Wisdom teeth could hold secret of regenerative medicine
May 4, 2021 -- Scientists analyzed five extracted wisdom teeth to conduct the first comprehensive single-cell atlas of the human tooth. Published recently in iScience, the study found novel insights into the working of stem cells and could pave the way for regenerative medicine. Read More
Treating dental pain with opioids triples patient overdose risk
May 3, 2021 -- Overdose risk is nearly three times higher for patients who fill opioid prescriptions after undergoing dental procedures, researchers reported in a study published on April 29 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Read More
2% of pediatric dental patients had SARS-CoV-2 in new study
May 3, 2021 -- Approximately 2% of asymptomatic children tested positive for the novel coronavirus during dental visits in a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Do's and don'ts for case presentation
May 3, 2021 -- When it comes to case presentation, it's not about you. It's not even about your practice. Your case presentation should always be first and foremost about the patient, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Dentistry's recovery from COVID-19 is closer than ever
April 30, 2021 -- Patient volume has reached 86% of pre-COVID-19 levels, the highest it has been since dental practices were closed for all nonemergency procedures in March 2020, according to data released on April 28 by the ADA Health Policy Institute. Read More
Dental Dose: What you need to know about bupivacaine
April 30, 2021 -- Bupivacaine's claim to fame is that it's the longest-acting amide anesthetic agent, noted Tom Viola, RPh, in the latest episode of Dental Dose. But how much do you really know about this amide anesthetic? Viola breaks down three key points in our video. Read More
5 hours vs. 25 seconds: Study shows promise of AI
April 29, 2021 -- Researchers created an algorithm that shows the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for dentistry. While it took humans nearly five hours to segment the teeth and jaw on a cone-beam computed tomography scan, an algorithm completed the task in just 25 seconds. Read More
TMD linked to exposure to violence in children
April 29, 2021 -- Adolescents who report temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain and jaw dysfunction are more often exposed to violence, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Read More
Good-looking teeth are in fashion thanks to Zoom
April 29, 2021 -- Having the best-looking teeth is now fashionable thanks to a spike in virtual meetings, the rise of online dental influencers, and high-end oral care products, according to a recent article from the Guardian. Read More
COVID-19 gives cosmetic dentistry a boost
April 28, 2021 -- In-person work meetings and events came to a screeching halt during the pandemic, leading most people to turn to videoconferencing platforms to stay connected. Such platforms have pushed them to notice the flaws in their teeth, according to a cosmetic dentist. Read More
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