Advertising body backs Oral-B toothbrush claims
July 27, 2016 -- The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has determined that Procter & Gamble's advertising claims about the superior clean of its Oral-B Pro 5000 and 70000 electric toothbrushes are supported by scientific evidence.
J&J offloads Rembrandt to Ranir
July 25, 2016 -- Johnson & Johnson has sold the Rembrandt teeth-whitening brand to Ranir, a Michigan-based manufacturer of oral and personal healthcare products.
New oral health handouts raise patient awareness
July 19, 2016 -- To raise awareness of the importance of oral health, four new fact sheets for patients have been made available for primary care and internal medicine providers.
Across the border: Dental tourism grows, especially for pricey procedures
July 14, 2016 -- Dental tourism has been expanding, especially for pricey procedures such as implants and root canals. Patients say they've received good care and saved thousands on expensive dental treatment by traveling abroad, but the ADA warns it could end up costing patients more if problems arise later.
Halyard debuts latex-free gloves
July 14, 2016 -- Medical technology company Halyard Health has debuted Flexaprene Green exam gloves.
Amway to offer PerioPredict to employees
July 13, 2016 -- Marketing company Amway will offer PerioPredict by Interleukin Genetics to its U.S. employees.
NIH grants $3.7M for immigrant kids' oral health
July 11, 2016 -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has granted $3.7 million to two New York organizations to improve oral health outcomes of immigrant children.
Study: Scaling lowers infection risk after knee surgery
July 8, 2016 -- Frequent dental scaling reduces the risk of infection following knee replacement surgery, according to a new study. As oral bacteria are responsible for almost 15% of infections from these procedures, researchers from Taiwan recommend regular dental checkups and scaling.
Ultradent adds new fluoride varnish flavors
July 8, 2016 -- Ultradent Products has introduced new flavors to its fluoride varnish line.
Dental problems linked to heart disease -- again
July 7, 2016 -- Once again, an oral health condition has been linked to heart disease. A new study found that dental patients with prevalent calculus ended up developing chest pain, or angina pectoris, significantly more often than patients with healthy teeth and gums.
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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.

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Central New York Dental Conference
September 15-16
Syracuse, New York United States
American Institute of Oral Biology (AIOB) 73rd Annual Meeting
October 14-17
Palm Springs, California United States
Dental Infection Control Boot Camp 2017
January 9-11, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia United States
American Academy of Ozonotherapy (AAO) 2017 Annual Meeting
May 11-13, 2017
Henderson, Nevada United States