Spray zealots, beware!
May 11, 2009 -- Overuse of disinfectant sprays can launch masses of aerosols into the air, prompting headaches, dermatitis, coughing, and eye irritation, according to an infection-control expert. Read More
Are amalgam's days numbered?
May 8, 2009 -- A recent shift in the U.S. government's position on mercury is rekindling the debate over the future of dental amalgam. Read More
Study: Malnutrition can prompt gum disease
May 7, 2009 -- Previous research has shown a link between obesity and periodontal disease. Now a new study has found that malnutrition can cause similar damage. Read More
Imaging devices see through sealants
May 6, 2009 -- Commercially available fluorescence-based imaging tools can help monitor caries progression even in teeth that have been treated with a sealant, according to researchers from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Read More
ADA names new executive director
May 5, 2009 -- The ADA has named Kathleen O'Loughlin, D.M.D., M.P.H., as its executive director and chief operating officer, effective June 1. Dr. O'Loughlin brings management experience and a background in theorizing about questions of access to care to the post. Read More
Low-concentration epinephrine equally effective
May 5, 2009 -- A 1:200,000 concentration of epinephrine anesthetizes patients just as well as a 1:100,000 concentration when used with articaine, researchers have concluded. Read More
FTC asks Louisiana to let dentists into schools
May 4, 2009 -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has stepped into the battle over mobile dentistry in Louisiana, urging state lawmakers not to ban private dentists from its schools. By reducing competition, the law would deprive needy children of access to care, the agency says. Read More
Better the boss or the friend?
May 4, 2009 -- Women dentists face some unique challenges compared to their male counterparts, especially when it comes to the idiosyncrasies of human resource management. Read More
New techniques may revive nonvital teeth
May 1, 2009 -- It's not often a dentist gets to raise something from the dead. But the resurrection -- technically known as revitalization -- of nonvital teeth is becoming a possibility thanks to regenerative endodontic techniques. Read More
Optimize SEO and watch your practice grow
April 30, 2009 -- You've got a Web site. But does anybody know about it? The right search engine optimization (SEO) strategy could make a big difference in your bottom line. Read More