Smart mouthguard could detect bruxism, concussions
July 7, 2015 -- A "smart" mouthguard that could help detect bruxism, dehydration, and concussions has been developed by researchers at the University of Florida.
Kellogg foundation awards HDA $50K for education campaign
July 1, 2015 -- The Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) launched its 2015 National Hispanic/Latino Oral Health Education Campaign on June 30. Funding for the campaign comes from a $50,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
America's ToothFairy names 2016 board members
July 1, 2015 -- America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation announced its 2016 board of directors members on July 1.
CareCredit donates $100K to Give Kids A Smile
June 30, 2015 -- CareCredit has donated $100,000 to the ADA Foundation's Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) Fund for the ninth consecutive year, according to the company.
Law mandates dental screenings for Ore. schoolkids
June 30, 2015 -- A new Oregon law requiring dental screenings for children starting public school who are 7 years old or younger will take effect for the 2016-2017 school year.
Md. coalition offers list of oral health books for kids
June 26, 2015 -- The Maryland Dental Action Coalition has released a list of 22 recommended children's books on oral health.
ADHA announces award winners at Nashville meeting
June 25, 2015 -- The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) announced award winners in various categories at the organization's 2015 Annual Session, which was held June 17-23 in Nashville, TN.
AAP survey: Patients lie about flossing frequency
June 24, 2015 -- More than a quarter of patients lie about how often they floss, according to a new survey released June 23 by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).
U.K. researchers develop new antibacterial technology
June 24, 2015 -- University of Bristol researchers have developed a new technology that could provide long-term protection against antibacterial and antifungal infections.
AGD 2015: Hand-washing is key part of infection control
June 23, 2015 -- Washing your hands -- it's a ritual you do so often, you probably don't think much about it anymore. However, skimping on the basics could be costing your practice patients, according to a presentation at the 2015 Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) meeting in San Francisco.
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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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