Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a single-center retrospective study - Santilli M, Manciocchi E, D'Addazio G, Di Maria E, D'Attilio M, Femminella B, Sinjari B.
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a sleep breathing disorder that often remains undiagnosed and untreated. OSAS prevalence is increasing exponentially. Starting on the dentist's role as an epidemiological and diagnostic "sentinel", the purpose of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The association between coffee consumption and periodontitis: a cross-sectional study of a northern German population Julia Struppek, Carolin Walther, K übra Bunte, Birgit-Christiane Zyriax, Jan-Per Wenzel, Juliana Senftinger, Julius Nikorowitsch, Guido Heydecke, Udo Seedorf, Thomas Beikler, Katrin Borof,
Conclusionand clinical relevance.In this cross-sectional study of a northern German population, strong coffee consumption was significantly associated with periodontitis. Influence of changes in coffee consumption on periodontal disease etiology/progression should be investigated in future prospective study designs, in order to identify strong coffee consumption as a potential risk factor of periodontitis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 14, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Tonsil Size and Mallampati Score as Clinical Predictive Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity in Children
 J Contemp Dent Pract. 2021 Jul 1;22(7):850-853.AbstractAim and objective: The aim of this study was to determine the clinical utility of body mass index (BMI), tonsil size, and Mallampati scoring in predicting both the presence of and severity of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).Materials and methods: This prospective cross-sectional study comprised 78 growing children in the age range of 11-14 years with polysomnography (PSG)-proven OSA and 86 non-OSA corresponding controls. BMI, tonsil size (Friedman grading scale), and Mallampati score were determined for both groups, and related differences ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparative analysis of dental procedure mix in public and private dental benefits programs
Conclusions: Children with public benefits have a procedure mix comparable with those with private benefits. There are substantial differences in procedure mix between publicly and privately insured adults. Even in states that provide extensive dental benefits in Medicaid, those programs primarily finance invasive surgical treatment as opposed to preventive treatment.Practical implications: There is a need to assess best practices in publicly funded programs for children and translate those attributes to programs for adults for more equitable benefit design and care delivery across public and private insurers. (S...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 12, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ridge preservation in maxillary molar extraction sites with severe periodontitis: a prospective observational clinical trial
Published: 08 October Clinical Oral Investigations (2021)detailsAbstractObjectivesTo assess alveolar bone changes and treatment modality alterations after ridge preservation on maxillary molar extraction sockets with severe periodontitis, compared to natural healing.Material and methodsThirty-six maxillary infected-molar teeth either receiving ridge preservation (RG group) or undergoing natural healing (NT group) were investigated. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning was performed immediately after surgery (the baseline) and repeated 6 months later to measure the linear and volumetric changes of th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 11, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

US dental benefits: on the cusp of a historic change
Congress is contemplating adding dentistry to its Medicare health programme for seniors (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Safety and Efficacy of Topical Epinephrine in Pediatric Dentistry
Treatment safety and efficacy are extremely important when performing pediatric dental procedures. A new study, published in Anesthesia Progress, found that the use of epinephrine pellets during...(PRWeb October 09, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/safety_and_efficacy_of_topical_epinephrine_in_pediatric_dentistry/prweb18243749.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

My Dental Key: Democratizing Dental Education And Promoting Oral Health For All
NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 3.5 billion people around the world suffer from oral health diseases, most of which can be prevented. According to data released by the World Health Organization, the combined global prevalence of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss has plateaued at 45%.[1] Increasingly, experts agree that moving the needle requires better training for oral health professionals and a more diverse workforce that can meet the needs of children and their families where they live, grow, work, play and learn.Enter My Dental Key (MDK), a women-owned start-up founded at Harvard University...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A retrospective clinical study on the resin infiltration of proximal caries lesions: the operator ’s effect
ConclusionThe operator ’s experience and training could influence the success of RI on proximal non-cavitated caries lesions and it should be taken into consideration when choosing this treatment modality. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE), DHSC (updated 6th October 2021)
Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 6 October 2021Updated order limits for pharmacies with 15 or more staff. They can now order up to (per week): 1,000 IIR masks, 1,000 aprons, 2,000 gloves (1,000 pairs). 27 September 2021Updated order limits for GPs, domiciliary care providers, residential care homes, pharmacies, dentists, orthodontists, optometrists, children's care homes and secure homes, residential special schools, and non-residential special schools (which conduct aerosol-generating procedures),...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

