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Conferences
2014 North American Saliva Symposium
October 24-26

Boston, Massachusetts United States
Dental Safety Net and Access to Oral Health
October 27

Webinar, United States
Comprehensive Dentistry and the Dental Team Panama Canal Cruise
November 7-17

Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
2015 National Oral Health Conference
April 27-29, 2015

Kansas City, Missouri United States
Health experts call for action to tackle athletes' poor oral health
October 23, 2014 -- Poor oral health affects elite athletes' general health and performance, and it must be remedied, according to a consensus statement published by University College London health experts and sporting bodies in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Dental care linked to fewer respiratory infections in ICU patients
October 23, 2014 -- Vulnerable patients in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were at significantly less risk for developing a lower respiratory tract infection, such as ventilator-associated pneumonia, during their stay, according to a new study in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Illinois study highlights need for older adult oral healthcare
October 21, 2014 -- More than 80% of adults 60 years and older in Illinois had no dental insurance, and more than a quarter said their oral health was only fair or poor in a recent study, published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene. The study author says it's time to make treating older adults a priority.
DentalEZ offers Facebook sweepstakes
October 20, 2014 -- DentalEZ Group has announced its #MyStarHandpiece Sweepstakes, which is open to all U.S. practicing licensed dentists and hygienists. Currently running on the DentalEZ Group Facebook page, winners of the #MyStarHandpiece sweepstakes have the option to choose between one of two grand prizes: a StarDental high-speed or hygiene handpiece, along with five years of free handpiece repair.
Review of guidelines can calm Ebola fears
October 16, 2014 -- As dentists and other healthcare practitioners are being queried by their patients about the Ebola virus and their practice's infection-control procedures, a review of the ADA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines is called for so you can provide accurate information for your staff and your patients.
New report cites Ohio ER visits for dental care
October 16, 2014 -- In 2011, more than 84,000 Ohioans used a hospital's emergency room (ER) to receive treatment for dental pain and suffering, according to a new report from the Universal Health Care Action Network Ohio.
UT gets $375K grant for dental care for low-income families
October 16, 2014 -- The School of Dentistry at the University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center at San Antonio has been awarded a five-year, $375,000 Access to Care Grant from Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, the foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Western Dental, UCSF team up for preventive strategies
October 15, 2014 -- Western Dental and the University of California, San Francisco has announced a first-of-its-kind research collaboration agreement.
Henry Schein, partners to donate $1M in equipment to combat Ebola
October 15, 2014 -- Henry Schein, together with supplier partners, announced it will donate more than $1 million in personal protective equipment to help prevent the spread of Ebola.
Crosstex responds to infection-control inquiries due to Ebola, enterovirus
October 14, 2014 -- Face mask manufacturer Crosstex has responded to numerous healthcare practitioners who have asked about appropriate personal protective equipment in the wake of prominent news coverage of Ebola and enterovirus.
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