Perfect panoramics: Part I -- What to buy May 30, 2008 -- If you don't have a digital panoramic x-ray scanner, you may be hurting your patients and depriving your pocketbook. But which one should you buy? In this article -- the first of a two-part series -- we'll guide you through the marketplace.
Saliva provides early warning signs of cancer May 29, 2008 -- Looking inside someone's mouth may one day involve more than dental care. It could enable early diagnosis of various cancers, leading to more effective treatment outcomes and better survival rates. Discuss
Making early detection of oral cancer a priority May 28, 2008 -- Oral cancer has a five-year survival rate of only 50%. A patient's best chance of surviving is early detection. While a number of methods and new technologies are now available to enhance early detection, the panel is still out on whether there is any one best approach for detecting oral cancer. Discuss
Studies find link between tooth loss and cancer May 23, 2008 -- Do your patients roll their eyes when you press them about their brushing and flossing habits? Researchers this month provided yet another compelling reason why they should take you seriously. Three new studies suggest a strong correlation between periodontal disease, tooth loss, and an increased risk of developing cancer. Discuss
Keep your patients coming back May 22, 2008 -- The issue of "lost patients" isn't just annoying; it can be costly. If you have been in practice for five years, you have probably lost more than a million dollars due to unscheduled dental work that needs to be done on existing patients, according to Joy Millis, C.S.P., a presenter at the California Dental Association (CDA) conference in April. Discuss
Cone-beam and multislice CT measurements found equally accurate May 16, 2008 -- Planning for complex implants? Then you can get equally accurate measurements using either CBCT or MSCT, a recent study found. Other factors -- such as the size of the area you want to see -- may make a bigger difference in choosing between the two, the researchers say. Discuss