Oral surgeon to pay $625K for slicing kid's lingual nerve
December 10, 2019 -- An oral surgeon in Virginia and her employer must pay $625,000 to a 12-year-old girl following third-molar surgery in which her lingual nerve was severed and that left her with lifelong issues, including the inability to taste.  Discuss
What do dental professionals really want out of trade shows?
December 10, 2019 -- Attendance for the Greater New York Dental Meeting was once again high, but getting attendees into the exhibit hall continues to be a difficult task. The people who attend dental trade shows are changing in terms of demographics and mindset, so what do these professionals want out of trade shows?  Discuss
Review links metabolic syndrome with tooth loss
December 10, 2019 -- A new review published in the December edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association has linked metabolic syndrome with tooth loss. People with metabolic syndrome had fewer teeth and were more likely to have nonfunctional dentition, the review found.  Discuss
Woman causes stir with ad for $400 braces for kids
December 9, 2019 -- An ad by a woman in Florida who claims she can give a child braces and 12 months of treatments for $400 has medical professionals and the public cringing, according to news reports.  Discuss
Biolase rolls out the Epic Hygiene laser at GNYDM
December 9, 2019 -- While at the recent Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM), was one of the first to see the new Epic Hygiene laser from Biolase. The laser has now officially been granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance.  Discuss
Is cellphone use linked to rise in head, neck injuries?
December 9, 2019 -- The number of head and neck injuries related to cellphone use has increased steadily over a recent 20-year period, according to a study published December 5 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for organization: Use checklists for better organization
December 9, 2019 -- A checklist can be a game changer when it comes to healthcare, helping to create incredible efficiency and stability in busy dental practices. Dr. Roger P. Levin offers some simple tips on using checklists for better practice organization.  Discuss
Salon teeth whitening leaves woman with charred gums
December 6, 2019 -- A woman in Ireland has been left with burned gums and possibly permanent damage following a teeth-whitening treatment at a beauty salon. She may have to undergo a gum graft to fix the botched procedure, according to news reports.  Discuss
A 5-step process for better retraction
December 6, 2019 -- Retraction comes in many forms, and there are many cases in which retraction makes our lives simple. Dr. David Rice shares a simple, five-step process for better retraction.  Discuss
3 ways social media is hurting your dental practice
December 5, 2019 -- Social media has been around for a decade now. Some practices are successfully managing their social media, but many continue to face challenges. Social media expert Rita Zamora explains three ways social media may be hurting your practice and offers advice on how to make social media work better for you, expand your practice visibility, and attract patients.  Discuss
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