U-M to build special needs clinic with Delta Dental grant
March 6, 2014 -- The University of Michigan (U-M) School of Dentistry will create a clinic where special needs patients can receive care from dental and healthcare services practitioners in the same facility, thanks to a $2 million gift from the Delta Dental Foundation.
UNC wins ADA award for Malawi dental project
March 3, 2014 -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) School of Dentistry Malawi Dental Project was awarded the 2013 Dr. Thomas J. Zwemer Award from the ADA Foundation.
WDA launches oral health campaign
February 25, 2014 -- The Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) has launched the Own Your Smile campaign to motivate adults to make good oral health a priority.
Oral-B introduces interactive toothbrush
February 21, 2014 -- Chicago - Oral-B has introduced the company's first interactive electric toothbrush with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity today at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
How to engage your long-term patients into healthy mouths
February 19, 2014 -- In her new column, Carrie Ibbetson, RDH, explores the practitioner-patient relationship, with a focus on preventive health. As she notes, relationships with patients develop and evolve, but how do you tell your favorite patients what is actually going on in their mouth?
Study: Dental care in school breaks down social inequalities
February 12, 2014 -- A new global survey highlights how dental care in the school environment is helping to ensure that children have a healthy life and helping to eliminate social inequalities in dental health -- even in developing countries.
More dental hygienists administering local anesthesia
A handful of U.S. states -- primarily in the south -- still do not allow dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia. But the landscape is slowly shifting, according to Tricia Osuna, RDH, who gave a talk on the subject at the 2013 Pacific Dental Conference.