Majority of Americans favor adding dental services to Medicare
January 17, 2023 -- A majority of the U.S. population would welcome Medicare expanding its services, with most wanting vision and dental services added, according to a report published on January 10 by Read More
Study to explore cannabis-altered oral bacteria and brain
January 17, 2023 -- Researchers from universities in South Carolina and North Carolina were awarded $3.7 million to explore further alterations that cannabis smoking makes to the community of microorganisms in the mouth and how those changes affect the brain. Read More
Do's and don'ts for increasing production with outside financing
January 17, 2023 -- For patients who face significant out-of-pocket costs for treatment, the availability of financing often makes the difference between accepting and rejecting your recommendation. By making treatment affordable, an installment payment plan from a reputable lender opens the door for increased practice production, writes Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
UAE-based investor acquires DSO Dental Care Alliance
January 17, 2023 -- Mubadala Investment Company, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), has acquired dental service organization (DSO) Dental Care Alliance, which has nearly 400 affiliated dental practices in the U.S. Read More
Imaging methods monitor dental caries activity after restoration
January 13, 2023 -- Nondestructive short-wave infrared reflectance and optical coherence tomography can safely monitor the activity of secondary caries lesions, findings published January 10 in the Journal of Biomedical Optics suggest. Read More
What dentists need to know about antibiotic resistance
January 13, 2023 -- Citing research showing that a majority of antibiotics prescribed by dentists in the U.K. is unwarranted, dentists in Spain argued that clinicians must learn more about antibiotic resistance. Their correspondence was published on January 12 in the International Dental Journal. Read More
Imaging helped treat man with rare condition in the TMJ
January 12, 2023 -- Imaging helped treat a 61-year-old man with the rare coexistence of calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition and a synovial tumor in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The case report was published in BMC Oral Health. Read More
10 tenets entrepreneurs considering private equity must know
January 12, 2023 -- What do private equity groups consider when they're evaluating a dental business? Kevin Cumbus from Tusk Partners summarizes the top 10 responses he's heard from private equity investors and shares advice for those considering a private equity partnership. Read More
Can money loss encourage smokers to quit?
January 12, 2023 -- The true per-person cost of smoking in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia may encourage tobacco users in the U.S. to kick the habit, according to a report by personal finance website WalletHub. Read More
Align Technology sues SmileDirectClub for false advertising
January 11, 2023 -- Invisalign maker Align Technology has filed a lawsuit against SmileDirectClub claiming that the company misleads patients by advertising that its clear aligner treatment is provided under the care of dentists and orthodontists. Read More
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