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OSAP, ADHA team up on PPE webinar
November 20, 2020 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) have joined forces on a free personal protective equipment (PPE) optimization webinar.
Georgia State offers online degree program for RDHs
November 19, 2020 -- Georgia State University of Atlanta has received approval from the University System of Georgia Board of Regents to offer an online associate degree to bachelor's degree completion program for registered dental hygienists (RDHs).
ADA responds to claim that HIV spreads via toothbrush sharing
November 17, 2020 -- The head of an independent charity in the U.K. has been criticized after claiming that a person can get HIV by sharing an infected person's toothbrush, though the virus is not spread through saliva, according to news reports.  Discuss
Swiss Smile's Abivardi sisters launch vVardis oral care products
November 17, 2020 -- Swiss Smile founders Drs. Golnar and Haleh Abivardi have launched vVardis, a new line of premium oral care products.
Crest + Oral-B to host webinar on link between oral hygiene, COVID-19 severity
November 17, 2020 -- Crest + Oral-B will host a webinar this week in partnership with the Pacific Dental Services Foundation on the link between oral hygiene and the severity of COVID-19.
New data show productivity of dental therapists
November 16, 2020 -- New data show midlevel providers can add economic value to dental practices, according to the findings of research summarized in a Pew Charitable Trusts article.
There may be a way to eat sugar-laced yogurt without dental harm
November 12, 2020 -- Adding a common anti-tooth decay milk product to processed yogurt not only prevents enamel demineralization but also repairs lesions on the harder outer layer of teeth, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Dentistry.  Discuss
Did you know there's a rare tumor that mimics periodontitis?
November 11, 2020 -- An oral surgeon diagnosed and treated a teen with a rare vascular tumor in her mouth after a dentist and periodontist improperly treated her for periodontitis for two years. Details of the case were published on November 6 in BMC Oral Health.  Discuss
Oral Science to sell to consumers, expand to U.S.
November 11, 2020 -- Oral Science has decided to expand its customer base by selling oral care products, including its nonfluoride Cario toothpaste, to businesses and consumers.
What could be the latest link between SARS-CoV-2 and oral lesions?
November 10, 2020 -- In addition to oral lesions being an early sign of COVID-19, infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus may trigger the late onset of secondary ulcers in patients, according to a letter to the editor published on November 1 in Oral Diseases.  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.