6 ways nanoparticles are the future of dentistry
September 24, 2018 -- Nanoparticles have the potential to enhance almost every aspect of dentistry, from radiographs and restoratives to orthodontics and oral surgery. A scientific paper highlighted some possibilities for how dentists may use nanoparticles.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for having a productive day: Set the tone for a productive day
September 24, 2018 -- Some people say that how you start your day is how you'll end it. So it's important to begin the day on the right note. Rally the troops and set the expectation for a productive day that includes great attitudes, stellar customer service, and excellent clinical care, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
5 tips for dealing with bad reviews
September 21, 2018 -- Negative online reviews can seem damaging to your practice, but there are ways to handle these reviews and come back stronger. Practice management consultant Jen Butler offers five practical tips for dealing with bad reviews.  Discuss
Getting to the bottom of periodontal-systemic links
September 21, 2018 -- Interest in the link between periodontal health and systemic disease has been growing, with researchers investigating possible connections between oral health and diseases including artherosclerosis, diabetes, pregnancy outcomes, and respiratory conditions. But what has recent research found?  Discuss
Review: Soft-bristle toothbrushes may be safer
September 20, 2018 -- Should a manual toothbrush have soft or hard bristles? Answering that question involves more than just measuring plaque removal, so researchers wanted to know if the literature could point to a recommendation about bristle softness and shape for preventing soft-tissue effects, such as gingival lesions. They published their review findings in the International Dental Journal.  Discuss
2018 Dental Excellence Award nominating period ends soon
September 20, 2018 -- Join hundreds of your peers and colleagues in participating in the nominations process for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. You only have until midnight on September 28 to make your voice heard and help honor the best new products in dentistry.  Discuss
Is an antibiotic always necessary for bleeding gums?
September 19, 2018 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg realizes that there are times to prescribe an antibiotic medication for patients whose gums are bleeding. Yet there are many more instances that call for a different strategy. He offers three suggestions for these patients.  Discuss
Researchers test CAD/CAM crowns' fracture resistance
September 19, 2018 -- All-ceramic CAD/CAM crowns are a treatment option for full-coverage restorations for endodontically treated teeth, but how do they resist fracturing? Researchers compared two kinds of crowns to see which held up best.  Discuss
Toothpaste: Is it good for preventing plaque regrowth?
September 18, 2018 -- Standard dental care calls for twice-daily toothbrushing with a fluoride toothpaste or dentifrice, but it remains unclear if these substances contribute to toothbrushing's effectiveness at inhibiting plaque regrowth. To learn more, researchers reviewed and analyzed the published evidence.  Discuss
What's the best scanning strategy for CAD/CAM restorations?
September 18, 2018 -- Using intraoral scanners for digital impressions is an integral part of any CAD/CAM process. But what is the best strategy for scanning a patient's mouth, and does it differ by type of scanner? Researchers wanted to find out.  Discuss
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