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Study: Solid-head power toothbrushes may retain less bacteria
September 2, 2014 -- Solid-head power toothbrushes retain significantly less bacteria compared with hollow-head toothbrushes, according to a new study by University of Texas Health Science Center researchers in the Journal of Dental Hygiene.
Delta Dental foundation gives $10K for dental care to SoCal program
August 29, 2014 -- The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Victor Valley Community Dental Service Program in Southern California to provide dental care to those who are working but do not have dental insurance or cannot afford dental care.
Okla. oral surgeon surrenders license after infection scandal
August 26, 2014 -- The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry has accepted the permanent surrender of the license of Tulsa oral surgeon W. Scott Harrington, DMD, following an infection scandal in which 100 of his patients tested positive for hepatitis and HIV.
Review weighs new periodontal pathogens
August 22, 2014 -- In a review from the Journal of Dental Research, researchers from Brazil assessed the current weight of evidence concerning new candidate periodontal pathogens and any role they might play in the progression of periodontal disease.
Study: Coffee may fight periodontal disease
August 22, 2014 -- Researchers at Boston University wanted to know if, since coffee contains antioxidants and antioxidants fight periodontal disease, does it follow that coffee helps fight periodontal disease? Their results were published in a new study in the Journal of Periodontology.
Healthy Grid launches caries-fighting candy with xylitol
August 22, 2014 -- Healthy Grid has introduced its tooth-friendly candy made from xylitol.
Text2Floss increases reach, adds new app
August 21, 2014 -- A little more than a year into the second phase of its development, Text2Floss, an initiative of the A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, recently announced a new partnership and the release of an Apple products app. Now, researchers are looking at this innovative use of technology to reinforce preventive practices in oral healthcare.
NASCAR driver to promote oral health at elementary schools
August 19, 2014 -- On August 21, as part of the NASCAR race week at Bristol Motor Speedway, the ADA's Give Kids A Smile program and 3M Racing are coming to two elementary schools in Bristol, TN, for two special high-speed oral health education events featuring members of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion race team and the No. 16 3M race car.
ADA issues statement on triclosan in toothpaste
August 18, 2014 -- The ADA is addressing questions raised last week about the safety of triclosan, an ingredient in Colgate Total toothpaste.
ADEA launches website for prospective students
August 15, 2014 -- The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) launched its new GoDental website for students considering a career in dentistry or dental hygiene.
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