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Dentistry and the opioid epidemic: what you need to know
Dentistry and the opioid epidemic: what you need to knowTaking a look at the role the dental industry plays in the opioid overdose crisis and what dentists can do about it.
Are dentists contributing to antibiotic overuse?
Are dentists contributing to antibiotic overuse?Though unintentional, the prescribing patterns of dentists can contribute to allergic reactions and antibiotic overuse.
Study shows toothpaste alone doesn’t protect enamel or prevent erosion
Study shows toothpaste alone doesn’t protect enamel or prevent erosionA team of researchers analyzed nine toothpastes on the market that claimed to have desensitizing or anti-erosive properties.
Can tooth loss lead to cardiovascular disease?
Can tooth loss lead to cardiovascular disease?New research shows a link between middle-aged tooth loss and an increased cardiovascular disease risk.
Study identifies effective school-based cavity prevention program
Study identifies effective school-based cavity prevention programA combination of prevention strategies may be more effective than one alone for reducing tooth decay, according to researchers.
Using diluted sodium hypochlorite to supplement periodontal self-care
Using diluted sodium hypochlorite to supplement periodontal self-careExploring the effects of rinsing with diluted sodium hypochlorite in patients with chronic periodontitis.
Is doxycycline safe for use in children?
Is doxycycline safe for use in children?For many years, dentists and doctors were discouraged from using doxycycline with children, but newer data suggests otherwise.
Is professional subgingival oral irrigation necessary?
Is professional subgingival oral irrigation necessary?Using evidence-based research to explore whether this procedure is beneficial to patients.
Are dentists getting greedy over X-rays?
Are dentists getting greedy over X-rays?X-rays should be performed only when clinically appropriate, but a new study finds that dentists often take money into consideration.
How to stay up to date on infection control policies
How to stay up to date on infection control policiesKeeping up with trends in infection prevention may seem like a chore, but these resources can help to simplify the process.