X-Nav Technologies Announces 150,000+ Dental Implants Navigated Using the X-Guide ® System
Dentists around the world embrace advanced surgical navigation technology to deliver more accurate and less invasive dental implants to patients.LANSDALE, Pa., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- X-Nav Technologies is proud to announce that over 150,000 dental implants have been surgically placed using X-Guide® Dynamic 3D Navigation – a system designed to assist dental surgeons in achieving more accurate and less invasive dental implant results than freehand surgery.   Dentists embrace surgical navigation technology to deliver more accurate and less-invasive dental implants to patients.The X-Guide ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Efficacy of adjuvant ozone therapy in reducing postsurgical complications following impacted mandibular third-molar surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis
  J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 Oct;152(10):842-854.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.05.006.Kirti Chaudhry, Neeti Rustagi, Rishi Bali, Shruti Khatana, Shailendra Kumar, Amanjot Kaur, Pravin KumarPMID: 34579810 DOI: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.05.006AbstractBackground: Results from several randomized controlled trials have shown a beneficial effect of ozone in reducing postsurgical complications after impacted mandibular third-molar surgery, but the literature is lacking a systematic review and meta-analysis.Methods: The authors conducted this systematic review accordin...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UCLA raises $611 million in 2020 –21, supporting students and advancing critical research
UCLA raised more than $611 million in gifts and pledges in the fiscal year ending June 30, exceeding its annual goal and drawing donors from all 50 states and 72 countries.“Generous donors at all levels have continued to partner with UCLA to effect meaningful change on campus, in the community and around the world,” said Chancellor Gene Block. “Despite a challenging year, our friends have once again demonstrated their extraordinary commitment to UCLA’s mission of education, research and service.”In response to conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, many donors focused on students ’...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NHS dentistry access delays: 'I pulled 11 of my own teeth out'
Dentists warn of waits of up to four years to join an NHS dental practice. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

exocad Releases ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway Software For Single-Visit Dentistry
Fast and intuitive crown design software integrates with all open hardwareDARMSTADT, Germany, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD software provider, today announced the release of ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway, the next generation of its easy-to-use CAD software for single-visit dentistry, to be showcased at this year's International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany. With this new release, exocad offers dentists design tools for a vast range of indications with a wide choice of integrated devices. The new chairside workflow is highly autom...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 4, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Pain?
Discussion Dental caries are one of the most common infections. It is usually caused by Streptococcus viridans. Dental caries are also quite preventable with brushing the teeth at least twice a day with a fluoridated dentifrice, use of dental floss, and preventative dental appointments with application of fluoride varnish and sealants as appropriate. Fluoridated water supplies also help. A review can be found here. Facial pain is often acute, self-limited and etiologies that may be obvious such as trauma or infection. Facial pain can also overlap with cranial pain (mainly headache), neck pain (often lymphadenopathy or musc...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 4, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

exocad Highlights New Releases, Strategic Partnerships And Special Offers At The International Dental Show In Cologne
 exocad Highlights New Releases, Strategic Partnerships And Special Offers At The International Dental Show In CologneInnovation and integration define exocad's newest software releasesDARMSTADT, Germany, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD software provider, detailed the company's achievements over the past year and recent productivity-boosting software innovations at its International Dental Show (IDS) press event. Under the new slogan " Imagine the CADabilities, " exocad executives highlighted new product launches, recently formed...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The recovery of NHS dentistry
NHS England has written to general dental service contractors to announce the next steps to support the recovery of NHS dentistry, with contractual arrangements from October to December. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

