TOP DENTAL NEWS
Finding common ground in the battles between dentists and hygienists
May 22, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, talks about the current rift between dentists and dental hygienists. He also offers his thoughts on what should be a common denominator that can help bridge the gap between the two sides.  Discuss
Contingency planning 101 for the dental practice
May 22, 2020 -- Dr. Paul Caselle gives his thoughts on why a contingency plan is so important in the event of illness or disability, environmental disasters such as epidemics or weather events, and economic factors such as recessions or business downturns.  Discuss
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
Antipain center discovered in mice may lead to new painkillers
May 21, 2020 -- Scientists have discovered a small area in the brains of mice that dampens their sense of pain, which could eventually lead to new pain management treatments for humans, according to a study published on May 18 in Nature Neuroscience.  Discuss
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
Podcast: Periodontal classifications and their role in documentation and claims
May 21, 2020 -- Staging is part of the periodontal guidelines to be used in your patient's clinical diagnosis. This should be present in your notes. But what if you're unclear on how to record it, much less discuss it with patients? Teresa Duncan and Rachel Wall, RDH, help answer your questions in this podcast.  Discuss
Survey reveals PPE changes, concerns for dental practices
May 20, 2020 -- A survey of 300 dental practices across the U.S. by the Willeford Group earlier this week revealed some surprising findings regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) usage and preparedness, as well as what comes next for many dental practices as they reopen.  Discuss
The correlation between COVID-19, periodontal disease, and diet
May 20, 2020 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg discusses how the body's immune system is the connection between COVID-19, periodontal disease, and diet and why this is an important correlation for dentists and dental team members to understand and discuss.  Discuss
Imaging aids removal of rare ectopic molar in maxillary sinus
May 20, 2020 -- Imaging, specifically cone-beam CT, helped clinicians remove an ectopic third molar and an infected cyst from a patient's maxillary sinus, which is a rare site for a tooth to erupt, according to a recent case report published on the open-access platform F1000Research.  Discuss
6 steps to reduce the tension between dentists and dental hygienists
May 19, 2020 -- With dentists and hygienists feuding online and tensions running high, perhaps it's time to take a step back, inhale deeply, and practice nondefensive listening, says Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH.  Discuss
Top Articles
COVID-19 News

What's Hot?
Topics