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Teledentistry to the Rescue

Teledentistry describes the use of technology to facilitate communication and oral health care between patients and dental providers in separate locations. Implementing teledentistry practices can enhance oral health care delivery and…

Stony Brook Researchers Receive NIH Grants

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NICDR) have awarded two Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine projects $2 million in grants to support work in advancing bone…

Instrumenting Premolars

The complex root anatomy of premolars poses a distinct challenge during hand instrumentation. Regardless of difficulty, mechanical debridement is an essential component of oral health care for patients with a healthy periodontium, gingival…

Treatment Tips for Millennial Patients

Patient compliance is an ongoing challenge for oral health professionals. Significant time is spent educating patients with varying results. While compliance, or lack thereof, applies to patients of all generations, Millennial patients…

Medicare Dental Bill Introduced

On January 4, Senator Ben Cardin from Maryland introduced S.22, the Medicare Dental Benefit Act of 2019—a bill that, if enacted, would allow older adults and persons with disabilities to access their oral healthcare as they do their medical…