Rising trend: Clear aligners for kids with mixed dentition
March 10, 2023 -- Clear aligner therapy is emerging as a popular orthodontic treatment in children with a mix of primary and permanent teeth, and orthodontists expect its use to grow, according to a study published on March 9 in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Read More
AI accurately locates important face, jaw bones
March 10, 2023 -- A novel artificial intelligence (AI) technique can accurately locate important points in the skull, face, and jaw bones in computed tomography scans, suggest findings published on March 6 in the Journal of Medical Imaging. Read More
String or water floss? Professionals share their preferences
March 10, 2023 -- String floss or water flosser? Manual or electric toothbrush? Attendees at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting shared their preferences with DrBicuspid. One standout favorite was DrBicuspid's new website, which is coming soon. Read More
Can breathwork help solve burnout?
March 9, 2023 -- Can mindful breathing help dentists manage burnout? Dental yogi Dr. Cristian Pavel shares how breathwork may help dental professionals improve their mental health. He also leads an example breathwork session you can follow along with. Read More
Dental workers charged with COVID-19 unemployment fraud
March 9, 2023 -- Two employees at a dental practice in West Virginia have been indicted for allegedly fraudulently collecting about $30,000 in COVID-19-related unemployment benefits, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of West Virginia. Read More
Fla. dentist pulls car with teeth in bid to break world record
March 9, 2023 -- The world record for pulling a 2,000-lb car by the teeth for 30 m is 18.13 seconds. A Florida dentist aims to have his name published in the Guinness World Records by beating that time, according to news reports. Read More
Is gum disease linked to atrial fibrillation?
March 9, 2023 -- Researchers at Newcastle Dental Hospital in Tyne, England, will check patients to see if there is a link between gum disease and a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, according to ITV News. Read More
What's the most economical way to treat orofacial pain?
March 8, 2023 -- Nerve allograft surgery may be more effective and have a lower long-term cost than nonsurgical treatment for persistent trigeminal neuropathy, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Ceramic implants 101: How far we've come
March 8, 2023 -- The use of ceramic implants and zirconia in dentistry have "exploded" in popularity. But it took a long time for these biocompatible materials to gain traction. Dr. Sammy Noumbissi reviews the history of ceramics. Read More
Inflation, staffing challenges can be opportunity for practices
March 7, 2023 -- Dental industry leaders met with DrBicuspid to discuss three big trends affecting dental practices -- staffing shortages, inflation, and insurance rates -- at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting, which took place February 23-25 at the McCormick Convention Center. Read More