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Root canals linked to rare Eagle syndrome

Dr. Bicuspid

Imaging aided in revealing that the rare Eagle syndrome, which is caused by a calcified stylohyoid ligament, may be linked to dental inflammatory events, specifically root canal treatments, according to a study published on July 26 in the International Dental Journal.

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How Dental Assistants Can Deal with Workplace Bullying

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dianne Auger, RDH, BS. Have you ever loved your position on the dental team, and then it starts to all go downhill? Have you ever thought that being in a profession such as this one that there are no conflicts or acts of workplace bullying? Well, there is!

Improve Patient Experience: 7 Proven Tips for Dental Clinics

Oral Health Group

Did you know that 80% of patients will look for another clinic if you fail to provide a great patient experience and their expectations of convenience are not satisfied?

SomnoMed posts record Q4 and delivers on FY22 revenue guidance

Dental News and Technology

PLANO, Texas , July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- SomnoMed Limited (ASX "SOM", or the Company), a leading company in the provision of oral appliance treatment solutions for sleep-related breathing disorders and obstructive sleep apnea ('OSA'), is pleased to provide its quarterly activities report for the period ended 30 June 2022 (Q4 FY22).

5 ways to gain the trust of your team

Dr. Bicuspid

When facing difficult situations, you can be an employer, or you can be a respected leader. Columnist Dr. James V. Anderson outlines five characteristics that dental teams expect from a good leader. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Is your onboarding throwing people overboard?

How and Why to get Oral Appliance Therapy

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Teresa DeNike. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, there’s a 90% chance your doctor recommended CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). There’s a reason for that — CPAP is incredibly effective — but it might not be right for you, and the hose can be cumbersome to sleep in.

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Implant-supported crowns with locking taper implant-abutment connection: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

Systematic Review | Articles in Press Implant-supported crowns with locking taper implant-abutment connection: A systematic review and meta-analysis Published: July 18, 2022 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem Implant-supported single crowns are more prone to screw loosening than splinted prostheses.

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NIH scientists discover stomach viruses can be transmitted via saliva

Dr. Bicuspid

A class of viruses known to cause severe diarrheal diseases can grow in the salivary glands of mice and be spread through saliva, scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found.

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Moderna to Release Redesigned COVID Vaccine to Thwart New Variant

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Moderna has revamped its COVID-19 vaccine to more effectively combat the highly contagious Omicron BA.5 variant. The new vaccine will be available this fall as a booster shot. The United States federal government has secured 66 million doses. A redesigned Pfizer vaccine will also be ready this fall.

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5 Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

If you’re one of the millions of people who avoid going to the dentist, sedation dentistry may be a good option for you. Sedation dentistry can help make dental care more comfortable and less stressful. Why People Avoid the Dentist. There are many reasons why people avoid going to the dentist.

Oral health care in Europe: Financing, access and provision

Dental News and Technology

Health Syst Transi. 2022 Jun;24(2):1-176. Abstract With growing awareness of the large burden of oral diseases and how limited coverage affects both access and affordability, oral health policy has been receiving increased attention in recent years.

How to become a great leader

Dr. Bicuspid

If you want to be a great leader, the three recommendations in this column from Dr. Roger P. Levin will show you how. Levin's three leadership recommendations can help any dentist build a powerful, focused practice team and retain team members longer.

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Nevada Receives Federal Grant to Address Limited Access to Dental Care

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

With more than 70% of Nevada residents living in healthcare provider shortage areas, the state is mobilized to make some changes, at least when it comes to dental care. The United States Health Resources and Services Administration just awarded the state’s Medicaid program $1.6

Prevalence of different orthodontic malocclusions

The Dental Elf

This review the prevalence of malocclusions and different orthodontic features in children and adolescents included 123 studies. However the broad range of approaches used in the studies to determine malocclusion and orthodontic features means that the findings need to be interpreted cautiously.

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Zest Dental Solutions Protects LOCATOR® With Court Ruling

Dental News and Technology

PRESS RELEASE JUL 21, 2022 Decision helps assure Zest customers receive genuine LOCATOR® products CARLSBAD, Calif.,

What you need to know about malpractice and TMJ surgeries

Dr. Bicuspid

About 1% of medical malpractice cases filed against U.S. oral and maxillofacial surgeons stem from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgeries, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Helper Virus May Be Responsible for Severe Hepatitis Cases in Kids

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Severe cases of hepatitis—some with outcomes as significant as death—started popping up this spring, puzzling researchers. More than 1,000 pediatric patients have been impacted throughout 35 countries. Scientists may now have an answer—a helper virus.

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Hygiene handpiece maintenance tips for increased safety and longevity

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 4 Minute, 39 Second. Every dental professional knows that a hygiene handpiece is one of the most important tools of the oral health trade.