These Oregon counties have the furthest to go to vaccinate health care workers
When it comes to Covid-19 vaccinations for health care workers, Polk County leads the pack. As of Thursday, 90% of the health care workforce in the county east of Salem had been vaccinated, with less than three weeks to go before the Oct. 18 deadline set by Gov. Kate Brown. All told, 79% of the state’s 131,374 health care workers have been vaccinated against Covid-19, or 103,785 docto rs, nurses, dentists, radiologists and other licensees. That leaves 27,589 workers who have yet to be vaccinated.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Colombian Dentist Sentenced For Fraud And Misuse Of A Visa
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 30, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Enhanced Ultrafiltration Technology Makes Dental Office Water Safer
Toppen Dental Launches UltrasafeTM, a Proprietary Platform for Cost Efficient, Chemical Free Dental Unit Waterline TreatmentSanford, FL; September 30, 2021 – Toppen Dental, an innovator in dental office disinfection and water treatment solutions, announces the launch of its UltraSafeTM ultrafiltration platform. UltraSafe provides a chemical free answer to keeping dental unit water lines in compliance with CDC and ADA recommendations that protect pati ents and staff from waterborne microorganisms known to cause disease.“Untreated dental unit water lines provide a perfect breeding ground for biofilms that can har...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CityMD Co-founders Change the Way People Experience Dentistry with dntl bar Startup, Providing Enjoyable, Patient-First Care in New York City
NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gone are the days of booking a dentist appointment months in advance and dreading the impersonal and often painful experience that comes with laying in a dental chair as someone pokes and prods your mouth. dntl bar—New York City's most enjoyable and convenient dental practice from the team behind CityMD, the Northeast's largest urgent care provider —puts patients at the center of its service at its three Manhattan locations, offering quality care and same-day appointments, clear pricing and comfortable visits. Forget old magazines in stuffy waiting rooms, now p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Endo1 Partners Secures a Quarter Of $1 Billion Debt Facility
New Capital to Enable Largest Dental Surgical Specialty Group to Continue to ScaleHOUSTON, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo1 Partners and its family of brands today announced securing an additional debt facility to expand its growing platform and support its evolution. The transaction, which closed on September 27 with Webster Bank, brings the total amount of capital raised in the last 12 months to $250 million. Established in October 2019 with just six locations, Endo1 Partners has significantly consolidated its presence in its core markets and expanded its position in over 15 new markets during its firs...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 29, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

eAssist Dental Solutions Among the 50 Fastest Growing Companies for a 4th Consecutive Year by Utah Business
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- eAssist Dental Solutions recently accepted the prestigious award by Utah Business as the state's 29th fastest-growing company. For the fourth year in a row, eAssist has earned a place on this list of Utah's 50 top performers – an especially noteworthy achievement considering the rating period included a three-month suspension of non-emergency dental services nationwide due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Companies are ranked according to their total five-year revenue and compound annual growth rate.Founded in 2011 by James Anderson, DMD, and Sandy O...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 28, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Bracken Killpack: 'Dental offices have been one of the safest health care settings throughout the pandemic'
"While my grandfather was a dentist and my father works for a dental materials manufacturer, I ’d be lying if I said those were the reasons why I was drawn to dentistry," Bracken Killpack said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Natalie Guevara Source Type: news

Bracken Killpack: 'Dental offices have been one of the safest health care settings throughout the pandemic'
"While my grandfather was a dentist and my father works for a dental materials manufacturer, I ’d be lying if I said those were the reasons why I was drawn to dentistry," Bracken Killpack said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Natalie Guevara Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Suggest Positive Effect and Show Similar Safety with XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Compared to Aspirin in Pediatric Fontan Procedure Patients at Risk for Blood Clots and Blood Clot-Related Events
RARITAN, NJ, September 27, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today new data from the Phase 3 UNIVERSE study showing treatment with XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in an oral suspension formulation, compared to treatment with aspirin, was associated with numerically fewer blood clots and clinical events strongly associated with blood clots in pediatric patients (aged 2-8 years) who have undergone the Fontan procedure. [1] These findings, which were published this month in the Journal of the American Heart Association and included in a recent New Drug Application submitted to the...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates That Exclude Dentists Don ’t Sit Well With Patients
As Covid-19 vaccine mandates for healthcare workers take effect across the country, one group is often exempted: dentists. That makes a lot of consumers uneasy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deb Gordon, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Source Type: news

PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE), DHSC (updated 27th September 2021)
Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 27 September 2021Updated order limits for GPs, domiciliary care providers, residential care homes, pharmacies, dentists, orthodontists, optometrists, children's care homes and secure homes, residential special schools, and non-residential special schools (which conduct aerosol-generating procedures), community drug and alcohol services and residential drug and alcohol services. Removed'nitrile'from gloves for all providers. 18 May 2021Added information on small hand...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual hallucinations during conscious sedation for dentistry - an update of the phenomenon - Orchard A, Heidari E.
Background Sexual hallucinations have been suggested as an infrequent side effect during sedation and cases can result in sexual assault allegations. The aim of this article is to review the literature on this rare side effect during sedation.METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

