Why aren't we talking about the perio/diabetes link every day?
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'You’re from Montana, and you're not as good as my dentist in California'

It’s another year, my friends! I'm not making any new resolutions, because as far as I’m concerned, you make each day count regardless of a number on the calendar. We need to help each other out this year, because let’s face it—dentistry is not black and white. Sometimes we're faced with dilemmas, weird scenarios, and sometimes we just need to vent!

I'll let you in on a situation that happened recently, leaving me with mixed feelings and wanting to boot this patient out the door! A spunky, older woman had just moved into the area and was in my office for a new-patient exam. She let me know right off the bat that even though Montana was beautiful, she didn’t think that the doctors here were “up to snuff” with their knowledge like her doctors were in California. Well, nice to meet you, too, Mrs. Jones. Let me tell you what happened ...

—Stacey L. Simmons, DDS, Editorial Director

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Technology in Dentistry

The real question you should be asking about intraoral scanners

$subtitles.get($x) Dentistry has reached the point at which the majority of intraoral scanners are now on a level playing field. So, how do you choose which one is best? Which scanner should you buy for your practice? Dr. Alec J. Ganci says these aren't the right types of questions. In fact, there's really just one question you need to ask.

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Computer vision in dentistry: Using CAD and CBCT systems to detect tooth pathology

$subtitles.get($x) Meet the computer vision systems that will revolutionize global dentistry. Already, CAD systems look for signs of tooth pathology that can be spotted in dental x-rays and CBCT images. Dr. Oskana Bandura talks about these scientific algorithms used to analyze images that will soon become must-have tools in digital dental offices of the future.

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Oral-Systemic Connection

More than 100 million reasons why we should be talking about periodontal disease and diabetes

$subtitles.get($x) In 2017, more than 100 million US adults were living with diabetes or prediabetes. Amid more staggering statistics, Dr. Richard H. Nagelberg asks the golden question: "Given the fact that diabetes and periodontal disease are intimately linked, chronic, incurable conditions—each of which impacts the other— why aren’t we talking about this every day?"

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Pathology and Diagnosis

Breakthrough Clinical oral pathology case: No. 33

$subtitles.get($x) A 77-year-old female presents for a new-patient exam. Clinical assessment reveals two irregularly shaped radiopaque masses on the right posterior angle of the mandible, each lesion measuring approximately one inch in length.

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