Kids with autism have fewer caries but other oral health issues
September 20, 2019 -- Children with autism experience fewer caries and decayed, missing, and filled teeth than their neurotypical peers, according to the findings of a new study. However, these children are prone to other oral health issues, including bruxism, dental anxiety, and soft-tissue trauma.  Discuss
Ex-dentist in DC pleads guilty to $5M in Medicaid fraud
September 20, 2019 -- A former dentist in the Washington, DC, area who is already in jail for sexually assaulting patients has pleaded guilty for his part in a scheme to defraud his local Medicaid program out of approximately $5 million.
5 ways to open oral health access to Medicare recipients
September 19, 2019 -- As policymakers in Washington, DC, explore ways to make dental care more affordable for approximately 60 million Medicare recipients, the Kaiser Family Foundation on September 18 issued a brief that outlined five possible ways they may achieve this goal.  Discuss
How your practice can avoid production loss
September 19, 2019 -- Practices lose about 10% of their production because of no-shows, patient attrition, and other issues. How can your practice overcome or avoid these issues? Dr. Roger P. Levin details four areas to watch and offers easy-to-implement tips for improving your practice's performance.  Discuss
HRSA awards $85M to expand access to oral health services
September 18, 2019 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded about $85.3 million to nearly 300 government-funded health centers to expand their oral health service capacity through new and enhanced infrastructure.  Discuss
7 questions most dentists don't ask their marketing firm
September 18, 2019 -- As a practice owner, you want your marketing to convey the right image of your practice, writes Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari. But how do you know that a marketing firm is right for you? She specifies seven questions to help you wisely spend your marketing budget.  Discuss
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
Kids with type 1 diabetes have more caries
September 18, 2019 -- Two-thirds of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes have dental caries, according to a systematic review published in BMC Oral Health on September 14 that analyzed cases that spanned 20 years. The authors recommended that these patients be screened for early signs of caries and receive preventive treatment during routine dental examinations.  Discuss
Kids' bad breath linked to specific salivary enzyme
September 17, 2019 -- An increase in the activity of a specific salivary enzyme, β-galactosidases, is linked to bad breath in children, according to a recent study in the September issue of the European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.  Discuss
CDA: No one-size-fits-all when it comes to dental benefit contracting
September 17, 2019 -- How do you decide whether to add or drop participation with a dental benefit plan/network? Cindy Hartwell of California Dental Association (CDA) Practice Support provides a look at some of the issues involved in the decision and cautions not making the decision solely based on fees.  Discuss
Job Boards
Trending Tweets
Dentistry Conferences
Parenteral Moderate Sedation Training for Dentists
September 6-22
Houston, Texas United States
Pediatric Dental Sedation Outside of the OR
September 20-22
San Francisco, California United States
Aesthetic Recreation of Anterior Bleach Case
September 28
Alsip, Illinois United States
Recreating Nature with Cut-Back GC Initial LiSi Press
October 4
Alsip, Illinois United States