HealthTech Startup bttn. Adds PlastCareUSA to Burgeoning Supplier Ecosystem
PlastCare Offers FDA Approved Dental Supplies on bttn. PlatformSEATTLE, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- bttn., a HealthTech startup providing a B2B e-commerce platform for purchasing medical supplies, today announced a massive expansion to its product catalog with the addition of 93 PlastCare USA products for dental practitioners. bttn. has seen a dramatic increase in the number of dental practices utilizing its medical supply platform in recent months. The addition of the PlastCare catalog fleshes out bttn.'s dental supply offerings and brings 23 new dental product categories to customers of the rapidly grow...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 25, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

First look: Take a tour through BU ’s revamped dentistry school
The $115 million renovation and expansion at 635 Albany St. took three years to complete. Shawmut Design and Construction was the project ’s contractor. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Catherine Carlock Source Type: news

exocad's ChairsideCAD Recognized as a 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award Winner
ChairsideCAD receives a Cellerant Technology Award for third consecutive yearDARMSTADT, Germany, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD software provider, announced today that ChairsideCAD, its open-architecture CAD software for single-visit dentistry, received a 2021 Best of Class Technology Award from Cellerant Consulting Group. This is the third consecutive year that ChairsideCAD has been recognized for this award." We are honored to receive this prestigious industry award from dental industry leaders once again for ou...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 24, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Formlabs Doubles Down on Speed and Cost Per Part, Validates Fuse 1 For Dental Manufacturing, Reformulates Model Resin For Speed
Across its SLS and SLA platforms Formlabs is prioritizing print speed and affordability, enabling dental labs and clear aligner manufacturers to more efficiently produce models.Cologne, Germany - September 22, 2021 – Formlabs, the leading 3D printing company, today announced three solutions for high-throughput production of dental models:● The Fuse 1, the world’s first benchtop industrial selective laser sintering (SLS) printer, has been validated for orthodontic model production and will be shown for the first time at the International Dental Show (IDS)● The upcoming reformulation of the popular Model Resi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Provides Equipment to Clinic Delivering Care to Underserved Populations, Trains Local Dental Students
 ATLANTA —There ’s no doubt that good oral healthcare can change lives, but accessing that care can be a challenge: Cost, a maldistribution of dentists, age and even dental fear are all barriers to care.* So Carestream Dental has partnered with Local Start Dental, a new clinic in North Carolina that specializes i n meeting the needs of the area’s most vulnerable populations—veterans, the elderly and low-income adults—by providing free or discounted care. Co-founded by Doug Brown, former President of Affordable Care LLC, and Dr. Scott De Rossi, former Dean of UNC ’s Adams School...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NLM Classification Updated, September 21, 2021
The 2021 summer version encompasses the systematic review of the WU (Dentistry. Oral Surgery) and WV (Otolaryngology). For more information about the scope of the 2021 summer edition, see https://classification.nlm.nih.gov/scope. (Source: News from the National Library of Medicine)
Source: News from the National Library of Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Epidemiology of facial injuries in the context of fatal family violence in the Victorian population - Sarkar R, Ozanne-Smith J, Bassed R.
IEA World Congress of Epidemiology 2021 - Scientific Program Abstract Background The oral cavity is reported to be a key focus of physical injury in family violence (FV).  Our purpose is to explore the potential opportunity for dentists to a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Effects of ozonated olive oil and photobiomodulation using diode laser on gingival depigmented wound: A randomized clinical study
Conclusion: The application of ozonated oil was found to be more efficacious in promoting the initial healing of wound in comparison to PBM. Both ozonated oil and PBM also showed the same capabilities in reduction of the postoperative pain. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Kenya: Expectant Women File Highest Number of Medical Complaints
[Nation] Expectant women filed the highest number of medical negligence cases against medics, data from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 20, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Straumann Group and Aspen Dental Management, Inc., partner to offer dental implants and prosthetic solutions to over 1,000 locations across the U.S.
Agreement expands access to innovative products, integrated digital workflows and education for Aspen Dental and ClearChoice Dental Implant CentersANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Straumann Group, a global leader in tooth replacement and orthodontic solutions that restore smiles and confidence, announces a strategic partnership with Aspen Dental Management, Inc., (ADMI) to offer dental implant solutions, abutments and CAD/CAM options to more than 1000 ADMI and affiliated offices across 45 U.S. states.The partnership includes Aspen Dental, one of the largest and fastest growing branded netwo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 18, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The connection between oral health and overall health
A healthy mouth, heart and head are imperative to maintaining overall good health. While many see each medical discipline or body part as separate in its functioning, they are all connected. Practicing good health habits all around can decrease the risk of developing certain conditions like obesity, gum disease, stroke and injuries. One of the most important clinicians in helping patients see the whole health and wellness picture is your dental professional. Your dentist is a disease detective,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Delta Dental Source Type: news

