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Imaging aids removal of rare ectopic molar in maxillary sinus
May 20, 2020 -- Imaging, specifically cone-beam CT, helped clinicians remove an ectopic third molar and an infected cyst from a patient's maxillary sinus, which is a rare site for a tooth to erupt, according to a recent case report published on the open-access platform F1000Research.  Discuss
6 steps to reduce the tension between dentists and dental hygienists
May 19, 2020 -- With dentists and hygienists feuding online and tensions running high, perhaps it's time to take a step back, inhale deeply, and practice nondefensive listening, says Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH.  Discuss
3-cm swallowed dental needle removed from patient's neck
May 19, 2020 -- Clinicians removed a 3-cm needle from a patient who swallowed it, likely during a dental procedure, according to a recent case report published in the April issue of the Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.  Discuss
Unmasking the Phantom of the Operatory: Taking the fear out of offering complete dentistry
May 19, 2020 -- Dr. Paul Homoly believes that, as tragic as the coronavirus crisis has been, it has created an excellent opportunity for dentists and team members to rethink their relationship with complete dentistry. In this video, he gives advice for how not to be afraid to offer it as practices begin to reopen.  Discuss
ADA HPI: Attitudes, risk assessment are drivers in reopening
May 18, 2020 -- About half of dental practices in states that were given the green light to provide elective dental care have reopened, despite having no or limited supplies of recommended personal protective equipment, according to new data from the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI).  Discuss
Q&A with Dr. Steven Katz on the power of a simple phone call
May 18, 2020 -- In an age when Zoom conferences and electronic communication have become the norm, Dr. Steven Katz still believes there is plenty of power in a personal phone call. We sat down with the dentist from New York state to talk about how he has kept in touch with his patients during his practice's closure.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for reopening
May 18, 2020 -- Things may seem uncertain during a crisis, but eventually they will get better. Practices reopening after the worst of the novel coronavirus pandemic must be ready to treat patients and get their practices back on track, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
Brain infected with periodontal disease bacteria shows Alzheimer's signs
May 15, 2020 -- Porphyromonas gingivalis, the main pathogen that causes chronic periodontitis, can invade the brain, triggering symptoms characteristic of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online on May 5 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.  Discuss
Reopening the practice from a dental office manager's view
May 15, 2020 -- Dr. James Anderson heard from a dental office manager about what has changed in her practice since it reopened, as well as one of the unique ways the practice bonded with potential patients during the pandemic.  Discuss
Thoughts on a preprocedure rinse for the dental patient
May 15, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, tackles a hot topic as he dives into what he believes could be an answer for many of the questions surrounding a preprocedure rinse as dental patients start returning to practices.  Discuss
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