Thu.Nov 18, 2021

Can dental images help prevent strokes?

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental surgeons and oral radiologists may be able to detect a serious condition that can cause a stroke as an incidental finding on images taken prior to dental treatment, according to a study published on November 17 in the European Journal of Radiology.

Dentists exempted from Maine's COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Dental News and Technology

The final version of Maine's COVID-19 vaccination mandate does not include dentists or emergency medical service workers, the Portland Press-Herald reported. Dental health facilities were exempted because of an absence of COVID-19 outbreaks.


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Obesity ups gum disease risk by making more bone-wrecking cells

Dr. Bicuspid

Obesity causes chronic inflammation that increases the growth of bone-destroying cells during periodontitis, according to an animal study published in the Journal of Dental Research. The inflammation is linked to heightened bone loss around teeth.

Transmission of COVID-19 to Deer Raises Concerns

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Scientists have found SARS-CoV-2 infection among white-tailed deer in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania, raising concerns about mutations and animal-to-human transmission.


Technology Focus: This free app does periodontal staging, grading

Dr. Bicuspid

OraPharma's new -- and free -- MyPerioHealth app takes the guesswork out of periodontal staging and grading. Dr. Richard Nagelberg shows off the app, which follows the American Academy of Periodontology guidelines, in the latest episode of Technology Focus.

Is My Cracked Tooth a Dental Emergency?

Gilreath Dental

Tooth enamel is composed of strong minerals. In fact, it’s the hardest substance in the entire human body! Unfortunately, your teeth can still chip or crack.


Adult dental care usage continues to fall

Dr. Bicuspid

Adult dental care usage continues to fall, according to interactive estimates released on November 16 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the first half of 2019, 65.1% of adults had a dental exam or cleaning. That percentage fell to 62% by the second half of 2020.


The Blue Light Hazard: How Worried Should Dentists Be?


I'll be the first to admit that I have had a really blessed career. Over the years my adventures as "Technology Evangelist" have taken me in some interesting directions, taken me to some interesting places, and given me the opportunity to meet some incredibly smart & interesting people. Today's post is sort of based on one of those people that I've been lucky enough to meet. I read not too long ago that medical knowledge doubles every 18 months and I'm inclined to agree with that.