Tue.Sep 14, 2021

Orthodontist pleads guilty in ex-Ark. lawmaker bribery scheme

Dr. Bicuspid

A well-known orthodontist pleaded guilty on September 13 in connection with a public corruption scheme involving a former state senator from Arkansas, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Arkansas.


Prognosis of vital pulp therapy on permanent dentition: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Dental News and Technology

Published: August 31, 2021 DOI: [link] Abstract: Introduction The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the existing randomized controlled trials (RCT) on the safety and efficacy of vital pulp therapy (VPT) and to analyze the outcomes of VPT performed with a variety of pulp capping materials and techniques. Methods Medline (PubMed), Embase, Cochrane Library, and grey literature were searched (January 2000 to March 2021). Study selection and data extraction were performed in duplicate.


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Lasers reduce pain after extraction, implant surgeries

Dr. Bicuspid

Low-level lasers reduced pain following extraction and implant surgeries in a pair of blinded randomized controlled trials published on September 5 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology.

Consensus on Whether COVID-19 Boosters Are Necessary Remains Elusive

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

While booster shots to the COVID-19 vaccination are recommended for those who are immunocompromised, whether healthy, previously vaccinated individuals need a booster remains an unanswered question.


Surgical gloves can be hack for removing stripped dental screws

Dr. Bicuspid

Surgical gloves may come in handy for more than just infection control. Sterilized gloves can be used to remove damaged dental screws from patients, according to a technical note published online September 11 in the Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

What Makes a Great Dental Website?

My Social Practice

What makes a great dental website? You aren’t going to believe the advice I am about to give you. Ready for it? Don’t spend money on custom design; invest in great photography. I know that about every dental office website company out there will ridicule me for saying this.

My VOCO VisCalor Bulk Webinar is now On Demand


For almost a year now I've been using VOCO's VisCalor Bulk composite and I continue to be impressed with it. I get a chance to use a lot of composites (and test quite a few as well) and this material continues to be one of my "go to" products. Here's an example from today. I was doing a MO composite on tooth #2. The proximal box area was fairly wide and deep. I wanted to make sure I got a good contact and I find it easier to do that if I don't have to place multiple layers.