Tue.Apr 27, 2021

Decades-old baby teeth may hold the key to cognitive decline

Dr. Bicuspid

A cache of donated baby teeth -- leftovers from a famous radiation exposure study from the 1950s -- that had been hidden away in an old ammunition bunker at a university until about 20 years ago will now be used to study cognitive decline in older age.


Brushing away oral health disparities in America's rural children

Dental News and Technology

Children living in rural America are less likely to receive preventive dental care than their urban counterparts, according to a study from investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina.


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Reduce patient dissatisfaction and increase patient retention

Dr. Bicuspid

Do you ever consider the promises you make to your patients and whether you keep them? People form opinions based on how they are treated, which becomes how you are defined in the community, writes Dr. James Anderson. His latest column focuses on how to build your reputation.

How Deep Is The Connection Between Gum Disease And COVID-19 Complications?

Ask The Dentist

Why Did The Researchers Suspect A Connection Between Gum Disease And COVID-19?

How dentists can ride the digital communication wave

Dr. Bicuspid

A surge in the use of digital communication tools during the pandemic has created new challenges for dental providers in patient outreach, with the potential for long-lasting effects beyond the public health crisis.

Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap — Is it Safe for Your Mouth?

Ask The Dentist

Most of us are familiar with Dr. Bronner’s, a company that produces a host of hygiene products, including hand and body soaps, toothpaste, and hand disinfectant. You might have seen that they say that their castile soap can be used as toothpaste, but is this safe?


Case Study: Cercek Dental sets its practice apart with Weave - Sponsor Supplied

Dr. Bicuspid

Cercek Dental uses Weave to boost its online presence and simplify patient payments. With Weave, the practice has been able to keep up -- and even accelerate -- its steady, profitable growth. This year, the team will move into a location twice as large as the previous office.

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Leverage technology to recharge patient volumes

Dr. Bicuspid

To keep safe, many patients sacrificed their dental appointments out of fear of contracting COVID-19. Three experts discuss strategies to help reactivate patients who have fallen by the wayside and bring in new patients who may have moved to town.

Study Shows Even Brief Periods of Poor Oral Hygiene Adversely Impact Dental Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers from the Single-Cell Center, Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences examined the effects of postponing oral hygiene measures for 1 day to 3 days.

How Digitally Mature Solo Dental Practices Stay Competitive

Planet DDS

There was a time when certain things could be ignored and success was still achievable. For example, technology could be sidelined until timing improved. No more! Because today’s digitally mature solo dental practices are achieving a competitive advantage.

CDC Relaxes Outdoor Mask Guidelines

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a relaxation for mask use outdoors among those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 on April 27.


Managing your brand reputation

Logic Tech Corp

While your brand doesn’t have to be extravagant and flashy, it should reflect your dental office’s image and core values. After all, your brand reputation is how your patients and prospects perceive you. Portraying a consistent image will allow people to form a connection with your brand.

Taking Care of Business

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Tami Miller, RDH, BS. Just when Tami Miller, RDH, BS, was considering a career in nursing, a friend encouraged her to look into dental hygiene. “So, So, I shadowed my own dental hygienist and loved it,” recalls Miller.

New Research Sheds Light on How Plaque Biofilm Forms

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

We’ve long understood that Streptococcus mutans is the primary miscreant in the tooth decay scenario.