Teeth whitening and bleaching procedures are driving growth in the American dental hygiene market. However, all is not well within this lucrative sector. Battle lines between nondentists and dentists grow deeper by the day. Nondentist teeth whiteners contend that this is...
A blow to the mouth landed a woman in the hospital but ultimately saved her life in South Korea. Doctors conducted a dental X-ray and found no bone destruction, but something rare: diffused black pigmentation on both her upper...
New data on tooth decay and cavities among American adults reveal the sad state of our pearly whites. More than 25 percent of American adults ages 20 to 64 have untreated tooth decay, and 91 percent have one tooth — or more —...
Are you using YouTube to promote your practice online? If not, you could be missing out on one of the most effective visual tools available. How can you ensure that this valuable tool is used — and used correctly — to benefit your practice?
Well-informed dental healthcare workers understand the importance of protecting themselves from the imminent risk of exposure to, and possible infection from, infectious organisms. In addition to acquiring recommended vaccines, they...
Screening for diabetes during a dental office visit is feasible and may represent an effective strategy for identifying millions of Americans who are diabetic or prediabetic but don't know it, researchers said. As many as 30 percent of the 29 million diabetics in the United...
No matter how hard you and your team try, you will sometimes disappoint patients. Complaints may be unfair, the problems may have been beyond your control, and patients' may show disrespect toward you or a staff member, but your...
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