1. Emergency Department Physicians Lack Confidence in Treating Dental Trauma

    A new study was published in the journal Pediatric Emergency Care that surveyed hundreds of pediatric ED physicians about their level of comfort in treating dental emergencies. Cully M, Cully J, Nietert PJ, Titus MO. Confidence in Dental Trauma Treatment and the Introduction of a Dental Trauma Decision-Making Pathway for the Pediatric Emergency Department. Emerg Care. 2018 Apr 24. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to (1) survey and report the awareness and confidence of pediatric emergency medicine physicians in the management of…

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  2. Tech Spotlight: uLab Systems

    A must-see at the AAO meeting in Washington, D.C. this week! uLab is the disruptive innovation in orthodontics at the moment. They have ushered in a new generation of digital smile design via state of the art technology. When providing clear aligner therapy in their offices, dental professionals have needed to outsource design and fabrication of aligners to a limited number of companies. uLab software allows the clinician to create aligner movement…

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  3. Doctor-Directed At Home Aligner Companies Respond to AAO Consumer Alert

    The American Teledentistry Association received a Consumer Alert issued by the American Association of Orthodontists. Consumers were advised to ask 14 specific questions when considering treatment by what the AAO termed direct-to-consumer orthodontic companies. Five companies were mentioned by name in the alert. The ATDA reached out to the five companies who offer doctor-directed at home clear aligner orthodontic treatment. Four of the five companies responded to the AAO questions and their…

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