Archive for April, 2021

The Benefits of A Nightguard

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD We often get asked what an occlusal guard or “nightguard” is, what is it used for and who may benefit from it. A nightguard is a very simple U-shaped appliance that goes in between your top and bottom teeth. It is meant to provide protection against trauma caused by clenching or grinding […]

Lessons Learned

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS AGD Impact, the Academy of General Dentistry’s monthly newsmagazine, published an article by a dentist and AGD Fellow who details his experience with oral cancer. He relays the hard lessons he learned after the loss of his loved one from the disease. The information I give you is not […]

Oropharyngeal Cancer by the Numbers

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI +53,260 estimated new cases in 2020 +10,750 estimated deaths in 2020 +2.9% of all new cancer cases +1.8% of all cancer deaths Men are twice as likely as women to be diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer.  63 is the median age at diagnosis. 68 is the median age at death.  […]

Spotlight: Shannon Sutton, RDH

Author: Shannon Sutton, RDH To celebrate National Dental Hygienist Week, I want to share with you why I love what I do. I have been a dental hygienist for about 13 years now and truly enjoy it every day. My profession has many rewards that drive me to genuinely love this career. Learning about my […]

Not Alone

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS Dentistry is not a solo profession. There is an irreplaceable auxiliary and clinical staff that is necessary for the successful practice of dentistry. This staff includes front desk personnel, financial and marketing staff, dental hygienist, dental assistants, sterilization technician, sanitation team, compliance officers, and others. Each member provides a […]