TOP DENTAL NEWS
Man cleared for treatment after dentist hypnotizes him
July 6, 2022 -- A dentist in New York hypnotized a 51-year-old patient to reduce his high blood pressure, clearing him to undergo scheduled restorative treatment, according to a case report recently published in the International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health. Read More
Autism linked to higher risk of dentoalveolar trauma
July 6, 2022 -- Patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be more susceptible to oral pathology, including dentoalveolar trauma. Researchers assessed the risk of dentoalveolar trauma in patients with ASD and published their findings on June 28 in the Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
41% of Americans have medical or dental debt
July 5, 2022 -- Rising healthcare costs have been a concern for many Americans and can often lead to healthcare debt, whether patients are insured or not. A survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals why patients accrue healthcare debt. Read More
Do's & don'ts for making hand-offs smoother
July 5, 2022 -- Within a dental practice, there are inevitably transitions from one area of responsibility to another. These hand-offs are critical points. For the sake of office efficiency, productivity, and patient satisfaction, hand-offs must be as smooth as possible, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Music and aromatherapy can help anxious pediatric patients
July 1, 2022 -- Music therapy combined with aromatherapy can effectively manage fear of dental care and associated anxiety in school-aged children, according to a study published on June 30 in the Journal of Dental Sciences. Read More
Case study: Conservative veneer on anterior teeth
July 1, 2022 -- In a video case study, Dr. Joe Willardsen, a cosmetic dentist from Las Vegas, shares how he used conservative prep and computer color matching to achieve a shave-free veneer with a stunning result. Read More
More Americans seeking oral care in emergency departments
June 30, 2022 -- An increasing number of Americans are relying on the emergency department (ED) for oral healthcare. From 1997 to 2007, the use of EDs to treat caries, periodontitis, and other conditions increased annually by 4%, according to data published June 24 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
4 ways to grow your practice with insurance alternatives
June 30, 2022 -- Dental insurance alternatives like dental savings plans can help practices increase revenue, writes Jenn Stoll. Stoll offers four ways that these benefits can help provide for your practice and patients. Read More
5 ways to make your practice more LGBTQ+ friendly
June 29, 2022 -- Healthcare utilization is lower among the LGBTQ+ community, but there are simple steps dental practices can take to make their practices welcoming for all patients, according to diversity and inclusion advocates Drs. Marita Inglehart and Scott Schwartz. Read More
Apical periodontitis causes brain abscesses in 7-year-old
June 29, 2022 -- A 7-year-old boy with congenital heart disease developed multiple brain abscesses caused by an infection from apical periodontitis in his baby teeth, according to a case report published on June 28 in BMC Oral Health. Read More