Is articaine better for infiltrations?
April 12, 2010 -- Ever since articaine came on the market, researchers have been testing it against other anesthetics and often finding it better. Now a new clinical trial has found lidocaine just as good -- except in one key measure. Read More
Study finds gaps in dental care among stroke survivors
April 9, 2010 -- In the first study to examine the use of dental services by stroke survivors, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles found that only 46% of people who have suffered a stroke visit the dentist regularly. Read More
The dos and don'ts of practice transitions
April 8, 2010 -- Retirement is still the primary reason dentists sell their practices. But divorce, acrimony, and even vice play a part, too, according to several practice transition experts. Here are their tips for ensuring a successful transaction. Read More
U.S. OMS programs not producing enough research
April 7, 2010 -- Many oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) programs in the U.S. do not require residents to do research even though program directors believe in its importance, according to a study by Virginia Commonwealth University. Read More
Research links diabetes and oral inflammatory diseases
April 7, 2010 -- A large majority of patients with diabetes, the fastest-growing disease in the world, also suffer from oral inflammatory diseases, according to a Canadian study that predicts that the interaction of the two diseases will have a growing impact on both dental and overall healthcare. Read More
Researchers: Chlorhexidine improves bond strength
April 6, 2010 -- Want to make your restorations last longer? Some researchers are suggesting you add a dab of chlorhexidine to the preparation. They are so convinced it works they're already teaching it to their students as standard procedure. And surprisingly, it has nothing to do with disinfection. Read More
FDA hearings address medical radiation dose concerns
April 5, 2010 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) hearings last week on medical radiation dose represent the agency's serious intentions to resolve the dose dilemma, according to participants at the hearings. Read More
Dental CAD/CAM's star on the rise
April 5, 2010 -- What is driving growth in the CAD/CAM market these days? A combination of new materials, better computers, and economics, according to three vendors at the forefront of the trend. And more new products are on the way. Read More
IOM committee asked to back dental professionals
April 2, 2010 -- Leaders of four dental professional groups on March 31 asked an Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee to give their members a higher profile in government healthcare programs. Read More
Researchers tout 'silver bullet' for caries
April 1, 2010 -- Silver diamine fluoride is seen by some dental professionals as the most effective caries-arresting agent around. So why don't more dentists use it, and why doesn't it have FDA clearance? Read More
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