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How did I contract multiple myeloma?
November 28, 2018 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg announced to his blog readers in September that he'd been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. In this column, he raises questions every dental team member should ask themselves about the health risks they may face while serving their patients and their community.  Discuss
How do results with narrow-diameter implants measure up?
November 28, 2018 -- How well do narrow-diameter implants perform compared with regular-diameter ones? Are crestal bone loss and survival rates similar? Since research is limited and contradictory in this area, one investigator performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to learn more.  Discuss
CDC: Number of U.S. adult smokers hits record low
November 27, 2018 -- Although teen tobacco use is on the rise, the number of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes has reached a record low, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, about 1 in 5 U.S. adults still uses tobacco products.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for being a good listener
November 26, 2018 -- Listening is a difficult skill to master, especially in a busy practice. Listening involves more than just hearing what patients or fellow team members are saying, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin. You also need to be aware of why they're saying it -- and be able to "hear" what they're not saying.  Discuss
Does a hybrid toothbrush offer the best of both worlds?
November 26, 2018 -- For patients who can't decide between a manual and powered toothbrush, a hybrid design that combines both modes may be ideal. But how effective is such a product at reducing plaque compared with a regular powered toothbrush, and how much do users like it? To learn more, researchers investigated.  Discuss
Survey: Most U.S. dentists support adding dental to Medicare
November 21, 2018 -- A majority of respondents to a survey of 20,000 U.S. dentists support adding dental coverage to Medicare, according to research from the ADA's Health Policy Institute and Oral Health America. The survey findings were presented at the recent American Public Health Association annual meeting.  Discuss
Can CAD/CAM framework support a full-arch fixed prosthesis?
November 21, 2018 -- Is a CAD/CAM framework an alternative to a cast framework when restoring an edentulous arch? A new study followed 15 patients with 20 edentulous arches for almost four years to find out.  Discuss
Best oral health deals this Black Friday
November 20, 2018 -- When you think of Black Friday, you probably think of deals on televisions, appliances, and the latest tech gadgets. But did you know you can score some big discounts on oral healthcare products, too?  Discuss
How do you get low-income smokers to go to the dentist?
November 20, 2018 -- Smokers have an increased risk of oral disease but use dental healthcare at lower rates than nonsmokers, so researchers sought to understand the factors affecting dental care use in low-income smokers. They found that the issues involved went beyond cost to characteristics such as motivation and self-efficacy.  Discuss
Coding case study: Midyear changes can impact your reimbursement
November 19, 2018 -- If your practice accepts insurance, you've probably been faced with a situation in which the provider implements contractual changes. And sometimes, despite everyone's best efforts, you find yourself unprepared for the effect of this change to your reimbursement projections. Dental benefits analyst Cindy Hartwell with the California Dental Association's CDA Practice Support illustrates a case study of one such occurrence.  Discuss
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