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Do's and don'ts for the hygienist: Remember your value to the practice
December 18, 2017 -- It's a mistake to think that doctors are the only influencers in dental practices, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Hygienists also are viewed by patients as an authority and that -- coupled with the amount of time they spend with patients -- presents unique opportunities for education, identification, and recommendations.  Discuss
Fall 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
December 15, 2017 -- During fall 2017, new products ranging from surgical implant guides to obturators and contra angles were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Dentsply Sirona, Planmeca, KaVo, and other companies.  Discuss
Metal-free implants? Stem cells might make it possible
December 14, 2017 -- Growing whole teeth from dental stem cells? Likely a toothless proposition, according to a new review article on therapies based on dental stem cells. However, these stem cells are producing solid advances in implants and other areas that could bring therapies such as tooth root engineering to your office soon.  Discuss
Congratulations to DrBicuspid.com's Dental Excellence Award winners
December 14, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the winners of the Dental Excellence Awards. Please join us in honoring the best new products in dentistry. Awards will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting in February.  Discuss
Simple oral hygiene regime appears effective after stroke
December 12, 2017 -- Controlling dental plaque after a patient has a stroke may be lifesaving, but the best way to do so is still unclear. A new study compared the results of different oral hygiene and plaque control methods, including the use of chlorhexidine gel, in stroke patients and found that basic routines were effective.  Discuss
Does perio treatment benefit cardiovascular disease patients?
December 7, 2017 -- Periodontal treatment is beneficial for patients with cardiovascular disease, right? Not so fast. A systematic review of high-quality research on the topic found scarce evidence that it could prevent cardiovascular disease recurrence and no proof of the therapy's effectiveness for primary prevention.  Discuss
5 questions patients ask about gum disease
December 6, 2017 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg receives questions from patients all over the world about gum disease. While patients' specific conditions vary, in general the conversations seem to revolve around these five questions. How do you address these patient questions?  Discuss
Perio treatment has hidden benefit for diabetes patients
December 6, 2017 -- Nonsurgical periodontal treatment may positively impact the lives of patients with diabetes, even when it does not directly improve diabetes indicators. The findings come from a new study investigating the effects of scaling and root planing on patients with type 2 diabetes.  Discuss
Crosstex acquires Safe-Flo saliva ejectors
December 4, 2017 -- Crosstex has acquired the Safe-Flo saliva ejector line of products from RJC Products.  Discuss
Products to look for at GNYDM 2017
November 22, 2017 -- A highlight of the 2017 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) will be the many products on display in the exhibit hall. Manufacturers, including Taub Products, Parkell, Dentsply Sirona, and more, are introducing new products.  Discuss
Hot Topic
Study focuses on dental therapists' impact in Native Alaskan communities

In the first study to look at the long-term outcomes of communities served by dental therapists, researchers from the University of Washington have found that children in Alaska Native communities had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care than those in communities not receiving services from these practitioners. Read more.

Conferences
OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp 2018
January 8-11, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
February 9, 2018
San Diego, California United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
March 9, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
April 13, 2018
Seattle, Washington United States
Ontario Dental Association (ODA) 2018 Annual Spring Meeting
April 26-28, 2018
Toronto, Ontario Canada