Root canal or dental implant?
October 17, 2008 -- SAN ANTONIO - Root canal treatment or dental implant? That is the question. Many factors, from ethical considerations to the patient's overall health, must be considered in this important decision, according to Charles Goodacre, D.D.S., M.S.D.  Discuss
Implant makers tout innovations
October 17, 2008 -- SAN ANTONIO - One new implant integrates with soft tissue. Another saves a step in creating impressions. A third can change direction as needed during placement. Such are the innovations that implant makers touted on the exhibit floor of the ADA meeting this week.  Discuss
How to get a high-tech office without breaking the bank: Part I
October 17, 2008 -- SAN ANTONIO - It is possible to equip your office with many of the latest gadgets that not only impress your patients but reduce costs, improve efficiency, and generate new revenues. Martin Jablow, D.M.D., tells you how.  Discuss
Optimism and success: It's all in the attitude
October 16, 2008 -- SAN ANTONIO - Ever thought about how your mood affects that of your dental team and your patients -- and even your bottom line? Humor and a willingness to take chances are keys to personal and professional success, according to one ADA speaker.  Discuss
New ADA product launches highlight dental innovation
October 16, 2008 -- SAN ANTONIO - A digital writing kit that automatically stores handwritten notes and printed forms in the computer? A handheld, battery-powered device that uses vibration to ease the pain of injections? These are just a few of the innovations on the show floor at this year's ADA meeting.  Discuss
ADA annual meeting kicks off this week
October 15, 2008 -- SAN ANTONIO - Best known for the Alamo and the River Walk, San Antonio expects to be flooded with 30,000 dental professionals this week. Tom Brokaw will be there too.  Discuss
Delta Dental caps fees for uncovered procedures
October 14, 2008 -- Delta isn't the first carrier to require dentists to honor its maximum allowed fees for services that are not covered by a subscriber's plan. But a new contract provision still has some dentists concerned.  Discuss
New bruxism products panned: Part II
October 13, 2008 -- Psychologists have labored for decades to stop people from gnashing. They've tried biofeedback, hypnotism, physical therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy -- sometimes with good results. Now inventors are trying to package such approaches into products sold directly to patients.  Discuss
New bruxism products panned: Part I
October 10, 2008 -- Economic anxiety is leading some patients to cut back on dental visits at exactly the time they seem most likely to gnash their teeth. They may be tempted to treat themselves with one of the inexpensive products now being touted on the Internet. Can they do as much for themselves as you could do for them?  Discuss
Managing the oral side effects of cancer treatment
October 9, 2008 -- Dentists can play a key role in helping cancer patients endure the oral side effects of cancer treatments, according to Sol Silverman, D.D.S., M.A., professor of oral medicine at the UCSF School of Dentistry. The goal is to make them as comfortable as possible following radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery.  Discuss
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