Dental Dose: What you need to know about bupivacaine
April 30, 2021 -- Bupivacaine's claim to fame is that it's the longest-acting amide anesthetic agent, noted Tom Viola, RPh, in the latest episode of Dental Dose. But how much do you really know about this amide anesthetic? Viola breaks down three key points in our video. Read More
5 hours vs. 25 seconds: Study shows promise of AI
April 29, 2021 -- Researchers created an algorithm that shows the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for dentistry. While it took humans nearly five hours to segment the teeth and jaw on a cone-beam computed tomography scan, an algorithm completed the task in just 25 seconds. Read More
TMD linked to exposure to violence in children
April 29, 2021 -- Adolescents who report temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain and jaw dysfunction are more often exposed to violence, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Read More
Good-looking teeth are in fashion thanks to Zoom
April 29, 2021 -- Having the best-looking teeth is now fashionable thanks to a spike in virtual meetings, the rise of online dental influencers, and high-end oral care products, according to a recent article from the Guardian. Read More
COVID-19 gives cosmetic dentistry a boost
April 28, 2021 -- In-person work meetings and events came to a screeching halt during the pandemic, leading most people to turn to videoconferencing platforms to stay connected. Such platforms have pushed them to notice the flaws in their teeth, according to a cosmetic dentist. Read More
3 technological innovations to help grow your practice
April 28, 2021 -- Dentists' jobs have become so much more complex in 2021, writes Dr. Lorne Lavine. In this column, he explains how technology can be used to foster positive patient experiences and healthy communication to retain existing patients, attract new ones, and grow your practice's bottom line. Read More
Enzyme inhibitor may also treat dry mouth
April 28, 2021 -- A type of enzyme inhibitor designed to suppress the immune system may also be able to treat dry mouth, according to a poster presentation at this week's American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics annual meeting. Read More
Decades-old baby teeth may hold key to cognitive decline
April 27, 2021 -- A cache of donated baby teeth -- leftovers from a famous radiation exposure study from the 1950s -- that had been hidden away in an old ammunition bunker at a university until about 20 years ago will now be used to study cognitive decline in older age. Read More
Reduce patient dissatisfaction and increase patient retention
April 27, 2021 -- Do you ever consider the promises you make to your patients and whether you keep them? People form opinions based on how they are treated, which becomes how you are defined in the community, writes Dr. James Anderson. His latest column focuses on how to build your reputation. Read More
How dentists can ride the digital communication wave
April 27, 2021 -- A surge in the use of digital communication tools during the pandemic has created new challenges for dental providers in patient outreach, with the potential for long-lasting effects beyond the public health crisis. Read More
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