Leaders in Dentistry: Ann Battrell, ADHA executive director
June 17, 2013 -- Dental hygienists from across the U.S. are gathering in Boston this week for the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) annual session, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the hygienist profession. Here Ann Battrell, ADHA executive director, reflects on the amazing advances the profession has made in the last century and other big changes looming ahead.
ATSU-ASDOH receives $200K to expand Text2Floss
June 17, 2013 -- The A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) is launching the second phase of its Text2Floss initiative after receiving a $199,185 grant from DentaQuest Foundation's Innovation Fund for Oral Health.
Henry Schein hosts ADHA 'dream center'
June 17, 2013 -- Henry Schein Dental will host the American Dental Hygienists' Association's (ADHA) Dream Center this week at the organization's annual meeting in Boston.
U-M researchers identify periodontitis bacterium
June 12, 2013 -- Researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School and School of Dentistry researchers have discovered a bacterium that they say is responsible for causing periodontitis.
ADAA, DANB offer dental assistant scholarship
June 12, 2013 -- The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) and the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) have launched a new scholarship program to help dental assistants.
AAP urges at least 1 annual dentist visit
June 11, 2013 -- The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is the latest organization to respond to a study published this week in the Journal of Dental Research.
Mont. dentist starts dental assistant program
June 10, 2013 -- A Montana dentist has come up with a novel solution to a chronic shortage of experienced dental assistants: He started his own program, which touts hands-on training by dentists. The first class of 15 students started last month, and graduates are guaranteed 30 hours of employment.
The secret life of biofilms
Bacteria flowing through medical devices form biofilms that then trap more bacteria, ultimately creating a net-like barrier that can clog water lines, tubes, and filters much more quickly than previously thought, according to a new study from Princeton University researchers.