Licensure Reform: The case for expanding interstate portability

The barriers for dentists to easily move across state lines, aka “portability”/”reciprocity,” has been a sore issue for the dental profession for many years. Dr. Jonathan Nash, who served as the American Student Dental Association chair of dental licensure reform in 1971, strongly believes that if the profession can summon the will to pursue an anti-trust initiative on a nationwide basis, it has a reasonable chance to topple this archaic and egregious barrier in one fell swoop. Dr. Nash, the founder and chairman of the National Council for Improvement of Dental Licensure 1969-73, examines the

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Interview: Understanding the timing of post-extraction implant placement

On 16 September, Osstell will be holding its ISQ Online Symposium, presenting four scientific sessions and one panel discussion. One of the speakers at the event, which is being held in a digital format for the second time, is Dr Stephen Chen from Australia. In his symposium lecture, he will speak about the case selection criteria for immediate, early and late implant placement for optimal outcomes. Prior to the event, he spoke with Dental Tribune International about post-extraction healing concepts, the right time to place a dental implant after tooth extraction and the importance of

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Efficiency and versatility—pioneer in graphene nanotechnology in dentistry to exhibit at IDS

PATERNA, Spain: Graphenano Dental is part of the Graphenano group of companies, dedicated to incorporating graphene into numerous applications and a leader in industrial scale production of different types of graphenes and other nanostructures. During IDS 2021, dental professionals will have the opportunity to learn more about the company’s products and its graphene nano-reinforced biopolymer G-CAM disc in particular. Bethany O'Neillwww.kelloggfamilydentalfoundation.com

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What Is PAP and Is It A Safe Teeth Whitening Method?

> This episode is all about one of the most hyped-up topics in dentistry: whitening. While Dr. B has spoken on the topic previously and there is plenty of information available on his website, today’s episode looks at whitening in the context of a new substance on the market that claims to be safer than conventional hydrogen peroxide-based methods. It’s called PAP, or phthalimidoperoxycaproic acid, and today’s question about it comes from Charlotte in the UK; is it actually a safer alternative to peroxide? You might be surprised by Dr. B’s answer! Key Points From

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Slow down everyone—dentistry does not need to be done at speed—Part 1

Dentistry in many parts of the world is being taken over by financially driven practices, and there seems to be a growing number of clinics that are focused only on the bottom line and, as such, see the largest number of patients possible a day, putting themselves and their patients at risk. How? By not taking the appropriate amount of time to process patients’ information, properly discuss treatment options with them and prepare the operatory for therapy and in many cases by not placing a dental dam when needed. Bethany O'Neillwww.kelloggfamilydentalfoundation.com

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