Dental office closures led to more hospital ED visits
March 22, 2023 -- Dental office closures during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in more dental conditions among publicly insured children presenting to hospital emergency departments (EDs), according to researchers from New York University. Read More
Suit claims CVS dry mouth product can erode teeth
March 22, 2023 -- An Illinois man is suing CVS Pharmacy claiming that its dry mouth dietary supplement discs are falsely advertised as promoting a healthy mouth by providing lasting moisture. However, the product's high acidity may erode or demineralize teeth, according to the lawsuit. Read More
Local anesthesia may be linked to woman's tongue paralysis
March 21, 2023 -- A 64-year-old woman in Tennessee experienced tongue paralysis, which affected her ability to talk, following local infiltration anesthesia for a dental restoration procedure. The case report was published on March 20 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases. Read More
Animal study reveals path to new implant coating material
March 21, 2023 -- Researchers in Korea have developed a new coating for dental implants that could significantly facilitate bone regeneration, according to a recent study. Read More
Clinicians prescribed fewer opioids in 2019 vs. 2015
March 20, 2023 -- Between 2015 and 2019, more than 2.7 million opioids were prescribed by dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the U.S. However, fewer opioids were prescribed in 2019 than in 2015, according to new research. Read More
Oral infection indicators may predict cardiovascular disease
March 20, 2023 -- Certain indicators of oral infection may help predict a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research meeting in Portland, OR. Read More
Do's and don'ts for creating a patient-centric culture
March 20, 2023 -- To create a more vibrant, patient-friendly atmosphere in your practice, you need to become the chief culture officer (CCO). The CCO defines the culture for the organization, writes Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
Obesity, not ancestry, may be linked to dental development
March 17, 2023 -- When people develop teeth may have more to do with whether they are overweight or obese than their genetic origins, according to a study published on March 13 in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. Read More
Ultradent receives Cuspies award at Chicago Midwinter
March 17, 2023 -- Ultradent received the Cuspies award for Best New Restorative Product for its UltraTemp Rez II temporary dental cement at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting, which was held February 23-25 at the McCormick Place convention center. Read More
Marketing agency highlights LinkedIn strategies for DSOs
March 17, 2023 -- Dental marketing agency Our Thrive Tribe highlighted statistics and strategies that dental service organizations (DSOs) can use on the social media network LinkedIn to build brand awareness. Read More
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