Do's and don'ts for optimum oral health in later life
June 21, 2022 -- By 2030, at least 20% of the population in the U.S., Canada, and nearly all of the European countries will be over the age of 65. Dr. Lorenz Uebersax shares why now is the time to prioritize the oral health of these patients and how your practice can care for them. Read More
$3M project aims to regenerate lost tooth pulp
June 20, 2022 -- Researchers in New Jersey are developing a first-of-its-kind materials-based therapy that restores lost tooth pulp by triggering the body to regenerate it. The project, funded by a $3 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, would offer an alternative to conventional root canals. Read More
Can hypnosis relieve acute dental pain?
June 20, 2022 -- Can hypnosis be an alternative to medication for relieving acute dental pain? Although there are only a few dozen studies on the topic, the evidence is promising that hypnosis can help relieve dental pain, according to a systematic review published June 16 in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Do's & don'ts for internal marketing
June 20, 2022 -- Whether it's for a doctor, lawyer, accountant, or dentist, word-of-mouth advertising is an established, effective way to grow a practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
COVID-19 survivors may be at risk of jaw osteonecrosis
June 17, 2022 -- Survivors of COVID-19 may be at risk of developing spontaneous osteonecrosis of the jaw, according to a case series published June 14 in BMC Infectious Diseases. These are believed to be the first reported cases of jaw osteonecrosis following SARS-CoV-2 infection. Read More
Technology Focus: Medical-dental integration comes into practice
June 17, 2022 -- Technology Focus is a video series that brings you an up-close look at new technologies and tools in dentistry. This episode features how Pacific Dental Services has incorporated medical-dental integration through Epic. Read More
Patient satisfaction with dental insurance drops
June 17, 2022 -- Overall satisfaction with dental plans is down 15 points on a 1,000-point scale from a year ago, according to data released by J.D. Power on June 14. The survey, says J.D. Powers, highlights that dental plan providers must employ strong communication strategies to highlight the value of the insurance plan, and they must increase customer satisfaction. Read More
4 ways consumer financing benefits clinics and patients
June 16, 2022 -- Some dental services are quite expensive, and saving money is challenging for patients. How can you help? Offer financing. Michael Needham shares four ways that consumer financing can benefit clinics and patients. Read More
3 ways dental education must change to achieve health equity
June 16, 2022 -- A guest editorial published June 14 in the Journal of the American Dental Association called for the transformation of dental education to meet the goals outlined in "Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges," the landmark sequel to the U.S. surgeon general's report on oral health. Read More
Why the war in Ukraine might make root canals more difficult
June 16, 2022 -- The war in Ukraine is being felt worldwide, and the U.S. healthcare system is not immune. Supplies of helium, critical for magnetic resonance imaging machines, and nitrous oxide, important for dentistry, are two healthcare products that have been mired by shortages. Read More