Thu.Jan 13, 2022

Repositioned face masks still cause artifacts on extraoral images

Dr. Bicuspid

Repositioning face masks with metal nosepieces below patients' mouths may not be enough to prevent artifacts from forming during extraoral imaging, according to a letter to the editor published on January 6 in Academic Radiology.

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ADA to award 2022 Humanitarian Award to Dr. Jeffrey B. Dalin

Dental News and Technology

Jeffrey B. Dalin, D.D.S. Jeffrey B. Dalin, D.D.S., of St. Louis will receive the ADA's 2022 Humanitarian Award for co-creating and guiding the Give Kids A Smile program since the ADA adopted the program 20 years ago, ADA News reported.

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Dental Dose: TikTok trend with serious side effects

Dr. Bicuspid

In this episode of Dental Dose, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, talks about a viral TikTok trend that led teenagers to take high doses of common over-the-counter medications. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Dental Dose: The one supplement proven to work -- in weird ways.

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Is Email Marketing For Dentists Still Relevant?

YapiApp

Here Are Five Quick Tips Regarding Email Marketing for Dentists. Plus, get three free videos that you can share in any patient-facing email you send. Click on the button below to download now! Get Now!

FDA warns that buprenorphine causes dental problems

Dr. Bicuspid

The use of transmucosal buprenorphine, a drug prescribed to treat opioid use disorder and pain, may cause dental problems, according to a warning issued January 12 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Virginia Dental Association Tells Patients to Avoid Hospitals for Emergency Dental Care

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

As hospitals across the United States struggle to handle an overwhelmingly high number of COVID-19 patients, the Virginia Dental Association (VDA) has made a public plea to keep patients with dental issues out of emergency departments. Virginia Governor Ralph S.

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5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About Baby Teeth

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

If you’re a parent, baby teeth are something that you probably think about often. They come in all shapes and sizes and it’s important to know what normal baby teeth look like so you can tell if they need to be seen by the dentist.

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Don’t Do THIS During Your Perio Exam!

Coaches Corner

Don’t Do THIS During Your Perio Exam! (It’s It’s a huge mistake that most dentists and hygienists make). There is a huge mistake that most dentists and hygienists make during the perio exam, one that prevents patients from moving forward with treating their periodontal disease.

Interesting Information on the Spread of the Omicron Variant

Denticle

As most of us now know, the Omicron variant is much more infectious than other forms of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We've seen it rapidly spread from its early detection in South Africa across the globe in a matter of weeks. I remember reading about it when it first appeared. There was some initial speculation (not a lot was known about it in the very beginning of its detection) that it was more easily spread than other variants.

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Reactivation: “Shut The Back Door!”

Coaches Corner

Some studies have shown that the cost of obtaining a new patient is TWELVE TIMES higher than reactivating ones who have already been into your office.