TOP DENTAL NEWS
Prophylaxis antibiotics needed to prevent endocarditis? Maybe?
May 17, 2022 -- It is unclear whether prophylaxis antibiotics help prevent bacterial endocarditis in at-risk patients undergoing invasive dental procedures, according to a systematic review published May 10 in Cochrane Library. Read More
Cancer drug may have delayed man's oral surgery healing
May 16, 2022 -- A medication used to treat cancer may have prevented a 58-year-old man from healing following an oral surgery procedure, according to a case report published May 11 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Which gender has the best oral hygiene habits?
May 16, 2022 -- Which gender has the best oral hygiene habits? In the U.S., women exhibit better oral hygiene behaviors, including proactively visiting the dentist, than men, according to a study published May 8 in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Do's & don'ts for building your practice's value
May 16, 2022 -- As practices adapt to the new dental economy, competition for patients continues to grow. Your patients want more value for their money, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
New products and more at CDA Presents
May 13, 2022 -- ANAHEIM - Companies are showcasing new products that creatively solve problems facing dentists and patients at the California Dental Association's (CDA) CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry meeting in Anaheim. Read More
Save Your Tooth Month Q&A with Dr. Samuel Low
May 13, 2022 -- May is Save Your Tooth Month, which serves as an annual reminder about the importance of keeping teeth and gums healthy. To mark the occasion, Dr. Samuel Low, a periodontology expert and chief dental officer of Biolase, answered questions about helping dental patients keep their teeth. Read More
Masks out, sunglasses in for day 1 of CDA Presents
May 12, 2022 -- ANAHEIM - The sun shines, palm trees sway, and many attendees smile -- without masks -- at the 2022 California Dental Association's (CDA) CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry meeting. Read More
Here's what to know about respiratory safety in 2022
May 12, 2022 -- ANAHEIM - The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way dental practices think about respiratory safety. In an interview with DrBicuspid.com Editor-in-Chief Theresa Pablos, Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, who will speak at the 2022 California Dental Association's (CDA) CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry meeting, discusses the issues that have arisen because of the pandemic and what dental professionals need to be aware of. Read More
How to code implant- and abutment-supported crowns
May 12, 2022 -- A standard Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature coding error is documenting and reporting implant- and abutment-supported crowns, writes coding expert Estela Vargas. Vargas explains the difference between these two types of crowns and shares why knowing the distinction is essential to avoiding denials and claim payment delays. Read More
ADA starting to recover from cyberattack
May 11, 2022 -- The ADA is "making significant progress" in restoring operations following a cybersecurity attack that left its communication and membership systems paralyzed for nearly three weeks, according to a statement the ADA gave to DrBicuspid.com on May 11. Read More