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Cost is a major barrier for people who skip dental visits
October 19, 2017 -- The majority of U.S. residents who needed a dental visit in the past year got one, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But for people who needed a visit and didn't get one, the majority cited cost as a barrier.  Discuss
AAP: 2D imaging still gold standard for implant imaging
October 19, 2017 -- The use of cone-beam CT has increased in implant treatment, but 2D imaging remains the standard of care when a patient requires dental implants, according to a new consensus statement from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).  Discuss
Anticoagulants: To bleed or not to bleed?
October 18, 2017 -- The debate over the use of anticoagulants before and after dental procedures has raged for many years now, with strong arguments on both sides of the issue. The addition of several new anticoagulants in recent years has only added some confusion. Pharmacist Tom Viola helps you focus on what options are best for your patients.  Discuss
Fewer comorbidities seen in surgical sleep apnea patients
October 18, 2017 -- Are there differences between obstructive sleep apnea patients who undergo maxillomandibular advancement surgery and those managed medically? A new study found that those treated surgically were younger and had a lower body mass index and significantly lower rates of various comorbidities.  Discuss
AAPD panel conditionally recommends SDF
October 17, 2017 -- The use of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) as a topical treatment for cavities in pediatric patients has been conditionally recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) in the first evidence-based guideline on the use of SDF in these patients.  Discuss
What your office needs to know about HIPAA compliance
October 17, 2017 -- If the next fire, flood, or catastrophic storm strikes near you, do you have a disaster plan for protecting your office's data? That's one of the many practices Jeff Broudy, CEO of a HIPAA-compliance firm, recommends that dental offices follow in order to remain compliant.  Discuss
Buffered lidocaine appears to have clinical benefits
October 16, 2017 -- A lower dose of buffered lidocaine may be more effective than a higher but nonbuffered dose of the local anesthetic, according to new research presented at the 2017 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons meeting in San Francisco.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for reducing cancellations: Schedule based on patient needs
October 16, 2017 -- Preappointing works for many patients, but not for everyone. Segment your patients based on their behavior. If a portion of your patients consistently cancel after they've been preappointed, contact them a month before their next hygiene appointment and then follow up with one-week and 48-hour reminders, Dr. Roger P. Levin recommends in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Awards voting begins
October 13, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New/Updated Software/Service.  Discuss
Antibiotic prescription by dentists linked to serious infection
October 12, 2017 -- Antibiotics prescribed by dentists may be adding to the growing problem of Clostridium difficile infection, which can cause severe diarrhea and death. Researchers have found that many of these prescriptions are unnecessary or not recorded in medical charts, and they recommend improved awareness of prescribing guidelines and communication about prescriptions.  Discuss
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