Woman develops air in skull after debridement procedure
May 6, 2022 -- A 62-year-old woman developed a life-threatening presence of air within her skull when a dental clinic used an air-polishing device to perform submucosal debridement to treat her peri-implantitis lesion, according to a case report published May 3 in Clinical and Experimental Dental Research. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Increasing case acceptance
May 6, 2022 -- In the last episode of Dental Practice Made Simple, Dr. Roger P. Levin discussed the No. 1 reason why patients decline treatment: the cost. In this episode, Levin addresses another main reason why patients postpone treatment: the time. Read More
DSO Western Dental to acquire DSO MADP, doubling its growth
May 6, 2022 -- Dental service organization (DSO) Western Dental has acquired DSO Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners (MADP), which will nearly double the number of Western Dental-affiliated, supported practices and offices. Read More
Mothers get conflicting messages on fluoride
May 5, 2022 -- Mothers often receive conflicting information about the use of fluoride to promote healthy teeth, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. This conflicting information, some of which is false, makes it difficult for them to make oral health decisions for their children. Read More
As you grow, so does your cyber risk
May 5, 2022 -- On March 15, the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act was signed into law. This historic law will change how healthcare providers in the U.S. respond to cyberattacks and ransomware. Cybersecurity expert Paul Murphy shares what you need to know. Read More
Naltrexone reduced woman's burning mouth syndrome pain
May 4, 2022 -- A 62-year-old woman with stubborn burning mouth syndrome experienced a significant decrease in pain after taking the opioid antagonist naltrexone daily. The case report was published on April 30 in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology. Read More
Do e-bikes lead to more maxillofacial fractures?
May 4, 2022 -- Maxillofacial injuries due to electronic bicycle (e-bike) accidents may be more severe than conventional cycling accidents, according to a study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. However, patient characteristics play a more crucial role than type of bicycle in these fractures. Read More
Southern Calif. surgeons give patients jaw in a day
May 4, 2022 -- Surgeons from Cedars-Sinai, a nonprofit hospital serving the Los Angeles area, and the Los Angeles Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, are one of a handful of teams in the U.S. giving patients jaw replacements complete with dental implants in one day. Read More
Are antibiotics needed for gum disease? A $2.4M trial will find out
May 3, 2022 -- A $2.4 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will conduct a clinical trial that explores the use of antibiotics in combination with other therapies to treat periodontal disease. Read More
Dentist charged in $5M scheme to defraud NBA benefits plan
May 3, 2022 -- A dentist and two others have been added to the long list of people charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for their alleged roles in a $5 million plot to defraud the National Basketball Association's (NBA) benefits plan. Read More