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Antibody study shows higher COVID-19 risk for dental teams
June 3, 2021 -- Dental professionals in the U.K. had an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 during the pandemic's first wave, according to a study published on June 2 in the Journal of Dental Research. SARS-CoV-2 antibodies were nearly three times more prevalent in dental professionals than the general population. Read More
Twitter can be useful for dental education
June 3, 2021 -- Twitter can be useful for dental education, according to a review published in the Journal of Dental Education. The social media network's open access platform, limited advertisements, and free registration make it an appealing tool for students' interactive learning, the authors wrote. Read More
Adults remember losing baby teeth fondly
June 3, 2021 -- For nearly 40% of adults, losing a baby tooth is their earliest dental memory -- and an event many remember fondly. The findings come from a survey released on May 26 by online market research platform DentaVox. Read More
Poor oral health hides case of immunoglobulin G4-related disease
June 2, 2021 -- A 38-year-old man was diagnosed with a rare case of immunoglobulin G4-related periodontitis after presenting with severely enlarged gums. The case was published on May 28 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Reactivating patients
June 2, 2021 -- Reactivating patients is the No. 1 factor for increasing practice production today, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in the first episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. But what does that mean and how can you put reactivation into place? Read More
AAE supports vital pulp therapy for mature teeth
June 1, 2021 -- The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) supports vital pulp therapy as a treatment option for patients who have adult teeth with injured pulps and fully formed roots, according to a position statement released on May 24. Read More
Do's and don'ts for educating patients about oral health
June 1, 2021 -- Your goal is to provide excellent care every day, but you should also always take the opportunity to educate patients about their oral health. In fact, you should make it part of your practice mission, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Dental graduate medical costs are a growing investment
May 28, 2021 -- Dental graduate medical education is a growing public investment that policy may need to address, according to a study published on May 27 in JAMA Network Open. The Medicare program spends millions each year supporting dental education programs, despite limited support for Medicare beneficiaries. Read More
Spanish researchers quantify the perfect celebrity smile
May 28, 2021 -- It turns out celebrity smiles differ quite a bit from the grins of us regular folk. Photos of smiling celebrities showed numerous deviations from the smiles of Spanish dental students in a study published on May 19 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
New salivary protein wiki paves way for novel therapies
May 28, 2021 -- Researchers have developed a new public platform to identify and curate data on the thousands of proteins in saliva, potentially paving the way for saliva-based diagnostics, precision dentistry, and personalized treatments for oral and systemic diseases. Read More
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