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Hidden likes: Is this the beginning of the end in social media engagement?
November 22, 2019 -- Instagram has begun testing the "hidden likes" format across many accounts. Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari shares her thoughts on what it means for dental practices and offers some advice on dealing with this change. It may just let you focus on the truly important things in life, she notes.  Discuss
Bottle removed from boy's tongue with uncorking method
November 22, 2019 -- Clinicians removed a glass bottle stuck to a 7-year-old boy's tongue by injecting air into it, which was a technique inspired by the doctor's unconventional method of opening a wine bottle, according to a case report published as a letter in the December issue of the European Journal of Anaesthesiology.  Discuss
Podcast: Breaking down the antitrust lawsuits against Delta Dental
November 21, 2019 -- Plenty is happening in the legal world right now involving Delta Dental, and the results could have a big impact on your practice and our industry. Dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan helps break down what is currently going on and what it could mean for you in this podcast.  Discuss
Neolithic people in Near East made necklaces of human teeth
November 21, 2019 -- Human teeth that were worn as pendants were unearthed from the ruins of the 9,000-year-old Turkish city Çatalhöyük. This is the first documented case of human teeth being made into jewelry in the Near East, according to a new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science.  Discuss
Which MRI sequences can best handle metal braces?
November 21, 2019 -- What is the best way to overcome artifacts in patients wearing metallic orthodontic devices? The authors of a new study recently published in Radiology recommend slight modifications in functional MRI and diffusion-tensor MR imaging sequences to complete the task.  Discuss
5-year-old falls while brushing, leaving hole in throat
November 21, 2019 -- A 5-year-old girl in Utah required emergency surgery after she fell off the bed while doing her evening toothbrushing, causing the brush to puncture her throat. The force of the brush left a 1-inch hole in her throat, according to news reports.  Discuss
Survey: What do dentists really think of DSOs?
November 20, 2019 -- Dental service organizations (DSOs) aren't going away and are a part of our industry's present and future. But what do dentists really think about them? The results of a new survey reveal some interesting statistics, including some changing feelings and opinions dentists have.  Discuss
The important role photography plays in the success of your practice
November 20, 2019 -- Is a picture worth a thousand words? Or is it worth far more? A picture is worth at least $2 million of revenue when you have a system for success and a system to stay accountable, according to Dr. David Rice. He explains the important role photography plays in your practice's success.  Discuss
Chewing sugar-free gum slows caries progression in kids
November 20, 2019 -- Chewing sugar-free gum may help reduce the further development of dental cavities in children, according to a systematic review published November 19 in the Journal of Dental Research Clinical & Translational Research.  Discuss
Misinformation about root canals still lives on social media
November 19, 2019 -- A film that revived junk science, claiming root canals cause serious illnesses like cancer, was removed from streaming platforms this past spring after backlash from the dental community, but it continues to live on social media, according to Poynter Institute's nonprofit project PolitiFact.  Discuss
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