Tulane receives NIH grant to study ties between oral health, HIV
January 20, 2023 -- Tulane University researchers recently received $1.9 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the relationship between oral health, HIV infection, and the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapies. Read More
Study: NSAIDs beat opioids for pain management
January 19, 2023 -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) resulted in better pain-related outcomes than opioids for acute pain management after tooth extractions, according to a recently published study in the Journal of Dental Research. Read More
Ill. dentists seek dental insurance reform, more
January 19, 2023 -- On January 18, the Illinois State Dental Society set a robust 2023 legislative agenda that includes reforming dental insurance through the passage of a law like one that Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of in 2022. Read More
Dentist sued over online video that disparages snap-on veneers
January 18, 2023 -- The owner of a snap-on veneers lab has filed a defamation lawsuit in U.S. court against a Missouri dentist who cautioned viewers in an online video about this type of temporary prosthetic. The story was published on January 15 in the Springfield News-Leader. Read More
Orthodontist warns against TikTok trend
January 18, 2023 -- A popular orthodontist on TikTok is cautioning patients not to use a spoon to remove their braces. Read More
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
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