Wright's Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children, Third Edition, delivers an up-to-date discussion of modern techniques for managing the behavior of pediatric dental patients.
This new edition adds brand-new information on parent management, discussing the unique characteristics of modern parents and millennials. New sections include the use of hypnosis and magic to guide children through their dental visit. Visit ADAcatalog.org and use promo code 21506 to save 15% on this essential resource.
This comprehensive e-book from Dandy outlines one clinician's easy path to going digital. The resource also probes improving lab workflow, the digital-only experience, choosing the right scanner, exploring the patient impact and advice for doctors taking the leap.
The December issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association includes its first Oral Science Trends article, which covers the history of past pandemics and the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected the dental profession, according to ADA News. Recommendations for dental practices going forward include adoption of modified infection control measures, teledentistry and point-of-care diagnostics. JADA Editor-in-Chief Tim Wright, D.D.S., said the Oral Science Trends articles will include invited reviews "by leaders who can explain where our current biomedical and clinical sciences are leading to impactful changes in our ability to provide care and improve health."
The ACR sent a letter to the FDA urging the agency to enhance the reporting mechanism for artificial intelligence tools and to make sure that providers have access to the most recent data. "Having access to meaningful information could help radiology providers discover appropriate innovations for their clinical needs and estimate software performance when paired with their respective patient populations and subpopulations, image acquisition/input devices and imaging protocols," ACR Board of Chancellors Chair Howard Fleishon, MD, FACR, stated in the letter. The ACR also suggested several methods to improve transparency, including requiring manufacturers to release data and releasing testing characteristics publicly.
Researchers say people who drink four small glasses of wine or pints of beer weekly may have an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study in Aging and Mental Health. The study found those who drank approximately eight units every week experienced greater decline in spatial awareness and short-term memory.
Five dentists told New Dentist News about how they decided on their dental career pathway, highlighting some options available to young professionals in the field. Jessica Blanco, D.M.D., chose pediatric dentistry to help give children a more positive dental experience, while Jasmine Khedkar, D.M.D., chose consultancy because she wanted to share her knowledge about the business side of dentistry. Addison Killeen, D.D.S., a group practice co-owner and co-founder of Dental Success Network, said she wanted to mix clinical care with consulting and writing, Alayna Schoblaske, D.M.D., chose a public health practice setting to provide care for underserved patient populations, and Shelly Taylor, D.M.D., combined periodontics with public health to "contribute meaningful innovations and advocacy to improve the health and oral health of all people, especially those who need it the most."
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People who ate grapes every day for four weeks experienced an increase in microbial diversity, according to a study in Nutrients. They also had a 6.1% decrease in total cholesterol and a 5.9% decrease in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, as well as 40.9% decrease in bile acids, which were associated with cholesterol metabolism.
Veterinarian Reed Stevens says foil, cooking string and bones are unintentional hazards for pets, while giving pets table scraps is an intentional hazard that should be avoided, especially now, when veterinary clinics are overburdened. Medications to prevent flea, tick and worm infestations should be continued throughout the winter, Dr. Stevens says.
A porcine deltacoronavirus strain was found in plasma samples from three Haitian children with fevers, and subsequent analyses suggest the infections resulted from at least two separate zoonotic transmissions from related strains that acquired the same genetic mutations. Prior to the study, published in Nature, only alpha- and betacoronaviruses were known to infect humans, and the findings suggest people may also be susceptible to deltacoronaviruses carried by pigs.
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