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Conferences
2014 Oral Health Florida Conference
July 30 - August 1

Orlando, Florida United States
Dental Sleep Medicine for the General Dental Team
August 8-9

Chicago, Illinois United States
National Primary Oral Health Conference
August 17-20

Buena Vista, Florida United States
2014 Dental Excellence Awards nominating period closes soon
July 28, 2014 -- The DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards nomination period is rapidly coming to a close, as nominations will only be accepted through midnight on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Submit your nominations today for the Dental Excellence Awards to recognize dentistry's best and brightest.
SilverCare antibacterial toothbrushes now available in the U.S.
July 25, 2014 -- Available for the first time in the U.S., SilverCare toothbrushes contain antibacterial silver that naturally kills oral and airborne bacteria that may land on the brush, according to the company.
Septodont donates to National Children's Oral Health Foundation
July 25, 2014 -- Septodont has donated more than $138,000 in sealant and anesthesia reversal products to the National Children's Oral Health Foundation(NCOHF): America's ToothFairy program.
Survey reveals disparity in dental assistant salaries
July 22, 2014 -- A DentalPost survey has found that the average annual salary for a full-time dental assistant is 20% less than the Bureau of Labor Statistics' median salary.
Treating perio disease reduces costs of other medical conditions
July 18, 2014 -- Patients treated for periodontal disease had lower healthcare costs and fewer hospitalizations for other medical conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
CPP-ACP + fluoride no better than fluoride alone
July 18, 2014 -- The use of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) to remineralize caries lesions has been examined extensively, but does it have an effect as a supplement to fluoride? Researchers of a new systematic review find the answer is no.
Neb. dentists get audited for Medicaid prophies
July 17, 2014 -- Many Nebraska dentists have opted not to take any more Medicaid patients after being audited for $22 prophies, a pediatric dentist told a recent U.S. Senate hearing on Medicare and Medicaid.
The Virtual Dental Home: Complicating a good idea
July 16, 2014 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Jay W. Friedman describes the benefits, and the complications, of the innovative Virtual Dental Home program that uses dental hygienists and remote supervising diagnostic dentists.
Counterpoint response: The Virtual Dental Home
July 16, 2014 -- In this response to Dr. Jay W. Friedman's Second Opinion, Dr. Paul Glassman provides additional insight into the Virtual Dental Home model and the need to try different approaches to serving the large underserved population in the U.S.
Saliva function data drive new oral health products
July 15, 2014 -- Now that the importance of the oral cavity's pH is better understood, different oral health products reflecting its role in keeping teeth healthy are arriving on the market. Products include BasicBites, a sugar-free calcium chew that helps establish neutral pH, and a line of consumer and professional products from Colgate.
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