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Missing teeth linked to Zika-caused congenital syndrome

Dr. Bicuspid

Children with the congenital syndrome caused by the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have multiple missing teeth, according to a study in Brazil published April 23 in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology.

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DS WORLD 2022 Laugh It Up with Comedian David Spade!

Dental News and Technology

David Spade - best known for his 5 years on Saturday Night Live and Just Shoot Me - will be performing on opening night of DS World 2022, The Ultimate Experience in Digital Dentistry. Early bird pricing has been extended! Now is the time to register and save $500 off your ticket. Register Today DS

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What to do as an associate when you feel it is time to move on

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD. You’ve been working at an office for a while now and things are just not working out the way you imagined or were promised. What do you do now? First, let’s acknowledge this is never an easy position to be in.

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Get Your Dental Practice Online in 2022 (With Bonus Tips)

Oral Health Group

The dental industry is getting more and more competitive every year; not only is it getting harder to keep your current patients, it is getting difficult to acquire new patients.

Dental Dose: Don't be married to benzocaine

Dr. Bicuspid

In this episode of Dental Dose, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shares why dental professionals should consider topical anesthetics beyond benzocaine. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Dental Dose: Why prilocaine is arguably the best anesthetic.

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Facial Pain Comes to Light

Dental News and Technology

Neurons that glow under the microscope offer insight into safer pain relief In Brief: Using an imaging technique to visualize pain signals in facial nerves, NIDCR researchers identified a protein that enhances neurons’ responses to painful stimuli.

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Personal affairs curtailing the potential of the associate

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Bruce Bryen. Like much of the general population, dental school graduates also face challenges while ascending to more lucrative and clinically challenging positions in professional dentistry.

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FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars

Dr. Bicuspid

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, which are more frequently used by young people, in the hopes of preventing the next generation from smoking.

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Teledentistry and Digital Imaging Leader MouthWatch Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation and Growth

Dental News and Technology

Metuchen, NJ – April 20 2022 – MouthWatch, LLC, recognized throughout the dental industry as a leader in teledentistry solutions and digital imaging devices, recently marked its 10-year anniversary of innovation and growth.

4 Promises of Leadership Development That Will Transform Your Dental Career

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Edwin “Mac” McDonald. The development of leadership competencies is about developing yourself. As you look outward with the desire to influence and inspire, consider what you would gain from looking inward instead.

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Meet the New ASDA President: Justina Anigbo, Indiana ’23

ASDA Blog

At this year’s Annual Session, Justina Anigbo was elected to serve as ASDA’s president for the 2022-2023 term. Anigbo, a student at Indiana University School of Dentistry, made history with her appointment, becoming the first African American woman to serve in this position.

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Why our ancestors had healthy mouths without flossing

Dr. Bicuspid

Our primal ancestors never brushed their teeth with commercial toothpaste or flossed with string. But they also generally had healthy mouths. Dr. Alvin Danenberg explores the science to help explain why both of these statements can be true.

The Gut’s Role in Oral Bone Health

Dental News and Technology

Gut bacteria trigger loss of tooth-supporting bone in mice In Brief: Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina showed that certain gut bacteria trigger an immune response that leads to loss of the bone that anchors the teeth, akin to the bone loss that can result from periodontal (gum) disease.

Preventing, diagnosing and treating periodontal disease

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 4 Minute, 14 Second. The prevalence of periodontal disease continues to be one of the most important oral health issues worldwide.

Kennesaw State University Receives Grant to Study Varnish Application

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers at the Kennesaw State University Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology in Kennesaw, Georgia, received a $424,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate and eliminate barriers to the application of fluoride varnish on children’s teeth by primary care providers.

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The ADA was hacked. Here's what to do now

Dr. Bicuspid

The ADA was a recent victim of a cyberattack. With these types of events, it may take weeks to determine the depth of the attack, but one cybersecurity expert shared practical steps that you can take now to better protect yourself and your practice.

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Comparison of the efficacy of different techniques to seal the alveolus during alveolar ridge preservation: meta-regression and network meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

J Clin Periodontol. 2022 Apr 22. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13628. Online ahead of print. Abstract Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of different techniques to seal the alveolus [flap advancement (FA), open healing with barrier (OHB), and open healing without barrier (OHNB)] during alveolar ridge preservation (ARP) in terms of horizontal ridge width resorption.

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Periodontal treatment and glycaemic control in people with diabetes mellitus

The Dental Elf

This Cochrane review of the effects of periodontal treatment on glycaemic control in people with diabetes mellitus and periodontitis updates the 2015 version. The earlier conclusions have changed and there is now moderate?certainty

NIH Awards Grant to Study Adjunctive Antibiotic Therapy in Periodontal Treatment

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded $2 million to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) to study the role of responsible antibiotic use in the treatment of periodontal diseases.

