OMICS to publish all papers from 2nd international conference
April 23, 2014 -- OMICS Group will publish all papers presented at the recent 2nd International Conference on Dental and Oral Health.
AAP launches periodontal disease awareness campaign
April 23, 2014 -- The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is launching a national consumer awareness campaign to educate the public on the importance of prevention and early diagnosis of periodontal disease.
Caries risk 3 times higher for kids with enamel hypoplasia
April 22, 2014 -- An international team of researchers examined more than 1,700 Brazilian schoolchildren from different sociodemographic backgrounds to learn about the impact of developmental defects in enamel. The results could help spotlight patients who will need closer attention from clinicians early in life to help them maintain a healthy mouth.
Treating preventable dental conditions costs Mich. $15M in 2011
April 22, 2014 -- The cost of treatment for preventable dental conditions in Michigan hospitals was at least $15 million in 2011, according to a new report issued by the Anderson Economic Group.
Oral-B unveils new products at U.K. dental conference
April 22, 2014 -- Oral-B introduced the Test Drive power brush trial program, Cross Action brush head, and SmartSeries electric toothbrush with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity at the recent British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2014.
Making in-office products an opportunity, not a crisis
April 21, 2014 -- One of the best opportunities for your patients to improve their oral health is to receive useful information at the dental office about home care products. As patients are looking to dental professionals for accurate and relevant information, doesn't it make sense for staff to have a better understanding of how to most effectively use the products?
Forward Science launches F.A.C.T. oral health protocol
April 21, 2014 -- Forward Science Technologies, manufacturer of the oral cancer screening device OralID, is offering the F.A.C.T. oral heath protocol for an oral health assessment.
ADA Foundation accepting Harris grant applications until April 25
April 18, 2014 -- The ADA Foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 Samuel Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health Grant Program until April 25.
Study puts 2 types of powered toothbrushes to the test
April 17, 2014 -- Consumers are faced with a plethora of toothbrush choices, both manual and powered. Now a new study has compared two types of powered brushes -- an oscillating-rotating brush versus a sonic one -- and found a clear winner.
New method helps study how oral immune cells fight diseases
April 16, 2014 -- Researchers have found a new, less invasive method to extract single, rare immune cells from the mouth to study how the mouth's natural defenses ward off infection and inflammation.
Can consumer products improve patient hygiene and revenue?
April 11, 2014 -- In a competitive and challenging marketplace, new ways of working with your patients to increase their compliance, improve their oral health, and help your practice thrive are needed. One solution is to bring consumer products into a practice. talks with two established dentists who share their experiences of offering products in their practices.
Study: Periodontal disease linked with cardiovascular risk
April 11, 2014 -- Should dental health now be considered a marker of coronary heart disease? Periodontal disease was associated with cardiovascular risk in a large multicenter study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Kolibree offers preorders of connected electric toothbrush
April 11, 2014 -- Kolibree's smartphone-connected electric toothbrush is now available for preorder on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter.
Reusable protective eyewear may increase infection risk
April 11, 2014 -- Reusable protective eyewear can actually increase cross contamination and infection risk, according to a new study.
Special Feature
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. Read more.

Coalition for Oral Health for the Aging Meeting
April 25

Okemos, Michigan United States
American Association for Community Dental Program Symposium
April 26-27

Fort Worth, Texas United States
American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) 2014 Spring Conference
April 26-27

Chicago, Illinois United States
2014 National Oral Health Conference
April 28-30

Fort Worth, Texas United States

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