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Minimizing aerosols, improving isolation with rubber dam usage as dental practices return to business
May 29, 2020 -- With dental practices returning to full patient loads, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses the importance of using rubber dams to minimize aerosols. He also discusses one of the products he uses in his practice to help in his restorative process, especially with isolation.  Discuss
SmileDirectClub joins Ortho@Home program from Anthem Blue Cross
May 29, 2020 -- SmileDirectClub has joined Ortho@Home, the new teledentistry orthodontia program from Anthem Blue Cross.
AAID develops return-to-practice guide for dental patients
May 28, 2020 -- The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) has created a checklist to help all types of dental patients prepare for their next appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New treatment method: Maybe seal a split tooth rather than pull it?
May 27, 2020 -- Clinicians preserved a patient's split tooth using a nonsurgical technique that included widening and sealing the fracture gap with mineral trioxide aggregate and composite, according to a case report published online on May 3 in the Journal of Endodontics.  Discuss
Case report: Rare tumor found in man's hard palate
May 26, 2020 -- An uncommon 4 x 2.5-cm tumor was removed from a man's hard palate, marking only the fourth documented case of an osteolipoma discovered in this area of the mouth, according to the authors of a case report published May 15 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
Oral surgeon offers free wisdom teeth removal to offset higher education costs
May 26, 2020 -- An oral surgeon in New York is offering one college student free wisdom teeth removal to help offset college expenses and support higher education goals, according to an article on NNY360.com.
Tongue ultrasound may identify obstructive sleep apnea
May 22, 2020 -- Tongue stiffness measured by shear-wave elastography ultrasound may be able to help identify patients with obstructive sleep apnea while they're awake, according to the findings of a pilot study published on May 10 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
Ormco offers free webinar on tooth movement
May 22, 2020 -- Ormco will host a free webinar on using archwire to achieve efficient tooth movement.
How Dr. Ryan Molis reopened his practice and kept his Invisalign patients going strong
May 21, 2020 -- Dr. Ryan Molis discusses what it took for him to reopen his Illinois practice as well as how he made sure his Invisalign patients were cared for during the shutdown. He also discusses his business philosophy as his dental practice gears back up for business.  Discuss
Solmetex gets patents for its amalgam separator system
May 20, 2020 -- Solmetex has received a utility pattern and two design patents for its NXT amalgam separator system.
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Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.