Study finds complexity in denture-related stomatitis
October 2, 2015 -- Denture-related stomatitis is currently thought to be a candidal infection. However, a new study from Europe on the oral microbiome of denture wearers has found that the condition is more complex than originally thought, which may eventually change how you treat these patients.
Kaiser expert touts MLPs during ADA webinar
October 1, 2015 -- Midlevel providers (MLPs) can help dentists expand their Medicaid practices without shrinking their private-pay practices, the associate director of a Kaiser commission on Medicaid said during a recent ADA webinar focusing on a new Health Policy Institute report on dental care utilization.
Is indirect imaging better for measuring bone levels?
September 30, 2015 -- When examining periodontal pocket depth, measurements can be affected by the examiner's skill and technique. However, an indirect radiographic method may be the best way to determine periodontal bone levels, according to a new study.
Study: Del-1 protein may fight periodontitis
September 30, 2015 -- The protein Del-1 was able to inhibit bone loss associated with periodontitis in mice, according to a new study published in Science Translational Medicine.
Penn dental school receives $10M from alumnus
September 30, 2015 -- The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) School of Dental Medicine received a $10 million gift from alumnus Robert Schattner, DDS.
KaVo Kerr donates $141K to America's ToothFairy
September 30, 2015 -- KaVo Kerr Group has donated more than $141,000 in dental products to America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation.
OSAP seeks programming ideas for annual symposium
September 29, 2015 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is seeking programming ideas for its 2016 Infection Control Symposium.
Denticator supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
September 29, 2015 -- Denticator will donate 5% of all Prophy Pink ProphyPal profits toward breast cancer research during the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
KaVo Kerr supports NYU's Ghana dental research project
September 28, 2015 -- The KaVo Kerr Group has donated a panoramic imaging system and provided onsite training in Ghana for a New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry research team investigating periodontal disease in patients with diabetes in that country.
Can caries onset be predicted in pediatric patients?
September 25, 2015 -- What if there were a way to predict caries onset in seemingly healthy teeth in your pediatric patients before the caries developed? A new study in Cell Host & Microbe from researchers in China and San Diego might show a way to do just that.
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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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