TOP DENTAL NEWS
Dental start-up takes page from Groupon's playbook
June 22, 2011 -- In the wake of the ongoing economic crisis, daily online deals have become increasingly popular -- even in the dental supply business. BiteDownDeals.com brings a new approach to this popular Internet sales model and is hoping dentists take notice.  Discuss
Rise in oropharyngeal cancer among men linked to HPV
June 21, 2011 -- A sharp rise in oropharyngeal cancer among men is being linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). If the trend continues, the number of HPV-positive oral cancers among U.S. men could rise by almost 30% by 2020, according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
Is the U.S. dental hygienist market saturated?
June 20, 2011 -- Recent reports have ranked "dental hygienist" among the top 10 growing professions in the U.S. But the reality is that in many parts of the country hygienists are having a hard time finding work. Are new opportunities on the horizon?  Discuss
Allcare sued by Ohio attorney general
June 20, 2011 -- Ohio has become the second U.S. state to file litigation against Allcare Dental & Dentures, a national dental chain that abruptly shut down all of its offices in January, leaving thousands of patients without care.  Discuss
Beyond Practice Management: Solving team problems
June 17, 2011 -- Every dental team member starts out wanting to do a good job. But the honeymoon can fade all too quickly, impacting practice productivity and profitability. Here are several tips to keep your team firing on all cylinders -- and in synch.  Discuss
Leaders in Dentistry: A conversation with Dr. Stuart White
June 16, 2011 -- Are dentists unintentionally putting patients at risk of radiation exposure by performing unnecessary radiographic exams or overutilizing new modalities such as cone-beam CT? Dr. Stuart White, a pioneer in the development of selection criteria for dental radiography, shares his views.  Discuss
Workers' comp cases too complicated? Try this
June 15, 2011 -- Dentists who have shied away from workers' compensation cases because of the complicated claims process can get help from a company that works with insurance companies to guarantee payment and streamline the paperwork. And injured workers often become regular patients.  Discuss
Activated irrigation outperforms syringe irrigation
June 14, 2011 -- Syringe irrigation is the most common technique used for clearing dentin debris during root canals. But when methods of clearing debris in root canals are compared, activated techniques have been found to outperform syringe irrigation. Is it time to consider a change?  Discuss
Simple approach helps ID perio disease in pregnant women
June 13, 2011 -- Research has shown that pregnant women are susceptible to periodontal disease. Now a new study finds that dentists can target those at high risk by asking them one simple question.  Discuss
SWIFT MRI shows promise for endodontics
June 10, 2011 -- A unique magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique was able to identify the presence and extent of dental caries and fine structures of the teeth, including cracks and accessory canals, better than existing imaging modalities, according to a new study in the Journal of Endodontics.  Discuss
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