New DrBicuspid website launching soon
March 23, 2023 -- We have exciting news for our loyal readers and followers! DrBicuspid is proud to announce that our website will be getting a long-awaited face-lift next week. The new and improved site will launch on March 31, and we cannot wait for you to experience it. Read More
Is it time for dentistry to ditch the DDS degree?
March 23, 2023 -- The Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree may better represent dentistry's current clinical scope of practice than the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, according to a commentary published on March 21 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Tongue tissue shows distinct response to COVID-19
March 23, 2023 -- Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the immunoinflammatory response of COVID-19 in oral tissue is distinct and may play an important role in regeneration after infection. Read More
Dental office closures led to more hospital ED visits
March 22, 2023 -- Dental office closures during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in more dental conditions among publicly insured children presenting to hospital emergency departments (EDs), according to researchers from New York University. Read More
Suit claims CVS dry mouth product can erode teeth
March 22, 2023 -- An Illinois man is suing CVS Pharmacy claiming that its dry mouth dietary supplement discs are falsely advertised as promoting a healthy mouth by providing lasting moisture. However, the product's high acidity may erode or demineralize teeth, according to the lawsuit. Read More
Local anesthesia may be linked to woman's tongue paralysis
March 21, 2023 -- A 64-year-old woman in Tennessee experienced tongue paralysis, which affected her ability to talk, following local infiltration anesthesia for a dental restoration procedure. The case report was published on March 20 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases. Read More
Animal study reveals path to new implant coating material
March 21, 2023 -- Researchers in Korea have developed a new coating for dental implants that could significantly facilitate bone regeneration, according to a recent study. Read More
Clinicians prescribed fewer opioids in 2019 vs. 2015
March 20, 2023 -- Between 2015 and 2019, more than 2.7 million opioids were prescribed by dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the U.S. However, fewer opioids were prescribed in 2019 than in 2015, according to new research. Read More
Oral infection indicators may predict cardiovascular disease
March 20, 2023 -- Certain indicators of oral infection may help predict a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research meeting in Portland, OR. Read More
Do's and don'ts for creating a patient-centric culture
March 20, 2023 -- To create a more vibrant, patient-friendly atmosphere in your practice, you need to become the chief culture officer (CCO). The CCO defines the culture for the organization, writes Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
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