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Can CBCT accurately measure periodontal pockets?
February 22, 2018 -- An accurate measurement of a patient's periodontal pockets is needed for proper treatment planning. What if there were a way to image these pockets with cone-beam CT (CBCT) so you knew their depth more precisely? A new study took the first steps down this road.  Discuss
Can biomarkers in saliva predict caries risk in kids?
February 22, 2018 -- Are biological markers present in saliva that might indicate that a child is at risk of developing caries? Not according to the results of a new study. However, the researchers went on to investigate whether a more complex analysis could better predict caries risk.  Discuss
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2018: Part 2
February 21, 2018 -- One highlight of the upcoming 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting is the vast exhibit hall with hundreds of companies showing thousands of products. To help you maximize your on the floor, we bring you the second part of our preview of new and recently introduced products to look for at the meeting.  Discuss
Advice can be found in the most unusual places
February 21, 2018 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg was recently encouraged by a fellow dentist to understand the science of evidence as it applies to taking care of a patient's mouth. As he writes, the only problem is that this dentist based his science on the view that the mouth is an island unto itself with little influence from anywhere else in the body.  Discuss
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2018: Part 1
February 20, 2018 -- A highlight of the upcoming 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be the vast exhibit hall, where hundreds of companies will showcase their products. Here we bring you part one of our preview of new and recently introduced products to look for while you're walking through McCormick Place in Chicago.  Discuss
Study: NSAID before implant surgery reduces post-op pain
February 20, 2018 -- Postoperative pain is a reason some patients avoid implant treatment. But would taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) 15 minutes before surgery reduce patients' pain afterward? Researchers put this theory to the test.  Discuss
Do's and dont's for case presentation: Sharpen your presentation skills
February 19, 2018 -- It takes time for even the most experienced dentists to master case presentation skills. Case presentation has to be learned, practiced, and mastered if doctors are committed to taking the next step toward greater profitability, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
FTC provides new details in case against distributors
February 16, 2018 -- On February 15, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released new details about its antitrust complaint against dentistry's three largest distributors. It also suggested nine actions it believes the companies should be required to take if they are found guilty of conspiracy.  Discuss
ADA, CDC webinar summarizes dentists' role in opioid crisis
February 16, 2018 -- Two pain management experts discussed the role of dentists in the opioid crisis during a February 14 webinar jointly hosted by the ADA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The webinar focused on the best strategies to manage acute pain and prevent opioid misuse and abuse.  Discuss
Single-session root canals cut harmful bacteria in kids
February 16, 2018 -- A single session of endodontic treatment on primary teeth can reduce the prevalence of harmful bacteria in root canals, a new study has found. It is one of the first studies to investigate the topic in children.  Discuss
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