Ageless Dental signs $2B deal to build 750 dental clinics
January 24, 2023 -- Ageless Dental has signed a $2.25 billion deal with the single-tenant rental property developer American Development Partners to build and lease 750 dental clinics in the U.S. over the next 10 years. Read More
U.S. court rules dental therapists can receive Medicaid payments
January 23, 2023 -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that dental health aide therapists in tribal communities in Washington can receive reimbursements from Medicaid, reversing a last-minute decision by the Trump administration. Read More
Gene variant tied to cancers in patients with tooth loss
January 23, 2023 -- The same genes that affect diseases in patients' mouths may be linked to other diseases, including certain types of cancer, according to research published last September in Scientific Reports. Read More
Do's and don'ts for shaping team behavior
January 23, 2023 -- To make a strong and memorable impression on team members of the attitude and actions you want them to display to each other and to patients, don't just tell them, show them, writes Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
CBCT use in younger dental patients on the rise
January 20, 2023 -- The use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in younger pediatric patients has risen every year since 2017, indicating increased awareness about the uses of the imaging modality. The study was published on January 19 in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Read More
Tulane receives NIH grant to study ties between oral health, HIV
January 20, 2023 -- Tulane University researchers recently received $1.9 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the relationship between oral health, HIV infection, and the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapies. Read More
Study: NSAIDs beat opioids for pain management
January 19, 2023 -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) resulted in better pain-related outcomes than opioids for acute pain management after tooth extractions, according to a recently published study in the Journal of Dental Research. Read More
Ill. dentists seek dental insurance reform, more
January 19, 2023 -- On January 18, the Illinois State Dental Society set a robust 2023 legislative agenda that includes reforming dental insurance through the passage of a law like one that Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of in 2022. Read More
Dentist sued over online video that disparages snap-on veneers
January 18, 2023 -- The owner of a snap-on veneers lab has filed a defamation lawsuit in U.S. court against a Missouri dentist who cautioned viewers in an online video about this type of temporary prosthetics. The story was published on January 15 in the Springfield News-Leader. Read More
Orthodontist warns against TikTok trend
January 18, 2023 -- A popular orthodontist on TikTok is cautioning patients not to use a spoon to remove their braces. Read More
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