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Kevin Henry: South African dentists face crossroads
October 19, 2018 -- Dental journalist Kevin Henry spoke at the 2018 Dental and Oral Health Congress and Exhibition of the South African Dental Association. In the first part of an exclusive series for DrBicuspid.com, he details the differences in dental practices between South Africa and the U.S. This column focuses on practice economics and technologies.  Discuss
How do acidic beverages affect restorative materials?
October 18, 2018 -- The demand for aesthetic restorative materials has increased as has the consumption of acidic beverages. But how do these drinks affect these new materials? To find out, researchers examined the effects of beverages, including coffee and an energy drink, on a resin composite, a compomer, and a giomer.  Discuss
Ensuring pediatric sedation safety top concern of anesthesiologist
October 18, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - When it comes to pediatric sedation safety, it is important for dentists and anesthesiologists to work together to ensure that properly trained practitioners are at every procedure, according to Dr. Samuel Wald. He spoke at this week's American Society of Anesthesiologists 2018 annual meeting.  Discuss
Study compares CBCT, digital radiography for pulp stone imaging
October 17, 2018 -- Pulp stones are nodular, calcified masses that may appear in the coronal and root portions of a tooth's pulp organ. When it comes to identifying these masses, is cone-beam CT (CBCT) or digital panoramic radiography more effective? Researchers compared the two modalities to find out.  Discuss
If a train is coming, get off the tracks
October 17, 2018 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg often has patients asking him about what they can do to live a more healthy lifestyle. He looks at one study that examined the link between a healthy lifestyle and chronic diseases, but notes that many patients aren't willing to make changes when the "train" of ill-health is bearing down on them.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for establishing trust with patients
October 16, 2018 -- The higher the level of trust patients have in the doctor and staff, the more successful the practice will be. Trust builds patient loyalty, ensuring lasting practice-patient relationships. It also makes patients far more likely to refer family and friends to your practice, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
2018 Dental Excellence Award voting begins
October 16, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 11 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New Toothpaste.  Discuss
Christensen: Ways you can increase your revenue and services
October 15, 2018 -- Dr. Gordon Christensen is the pre-eminent voice of the dental industry. Here he offers a comprehensive look at ways your practice can increase both your revenues and services offered. For instance, are there certain tasks you can delegate? Are you getting all the use you can out of your office space? Read on for practical ideas to help your practice.  Discuss
Exparel significantly reduces pain after implant surgery
October 12, 2018 -- An injectable anesthetic may be able to dull pain after major implant surgery. A recent study found that the bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension Exparel significantly reduced pain for patients who underwent full-arch implant placement.  Discuss
Can psychotherapy improve oral hygiene in young adults?
October 12, 2018 -- Getting patients with poor oral health to adopt better hygiene habits is an ongoing struggle. Trying something different, researchers examined whether a certain form of cognitive behavioral therapy could improve oral health behaviors in young adults with a high caries prevalence.  Discuss
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