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Roseman graduates 1st class with Bioclear knowledge
June 8, 2020 -- Roseman University's College of Dental Medicine in Henderson, NV, has graduated its first class to be fully trained on the Bioclear Method for dental restoration.
CBCT shows rare case of dislocated implant in ethmoidal sinus
June 5, 2020 -- Cone-beam CT (CBCT) helped identify a rare case of a dental implant moving into a man's right ethmoidal sinus in a recent case report, published online on May 27 in Heliyon. An anatomical variant likely prevented him from showing signs of sinusitis related to the dislocated implant.  Discuss
Minimizing aerosols, improving isolation with rubber dam usage as dental practices return to business
May 29, 2020 -- With dental practices returning to full patient loads, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses the importance of using rubber dams to minimize aerosols. He also discusses one of the products he uses in his practice to help in his restorative process, especially with isolation.  Discuss
SmileDirectClub joins Ortho@Home program from Anthem Blue Cross
May 29, 2020 -- SmileDirectClub has joined Ortho@Home, the new teledentistry orthodontia program from Anthem Blue Cross.
AAID develops return-to-practice guide for dental patients
May 28, 2020 -- The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) has created a checklist to help all types of dental patients prepare for their next appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New treatment method: Maybe seal a split tooth rather than pull it?
May 27, 2020 -- Clinicians preserved a patient's split tooth using a nonsurgical technique that included widening and sealing the fracture gap with mineral trioxide aggregate and composite, according to a case report published online on May 3 in the Journal of Endodontics.  Discuss
Case report: Rare tumor found in man's hard palate
May 26, 2020 -- An uncommon 4 x 2.5-cm tumor was removed from a man's hard palate, marking only the fourth documented case of an osteolipoma discovered in this area of the mouth, according to the authors of a case report published May 15 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
Oral surgeon offers free wisdom teeth removal to offset higher education costs
May 26, 2020 -- An oral surgeon in New York is offering one college student free wisdom teeth removal to help offset college expenses and support higher education goals, according to an article on NNY360.com.
Tongue ultrasound may identify obstructive sleep apnea
May 22, 2020 -- Tongue stiffness measured by shear-wave elastography ultrasound may be able to help identify patients with obstructive sleep apnea while they're awake, according to the findings of a pilot study published on May 10 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
Ormco offers free webinar on tooth movement
May 22, 2020 -- Ormco will host a free webinar on using archwire to achieve efficient tooth movement.
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Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.