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Philadelphia's soda tax still works 2 years later
June 16, 2021 -- Two years after Philadelphia implemented its soda tax, the volume of purchased sweetened drinks has declined by 42% and sugar consumption has fallen by 34% per person, according to a June 15 paper in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Foster kids face barriers to good oral health
June 14, 2021 -- Youths with a history of foster care are more at risk of having poor oral health and are less likely to see a dentist for a specific dental problem or for routine care than those who have not been in foster care, according to a study published online June 2 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Wis. may authorize dental therapists, auxiliaries
June 14, 2021 -- The state of Wisconsin may authorize two kinds of dental care providers: dental therapists and dental auxiliaries, according to a June 14 report in the Wisconsin State Journal. Read More
What you need to know about at-home teeth whiteners
June 11, 2021 -- Stroll down the dental aisle at your local grocery store and you'll see an array of products promising to whiten your teeth. It's enough to cause decision paralysis, writes Dr. Teresa Yang. In this article, she breaks down the effectiveness of three over-the-counter whitening products. Read More
Oclean launches app-based electric toothbrush
June 11, 2021 -- Oclean said it has released a touchscreen electric toothbrush called Oclean X Pro Elite. Read More
Periodontal disease cost U.S. $154B in 2018
June 10, 2021 -- Periodontal disease comes with a high cost: The U.S. lost $154.1 billion in 2018 due to the condition, according to an analysis published on May 30 in the Journal of Periodontology. The loss was even worse in Europe, where periodontal disease cost the region nearly 158.6 billion euros ($194 billion U.S.). Read More
Becoming a proactive leader in the wake of a crisis
June 10, 2021 -- Being a proactive dentist means always looking for opportunities to enrich the practice. To recognize opportunities and be bold, one must be prepared with knowledge from the past, present, and future. Dr. James V. Anderson offers tips to help you do just that. Read More
Dental hygienists experience verbal, sexual harassment at work
June 9, 2021 -- Dental hygienists experience a variety of inappropriate behaviors at work, including verbal attacks, sexual innuendos, and evaluation of their appearance, according to a study published on June 6 in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. Read More
Parkell to open office in Sweden
June 9, 2021 -- Dental materials and equipment manufacturer Parkell is opening a new office in Sweden. Read More
University of the Pacific launches oral health ad campaign
June 8, 2021 -- The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's new public service announcement campaign is getting the word out that dental care is an essential part of overall health. Read More
Hot Topic
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.

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IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States
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October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
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November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States