The connection between oral health and overall health
A healthy mouth, heart and head are imperative to maintaining overall good health. While many see each medical discipline or body part as separate in its functioning, they are all connected. Practicing good health habits all around can decrease the risk of developing certain conditions like obesity, gum disease, stroke and injuries. One of the most important clinicians in helping patients see the whole health and wellness picture is your dental professional. Your dentist is a disease detective,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Delta Dental Source Type: news

Systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic studies of proximal surface caries
ConclusionThe number of diagnostic studies with low/moderate RoB was found to be low and indicates a need for high-quality, well-designed caries diagnostic studies.Clinical relevanceBWR and LF showed good diagnostic performance on proximal surfaces. However, because of the low number of includable clinical studies, these data should be interpreted with caution. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Paediatric dentistry
The NHS commissioning standard for dental specialties: paediatric dentistry defines the NHS England paediatric dental care pathway and sets out the minimum standards that when implemented commissioners must expect all providers of paediatric dental services to adhere to. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The impact of dental Medicaid reform on dental care provider activity and market penetration of dental support organizations
 J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 Aug 25;S0002-8177(21)00301-9. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.05.007.Online ahead of print.AbstractBackground: Medicaid state dental programs have experienced changes related to provider practice settings with the increased growth of dental support organizations (DSOs). The authors conducted this study to assess the impact of state Medicaid reform on the dental practice environment by examining provider activity and practice setting.Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of more than 13 million dental claims in the Virginia Medicaid program. It included children and dental c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 15, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Is Seltzer Water Just as Healthy as Flat Water?
Unsweetened carbonated water is a better choice than soda or fruit juice. But don ’t overdo it, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Fluorides Water Content Type: Service Teeth and Dentistry Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Prognosis of vital pulp therapy on permanent dentition: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
ConclusionsWhen MTA or CSM was used as a capping material, VPT was 93% successful. The techniques, etiologies, developmental stages of teeth, or preoperative diagnosis had no significant influence on treatment outcomes. No major adverse effects (except discoloration associated with the use of MTA) were identified. The overall quality of evidence was low. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 14, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A digital fabrication of dental prosthesis for preventing self-injurious behavior related to autism spectrum disorder: a case report - Hong SJ, Chae YK, Lee C, Choi SC, Nam OH.
This case report aimed to demonstrate the prosthetic solution of an autism patient with self-injurious behavior using digital dentistry. A 24-year-old male visited our clinic with chief complaints of severe gingival recession associated with self-injurious... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Park Dental Research to Acquire Orthodontic Software and 3D Aligner Manufacturer Orchestrate 3D
ARDMORE, Okla., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Park Dental Research announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Orchestrate Corp. a 3D Printing specialty company and manufacturer of dental orthodontic software headquartered in Redlands, California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Park Dental Research to Acquire Orthodontic Software and 3D Aligner Manufacturer Orchestrate 3D.This acquisition gives Park Dental Research access to two of the fastest growing segments in the dental industry.  " Our combined digital products and expertise will enable a digital vertical integ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of Aloe vera as a local drug delivery agent in the management of periodontal diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis
 Jadhav AN, Rathod SR, Kolte AP, Baw.ar PV. Effect of Aloe vera as a local drug delivery agent in the management of periodontal diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2021;25:372-8Background: Aim of the present meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of Aloe vera in various forms such as gel, mouthwash, and dentifrice on gingival and plaque index (PI) in comparison to various allopathic products such as chlorhexidine, metformin, chlorine dioxide, fluoridated toothpaste, and alendronate. Materials and Methods: A comprehensive electronic search was conducted o...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 10, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news