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CAD/CAM brings smile to patient with primordial dwarfism
May 10, 2021 -- A clever use of CAD/CAM technology brought a smile to a patient with primordial dwarfism. Researchers from Texas A&M University described their novel technique for creating implant-supported dentures in a study published on April 28 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
Do's and don'ts for staff longevity
May 10, 2021 -- Every CEO and business owner knows holding on to great team members is a critical success factor. In his latest Practice Success tip, Dr. Roger P. Levin offers advice on keeping your staff for the long term. Read More
Is it safe to use an ultrasonic scaler? It's complicated
May 7, 2021 -- Dental hygienists should consider multiple factors, including positive COVID-19 cases in their communities, before using ultrasonic scalers on patients, according to a webinar hosted by the American Dental Hygienists' Association and the ADA on May 4. Read More
Case report: Universal composite repairs leaking amalgam
May 7, 2021 -- This case report examines the steps taken to repair leaking amalgam. A 30-year-old man presented to the dental practice with a chief complaint of a sensitive tooth on the upper left posterior. Upon examination, the clinician diagnosed the patient with reversible pulpitis. Read More
EIOH receives $6M grant to study preventive tooth decay agent
May 7, 2021 -- The University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH) has received a $6 million federal grant to study a topical antimicrobial agent that may prevent new cavities in young children with severe tooth decay. Read More
Survey says more people are willing to go to dentist
May 7, 2021 -- More people would consider going to the dentist now than this time last year, according to newly announced survey results from data advocate firm Invisibly. Read More
Preventive dental care tied to lower Medicaid costs in NY
May 6, 2021 -- Preventive dentistry services provided more than just better health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries in New York, according to a study published on April 21 in the Journal of Dental Research. Participants who took advantage of preventive dental care also saved the state Medicaid program money. Read More
10 questions recent dental grads should ask new patients
May 6, 2021 -- It's that time of year again: Finals are ramping up, licensing exams are being completed, and a new batch of dentists are getting poised to enter the workforce. Dr. Mark Hyman hopes to make the transition a little easier with 10 questions new dental graduates should ask new patients. Read More
Researchers discover gene for craniofacial abnormalities
May 6, 2021 -- Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine have identified the function of a gene responsible for the development of craniofacial abnormalities. Read More
Dental graduates ready to practice despite pandemic
May 6, 2021 -- Dental school graduates of the class of 2021 will be ready to practice dentistry despite the challenges they faced during the pandemic, according to a commentary published on May 1 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Special Feature
The new decade's dental practice could look like this

Dentists one day may become vertically integrated to service the mouth and also design and manufacture the hardware needed in their own dental practices, writes information systems consultant Alon Ganon. He shares a vision of how dental practices could operate with advanced technology in this new decade. Read more.

Conferences
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States
International Dental Show (IDS) 2021
September 22-25
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States