Did a dental lecture lead to this shocking discovery?

The late Alfred Porter Southwick’s most important contribution to dentistry was the development of a treatment for cleft palates, using an implant of his own design. But Google this mechanic -turned -dentist and you will undoubtedly discover the long range result of his research to use low-voltage electrical current for alleviating pain during dental treatment: his involvement in […]

Avoid license suspension and allay patient fears

An oral surgeon in Tulsa, Okla. A dentist in York, Pa. Their commonalty: exposing patients to possible risk of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) because they allegedly ignored appropriate infection control procedures. An Incisal Edge article shares perspective investigative journalist Anna Merlan gained after speaking with health department officials and former patients of Dr. Wayne […]

Options in Dental Implantology

For hands-on learners who seek live patient surgery experience, mini residency programs may be a perfect fit. Through the International Academy of Dental Implantology (IADI), Dr. Samuel Lee has been offering four and five-day mini-residency implant training across the globe. This spring and summer, opportunities include sessions in Tecate, Mexico; Santiago, Chile and Dongyang, China. Another […]

Want to prevent disease? So does the ADA.

Prevention  and early detection of oral cancer are among topics tackled by ADA President Dr. Charles H. Norman III this week. He introduces the Action for Dental Health paper, Bringing Disease Prevention into Communities. “The two most prevalent dental pathologies—tooth decay and gum disease—are almost entirely preventable. Education about the dangers of tobacco and alcohol use can, […]