ADA and Congress face off over amalgam separators July 16, 2008 -- In hearings last week on Capitol Hill, the ADA reiterated its position that requiring all U.S. dentists to install amalgam separators in their offices would be an unnecessary financial burden. But government officials and public advocacy groups believe that cost is not the real issue. Discuss
Study catches dentists dirty-handed July 15, 2008 -- Most dentists aren't following the hand hygiene recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a study of New York practitioners found. Are they putting their patients at risk? Discuss
Oral piercings: Where fashion and dentistry clash July 14, 2008 -- Being a teen's dentist is not easy. You're already battling problems such as crystal meth use, smoking, questionable eating habits, and even diabetes. Now a new study has pushed an old enemy to the forefront: oral piercings. Discuss
Lie to the dentist? Not me. Never. July 9, 2008 -- A new survey shows about half of patients lie to their dentist. But a little fibbing doesn't have to stand in the way of good dental care, if providers learn how to pose their questions -- and when not to pose them at all. Discuss
Dentists ignoring high-risk patients' needs, survey finds July 9, 2008 -- Dentists know that some patients are at higher risk for caries than others. But research presented at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) conference found that most aren't following professional guidelines for optimum care of these patients. Discuss
OCT dental imaging July 8, 2008 -- Optical coherence tomography (OCT) dental imaging. Video courtesy of Dr. Craig Gimbel, Lantis Laser.
World's poorest can't afford fluoride toothpaste July 7, 2008 -- Fluoride toothpaste has helped many developed countries battle dental caries, and most developing countries are trying to follow suit. But according to a new study, this common drugstore item is prohibitively expensive for the world's poorest population. Discuss
Glass ionomers get vote of confidence at IADR July 3, 2008 -- TORONTO - Speakers at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting on Thursday lent their support to the use of glass ionomers versus traditional cements for dental restorations, linings, and bases. Discuss