Are you pretty? A smile may be the determining factor
February 14, 2020 -- Try smiling if you want to gain the most attention this Valentine's Day. Men and women find the grin of a smiling person to be the feature that most affects attractiveness, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.  Discuss
Dentist ordered to pay $14K for illegally practicing law
February 14, 2020 -- A dentist in Wyoming must pay about $14,000 in fines, restitution, and legal costs for the unauthorized practice of law, stemming from a trust he set up for a sick, elderly couple, according to a court ruling issued on February 5.  Discuss
NIDCR grants $2.8M to oral, maxillofacial 3D bioprinting
February 14, 2020 -- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded researchers from Penn State University a five-year, $2.8 million grant to investigate 3D bioprinting techniques for craniomaxillofacial reconstruction.  Discuss
The impact of coronavirus on dental practitioners: Protecting your patients, practice, and the public
February 13, 2020 -- Global emergencies such as the new coronavirus provide a trigger to review health and safety standards in our practices. Maintaining hygiene standards at all times is essential, writes Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH. Be aware of patients in poor respiratory health, follow protocols, and keep your practice virus-free, she advises.  Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: Health history recommendations
February 13, 2020 -- This is the second in a yearlong series that is designed to help dentists and team members understand their practice management software better. Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of, offers helpful information on efficiently updating the health history.  Discuss
Interview questions that dentists forget to ask
February 13, 2020 -- If you're a dentist looking to hire a new hygienist, Rachel Wall, RDH, has a few questions that you need to ask at your next interview.  Discuss
Exclusive Q&A: Walmart Health's mission to provide 'affordable, accessible' dental care
February 12, 2020 -- We sit down with the new head of dentistry for Walmart Health, Dr. Roshan Parikh, to talk about how and why the company is getting into the dental game and what it means for its patients and your business.  Discuss
Regular dental care may help prevent strokes
February 12, 2020 -- Gum disease treatment may help prevent hardening of the arteries and maybe even major strokes, according to two new research studies being presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2020.  Discuss
Interview questions that hygienists forget to ask
February 12, 2020 -- If you're a hygienist looking for a new job, Rachel Wall, RDH, has a few questions that you need to ask at your next interview.  Discuss
Illegal teeth-whitening cases rise 26% in U.K.
February 11, 2020 -- Reports of illegal teeth whitening, which can leave patients with burns, blisters, and tooth loss, soared by 26% in the U.K. in 2019. That percentage may be higher since the data are based on customers' reports, according to an article published on February 10 by the BBC.  Discuss
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