Getting to the root of endodontic treatment
October 13, 2021 -- The restoration of endodontically treated teeth requires a good understanding of the root canal system and use of the right tools properly at the right time, according to a Monday session at the ADA's SmileCon 2021 meeting in Las Vegas. Read More
This dentist-entrepreneur wants more dentists to invent products
October 13, 2021 -- LAS VEGAS - Dr. Matthew Burton spoke on October 12 at the ADA's SmileCon 2021 meeting about the hurdles of performing class II restorations. When interviewed by, his takeaway message was that the dental industry needs more clinicians to create tools and solutions. Read More
Hands on with the MouthWatch Plus+ intraoral camera
October 13, 2021 -- LAS VEGAS - MouthWatch debuted its new MouthWatch Plus+ high-definition intraoral camera at the ADA's SmileCon 2021 meeting. The camera features improved picture resolution, frame rate, and color rendering compared to the company's original intraoral camera. Read More
How dentists can have it all -- money, freedom, and more
October 12, 2021 -- Practicing with purpose, escaping dental school debt, maximizing profits, and living the best possible personal life can happen if dentists embrace technology and build strong dental teams, according to a session at the ADA's SmileCon 2021 meeting in Las Vegas. Read More
More people floss daily after Medicaid expansion
October 12, 2021 -- Expanding Medicaid programs to include dental benefits resulted in a double-digit increase in the percentage of low-income adults who flossed on a daily basis in a study published in JAMA Network Open. Medicaid dental benefits were also tied to fewer untreated decayed teeth. Read More
18 ex-NBA players, spouse charged for $4M in dental, medical fraud
October 11, 2021 -- An alleged scheme to defraud the National Basketball Association's (NBA) benefits plan by submitting $4 million in false dental and medical claims has led to charges against 18 former players and a spouse, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Read More
Some dentists enrolled in Medicaid not treating beneficiaries
October 11, 2021 -- A state may have a significant share of dentists enrolled in Medicaid, but that doesn't mean they are treating these low-income patients, according to a research brief presented on October 4 by the ADA's Health Policy Institute. Read More
Do's and don'ts for answering the phone
October 11, 2021 -- Even in the age of texts and emails, phone calls are still the practice's lifeline for new patients. Powerful verbal skills will help win over patients and turn calls into scheduled appointments, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Ala. board settles FTC charges over teledentistry rules
October 8, 2021 -- The Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama has agreed to settle charges filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission accusing it of violating U.S. antitrust law by unreasonably excluding cheaper teledentistry providers from competition. Read More
Dental Dose: Why ibuprofen works for dental pain
October 8, 2021 -- There are many nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the world of pharmacology, but ibuprofen stands out from the rest. Pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shares the reasons why ibuprofen is the NSAID of choice for dental pain in the latest episode of Dental Dose. Read More
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