Fluoridation violates numerous legal and ethical human subjects research protocols, argues Rita Barnett-Rose, Chapman University Associate Law Professor, in the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review. Using case law, legal opinions and scientific reports, Barnett-Rose argues that fluoridation schemes allow public health officials to experiment on humans without their informed consent. ... [Read article]Mar 22, 2015 10:03 AM
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I placed an implant on #13 [maxillary left second premolar; 25] about a year ago without any complications. The implant appeared to be fully integrated without any signs of disease. The abutment screw is torqued down completely and is as solid as a rock. Radiographically all signs are normal. But as soon as I inserted the prosthetic component, the patient start complaining of pain at the site of the implant. Distance from the implant to sinus is 2-2.5mm. There is no evidence of intraoral swelling or erythema at the implant site and no inflammation. There is impingement on the gingiva and the occlusion had been relieved. I removed the crown and replace it with the healing cap.
he ADA Executive Program in Dental Practice Management is a video-based, e-learning certificate program offered through the ADA Center for Professional Success that takes on the tough practice management challenges today’s dentists must master. This includes reducing costs, enhancing marketing strategies and practicing amid increased regulation. ... [Read article]Mar 10, 2015 08:40 AM
A 42 yr old, white, female presented for evaluation of #22. She was asymptomatic, with a prior RCT on #22. A large nodular, irregular, radiopacity found within a large radiolucent area on the periapical radiograph. Tooth is normal to palpation, percussion and probings. ... [Read article]Mar 2, 2015 10:02 PM
The purpose of The Daily Grind is to offer readers a glimpse into the life of general dentists practicing today. Each post offers a perspective on managing a dental practice or balancing a life outside of the practice. The Daily Grind is written by several general dentist and student members of the Academy of General [...] ... [Read article]Feb 25, 2015 09:11 AM