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
U.S. men less knowledgeable about HPV than women
September 18, 2019 -- U.S. men are generally less knowledgeable than same-age U.S. women about HPV, the HPV vaccine, and the relationship between HPV and cancer, according to a study published on September 16 in JAMA Pediatrics. The findings highlight the importance of effective communication between practitioners and patients about the vaccine.  Discuss
CDC: Caries prevalence drops in U.S. kids
September 17, 2019 -- The prevalence of caries in primary teeth decreased nearly five percentage points in U.S. children ages 2 to 5 from 2011 to 2016 compared with 1999 to 2004, according to the new "Oral Health Surveillance Report 2019" from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) released on September 12.  Discuss
Violet LED light offers whitening treatment alternative
August 28, 2019 -- Teeth whitening remains a sought-after treatment by patients, but concentrated peroxides are often used in these treatments and may cause tooth damage. Researchers tested whether the use of a violet light-emitting diode (LED) system was a valid alternative for teeth whitening.  Discuss
CDC: HPV vaccination rate continues to increase
August 26, 2019 -- The number of U.S. adolescents who have received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine continues to rise, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the increase is modest compared with previous years, the researchers noted.  Discuss
Study finds elite athletes have poor oral health
August 23, 2019 -- Oral disease is prevalent in elite athletes despite the fact that they brush their teeth more than other patients, according to the findings of a U.K. survey. Most of the athletes indicated, however, that they would be willing to change their oral hygiene behavior to improve their oral health.  Discuss
Review focuses on avoiding discoloration after regeneration
August 16, 2019 -- Regenerative endodontic procedures such as root canal revitalization can be successful, but tooth discoloration caused by the materials used may occur. Researchers reviewed the literature to see which materials could cause tooth discoloration and how to successfully avoid this issue.  Discuss
Study compares imaging modalities for microcrack detection
August 9, 2019 -- When trying to locate microcracks on root dentin after root canal prep, is microcomputed tomography or cone-beam CT a more effective imaging modality? Researchers scanned 30 molars to find out.  Discuss
Review: Oral health education from nurses, others is effective
August 5, 2019 -- Educational, preventive dental programs are being presented to new mothers by nondental practitioners as a way to reduce the prevalence of early childhood caries. Researchers reviewed the literature and found these programs can improve the oral health of those involved.  Discuss
Is probing the best measurement for peri-implant health?
August 2, 2019 -- Pocket probing depth and bleeding on probing are useful for assessing periodontal conditions, but are these the best measurements to evaluate the health of peri-implant tissue? Researchers conducted a literature review and suggested using a different evaluation process.  Discuss
Study supports clear aligners for orthognathic surgery patients
August 1, 2019 -- Patients needing orthognathic surgery generally have orthodontic treatment before and after. Researchers compared the outcomes for patients who used clear-aligner therapy with those who used conventional orthodontic hardware. Their findings might open up new treatment options for patients.  Discuss