4 ways to show your appreciation for dental hygienists
April 5, 2021 -- Dental hygienists are the unsung heroes in dental offices across the U.S., so why not celebrate them during National Dental Hygienists Week? Victoria Martinec, RDH, shares some thoughtful and practical gift ideas to help you show your gratitude for the hygienists in your life. Read More
Beetroot juice changes mouth bacteria for healthy aging
April 5, 2021 -- Drinking beetroot juice can lead to higher levels of oral bacteria associated with good vascular and cognitive health, according to a new study in Redox Biology. The researchers also discovered the juice leads to lower levels of bacteria connected with disease and inflammation. Read More
Do's and don'ts for creating sound business practices
April 5, 2021 -- Businesses must do certain things to survive. Dentists may pretend that we aren't really "in business" because we are healthcare providers, but we are, nonetheless, and must act accordingly, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Dental-visit declines during COVID-19 uneven across states
April 2, 2021 -- Visits to dental offices declined across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some states fared much better than others, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Dental Dose: 3 things you don't know about articaine
April 2, 2021 -- Chances are, articaine is the local anesthetic of choice in your office. But how well do you know the ever-popular agent? In this episode of Dental Dose, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shares three articaine myths that might confuse even the most experienced dentist. Read More
Study shows lack of racial, ethnic diversity in dentistry
April 1, 2021 -- People who identify as Black, Latino, and Native American are severely underrepresented in dentistry compared to the U.S. workforce as a whole, according to a study published on March 31 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Let's talk mouthguards for National Facial Protection Month
April 1, 2021 -- April 1 marks the start of National Facial Protection Month, which can be the perfect time to talk with patients and families about mouthguards and other tools to protect against sports injuries. Oral surgeon Dr. Louis Rafetto spoke with about the occasion. Read More
Oral health, primary care must unite to achieve health equity
March 31, 2021 -- Though most recognize oral health as part of overall well-being, dental care remains out of reach for a large segment of the U.S. population, according to a report released on March 31 by the Primary Care Collaborative. Read More
3 practice tips as COVID-19 vaccines start rolling out
March 31, 2021 -- The past year has been a whirlwind for many businesses, but now there is light on the horizon with COVID-19 vaccination distribution ramping up. Dan Croft shares three pieces of advice any dental practice can use until it is able to recover to pre-COVID revenue and staffing levels. Read More
Can MRI help detect early periodontitis?
March 30, 2021 -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may aid in the early detection of gum disease by showing periodontitis-linked changes in the jawbones of patients prior to bone defects occurring, according to a study published on March 21 in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Read More
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