Tony Edwards

Tony has served as Editor-in-Chief of DrBicuspid.com since November 2013. He has more than 30 years of journalism and editing experience, running such publications as BioMechanics, the Healthcare Journal of Northern California, the Western Journal of Medicine, and more. He is based out of DrBicuspid.com's San Francisco office.

Articles by this author
Study measures restoratives' survival rate in frail older adults
June 20, 2019 -- Do restoratives last when placed in frail older adults who live in long-term care facilities? In promising news for these residents, they do, according to a presentation on June 20 at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
Poor oral health linked to increased risk of liver cancer
June 19, 2019 -- Poor oral health is associated with an increased risk of the most common form of liver cancer, according to a new study published online June 17. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 470,000 patients and found that poor oral health was linked to an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma.  Discuss
Does a CAD/CAM system produce a better restoratives fit?
June 18, 2019 -- Should you trust the fitting of a monolithic zirconia crown to a CAD/CAM or milling process? Researchers put the two methods to the test to find out which produced a better fit. What they found might change how you complete the restorations for your patients.  Discuss
Do orthodontics affect patients' long-term outlook?
June 14, 2019 -- One reason cited for starting orthodontic treatment is the belief that it will help patients feel more positive about themselves later in life. Researchers surveyed more than 440 30-year-olds and found that other factors may play a larger role in patients' long-term outlook.  Discuss
Can computer-guided navigation teach implant placement?
June 12, 2019 -- When it comes to implant placement, developments in computer‐guided dynamic navigation systems may offer dental students a new training approach. Researchers put one of these systems to the test to see if it could improve implant surgical training.  Discuss
Review examines how to cut sugary beverage consumption
June 12, 2019 -- What methods are effective in reducing the consumption of sugary drinks? Researchers reviewed the evidence and found that some practical methods made an impact. They reported their findings in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews on June 12.  Discuss
Study rates 5 intraoral scanners on trueness, precision
June 11, 2019 -- Researchers compared five intraoral scanners in a new study. They tested each scanner for precision and trueness and reported that one company's scanner rated best in five of six categories.  Discuss
New studies focus on diabetes link with perio disease
June 10, 2019 -- New research on the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes was presented on June 8 and 9 at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.  Discuss
Study compares manual, power toothbrushes for oral cleanliness
June 4, 2019 -- Numerous studies have been conducted on plaque reduction after toothbrush use, but what about on oral cleanliness? Researchers studied the oral cleanliness results with participants who used either a manual or a power toothbrush and concluded that maybe it's not the toothbrush that is responsible for the outcome.  Discuss
Study finds U.S. dentists prescribe too many antibiotics
May 31, 2019 -- A new study in JAMA Network Open found that almost 81% of antibiotics prescribed by U.S. dentists for infection prophylaxis before dental visits were unnecessary. The researchers examined data from more than 91,000 commercially insured patients to make this determination.  Discuss