Study identifies keys to oral healthcare integration
October 23, 2018 -- Awareness is increasingly spreading for the need to integrate oral healthcare into primary care treatments and evaluations. Researchers interviewed more than 90 healthcare practitioners to find out what the barriers are to this integration and how they can be overcome.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting continues
October 23, 2018 -- Hundreds of your colleagues have already taken the opportunity to vote for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's your turn to vote for finalists in 11 categories, including Best New CAD/CAM Product, Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product, Best New Toothpaste, and more.  Discuss
5 key takeaways for dental implant imaging
October 22, 2018 -- Dental imaging is getting better all the time, but how do you know that your implant planning and treatment tools are accurate? Top dental implantology experts sought to answer that question at the International Team for Implantology's ITI Consensus Conference in Amsterdam.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for time management: Manage your time like a pro
October 22, 2018 -- For a dentist, effective time management means achieving efficiency when treating patients. Schedule patients wisely, based on parameters designed to achieve the greatest efficiency. This will enable you to increase production, reduce stress, maintain energy throughout the day, and provide better patient care, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Kevin Henry: South African dentists face crossroads
October 19, 2018 -- Dental journalist Kevin Henry spoke at the 2018 Dental and Oral Health Congress and Exhibition of the South African Dental Association. In the first part of an exclusive series for, he details the differences in dental practices between South Africa and the U.S. This column focuses on practice economics and technologies.  Discuss
How do acidic beverages affect restorative materials?
October 18, 2018 -- The demand for aesthetic restorative materials has increased as has the consumption of acidic beverages. But how do these drinks affect these new materials? To find out, researchers examined the effects of beverages, including coffee and an energy drink, on a resin composite, a compomer, and a giomer.  Discuss
Ensuring pediatric sedation safety top concern of anesthesiologist
October 18, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - When it comes to pediatric sedation safety, it is important for dentists and anesthesiologists to work together to ensure that properly trained practitioners are at every procedure, according to Dr. Samuel Wald. He spoke at this week's American Society of Anesthesiologists 2018 annual meeting.  Discuss
Study compares CBCT, digital radiography for pulp stone imaging
October 17, 2018 -- Pulp stones are nodular, calcified masses that may appear in the coronal and root portions of a tooth's pulp organ. When it comes to identifying these masses, is cone-beam CT (CBCT) or digital panoramic radiography more effective? Researchers compared the two modalities to find out.  Discuss
If a train is coming, get off the tracks
October 17, 2018 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg often has patients asking him about what they can do to live a more healthy lifestyle. He looks at one study that examined the link between a healthy lifestyle and chronic diseases, but notes that many patients aren't willing to make changes when the "train" of ill-health is bearing down on them.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for establishing trust with patients
October 16, 2018 -- The higher the level of trust patients have in the doctor and staff, the more successful the practice will be. Trust builds patient loyalty, ensuring lasting practice-patient relationships. It also makes patients far more likely to refer family and friends to your practice, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
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