OSA study finds short breathing interruptions can be fatal
October 31, 2018 -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be a risk factor for mortality, but what contributes to this risk for patients who may have this condition? Researchers wanted to see if the length of breathing interruptions was as important as how often they occur.  Discuss
Is there a link between periodontitis and metabolic syndrome?
October 31, 2018 -- Periodontitis and metabolic syndrome are manifestations of chronic inflammation. Could there be a causal relationship between the chronic inflammation of gum disease and the chronic inflammation of metabolic syndrome? In his latest column, periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg investigates.  Discuss
Millennials don't know how to brush their teeth
October 30, 2018 -- Millennials aren't so great at brushing their teeth, even when they're asked to brush to the best of their ability. That's the finding of a new study in BMC Oral Health that evaluated the toothbrushing habits of young adults.  Discuss
Does laser therapy boost healing after tooth extraction?
October 30, 2018 -- Using a laser for wound healing after tooth extraction remains controversial. A new review looked at the evidence and found that laser treatment improved would healing but with some important caveats.  Discuss
Chronic periodontitis may be linked to Alzheimer's disease
October 29, 2018 -- Scientists may have discovered a link between periodontal disease and neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. A new study found chronic periodontal infection was associated with brain inflammation and neurodegeneration in mice.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for office decor: Create an attractive office
October 29, 2018 -- Believe or not, the image and appearance of your practice influence your level of case acceptance and patient satisfaction. To ensure that your office is attracting patients and not turning them off, look at your office objectively, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Check for worn and outdated furnishings or decor -- and replace everything that detracts from the practice's image as a modern, professional office.  Discuss
Book excerpt: Responsible Dental Ownership
October 26, 2018 -- is pleased to bring you an excerpt from Alex Zlatin's new book Responsible Dental Ownership. Zlatin details the practical challenges any current or future practice owner faces. In this excerpt, he focuses on finding the right place to maximize talent and enthusiasm.  Discuss
7 concepts to help you become a business badass
October 26, 2018 -- Maybe you've wondered what it would be like to open your own practice. In short, what does it take to go from being someone who knows little about business to someone who is an expert? Practice management consultant Jen Butler offers seven concepts to help you go from business cupcake to badass.  Discuss
How much titanium does peri-implantitis tissue contain?
October 25, 2018 -- Titanium exposure and scaling have become suspects in the worsening of peri-implantitis, but the actual concentration of titanium in tissues surrounding an implant has remained unclear. To learn more, researchers examined the titanium contained in tissue from patients with severe peri-implantitis.  Discuss
Kevin Henry: South African hygienists treat more than teeth
October 25, 2018 -- Dental journalist Kevin Henry spoke at the 2018 Dental and Oral Health Congress and Exhibition of the South African Dental Association. In the second part of an exclusive series for, he details the differences in how hygienists practice in South Africa and the U.S.  Discuss
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