Do's and don'ts for creating sound business practices
April 5, 2021 -- Businesses must do certain things to survive. Dentists may pretend that we aren't really "in business" because we are healthcare providers, but we are, nonetheless, and must act accordingly, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Dental-visit declines during COVID-19 uneven across states
April 2, 2021 -- Visits to dental offices declined across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some states fared much better than others, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Dental Dose: 3 things you don't know about articaine
April 2, 2021 -- Chances are, articaine is the local anesthetic of choice in your office. But how well do you know the ever-popular agent? In this episode of Dental Dose, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shares three articaine myths that might confuse even the most experienced dentist. Read More
Study shows lack of racial, ethnic diversity in dentistry
April 1, 2021 -- People who identify as Black, Latino, and Native American are severely underrepresented in dentistry compared to the U.S. workforce as a whole, according to a study published on March 31 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Let's talk mouthguards for National Facial Protection Month
April 1, 2021 -- April 1 marks the start of National Facial Protection Month, which can be the perfect time to talk with patients and families about mouthguards and other tools to protect against sports injuries. Oral surgeon Dr. Louis Rafetto spoke with about the occasion. Read More
Oral health, primary care must unite to achieve health equity
March 31, 2021 -- Though most recognize oral health as part of overall well-being, dental care remains out of reach for a large segment of the U.S. population, according to a report released on March 31 by the Primary Care Collaborative. Read More
3 practice tips as COVID-19 vaccines start rolling out
March 31, 2021 -- The past year has been a whirlwind for many businesses, but now there is light on the horizon with COVID-19 vaccination distribution ramping up. Dan Croft shares three pieces of advice any dental practice can use until it is able to recover to pre-COVID revenue and staffing levels. Read More
Can MRI help detect early periodontitis?
March 30, 2021 -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may aid in the early detection of gum disease by showing periodontitis-linked changes in the jawbones of patients prior to bone defects occurring, according to a study published on March 21 in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Read More
March Madness and your dental practice
March 30, 2021 -- Dental professionals have something to learn from the ever-popular March Madness basketball tournament, writes consultant Lynne Leggett. In her timely column, Leggett shares why both basketball and dental coaches need a plan, practice, and consistency. Read More
Periodontitis poses heart risks for healthy patients
March 29, 2021 -- Even patients with periodontitis who are otherwise healthy may be at an increased risk for hypertension, according to findings published on March 29 in Hypertension. Patients with periodontitis but no other diseases were twice as likely to have elevated blood pressure as those with healthy gums. Read More
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