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Conferences
2015 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
April 14

Washington, DC, District of Columbia United States
2015 National Oral Health Conference
April 27-29

Kansas City, Missouri United States
143rd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition
October 31 - November 4

Chicago, Illinois United States
Convergent unveils new handpiece and waveguide
March 26, 2015 -- Convergent Dental unveiled its new Ultraguide handpiece and a 15/400 hollow waveguide and automatic alignment system for its Solea laser at the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta.
Homebound elderly have poor oral health, want home-based care
March 24, 2015 -- Homebound elderly adults have poor oral health and are interested in home-based dental care, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The authors recommended that medical professionals should partner with the dental community to develop programs for these adults.
World Oral Health Day: Help the world 'Smile for Life'
March 20, 2015 -- On World Oral Health Day, Dr. Chedly Vincent of Aspen Dental issues a call to action to improve oral health around the world. She shares her own experience in Haiti, and believes if dental professionals work together, there's no telling the difference they can make.
Green tea serves as useful adjunct to perio therapy
March 19, 2015 -- Green tea should be added to dentifrices as an active ingredient for managing periodontal disease, recommend the authors of a new study in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. They found it to be a beneficial adjunct to nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
IADR 2015: Outpatients have poor oral health
March 13, 2015 -- BOSTON - How is the periodontal health of potentially at-risk patients who visit outpatient clinics in Hong Kong? This topic was addressed in a poster presented on March 13 at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 2015 General Session.
Study successfully screens for diabetes at dental visits with oral blood
March 12, 2015 -- Gingival crevicular blood collected at the dental visit can be used to screen for diabetes and monitor glycemic control for many at-risk patients, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health.
Study: Graphene could help fight caries, perio disease
March 12, 2015 -- Researchers in China have discovered that a material called graphene oxide is effective at eliminating cariogenic bacteria, some of which have developed antibiotic resistance, according to a study in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
IADR 2015: Periodontitis link with rheumatoid arthritis measured
March 12, 2015 -- BOSTON - Periodontitis shares pathogenic mechanisms with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and may trigger its onset. A study presented at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 2015 General Session found that patients with RA showed a marked inflammatory profile in all microenvironments, including oral, despite routine dental care.
Study: MLPs may effectively screen for common dental diseases in low-risk patients
March 6, 2015 -- Dental therapists may be able to effectively screen for caries and periodontal disease in low-risk patients, according to a new U.K. study. The researchers found that these midlevel providers (MLPs) detected common dental diseases almost as often as dentists.
Rutgers study focuses on rare perio disease in African-American kids
February 27, 2015 -- A rare form of periodontitis that affects African-American children is the focus of a study by researchers at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. A $3.2 million National Institutes of Health grant will pinpoint biological markers in saliva that can predict whether bone loss will occur from the disease and which teeth it will affect before there are symptoms.
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