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How to flag ailing peri-implant tissue before it's too late
June 6, 2018 -- Peri-implant tissue quality has typically been evaluated in a binary fashion -- either an implant is failing or it's not. But a method that focuses on peri-implant tissue stability and detects early signs of deterioration could be useful. Enter the peri-implant tissue score, a long-term monitoring tool designed for general dental practices.  Discuss
Sheri's Solutions: Practice transitions and patients
June 6, 2018 -- When a small, private practice is sold to a group practice, adjustments are needed on all sides, writes Dr. Sheri Doniger in her latest Sheri's Solutions column. Dr. Doniger uses the example of time allotted to existing and new patients for appointments to illustrate the need for communication to ensure excellent patient care.  Discuss
Study: Stronger link between periodontitis and diabetes in men
June 4, 2018 -- Are men and women with type 2 diabetes just as likely to have periodontal disease? Periodontitis and type 2 diabetes share a connection, but men and women are diagnosed with them at different rates, so investigators sought to determine whether there was a link.  Discuss
2 questions may accurately identify oral health problems
June 1, 2018 -- A simple, two-question survey appears to accurately identify adults with oral health problems, according to researchers from New York. The survey may be the first step to helping nondental providers refer high-risk adults to dentists for proper evaluation.  Discuss
Why aren't perio risk assessment tools more widely used?
May 31, 2018 -- Dental practitioners in solo and small group practices don't widely use periodontal disease risk assessment tools even though they say they're open to using them, according to a new study. Researchers delved into the reasons why and provided recommendations for overcoming barriers to their use.  Discuss
New product: Elevate Oral Care launches toothpaste for kids
May 31, 2018 -- Elevate Oral Care has launched a new prescription fluoride toothpaste for children.  Discuss
How a rural community united to reduce childhood caries
May 30, 2018 -- Collaboration may be the key to improving the oral health of young children. Dental professionals from rural Oklahoma discussed how they partnered with outside organizations to dramatically reduce the rate of early childhood caries in a Healthy People 2020 webinar on May 24.  Discuss
Is biohacking the answer?
May 30, 2018 -- The term biohacking has come into vogue, whether referring to foods and drinks, supplements, technology, or the numerous genetic tests on the market. Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg keeps an open mind about possible advances but wonders if some less complicated solutions might exist.  Discuss
Beyond brushing, flossing, and fluoride: 3 strategies to fight caries
May 25, 2018 -- You tell your patients to brush and floss and also praise the merits of fluoride, so why are they still coming back with cavitated lesions? Dr. Brian Novy, discussed three strategies to restore balance to the mouth at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Can physician assistants help address oral health needs?
May 24, 2018 -- Seeking to address the lack of available oral healthcare for tens of millions of people in the U.S., the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) launched an initiative in 2010 to improve physician assistants' awareness of oral health issues. Researchers reported on the progress being made at this week's AAPA annual meeting.  Discuss
Hot Topic
Study focuses on dental therapists' impact in Native Alaskan communities

In the first study to look at the long-term outcomes of communities served by dental therapists, researchers from the University of Washington have found that children in Alaska Native communities had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care than those in communities not receiving services from these practitioners. Read more.

Conferences
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
August 10
Baltimore, Maryland United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
October 12
Denver, Colorado United States
75th Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Oral Biology (AIOB)
October 26-28
Palm Springs, California United States
2019 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
January 17-19, 2019
Denver, Colorado United States