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TOP DENTAL NEWS
Zirconia ceramic outlasts other materials in new study
February 13, 2018 -- A new study investigating the fracture resistance of restorative materials found that the strength of zirconia ceramic restorations rivaled that of intact teeth. Zirconia ceramic also outperformed glass ceramic and resin composite restorations.  Discuss
Treating our transgender patients
February 13, 2018 -- About 1 million people in the U.S. may identify as transgender, according to recent research. While Dr. Lisa Knowles understands all too well that there can be a learning curve with these patients, she asks all dental team members to focus on what makes us similar as opposed to what might be different  Discuss
Data show perio production rising in U.S. practices
February 12, 2018 -- Research suggests a major link between periodontal disease and wider health issues, and data show almost half of U.S. adults have some form of gum disease. So how is your practice responding? Dr. David Black looks at the per-practice data on periodontal treatment and offers some ideas to help your practice increase production.  Discuss
Do's and dont's for setting goals and targets: Stay on track
February 12, 2018 -- It's easy to get caught up in daily routines and lose sight of the big picture. Your practice vision will never be realized without setting goals and targets, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. In his latest Practice Success tip, he shares ways to help keep team members focused on moving forward.  Discuss
4 team challenges of being a hygienist
February 9, 2018 -- As a hygienist, it's common to experience difficulties working within a team. And when you want to be liked by and friendly with your teammates, it can be hard to know what to do in certain situations. Practice management consultant Jen Butler looks at four of these challenges and how to respond.  Discuss
Is the air in your dental facility making you sick?
February 9, 2018 -- Ever wish you could have a "Spare the Air" day for your dental office or lab? Could particles in the air be harmful to everyone's health? Researchers analyzed the size and concentration of nanoparticles in the air of typical dental facilities to learn more.  Discuss
The over-the-counter opioid epidemic?
February 8, 2018 -- Most of the attention about the opioid epidemic focuses on the abuse of prescription drugs, but pharmacist Tom Viola notes that over-the-counter products also can contribute to the issue. He details how a popular treatment for diarrhea may contribute to opioid abuse and also influence how you treat certain patients.  Discuss
Study seeks best cleanser for denture biofilm
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February 7, 2018 -- While keeping dentures clean can be a challenge, it is important for a patient's oral health to try to eliminate Candida albicans biofilm that grows on these appliances. A new study tested three denture cleansers on three different denture resins to find out how effective they are against this fungus.
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Oral bacteria's role in healthy blood pressure
February 7, 2018 -- The importance of maintaining healthy mouth bacteria goes beyond just oral health, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. He looks at the research that examines the role of oral bacteria in preventing elevated blood pressure.  Discuss
Leaders in Dentistry: Melissa Marquez, DentalOne Partners
February 6, 2018 -- Melissa Marquez began her career as a dental assistant before focusing on dentistry's business aspects. Her experience of working in private practice before becoming a senior vice president with DentalOne Partners, a dental service organization, makes her well-placed to discuss the challenges the profession faces in the latest installment of our Leaders in Dentistry series  Discuss
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