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The over-the-counter opioid epidemic?
February 8, 2018 -- Most of the attention about the opioid epidemic focuses on the abuse of prescription drugs, but pharmacist Tom Viola notes that over-the-counter products also can contribute to the issue. He details how a popular treatment for diarrhea may contribute to opioid abuse and also influence how you treat certain patients.  Discuss
Study seeks best cleanser for denture biofilm
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February 7, 2018 -- While keeping dentures clean can be a challenge, it is important for a patient's oral health to try to eliminate Candida albicans biofilm that grows on these appliances. A new study tested three denture cleansers on three different denture resins to find out how effective they are against this fungus.
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Oral bacteria's role in healthy blood pressure
February 7, 2018 -- The importance of maintaining healthy mouth bacteria goes beyond just oral health, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. He looks at the research that examines the role of oral bacteria in preventing elevated blood pressure.  Discuss
Leaders in Dentistry: Melissa Marquez, DentalOne Partners
February 6, 2018 -- Melissa Marquez began her career as a dental assistant before focusing on dentistry's business aspects. Her experience of working in private practice before becoming a senior vice president with DentalOne Partners, a dental service organization, makes her well-placed to discuss the challenges the profession faces in the latest installment of our Leaders in Dentistry series  Discuss
Porosity-free root canal filling may be pipe dream
February 6, 2018 -- How well does your root canal sealer do its job? Researchers compared the 3D microporosities and sealing abilities of two sealers, one relatively new and one considered the gold standard. While both performed well, neither achieved a porosity-free filling.  Discuss
5 benefits of focusing on recall
February 5, 2018 -- Your schedule looks full, but do you find your production numbers are still down? Your recall program might be the reason, writes practice management consultant Sally McKenzie. A focus on recall can increase your patient retention and case acceptance numbers.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for building your practice culture
February 5, 2018 -- Have you established your practice culture? Outlining your practice culture and periodically reminding your team of its importance provides them with clear guidelines on how you want the practice to operate on a daily basis, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Composite successfully restores teeth with severe wear
February 2, 2018 -- Severe tooth wear can cause a number of problems for patients, but minimally invasive options to restore worn teeth are limited. A new study, however, has found that building up resin composite on teeth with severe wear appears to be a successful treatment option.  Discuss
New report ranks dental wellness in U.S. states
February 2, 2018 -- Which U.S. states have the best and the worst overall dental health? Which states have the lowest and highest concentrations of dentists? A February 1 report from a personal finance website has the answers to those questions and more.  Discuss
Can Botox help patients stop grinding their teeth?
February 1, 2018 -- Teeth grinding during sleep is fairly common, but devices used to help patients may not be effective. Enter Botox, a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes muscles and is used to treat movement disorders and migraines. Researchers of a new study asked if it could be used to reduce the symptoms of sleep bruxism.  Discuss
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