How to become a great leader
July 28, 2022 -- If you want to be a great leader, the three recommendations in this column from Dr. Roger P. Levin will show you how. Levin's three leadership recommendations can help any dentist build a powerful, focused practice team and retain team members longer. Read More
NIH scientists discover stomach viruses can be transmitted via saliva
July 28, 2022 -- A class of viruses known to cause severe diarrheal diseases can grow in the salivary glands of mice and be spread through saliva, scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found. The findings indicate that a new route of transmission exists for these viruses, which affect billions of people worldwide each year and can be deadly. Read More
What you need to know about malpractice and TMJ surgeries
July 27, 2022 -- About 1% of medical malpractice cases filed against U.S. oral and maxillofacial surgeons stem from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgeries, according to a recently published study in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
U.K. dentists left to fix dental tourism gone wrong
July 27, 2022 -- U.K. dentists are picking up the pieces from a rise in dental tourism. A new survey from the British Dental Association reflects the rising trend in dental tourism and highlights the problems it has caused for both patients and practices. Read More
50% of patients say dentists don't screen for health risks
July 26, 2022 -- More than half of patients reported that dentists fail to assess them for risk factors, including tobacco and alcohol use and chronic conditions, during dental visits. The study was published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Read More
How to address 2 common dental issues in older patients
July 26, 2022 -- As patients age, dry mouth and caries become more common. Researcher Anita M. Mark explained the causes and what dentists can do to help prevent these conditions in older patients in a survey published on July 22 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
1st reported dentigerous cyst found in NY infant
July 25, 2022 -- A bone-encased dentigerous cyst was removed from a 6-month-old in New York, according to a case report published on July 22 in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. It is believed to be the first reported case involving an infant. Read More
One denture system's drawbacks leave patients out of trial
July 25, 2022 -- Researchers compared the clinical outcome of one digital dentures system with that of conventional dentures in an article published July 16 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. While digital systems can take fewer visits, the lack of customization left many patients ineligible for the trial. Read More
Do's and don'ts for handling emergencies
July 25, 2022 -- Every dental practice should expect that, from time to time, patients will present with emergency needs. These events will be disruptive, especially when you have a full schedule of planned patient care. But you can minimize the negative consequences, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Will more DSOs lead to more legal violations?
July 22, 2022 -- The model of dental support organizations (DSO) and their increasing popularity may lead to more violations of the corporate practice of dentistry, according to a legal note published in the June issue of the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law. Read More