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How every picture tells a story in the dental practice
March 27, 2020 -- If dental professionals do not take adequate notes, capture an intraoral image, or take radiographs to document our diagnoses and support our treatment plans, we will not have the full benefit of factual clinical findings, writes Lisa Wadsworth, RDH.  Discuss
Forward Science makes hand sanitizer for hospitals
March 27, 2020 -- Medical technology company Forward Science has started making and distributing hand sanitizer to support hospital demand in Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Loss of taste, smell likely signs of COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- Patients who experience loss of taste and smell but are otherwise asymptomatic may be carriers of the novel coronavirus, causing the rapid spread of the outbreak, according to the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery.  Discuss
Henry Schein, SD Biosensor work on COVID-19 rapid test
March 26, 2020 -- Henry Schein is working to distribute a rapid blood test manufactured by SD Biosensor to help medical professionals diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Ga. dentist creates 3D-printing template to help with mask shortage
March 26, 2020 -- Dentists and orthodontists throughout Georgia are banding together to make 3D-printed masks for doctors and nurses treating patients on the front lines of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
WDA donates PPE after Mission of Mercy cancellation
March 26, 2020 -- The Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) has donated tens of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) intended for a Mission of Mercy dental clinic to help medical professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Accidental order lets Mont. dental practice help with mask shortage
March 25, 2020 -- An accidental order for some 700,000 face masks has turned quite the bit of luck for healthcare facilities dealing with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to a March 24 news report in the Missoulian.
Novel coronavirus remains stable on surfaces
March 24, 2020 -- The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 remains stable for several hours to days when it is aerosolized or on surfaces, according to a letter to the editor published online March 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Want to reduce cavities? Maybe use cannabinoids
March 23, 2020 -- Chemicals found in cannabis or cannabinoids may be more effective at reducing bacteria associated with dental plaque than well-established synthetic oral care products, according to a recent study published in Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
New campaign uses cognitive method to get kids to brush at night
March 20, 2020 -- Do you want to get more children brushing their teeth before they go to bed? Encourage your young patients and their parents to pair nightly oral hygiene with book reading for at least three weeks, according to new research. For World Oral Health Day, the Smile organization has launched a behavioral science-backed campaign to get more children brushing before bedtime.  Discuss
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Study focuses on dental therapists' impact in Native Alaskan communities

In the first study to look at the long-term outcomes of communities served by dental therapists, researchers from the University of Washington have found that children in Alaska Native communities had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care than those in communities not receiving services from these practitioners. Read more.

Conferences
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
April 17
San Antonio, Texas United States
Pacific Northwest Dental Conference
May 28-30
Seattle, Washington United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
June 5
San Antonio, Texas United States
American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) 2020 Annual Conference
June 12-14
New Orleans, Louisiana United States