TOP DENTAL NEWS
Dental practice bans patients weighing more than 280 lb
June 29, 2022 -- A dental practice in the U.K. will no longer treat patients who weigh 127 kg (about 280 lb) or more to prevent them from damaging their expensive dental chairs again, according to recent news reports. Read More
Restoration accuracy hinges on preparation design
June 28, 2022 -- When it comes to the accuracy of digital scans for complete onlay restorations, preparation design and the type of intraoral scanner used to capture the images matter, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
HPI: Dental hygienists, assistants get pay hikes of up to 6%
June 27, 2022 -- Approximately eight out of 10 dentists recently have given pay raises -- commonly in the range of 4-6% -- to dental hygienists and assistants, according to poll results released in June by the ADA’s Health Policy Institute (HPI). Read More
Pediatric dentists may need to improve their image interpretation
June 27, 2022 -- Some pediatric dentists didn’t perform very well when they tried to identify and detect traumatic dental injuries and problems on patients’ images, according to a small explorative study published June 20 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Do's & don'ts for no-shows and late cancellations
June 27, 2022 -- No-shows and last-minute cancellations create serious scheduling and production problems, but there are some techniques to minimize these occurrences, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
What to do when violence spills into the dental practice
June 24, 2022 -- Unless you avoid the daily news, television, and social media, you are aware of the increasing number of violent crimes occurring in the U.S. Dr. James V. Anderson shares considerations for handling potentially violent situations as well as tips on how to dismiss a potentially violent patient. Read More
The ADA is focused on diversity and inclusion: Here's why
June 24, 2022 -- In recognition of World Refugee Day, Juneteenth, and Pride Month taking place in June, ADA President Dr. Cesar Sabates shared with DrBicuspid.com why he's prioritizing efforts for dentistry to become more diverse and inclusive. Read More
3 factors that influence dentist opioid prescriptions
June 23, 2022 -- A prescription for antibiotics, the use of sedation, and even whether a dental student was involved in the procedure are just some of the factors that influence whether a prescription for opioids was given after a tooth extraction, reports a study published on June 9 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
How will inflation affect your practice's production?
June 23, 2022 -- Your practice may have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, but do you have the right strategies in place to maintain success during this period of inflation? Dr. Roger P. Levin summarizes five production strategies to help your practice keep pace with higher costs. Read More
A twist of fate? Believers in luck more prone to gum disease
June 22, 2022 -- People who believe that luck decides their fate may face a greater risk of developing severe gum disease compared to those who think their actions change their destiny. The research was presented on June 16 at the European Federation of Periodontology's EuroPerio10 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read More