This Week in Perio
Jul. 8, 2015

Case report published on 1st use of 3-D printed scaffold for periodontal tissue engineering
International & American Associations for Dental Research via News-Medical.Net
The International and American Associations for Dental Research published a case report on the first application of a 3-D printed scaffold for periodontal tissue engineering in a human patient, along with a review of 3-D printing for oral and craniofacial tissue engineering.More

Smart mouth guard could detect teeth grinding, dehydration, concussions
University of Florida via Medical Xpress
The next big thing in wearable technology may show up right inside your mouth. Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a smart mouth guard equipped with sensors that allow it to detect if you're grinding your teeth, tell your dentist and even help you stop doing it.More

AAP to hold its 101st Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida
Dentistry Today
The American Academy of Periodontology is set to hold its 101st Annual Meeting Nov. 14-17 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Offering over 25 hours of continuing education credits, the 101st Annual Meeting provides more than 40 different courses relevant to periodontal care, including treatment technique advances, emerging technologies, scientific advancements, practice development and management, clinical applications and more. More

ADA: Nonsurgical treatment of chronic periodontitis
American Dental Association
A panel of experts convened by the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs presents an evidence-based clinical practice guideline and systematic review on nonsurgical treatment of patients with chronic periodontitis by means of scaling and root planing with or without adjuncts. For patients with chronic periodontitis, SRP showed a moderate benefit, and the benefits were judged to outweigh potential adverse effects. More

Tremendous year-on-year growth in World Oral Health Day outreach
Dental Tribune
The FDI World Dental Federation recently presented the final figures for World Oral Health Day 2015, which took place March 20 and featured numerous awareness-raising events and activities all over the world regarding the importance of optimal oral health. According to the FDI, the annual event has continued to grow remarkably in participation, influence and outreach, with estimates of the total world audience rising to just under 27 million.More

Case Western Reserve University's dental school gets $3 million gift
Crain's Cleveland Business
Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine has received a $3 million gift from the estate of Oreste "Russ" Zanni, a 1973 graduate of the university. Zanni suffered a fatal heart attack while teaching at Boston University, an institution where he earned a certificate of advanced graduate study in periodontics.More

How oral health impacts your family's overall health
Las Vegas Review Journal
Did you know that brushing your teeth can have a domino effect on many aspects of your overall health and wellness? Doctors have found that a person's dental health is a telling indicator about the person's overall health, and dental problems can impact other areas of the body. More

Difficult questions — Honest answers about periodontal disease
Richard L. Pascoe, DDS, MS, writes: "Anyone who has been in practice for any length of time has been faced with difficult questions, especially from new patients. These questions, mostly dealing with prior dental care, can be uncomfortable to answer. I'll be the first to admit that I don't have all the right answers, but I do have ideas concerning how they should be handled."More

3 ways to reduce practice debt
Your financial obligations control your every move. Practice overhead is out of control and, after you finish paying your bills each month, there's not much left to put toward practice updates. You're starting to think you'll never be able to retire. In fact, if things don't turn around soon, you're honestly not sure how much longer your practice can survive.More

How to successfully promote your dental practice with special offers
While you're concerned about staying on the cutting edge of dentistry in terms of your technical craft, customer service and managerial practices, don't forget marketing and promotions. Special offers are critical in the competitive world of dentistry, orthodontics and prosthodontics. Special offers facilitate business and empower you to control the variables.More