Do's and don'ts for handling emergencies
July 25, 2022 -- Every dental practice should expect that, from time to time, patients will present with emergency needs. These events will be disruptive, especially when you have a full schedule of planned patient care. But you can minimize the negative consequences, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Will more DSOs lead to more legal violations?
July 22, 2022 -- The model of dental support organizations (DSO) and their increasing popularity may lead to more violations of the corporate practice of dentistry, according to a legal note published in the June issue of the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law. Read More
Is your onboarding throwing people overboard?
July 22, 2022 -- Onboarding may sound like a term used by sailing enthusiasts, but it's actually a common term used by human resources professionals to describe the process of introducing new hires to the company and their role. It's also crucial for new dental team members, writes Dr. James V. Anderson. Read More
I misdiagnosed my daughter with COVID hands
July 21, 2022 -- A few months ago, Dr. Teresa Yang visited her daughter in Northern California. As mothers do, she took a silent inventory of her daughter. Was she eating enough? Did she look happy? Then she noticed her fingers. A trip to urgent care confirmed the diagnosis of a condition familiar to oral health professionals. Read More
How dental schools are minimizing COVID-19 transmission
July 21, 2022 -- At the end of 2019 as COVID-19 spread globally, the World Health Organization released infection control protocols to reduce the rate of infection. A study published July 18 in the International Dental Journal details how dental schools rapidly adjusted to ensure the safety of students, staff, and patients. Read More
What dental professionals need to know about monkeypox
July 20, 2022 -- Clinicians should be aware of the signs and symptoms of monkeypox, since some of the most prevalent lesions associated with the virus may be first observed in the maxillofacial region, according to a letter to the editor published July 17 in Oral Surgery Read More
TikTok's #Turkeyteeth trend causing major complications
July 20, 2022 -- #Turkeyteeth is trending on social media platforms and taking a toll on thousands of people's dental well-being in the process. The trend, made popular by TV personality Katie Price and Jack Fincham of "Love Island" entails traveling abroad to Turkey to get discounted crowns. Read More
Dentist convicted of breaking teeth sentenced to prison
July 20, 2022 -- A Wisconsin dentist who reportedly used a drill to damage patients' teeth for insurance billing purposes was sentenced to 54 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $1 million in forfeiture, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Read More
10% of COVID-19 survivors may develop craniomandibular disorders
July 19, 2022 -- Approximately 1 in 10 survivors of severe COVID-19 may develop craniomandibular disorders within six months following prolonged intubation, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
The science behind teeth whitening methods
July 19, 2022 -- Patients are increasingly seeking dental esthetics, and teeth whitening procedures are a conservative means to improve dental esthetics. As patients become more aware of dental esthetics, there may be increased demand for esthetic procedures and an increase in outcome expectations. Read More