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Simple oral hygiene regime appears effective after stroke
December 12, 2017 -- Controlling dental plaque after a patient has a stroke may be lifesaving, but the best way to do so is still unclear. A new study compared the results of different oral hygiene and plaque control methods, including the use of chlorhexidine gel, in stroke patients and found that basic routines were effective.  Discuss
Does perio treatment benefit cardiovascular disease patients?
December 7, 2017 -- Periodontal treatment is beneficial for patients with cardiovascular disease, right? Not so fast. A systematic review of high-quality research on the topic found scarce evidence that it could prevent cardiovascular disease recurrence and no proof of the therapy's effectiveness for primary prevention.  Discuss
5 questions patients ask about gum disease
December 6, 2017 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg receives questions from patients all over the world about gum disease. While patients' specific conditions vary, in general the conversations seem to revolve around these five questions. How do you address these patient questions?  Discuss
Perio treatment has hidden benefit for diabetes patients
December 6, 2017 -- Nonsurgical periodontal treatment may positively impact the lives of patients with diabetes, even when it does not directly improve diabetes indicators. The findings come from a new study investigating the effects of scaling and root planing on patients with type 2 diabetes.  Discuss
Crosstex acquires Safe-Flo saliva ejectors
December 4, 2017 -- Crosstex has acquired the Safe-Flo saliva ejector line of products from RJC Products.  Discuss
Products to look for at GNYDM 2017
November 22, 2017 -- A highlight of the 2017 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) will be the many products on display in the exhibit hall. Manufacturers, including Taub Products, Parkell, Dentsply Sirona, and more, are introducing new products.  Discuss
Oral cancer research points to an old enemy
November 22, 2017 -- If we knew what was causing oral cancers, we might be able to treat it before it spreads, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. He looks at the research that suggests that Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacteria very familiar to periodontists, may play a role in the spread of the most prevalent form of oral cancer.  Discuss
U.S. sugary drink consumption is declining
November 20, 2017 -- Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is declining, according to a new study from Harvard University researchers. While Americans are drinking fewer sugary beverages than they were a decade ago, consumption still exceeds the limit recommended by the U.S. government.  Discuss
Study: Perio treatment alone may lower blood pressure
November 15, 2017 -- Dental treatment may significantly lower the blood pressure of patients at risk for heart disease, a new study has found. Patients with prehypertension who received scaling and root planing ultimately had blood pressure that measured more than 10 points lower than those who did not.  Discuss
New product: Removable appliance cleaner launches
November 14, 2017 -- Grow Green Industries has launched a new consumer dental appliance cleaner.  Discuss
Hot Topic
Study focuses on dental therapists' impact in Native Alaskan communities

In the first study to look at the long-term outcomes of communities served by dental therapists, researchers from the University of Washington have found that children in Alaska Native communities had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care than those in communities not receiving services from these practitioners. Read more.

Conferences
OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp 2018
January 8-11, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
February 9, 2018
San Diego, California United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
March 9, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
April 13, 2018
Seattle, Washington United States
Ontario Dental Association (ODA) 2018 Annual Spring Meeting
April 26-28, 2018
Toronto, Ontario Canada