SmileCon was awesome. Is it enough to save large shows?
October 15, 2021 -- LAS VEGAS - The ADA spent the past two years reimagining its annual meeting from the ground up. The result was a lively and invigorating three-day event filled with education, products, and interactive experiences. But will the changes be enough to draw large crowds in the post-COVID-19 era? Read More
ADEA supports adding dental benefit to Medicare
October 15, 2021 -- The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has come out in support of adding a dental benefit to Medicare. A month ago, the ADEA told lawmakers that adding coverage under Medicare Part B, which is part of a U.S. congressional budget proposal, would be problematic. Read More
Dental Dose: The USPSTF may change its aspirin guidance
October 14, 2021 -- LAS VEGAS - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is considering changing its recommendations about the use of daily aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease. Pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shared what you need to know about aspirin at the ADA's SmileCon meeting. Read More
Hands on with the Philips Sonicare water flosser
October 14, 2021 -- LAS VEGAS - Philips is expanding its oral healthcare line with the introduction of the Philips Sonicare Power Flosser, which the company showcased at the ADA's SmileCon meeting. The flosser features an X-shaped nozzle design and a 90-second deep clean mode. Read More
Hygienist who had COVID-19 and worked settles Iowa charges
October 14, 2021 -- A dental hygienist accused of continuing to work while knowing she had COVID-19 agreed to pay a $100 fine to settle charges with the Iowa Dental Board, according to a final order recently issued by the board. Read More
Getting to the root of endodontic treatment
October 13, 2021 -- The restoration of endodontically treated teeth requires a good understanding of the root canal system and use of the right tools properly at the right time, according to a Monday session at the ADA's SmileCon 2021 meeting in Las Vegas. Read More
This dentist-entrepreneur wants more dentists to invent products
October 13, 2021 -- LAS VEGAS - Dr. Matthew Burton spoke on October 12 at the ADA's SmileCon 2021 meeting about the hurdles of performing class II restorations. When interviewed by, his takeaway message was that the dental industry needs more clinicians to create tools and solutions. Read More
Hands on with the MouthWatch Plus+ intraoral camera
October 13, 2021 -- LAS VEGAS - MouthWatch debuted its new MouthWatch Plus+ high-definition intraoral camera at the ADA's SmileCon 2021 meeting. The camera features improved picture resolution, frame rate, and color rendering compared to the company's original intraoral camera. Read More
How dentists can have it all -- money, freedom, and more
October 12, 2021 -- Practicing with purpose, escaping dental school debt, maximizing profits, and living the best possible personal life can happen if dentists embrace technology and build strong dental teams, according to a session at the ADA's SmileCon 2021 meeting in Las Vegas. Read More
More people floss daily after Medicaid expansion
October 12, 2021 -- Expanding Medicaid programs to include dental benefits resulted in a double-digit increase in the percentage of low-income adults who flossed on a daily basis in a study published in JAMA Network Open. Medicaid dental benefits were also tied to fewer untreated decayed teeth. Read More
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