U.S. study links extractions, surgeries to endocarditis
August 19, 2022 -- A notable link was found between invasive dental procedures, especially extractions and surgeries, and subsequent infective endocarditis in high-risk patients, according to a large U.S. study published on August 17 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Read More
Researchers recommend intraoral scanner to detect tooth wear
August 19, 2022 -- After studying its suitability for identifying early tooth wear, researchers concluded that Align's iTero intraoral scanner is a suitable screening tool for detecting tooth wear in routine dental practice, according to a study published on August 2 in the International Dental Journal. Read More
Tooth staining tops list of parents' concerns about SDF
August 18, 2022 -- Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) therapy is an effective and efficient treatment for early childhood caries, but the resulting permanent black tooth staining is a top concern for parents considering its use for their children, according to a study that is being published in the October issue of the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
How AI is leading the way to better dental health
August 18, 2022 -- The dental industry is on the cusp of a revolution in patient care and the delivery of successful outcomes, driven by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in key clinical procedures like x-ray analysis and disease detection. VideaHealth Founder and CEO Florian Hillen explains why. Read More
Penn. clinicians call on dental teams to stop monkeypox spread
August 17, 2022 -- Considering the U.S. has declared the rise in monkeypox cases as a public health emergency, representatives at a Pennsylvania health network are urging healthcare professionals, including dental teams, to help stop the spread of the virus. Read More
Dentistry is ready to leverage big data for better care
August 17, 2022 -- Dental institutions and practices are now well positioned to learn from one another by sharing data, co-developing improvement strategies, and disseminating findings, according to an article published on August 12 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Book Review: Ethically Challenged captures private equity intrusion
August 17, 2022 -- In her new book Ethically Challenged: Private Equity Storms US Health Care, Laura Katz Olsen presents a thorough investigation and analysis of private equity's involvement in the U.S. healthcare system, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis in this book review. Read More
Dental abscess germ causes rare carotid artery aneurysm
August 16, 2022 -- A 53-year-old woman was treated for a rare mycotic internal carotid artery aneurysm that developed when a dental abscess-linked germ infected the artery, according to a case report published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases, Innovations, and Techniques. Read More
NSAIDs or acetaminophen: Which med is best for orthodontic pain?
August 16, 2022 -- Over-the-counter analgesics can effectively treat orthodontic pain, according to a review published on August 11 in the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. The analysis found no significant differences in pain relief between common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen. Read More
Perceived discrimination impacts oral health of older adults
August 15, 2022 -- Perceived discrimination has a significant negative impact on the oral health of older patients, according to a study of Brazilian adults published recently in the Journal of Dentistry. To promote successful aging, providers must identify disparities to avoid perpetuating health inequalities. Read More