Is perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in the case of routine surgical removal of the third molar still justified? A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial with a split-mouth design

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2022 ) Cite this article 117 Accesses Metrics details Abstract Introduction Since antimicrobial resistance, caused by various factors including antibiotic overuse and abuse, is a severe challenge, the necessity of perioperative antibiotic prophylactic for surgical third molar removal remains a contentious topic.

U.K. dentists left to fix dental tourism gone wrong

Dr. Bicuspid

dentists are picking up the pieces from a rise in dental tourism. A new survey from the British Dental Association reflects the rising trend in dental tourism and highlights the problems it has caused for both patients and practices.

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CDC Alerts Americans to Precipitous Rise in COVID-19

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The latest United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 tracker notes that the level of COVID-19 transmission is “medium” or “high” in more than 75% of US counties.

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Adverse effects of E-cigarettes on head, neck, and oral cells

The Dental Elf

Iris Vaid takes a look at this review of whether e-cigarettes have a negative impact on the cells in the head, neck, and mouth. 16 in-vitro studies showed that oral cells exposed to e-cigarettes showed aberrant cell morphology, reduced cell viability, and increased apoptosis and/or necrosis.

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Do You Have This Affliction Most Dentists Do.

Coaches Corner

There is something that afflicts most dentists, and it can cause severe problems in their practices and lives. It’s called “Paralysis By Analysis,” and we give some symptoms and solutions on this episode of The Dental Practice Fixers, the dental podcast for dentists.

50% of patients say dentists don't screen for health risks

Dr. Bicuspid

More than half of patients reported that dentists fail to assess them for risk factors, including tobacco and alcohol use and chronic conditions, during dental visits. The study was published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: U.S.

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Los Angeles Considers Bringing Mask Mandate Back as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

We may be acting like COVID-19 is a bitter memory; however, the pandemic still carries on as the latest variant Omicron BA.5 quickly spreads across the United States.

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Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ): Prevention and treatment

The Dental Elf

This Cochrane review update of interventions for the prevention or treatment of medication-relatesd osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) included 13 RCTs. However the studies provided insufficient to either claim or refute a benefit of the interventions tested for prophylaxis or treatment of MRONJ.

Denticon Patient Engagement

Planet DDS

Consistent patient engagement is becoming an increasingly popular demand in healthcare. Seventy percent of patients claim that they are more likely to choose providers that offer reminders for follow-up care through email or text.

How to address 2 common dental issues in older patients

Dr. Bicuspid

As patients age, dry mouth and caries become more common. Researcher Anita M. Mark explained the causes and what dentists can do to help prevent these conditions in older patients in a survey published on July 22 in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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Little Evidence Shows School-Based Oral Health Screenings Increase Likelihood of Dental Visits

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A recently published Cochrane Review found insufficient evidence to support the idea that school-based dental screenings lead to children seeking professional dental care.

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Webinar Recording: Turning Your Practice Into A Dental Spa & How To Market It

My Social Practice

Turning Your Practice Into a Dental Spa & Tips on How to Market It. The dental spa revolution is upon us , and the growing popularity of dental spas is increasing yearly. Dentists looking to transition their practices by offering cosmetic skin treatments need help and direction on best practices.

Who Is The Best Dentist Near Me In Blackburn?

Healthy Smiles

If you have had enough because of your dental problems and you are willing to opt for the best dentist, you have to consider a few things.

One denture system's drawbacks leave patients out of trial

Dr. Bicuspid

Researchers compared the clinical outcome of one digital dentures system with that of conventional dentures in an article published July 16 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. While digital systems can take fewer visits, the lack of customization left many patients ineligible for the trial.

BURST Oral Care Launches Professional-Grade Whitening Trays for Dental Office Results At-Home

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

BURST Oral Care ( burstoralcare.com ) continues its mission of creating brighter smiles with the launch of its new Teeth Whitening Trays by BURST.

Easy-to-style essentials for summer trips

ASDA Blog

Isn’t packing for a trip weird? A trip of purported pleasure carries you to a distant land, to which you can only bring a small portion of your stuff. What do I bring?” you shout back at life. Don’t worry, you can make it really easy on yourself.

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4 Interview Tips for Dental Students Ready to Graduate

The Big Brush

As a dental student getting close to graduation, you’re likely preparing for a number of interviews in the upcoming months. For Dental Students And Residents Dental School Tips Career Growth

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1st reported dentigerous cyst found in NY infant

Dr. Bicuspid

A bone-encased dentigerous cyst was removed from a 6-month-old in New York, according to a case report published on July 22 in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. It is believed to be the first reported case involving an infant.

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