Patients willing to pay more for convenient restorations
August 3, 2022 -- Patients in need of restorations value reduced wait times, no post-treatment pain, and other conveniences over longevity, according to recent research published in the Journal of Dental Research. What's more, they may be willing to pay for their preferences. Read More
Dentists call to action: Understanding mental health
August 3, 2022 -- From reimbursement concerns to challenging patients, dental professionals face a multitude of stressors in their daily work. When these stressors are accompanied by perfectionism and prioritizing patients above all else, it can lead to burnout and mental health disorders. Read More
Imaging aids in treatment of man's fused 3rd molar
August 2, 2022 -- Imaging assisted in the treatment of a man's third molar that had fused with a supernumerary tooth, according to a case report published July 27 in the American Journal of Case Reports. The man was diagnosed with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis with apical periodontitis. Read More
Hygienists' mental health worse than dentists during COVID-19
August 2, 2022 -- In the first known U.S. survey to analyze the long-term mental health of dental professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, dentists and hygienists frequently reported poor mental health during peaks of COVID-19 transmission. However, hygienists had higher rates of anxiety and depression. Read More
Evidence lacks on benefit of school dental screenings for kids
August 1, 2022 -- Will children visit the dentist more often if they undergo oral health screenings at school? There's not enough research that shows screenings improve dental attendance, according to a review published on July 27 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Read More
Another study links periodontitis to Alzheimer's disease
August 1, 2022 -- Yet another study has linked periodontal and Alzheimer's disease. The bacteria behind periodontal disease may also contribute to the development of Alzheimer's, according to a review published on July 21 in the Journal of Dental Sciences. Read More
Do's and don'ts for customer service
August 1, 2022 -- Like most other small businesses, dental practices are searching for ways to differentiate themselves from the competition. One of the most effective ways to set your practice apart from others centers on customer service, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Root canals linked to rare Eagle syndrome
July 29, 2022 -- Imaging aided in revealing that the rare Eagle syndrome, which is caused by a calcified stylohyoid ligament, may be linked to dental inflammatory events, specifically root canal treatments, according to a study published on July 26 in the International Dental Journal. Read More
5 ways to gain the trust of your team
July 29, 2022 -- When facing difficult situations, you can be an employer, or you can be a respected leader. Columnist Dr. James V. Anderson outlines five characteristics that dental teams expect from a good leader. Read More
Most guidelines support antibiotics to prevent endocarditis
July 28, 2022 -- Antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines to prevent endocarditis following dental care vary, but most support its use despite the risk of antimicrobial resistance, according to a systematic review published on July 25 in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology. Read More