Are you responsible for handling the insurance and billing in your office? If so, I bet you are one busy person. Not only do you process every claim and make sure you have every detail correct so the claims go out successfully, but then you also turn around to enter the...
Stimulating the action of a hormone may prevent inflammation and other effects in gum disease that lead to tooth loss, according to new research. Researchers in Brazil found treatment with melanocortin agonists stopped inflammation in mice, suggesting it could lead to a...
Still another reason to see your dentist about possible gum disease: the check-up may protect you from pancreatic cancer. Research reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that people with high levels of a specific oral bacterium are more likely...
In an effort to help dental students prepare for life as a dentist and boost student engagement with the ADA, the New Dentist Committee and Office of Student Affairs is launching an enhanced series of ADA Success programs for the 2016-2017 academic year. The program continues...
A dentist is simply a doctor in charge of your oral hygiene. So, let me ask you a question: How many times have you visited a dentist this year? Alright, you don’t have to tell me your answer. Most people don’t visit a dentist until they have severe problems...
State Medicaid and CHIP programs have made significant strides in improving low-income children’s access to and use of dental care, but access to dental care for low-income adults lags far behind. To probe current...
Every dental practice has an abundance of patients who can benefit from dental sleep medicine. Finding and successfully treating them takes commitment and persistence by the entire team, but it’s well worth the effort. Here’s how one practice does it.
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