My mouth is healthy except ...
November 18, 2021 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg has a robust immune system, regimented dental hygiene program, and enough periodontal expertise to fill a library. So why did he develop root caries? Danenberg explores this question and details his experiment to remineralize the active decay instead of filling it. Read More
Adult dental care usage continues to fall
November 18, 2021 -- Adult dental care usage continues to fall, according to interactive estimates released on November 16 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the first half of 2019, 65.1% of adults had a dental exam or cleaning. That percentage fell to 62% by the second half of 2020. Read More
Hypertension medication causes man's rare gingival overgrowth
November 17, 2021 -- The use of a common medication for high blood pressure led to gingival overgrowth in a man with poor oral health. Details of the case were published on November 14 in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Read More
Second Opinion: Hygienist rebuffs Ill. dental lobbyist
November 17, 2021 -- When asked about hygienists providing preventive dental care in nursing homes, one dental lobbyist said, "I just don't feel anybody with a two-year associate's degree is medically qualified to correct your health." Suzanne Newkirk, RDH, gives a scathing response in this Second Opinion piece. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Delegate to win
November 17, 2021 -- If you're a dentist and you want to make your life easier, there's one thing you need to do: delegate, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. Read More
Philips, FDA provide update on CPAP device recall
November 17, 2021 -- Royal Philips and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have provided updates on the voluntary recall notification for certain Philips Respironics sleep and respiratory care products, including bilevel positive airway pressure and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. Read More
New ADA president to focus on diversity, inclusivity, and more
November 16, 2021 -- It's been about a month since Dr. Cesar Sabates took office as the 158th president of the ADA, and he has a list of priorities, including showcasing the benefits of ADA membership and improving diversity and inclusivity in the organization. Read More
Patients satisfied with digital implant workflow
November 16, 2021 -- Patients reported higher satisfaction with a digital workflow for creating a single implant-supported posterior crown than a conventional workflow in a randomized clinical trial published in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
FTC cracks down on fake online reviews
November 16, 2021 -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cracking down on fake online reviews, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis. The government agency sent a warning notice to more than 700 major U.S. companies, including numerous ones connected to the dental industry. Read More
COVID-19 vaccine may cause oral shingles
November 15, 2021 -- The Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine may be linked to the development of the viral infection herpes zoster, or shingles, in the oral cavity, according to a case report published November 10 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. Read More
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