Kolibree partners with Ubisoft for toothbrushing game
June 24, 2016 -- Kolibree has partnered with game developer and publisher Ubisoft to create a new, interactive game that teaches kids how to brush their teeth.
Pacific Dental awards dental assistant scholarship
June 23, 2016 -- Pacific Dental Services Foundation has awarded the first Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assisting Scholarship.
Henry Schein donates 25K toothbrushes
June 22, 2016 -- Henry Schein has donated more than 25,000 toothbrushes to promote global oral healthcare.
Legal Cases: Brain abscess from alleged failure to treat perio disease
June 21, 2016 -- A 47-year-old photographer with periodontal disease and active purulent discharge experienced a seizure eight days after periodontal treatment. As William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler document, what happened next is a reminder that all antibiotic situations have to be evaluated carefully.
Study links perio disease and long-term marijuana use
June 21, 2016 -- Long-term marijuana use is associated with periodontal disease, according to a new study in JAMA Psychiatry. However, chronic pot smokers did not develop other health problems associated with tobacco use, such as decreased lung function and increased inflammation.
Hu-Friedy introduces new device
June 20, 2016 -- Dental instrument and product manufacturer Hu-Friedy has introduced a new device for biofilm removal.
HHS offers new funding for U.S. oral healthcare
June 17, 2016 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced nearly $156 million in funding to help more than 400 health centers in the U.S. increase access to oral healthcare services.
Ohio considers dental therapists
June 16, 2016 -- Ohio is the latest state to introduce legislation to license dental therapists.
Vt. governor signs dental therapist bill
June 14, 2016 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a bill that allows dental therapists to practice in Vermont.
Oravital offers free dental webinars
June 10, 2016 -- A free monthly webinar series on oral healthcare and the dental industry will launch in June.
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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.

Conferences
American Academy of Ozonotherapy (AAO) 2017 Annual Meeting
May 11-13, 2017
Henderson, Nevada United States