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Which patients should use oral devices for OSA?
January 25, 2023 -- Dental patients' craniofacial features may predict whether oral appliance therapy will reduce their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published on January 22 in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Read More
Experimental drug restores diseased gums, jawbone
January 25, 2023 -- An experimental drug shows potential as a regenerative treatment for periodontal disease, according to research from the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research in Wynnewood, PA. Read More
Debate to Better Dentistry: MLRs for dental plans
January 24, 2023 -- In this series hosted by Dr. Michael W. Davis, two prominent leaders in the dental profession answer the same questions about a hotly contested topic in the dental profession. Today's debate is on medical loss ratios (MLRs) with Michael Adelberg and Dr. Mouhab Rizkallah. Read More
Dentists ask for new gum disease guidelines
January 24, 2023 -- Organized dentistry should develop formal guidelines that address the management of periodontal patients with continued inflammation after scaling and root planing, according to a commentary published on January 21 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Clinical trial to test material to regenerate bone
January 24, 2023 -- The Italian Ministry of Health has granted permission for a 15-patient pilot clinical trial to assess the efficacy of a biomaterial designed to regenerate bone in the mandibular and maxillary dental arches, according to a press release from the company behind the material. Read More
Ageless Dental signs $2B deal to build 750 dental clinics
January 24, 2023 -- Ageless Dental has signed a $2.25 billion deal with the single-tenant rental property developer American Development Partners to build and lease 750 dental clinics in the U.S. over the next 10 years. Read More
U.S. court rules dental therapists can receive Medicaid payments
January 23, 2023 -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that dental health aide therapists in tribal communities in Washington can receive reimbursements from Medicaid, reversing a last-minute decision by the Trump administration. Read More
Gene variant tied to cancers in patients with tooth loss
January 23, 2023 -- The same genes that affect diseases in patients' mouths may be linked to other diseases, including certain types of cancer, according to research published last September in Scientific Reports. Read More
Do's and don'ts for shaping team behavior
January 23, 2023 -- To make a strong and memorable impression on team members of the attitude and actions you want them to display to each other and to patients, don't just tell them, show them, writes Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
CBCT use in younger dental patients on the rise
January 20, 2023 -- The use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in younger pediatric patients has risen every year since 2017, indicating increased awareness about the uses of the imaging modality. The study was published on January 19 in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Read More
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