Hygienists Band
Clinical News Header
News, information, and resources especially for hygienists
Sign up for a free account now
Sign into my account

Get the very latest clinical news that covers all things hygiene.
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
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.
Caring for Colorado Foundation awards millions in grants
July 15, 2014 -- The Caring for Colorado Foundation has announced the awarding of $2.7 million in grants to more than 50 organizations throughout Colorado, including several focused on dental and oral healthcare.
Study finds link between perio disease, atherosclerosis
July 15, 2014 -- Chronic oral infection with the periodontal disease pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis not only causes local inflammation of the gums leading to tooth loss but is also associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, according to a study in PLOS Pathogens.
MLB, Minn. Twins host dental screening for kids
July 14, 2014 -- Former Major League Baseball (MLB) infielder and manager Frank Quilici and the Minnesota Twins hosted a TeamSmile event last weekend for almost 300 kids that provided dental screening and education.
Copyright © 2011 DrBicuspid.com. All Rights Reserved. About    Contact    Privacy Policy