TOP DENTAL NEWS
Are immediate implants after extraction reliable?
January 27, 2012 -- Placing implants immediately after an extraction has become an accepted treatment since the first procedure of its kind was reported in 1978, but questions remain about the odds of success. A new systematic review found that while failure rates are low, there are pitfalls in the treatment.  Discuss
Report outlines 5 elements for improving oral healthcare
January 26, 2012 -- Accountability, data collection, and new ways of delivering care are key to improving the quality of oral healthcare in the U.S., according to a new report funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the DentaQuest Institute.  Discuss
Oral HPV infection increasing in young men
January 26, 2012 -- The incidence of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, the principal cause of a form of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, is increasing in young men in the U.S., according to a study presented at the recent Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium in Phoenix.  Discuss
Bill would allow Calif. to study midlevel providers
January 25, 2012 -- Is California gearing up to be the next state to add midlevel providers to the dental team? Lawmakers are considering a bill to allow the state to study the benefits of alternative dental care providers, and at least one state dental group supports the measure.  Discuss
Dental Diaries: A well-placed schedule opening
January 25, 2012 -- Or, what to do while waiting for your block. Is it possible to learn how to say "no" and find more balance in our lives, all in a single day?  Discuss
Studies support use of leaded glasses, thyroid collars
January 24, 2012 -- Leaded glasses and thyroid collars can effectively reduce patient exposure to radiation during cone-beam CT imaging without disturbing diagnostic image quality at the tooth-bearing areas of the jaws, according to research presented at the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology annual meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
All-ceramic restorations shine in long-term study
January 23, 2012 -- Just how reliable are all-ceramic restorations? A new study examining 1,335 all-ceramic restorations placed between 1987 and 2009 determined that they have a 93.5% probability of survival over 10 years.  Discuss
Beyond Practice Management: Doctor, meet patient
January 20, 2012 -- In tough economic times, it's hard to avoid the temptation of skipping the steps necessary for an excellent doctor-patient relationship and jumping right into treatment instead. Here's a step-by-step approach for creating strong relationships that can also help improve treatment acceptance.  Discuss
UBC program emphasizes practice management
January 19, 2012 -- The University of British Columbia (UBC) is offering a continuing dental education program taught primarily by business school professors that is tailored to dentists' specific needs as entrepreneurs and small-business managers.  Discuss
Pa. dentist charged with $5M in insurance fraud
January 19, 2012 -- A Pennsylvania dentist and his daughter have been charged with submitting $5 million in false medical bills to 15 private insurance companies for a radiofrequency procedure they claimed could alleviate chronic pain.  Discuss