Md. may require proof of dental exams for kids in school, childcare
March 7, 2023 -- Parents of children enrolled in public school or childcare in Maryland may be required to provide evidence that their kids underwent oral health screenings before specified ages, according to bills recently introduced by state lawmakers. Read More
U.S. Air Force applies for 'self-healing' dental composite patent
March 7, 2023 -- U.S. Air Force and Navy researchers have applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a 20-year patent on a "self-healing" dental composite, according to an article published on February 28 in TechLink. Read More
What to consider when prescribing high-strength fluoride
March 6, 2023 -- Using a high-strength prescription fluoride toothpaste or gel may boost the remineralization of teeth in adults under ideal conditions, but it's unclear how well it works in a real-world setting, according to a commentary published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
At-home teeth scaling goes viral on TikTok
March 6, 2023 -- A TikTok trend where people attempt at-home teeth scaling has drawn the attention of dental experts who say that this procedure should be left to the professionals. While teeth scaling has health benefits, experts worry that untrained people could accidentally injure their teeth and gums. Read More
Do's and don'ts for handling anxiety
March 6, 2023 -- The good thing about anxiety is that it can tell us where something is wrong and needs to be addressed. When the issue is fixed, your anxiety can be reduced, and the practice performs better, writes Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
Dentsply Sirona's officers probed for fiduciary breach
March 3, 2023 -- A Louisiana law firm is investigating whether the officers and directors of dental equipment manufacturer Dentsply Sirona breached their fiduciary duties to its shareholders or otherwise violated state or federal laws. Read More
Smartphone app remotely screens children's teeth
March 3, 2023 -- The University of Western Australia is highlighting a feasibility study showing that a smartphone app can remotely screen children's teeth. The study was published in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Read More
Attendees share highlights from Chicago Midwinter
March 3, 2023 -- DrBicuspid talked to attendees at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting, which took place February 23-25, to hear some of the highlights happening at the show. Attendees talked about the products, exhibitors, and trends at the show. Read More
AI is here, and it will make dentistry easier
March 2, 2023 -- During the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting, DrBicuspid Editor-in-Chief Theresa Pablos sat down with three dental industry leaders who are working on technologies that use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve patient care and make your job in the office easier. Read More
Supplement focuses on dental-medical integration
March 2, 2023 -- Two studies led by researchers at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston were among articles highlighted on February 27 in an Annals of Family Medicine special supplement. Both studies focused on how nondental professionals can support dental health. Read More