Your feed on social media is full of ads. One minute you’re looking up pulpal necrosis on Google and the next, a plush, personalized, toothpaste subscription box is asking for your email on Instagram. As a dental student, you can’t help but be skeptical of these products and the broad claims they make.
“Evaluate for broken tooth.” A simple note all too common at the urgent care dental clinic. You go in hoping it’s a small chip on an incisor and are greeted with a patient, tooth in hand, expectantly looking to you as if to say, “Can you save it?”
From the automotive industry using augmented reality to provide information of road conditions to the gaming industry allowing gamers to capture Pokémon, augmented reality is impacting nearly every industry. Dentistry is no exception. AR uses interactive digital elements and sensory projections to combine the virtual and real world. By superimposing …
Microsurgeries in endodontic treatment are surgical procedures performed under magnification following failure of a non-surgical root canal, also known simply as a root canal. Root canal treatment can fail for many reasons. In order to decide whether surgery is the proper treatment approach, it is important to establish the etiology …
Throughout the millennia, people around the world have modified their bodies with piercings and tattoos. In recent years, the dental profession has seen a rise in modifications in the oral cavity, especially among young people. Though on the surface these piercings may seem decorative, they come with myriad side effects.
The ability to take good dental photographs is not only helpful to dentists for treatment planning or creating laboratory prescriptions, but it is helpful for the patient to see what you are seeing.
The patient interview is one of the most critical parts of treatment planning and developing a rapport with our patients. Listening to our patients is a skill we should master, especially when they are telling us about the oral hygiene products they’re using at home.