020 -- A dentist in Washington was arrested after dousing gowns and masks with some type of accelerant to start fires at his office in response to getting evicted for not paying his rent, according to news reports.  Discuss
Dentist who attended conference in Canada dies from COVID-19
April 2, 2020 -- A dentist from British Columbia died at his home from COVID-19 following his attendance at the Pacific Dental Conference in March. The man is the province's first COVID-19 death at home, according to a report from the CBC.  Discuss
15 ways to protect your finances during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 1, 2020 -- Plenty of dental practices, dentists, and dental team members are finding themselves facing a financial struggle in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. James Anderson offers some action items that can help.  Discuss
Podcast: Busting one of the biggest myths about pain control and COVID-19
April 1, 2020 -- Tom Viola, RPh, has some advice to share with readers on managing pain in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as some thoughts on smoking and marijuana usage in these historic days.  Discuss
5 self-care apps that can help you during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 1, 2020 -- Are you feeling a little stressed or depressed, or have you just had enough of being inside during the COVID-19 pandemic? Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, offers some help through the miracle of technology and your cellphone.  Discuss
How dentists can financially survive the COVID-19 pandemic
March 31, 2020 -- Dental consultant Sally McKenzie has put together a few tips to help dentists and team members better understand the financial situation of their business and what they need to do to survive the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Discuss
Maine dentists can't treat patients via teledentistry
March 31, 2020 -- Dentists in Maine cannot legally engage in teledentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite instruction from the state's governor to treat patients remotely, according to the Maine Board of Dental Practice.  Discuss
5 strategies to increase dental office manager job satisfaction
March 31, 2020 -- Here are five tried and true strategies you can implement now to show your gratitude and support for all that office managers do, all while improving your practice when things return to normal, writes Christine Alfano.  Discuss
Imaging aids removal of broken burs from third-molar surgeries
March 30, 2020 -- Radiography, CT, and 3D modeling helped clinicians remove burs that had broken off from high-speed handpieces during third-molar extractions and migrated to the mandibular body of one patient and the floor of the mouth of another, according to a recently published report of two cases.  Discuss