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Conferences
2015 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC)
January 22-24, 2015

Denver, Colorado United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
March 11-14, 2015

Boston, Massachusetts United States
2015 National Oral Health Conference
April 27-29, 2015

Kansas City, Missouri United States
American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) 2015 Spring Conference
May 2-3, 2015

Chicago, Illinois United States
American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) 2015 Annual Meeting
November 14-17, 2015

Orlando, Florida United States
APHA 2014: Educating parents about dental care improves kids' toothbrushing rates
November 28, 2014 -- Researchers from Louisiana State University studied the effectiveness of in-depth parental dental education and its influence on their knowledge and oral and dental health practices of their children. They found that educating parents about oral hygiene has a positive effect on their children's oral hygiene practices, and they presented their findings at the recent American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting.
Report: Millions of Ontario adults lack oral healthcare
November 28, 2014 -- As many as 3 million Ontario adults have not seen an oral health professional in more than a year, according to a new report released by the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario.
Sheri's Solutions: Recipe chat
November 26, 2014 -- As Dr. Sheri Doniger relates in her latest Sheri's Solutions, the conversation that goes on between dentist, staff, and patient doesn't have to be related to sports or news. Sometimes, especially around the holidays, talking about recipes and cooking is the way to build your relationships.
Study: 80M bacteria exchanged during 10-sec kiss
November 26, 2014 -- What's in a kiss? About 80 million bacteria, the amount that is normally exchanged during a 10-second "French" kiss, according to a new study of smooching couples by Dutch researchers.
Sunstar to launch new prophy angles, bone graft system at Greater NY meeting
November 26, 2014 -- Sunstar Americas will spotlight its new Butler Prophyciency disposable prophy angles and Guidor easy-graft alloplastic bone grafting system at the Greater New York Dental Meeting next week.
American Academy of Pediatrics issues oral healthcare policy statement
November 25, 2014 -- In a policy statement released on Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has come out strongly in favor of increased pediatrician knowledge of oral healthcare for children. Because young children visit the pediatrician more often than they visit the dentist, the academy writes that it is important that pediatricians be knowledgeable about dental caries, prevention of the disease, and interventions to maintain and restore health.
Consumer survey shows benefit of Philips Sonicare use
November 24, 2014 -- Royal Philips has released the results of a new U.S. survey by Braun Research of more than 1,000 adults. Based on the survey results, "more Philips Sonicare power toothbrush users experience satisfying relationships with friends and family members," according to Philips.
Study: Salivary mucins play a key role in fighting caries
November 20, 2014 -- Salivary mucins, key components of mucus, actively protect teeth from Streptococcus mutans, one of the principal bacteria that causes caries, according to a new study in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
Trifecta of Troubles: Part 2 -- A dentist's hands are more than technical appendages
November 19, 2014 -- In the second of her three-part series discussing a head, hands, and heart approach in dentistry, Dr. Lisa Knowles focuses on the hands -- specifically what dentists do with hands.
Heart infection rises as dentists prescribe fewer prophylactic antibiotics
November 19, 2014 -- In a new study, U.K. scientists report that the incidence of life-threatening heart infection has increased significantly in England since the introduction of the 2008 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines, as dentists have written fewer prescriptions for prophylactic antibiotics before invasive procedures.
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