Should you prescribe antibiotics to patients with prosthetics?
July 18, 2022 -- When it comes to prescribing prophylactic antibiotics to patients with prosthetic joints who are undergoing invasive dental procedures, dentistry and orthopedic surgery remain divided, according to a session at the 2022 Illinois Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship. Read More
4 surprising factors that affect teeth whitening success
July 18, 2022 -- You may already know that the bleaching agent used and the exposure time affect the success of teeth whitening procedures, but these factors are the start of considerations dentists must take into account to achieve a pearly white finish, according to an article published on June 9 in Dentistry Review. Read More
Do's and don'ts for team building
July 18, 2022 -- As the leader of your practice, you can improve team performance measurably by expressing your appreciation to others. With a steady stream of thank-you's and compliments for staff efforts, you'll reinforce their good habits and inspire them to do even better, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
ADA antibiotic guidelines are still shifting dental practices
July 15, 2022 -- New guidelines on antibiotic use for tooth pain and intraoral swelling have shifted the mindset about the use of antibiotics in dentistry, according to a session held on July 12 at the Illinois Department of Public Health's 2022 Illinois Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship. Read More
Michigan, Oregon implant dentists can advertise credentials
July 15, 2022 -- Michigan and Oregon have signed and agreed to settlements allowing dentists with certain credentials from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry to advertise their expertise publicly. Read More
Rare bone marrow diseases linked to poor oral health
July 14, 2022 -- Patients with genetic disorders that impair the formation of blood cells and platelets may also have poor oral health, according to a study published on July 7 in the Pediatric Dental Journal. The oral health effects may be directly related to the diseases or other factors related to the conditions. Read More
5 best practices for dental office cleaning
July 14, 2022 -- The state of your dental office reflects your service and attention to detail, writes Johnny Pallares. He shares five best practices for dental office cleaning to ensure your patients see a clean office and to show that you care about your work environment. Read More
Dentists are detecting developmental disorders in children
July 13, 2022 -- Screening for developmental disorders and ensuring that the children who are suspected of having them receive the necessary support is crucial. Researchers observed a significant relationship between oral function and developmental disorders in a study published on July 9 in the Pediatric Dental Journal. Read More
Have you let new patients know how to find you?
July 13, 2022 -- Have you let new patients know how they can find you? Searching for a new dentist can be stressful unless dentists make it easier for patients. Dr. James V. Anderson shares tips and advice for helping new patients find you. Read More
N.H. city halts water fluoridation due to U.S. fluoride shortage
July 12, 2022 -- A U.S. shortage of sodium fluoride, which is added to public water supplies to prevent tooth decay, has led a municipality in New Hampshire to stop fluoridating its water for multiple towns for several months. Read More