Dentists abuse drugs differently September 4, 2009 -- William Kane, D.D.S., of Dexter, MO, never thought he had a problem. He just liked the way he felt on diazepam ... then diazepam plus alcohol ... and then meperidine. It was only after a nearly fatal overdose that he finally faced up to his addiction. Discuss
Amalgam foes seek to overturn FDA ruling September 2, 2009 -- Opponents plan to formally petition the FDA this week to reconsider its July 28 guidelines for amalgam, part of a four-pronged approach by which they hope to eliminate the material from dentistry. Discuss
AAID says implants are better than root canals August 31, 2009 -- The debate over how best to care for diseased teeth heated up last week when the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) issued a press release asserting that implants are more reliable than root canals.
Articaine wins in mandibular infiltration study August 27, 2009 -- Will mandibular infiltration ever replace the inferior alveolar nerve block? Researchers have been picking away at this question for years. An article in this month's Journal of the American Dental Association brought them another step closer to the answer. Discuss
Jury: Pulled teeth worth $2 million August 26, 2009 -- A South Carolina woman was awarded $2 million in damages after a jury found that a dental clinic in Florence had mistakenly removed all of her upper teeth. Discuss
If looks could kill, would your appearance be DOA? August 25, 2009 -- First impressions take only a few minutes to form and can be nearly impossible to undo. Even with the general acceptance of a more casual look in the workplace, how we dress and present ourselves remains important in determining the success of patient-clinician relationships. Discuss