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March 15, 2019 News News

Antimicrobial Film Could Revolutionize Common Dental Procedures

by Katharine Gammon, University of Southern California

Three million people in the United States currently have dental implants, and every year that number increases by about 500,000. But, for some, getting a dental implant is not the end of the story. Similar to what occurs with a natural tooth,

July 4, 2017 News NewsPublic Relations - Patient Care

Unnecessary Dental Procedures Being Done for Bonuses

by Paddy Manning for Background Briefing

Dentists working for corporate clinics and health insurers are being incentivised to churn through patients and administer so-called “drill and fill” dentistry, according to industry insiders. And some dentists say the situation is leading to unnecessary dental work, or over-servicing.

November 1, 2016 Product Spotlight

Orascoptic’s HDL Prismatic Telescopes Perfect for Exacting Procedures

by Oral Health

Orascoptic™, the leader in superior vision solutions for dental professionals, is excited to announce their new line of HDL™ prismatic telescopes; including their first and only 5.5x telescope. Ranging in magnification powers from 3.5x to 5.5x, these prismatic expanded field

September 29, 2016 News Dental CareDental PharmacologyNewsPreventive Dentistry

Antibiotics Prior to Procedures May Be Helpful in Preventing Infections

by USNewsWire

New American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) criteria specify when it may be appropriate to consider antibiotic administration prior to various dental procedures to prevent infection of orthopaedic replacement joints or implants. “Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the Management of

September 28, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Fillings Equal Mercury Exposure

by ScienceDaily

Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from the University of Georgia’s department of environmental health science in

August 9, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsOral Health

Can Hygienists Diagnose A Cavity?

by Ross Perry, Partners In Prevention

No says the Ontario regulations, and those of many Canadian and US jurisdictions. Yes says a new study in Scotland which tested the ability of dental therapists to reliably diagnose dental decay, and then compared this ability to dentists. Indeed,

August 2, 2011 News Anaesthesia

IV Sedation Training for Dentists

by ken

From PR.com – July 31, 2011 www.SedationConsulting.com The nation’s leading provider of continuing education and training on the administration of sedation for dental and medical procedures announced today that they are now providing IV sedation training for dentists. Conscious Sedation

March 12, 2011 News Evidence based dentistryGeneral NewsGeriodonticsGovernment regulations

Guidelines Issued for Antibiotic Prophylaxis With Implanted Heart Devices

by ken

Laird Harrison February 17, 2011 — Dental patients should not take prophylactic antibiotics simply because they have pacemakers or implanted defibrillators, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). Although 2007 guidelines already exclude these patients from

November 6, 2010 News Keeping you guessing

Go green, save mold…. Most patients don’t need antibiotics before dental procedures to prevent infective endocarditis

by ken

American Heart Association scientific statement DALLAS, April 20 – Taking a precautionary antibiotic before a trip to the dentist isn’t necessary for most people, and in fact, might create more harm than good, according to updated recommendations from the American