Category Archives: Health

Alabama dentist details challenges of motherhood, solo practice

Dr. Britany Matin’s maternity leave was a little unorthodox. While most new moms take at least six weeks off after having a baby, Dr. Matin was back to work two weeks after giving birth. It was admittedly quick, but the 32-year-old periodontist didn’t feel she had a choice. Dr. Matin opened her Auburn practice from scratch in 2015… Read More »

Helping patients prevent cancer

The number of oral and oropharyngeal cancer cases are on the rise, and for Dr. Josephine Chang Pallotto, it hits close to home. Check out the video below to learn how oropharyngeal cancer affected her family and how Dr. Chang Pallotto is taking action. You can also read this 2017 New Dentist Now post from Dr. Chang Pallotto.… Read More »

Avoiding burnout as a new dentist

            After about three decades into the profession, Dr. Bill Claytor noticed he was becoming more cynical at work and often felt exhausted by the end of the day. “I realized I lost some of that drive I associated with early in my dental career,” he said. “I always enjoyed dentistry, but I saw the early signs of… Read More »

Making a difference in the dental aisle

Behind each package displaying the ADA Seal of Acceptance are dozens of independent experts who verified that product as safe and effective. Leading the way is Dr. Mia Geisinger, chair of the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance subcommittee and Associate Professor in Periodontology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Here, Dr. Geisinger shares her unique path… Read More »

Get caught up on EPA’s amalgam separator rule

Almost a year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule requiring most dental offices to install amalgam separators. The rule includes some exemptions, a phase-in period for existing dental offices and considerations for dental practices that have already installed the devices. The ADA worked with the EPA on the final rule and commended the agency for… Read More »

ADA Seal of Acceptance provides evidence-based safety, efficacy information

More than 200 over-the-counter dental products sold to consumers carry something highly coveted: the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Participating companies commit significant resources to test and market products in the Seal program, and these products can be used with assurance that they are safe and have demonstrated efficacy according to requirements developed by the ADA Council on Scientific… Read More »