Do's and don'ts for oral cancer awareness

Dr. Bicuspid

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which is dedicated to educating patients and providers alike on the importance of preventative screening. Dr. Erum Hussain shares some do's and don'ts for providers who want to play a crucial role in the fight against oral cancer.

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How dental practices can protect themselves from cyberattacks

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 3 Minute, 42 Second. Cyberattacks on dental offices are rising sharply, and the consequences can be devastating. With the latest threats from Russia, dental practices need to take steps now to protect their business and patient health information.

Endodontic sealers and the outcome of endodontically treated permanent teeth

The Dental Elf

This review comparig the outcomes of silicate-based sealers with resin-based sealers in non-surgical root treatments included 12 studies (9 RCTs). The findings suggest no difference between the two sealant types in the short term.

Survey Results Show Inequities in Dental Care Still Exist

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In a study of 6,000 Americans conducted by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, results showed that some aspects of dental care have bounced back since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic while others remain underutilized.

Ransomware gang owns ADA cyberattack, leaks member data

Dr. Bicuspid

A ransomware crew -- Black Basta -- is taking responsibility for the cyberattack that struck the ADA, which crippled its communication systems and more, and claims to have started leaking member data, according to a story published April 26 in Bleeping Computer.

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Dental Marketing 101: Right message right time

Patient News

You’ve probably heard snippets here and there about the importance of the consumer buying journey. We talk a lot about the dental patient journey at Patient NEWS®. That’s because it’s so useful in mapping out marketing strategy. It’s also because dental patients don’t buy and return on a whim.

How QR Codes Can Improve Dental Patient Acquisition

YapiApp

Should I be using QR Codes in my dental practice? What’s all the hype about QR Codes? Do they yield results and are they relevant for dental patient acquisition?

Large-Scale Study Shows Chewing Xylitol Gum Helps Reduce Preterm Births

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

While previous research has shown the salivary benefits of chewing xylitol gum in caries prevention, a new large-scale study also demonstrates it can help reduce preterm births, which the authors suggest is due, in part, to improvements in maternal periodontal health.

Mich. oral surgeon must pay $2.75M in malpractice case

Dr. Bicuspid

An oral surgeon in Michigan must pay $2.75 million in a medical malpractice case for reportedly injuring a 32-year-old's carotid and lingual arteries, leaving him with mouth numbness and trouble chewing, according to a press release issued by the patient's attorney.

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Tooth grinding in children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders

The Dental Elf

This review of the prevalence of tooth grinding and/or clenching in children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders and other developmental anomalies included 77 studies from 2 countries.

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How Dental Practices Can Stay HIPAA Compliant and Protect Their Patients’ Information

Planet DDS

As technology advances, so do cyberattacks. Staying compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations is a framework to safeguard against hackers and protect your practice. HIPAA compliance is not something to put by the wayside.

Targeting a Specific Protein May Significantly Improve Oral Cancer Outcomes

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

More than 10,000 Americans die each year due to oral cancer, and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the most common. Without treatment, OSCC has deadly consequences. Researchers at Boston University Henry M.

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Facial pain signals illuminate path for nonopioid therapies

Dr. Bicuspid

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Researchers (NIDCR) researchers recently caught facial nerves on camera responding in real time to pain signals. The findings could provide insight into ways to develop safer, nonopioid treatments for orofacial pain.

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Replacing Your Porcelain Veneers – A Complete Guide

Best Dentist in Houston

Porcelain veneers can rejuvenate your smile. Unfortunately, there will come a time when they will need to be replaced. Most dental veneers last around 15 years. In this article, we will discuss why dental veneers need to be replaced and answer other questions that you may have.

Bleeding Gums: Normal or a Sign of Something More?

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

It’s not always easy to tell when something is wrong with our health. This is especially true when it comes to oral health. Many people don’t even realize that bleeding gums can be a sign of something more serious.

Tennessee Considers a Two-Pronged Solution to Improving Access to Care

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The state of Tennessee does not currently provide dental benefits to adults covered by Medicaid.

Cyberattack rocks ADA, paralyzing its operations

Dr. Bicuspid

The ADA was hit with a cybersecurity attack, which has caused technical difficulties, including disrupting its email, phone, online chat, and membership software systems, according to a press release issued April 25 from the Nebraska Dental Association.

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Is technology making dental impressions better or worse? | Dispatch #4

Dentistry Blog

It’s no surprise that today’s technological revolution is changing the way our patients make decisions, including decisions regarding their oral health. The advancements in dentistry include: Dental Technology The DDS Dispatch