ADA Annual Session News
Do drug holidays and CTX testing help reduce BONJ risk?
October 31, 2012 -- Is there anything that can be done to mitigate the risk of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BONJ)? Options such as drug holidays and serum CTX testing exist but aren’t fully reliable at this point, according to an expert panel at the recent ADA Annual Session.  Discuss
Multiple factors hurting U.S. dentists' profitability
October 23, 2012 -- SAN FRANCISCO - The economic downturn has contributed to the continuing decline of dentists' incomes, according to a panel on October 18 at the ADA Annual Session. But other factors include the loss of dental insurance, reimbursements cuts by some insurance companies, and the mushrooming number of dental graduates.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts for a high-tech dental office
October 21, 2012 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Technology is slowly but surely changing the practice of dentistry, whether we like it or not. The key is to make informed buying decisions and have a clear plan for incorporating these devices and processes into your practice, according to a panel of technology experts at the ADA Annual Session.  Discuss
Digital diagnostics aid in early caries detection
October 21, 2012 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Digital diagnostic tools are a useful adjunct for detecting early caries, according to John Flucke, DDS. In a session Friday at the ADA meeting, he compared four of the leading devices and shared his preferences.  Discuss
Christensen puts implant makers in the hot seat
October 20, 2012 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Dr. Gordon Christensen was true to form today during his panel discussion entitled "Controversies in Dental Implantology." He took the major implant makers to task for high costs and called for implantology integration into dental school curricula.  Discuss
Komet unveils new look at ADA 2012
October 19, 2012 -- SAN FRANCISCO - In anticipation of its 90th year in the dental business, Komet showcased an updated look for Komet USA today at the ADA Annual Session.  Discuss
Bisphosphonates not alone in causing ONJ
October 19, 2012 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) can no longer be called just bisphosphonate-associated ONJ since other drugs also play a role in prompting the condition, according to Cesar Migliorati, DDS, during an expert panel today at the ADA Annual Session.  Discuss
How to get your team to embrace new technologies
October 19, 2012 -- SAN FRANCISCO - One of the biggest challenges in adopting new technologies into a dental practice is ensuring that the entire dental team is on board with the transition. The key is to have a vision and to clearly communicate the benefits and engage the team in the decision-making process, according to Amy Morgan of the Pride Institute.  Discuss
Christensen: Class II composites should last longer
October 18, 2012 -- SAN FRANCISCO - While class II composites currently account for the "bread and butter" of U.S. dentistry, their longevity remains an issue, according to Dr. Gordon Christensen in a presentation today at the ADA Annual Session.  Discuss
Schein, D4D partner with 3M ESPE on new scanner
October 18, 2012 -- SAN FRANCISCO - The 3M ESPE booth at the ADA Annual Session was abuzz today following the company's announcement of its first mill and distribution partners for the new True Definition digital impression scanner and system.  Discuss