Did a dental mentor change your life? Nominate her today for a #LucyHobbsProject Award. #LHP2018

One year ago this month, Dr. Emily Ishkanian took the stage at Loews Philadelphia Hotel as one of the six inspirational women honored by the Lucy Hobbs Project in 2017 as the recipient of the Project’s Mentor Award. The Henderson, Nevada-based dentist demonstrated commitment to education early, graduating as Valedictorian from her high school. Upon […]

PRO-SYS® VarioSonic® Powerbrush receives ADA Seal of Acceptance

The American Dental Association (ADA) today announced that the PRO-SYS® VarioSonic® Powerbrush receives its ADA Seal of Acceptance. The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs accepted the power toothbrush based on the finding that the product is safe and effective in removing plaque and helping to prevent and reduce gingivitis when used according to the manufacturer’s […]

Are dentists doing enough to help stem the tide of fatal opioid overdoses?

Dentists have long been at the forefront of the discussion. In its summer 2014 issue, Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine published “Bitter Pills,” an examination of the burgeoning epidemic of dentists’ over-prescription of opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. In the more than two years since, public awareness of the problem has exploded. In the magazine’s fall 2016 edition, […]

An offer you shouldn’t refuse – dental sealants.

Plastic coatings applied to the surfaces of teeth aren’t just effective; they’re also cost-effective, according to Austin Frakt @afrakt in TheUpshot today. Incorporating research from The Cochrane Collaboration, the American Dental Association, The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Food and Drug Administration,The New York Times health economist discusses tackles the topic of dental sealants: “In 2013, The Cochrane Collaboration published a systematic review of the […]

More reasons to frown about rent increases.

Dental care appears to be the most common sacrifice when cost of living rises, according to a  Zillow Real Estate Research by Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist. When rents rise faster than incomes, as they have in recent years, renters are forced to tighten their belts elsewhere. Among the highest rent burdened households, 40 percent said they skimped on […]