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. DrBicuspid.com 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.
Oral health documentary released to public
April 9, 2014 -- "Say Ahh,"a film by Partners in Complete Health, is now available to the public.
ADA: Indian Health Service dental budget inadequate
April 9, 2014 -- The proposed 2015 budget for the Indian Health Service won't address increasing oral disease, according to the ADA.
U.S. bill would provide $20M in dental care for underserved
April 7, 2014 -- The Action for Dental Health Act of 2014 was introduced in Congress on April 3 and would improve essential oral healthcare for lower-income people by breaking down barriers to care.
American Dental Partners continues Boston charities support
April 7, 2014 -- American Dental Partners is continuing its financial support of several Boston-area charities. The organizations are devoted to improving the quality of life of their local communities.
Delta Dental of NJ invests $5M to develop anticaries drug
April 4, 2014 -- Delta Dental of New Jersey will invest $5 million in biotechnology company C3 Jian, which is developing a new drug that targets caries.
Oral Health 2020 program seeks to end dental disease in kids
April 3, 2014 -- In a time of continued partisan politics when it comes to funding dental and healthcare programs on every level, the DentaQuest Foundation has launched its latest and maybe most ambitious project, Oral Health 2020, with an overall goal of eradicating dental disease in children and improving oral health across the life span.
WooBamboo launches kids' bamboo toothbrush
April 3, 2014 -- WooBamboo has introduced a kids' version of its bamboo toothbrushes, called Sprouts.
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.

Conferences
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
American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) 2014 Annual Meeting
September 19-22

San Francisco, California United States

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