New charcoal toothpaste launches
October 21, 2016 -- Health and beauty company Carbon 6 Lab (C6L) has launched a charcoal-based toothpaste.
New DentalCodeology book covers gingivitis CDT code
October 21, 2016 -- The latest installment of the DentalCodeology minibook series focuses on the new Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT) for gingivitis treatment.
PepsiCo to cut sugar in most drinks by 2025
October 21, 2016 -- PepsiCo intends to cut the amount of added sugar in the majority of its drinks by 2025, according to the company's updated Performance with Purpose plan announced on October 17.
Number of kids infected in Calif. water line case grows
October 20, 2016 -- The number of children who have been hospitalized for dental infections after having pulpotomies at a Southern California dental clinic has risen to 41.
Beating the beast of dental disease
October 19, 2016 -- Creating a program to help your patients to improve their oral health and understand the biological causes of dental disease sounds intimidating. But periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg has such a program that contains five simple and effective steps. Read on to see how to bring this program to your office.
Denbur releases new EZ-Pik interdental picks
October 19, 2016 -- Denbur has released the new EZ-Pik and EZ-Pik Plus interdental picks.
37 Calif. children hospitalized for dental infections
October 17, 2016 -- The number of children who have been hospitalized for dental infections after having pulpotomies at a Southern California dental clinic has risen to 37. Health officials have traced the infection to the clinic's water lines, and the state dental board is investigating possible breaches of infection-control protocols.
Second Opinion: NDA statement defends accepting 'Big Soda' donations
October 13, 2016 -- On October 11, reported on a published study that cited almost 100 organizations, including the National Dental Association (NDA), that have accepted sponsorship funds from the two large soda-producing corporations. In this Second Opinion, NDA President Dr. Judy Greanlea Taylor spells out her association's position.
Dental group, U.S. gov. accepted millions from 'Big Soda'
October 11, 2016 -- Nearly 100 organizations, including the U.S. government and the National Dental Association, have accepted millions of dollars in sponsorship funds from the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo, according to a new study.
2016 Dental Excellence Awards nominating period begins
October 10, 2016 -- The Dental Excellence Awards are once again open for nominations, giving you the chance to tell us who should be nominated for dentistry's most prestigious awards. Categories include Best New Restoratives Material, Best Practice Management Consultant, Best New Operatory Product, and more. There are eight categories in all.
Hot Topic
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.

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