TOP DENTAL NEWS
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June 18, 2018 -- If your practice website looks unsophisticated, functions poorly, or contains obviously outdated information, it will create a bad impression and may turn away referrals and prospective patients, notes Dr.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
How much local anesthetic should you use?
June 15, 2018 -- What's the maximum recommended dose for lidocaine or mepivacaine? The answer remains unclear as guidelines published by dental organizations, manufacturers, and textbooks vary, so researchers surveyed faculty at U.S. dental schools to learn more about the standards they teach.  Discuss
Overall tobacco use down among U.S. students
June 14, 2018 -- The number of U.S. middle and high school students who use tobacco products has significantly dropped since 2011, according to new data from the U.S. government. However, more than 3 million students still regularly use electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products.  Discuss
How a flow chart can help your practice
June 14, 2018 -- Is there a way to help your office improve patient and communication, get your team members all on the same clinical page, and improve your bottom line? Practice management consultant Jen Butler suggests to many of her clients that they use a perio flow chart to help. In her latest column, she outlines the benefits these charts can bring to your practice.  Discuss
Why do we have more tooth decay now?
June 13, 2018 -- The question of why there are more tooth decay and gum disease now than in the past isn't an easy one to answer, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. He tells his patients that while flossing and brushing are crucial, other factors are just as important.  Discuss
Green tea mouthwash may help patients with gingivitis
June 13, 2018 -- Green tea-based mouthwashes may rival chlorhexidine for some patients, a systematic review found. Patients with plaque-induced gingivitis who used a green tea-based mouthwash had plaque and gingival markers that were similar to those of patients who used chlorhexidine.  Discuss
Infographic: Professionally active dentists in 2018
June 12, 2018 -- How many professionally active dentists are in your state? If you practice in California, you've got a lot of company. If you practice in Wyoming or Vermont, you are one of the few. Our infographic breaks down the number of active dentists by state, using data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  Discuss
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