Hygiene
Why 'mask mouth' could be a sweet spot for your treatment planning
September 18, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses the hot topic of "mask mouth" and how it could be a boon for your practice in terms of treatment planning. It's all about having patients think logically as well as with their emotions, Dr. Rice explains in his latest video.  Discuss
The link between 3rd molars and periodontal disease
September 17, 2020 -- Adult African Americans, Hispanics, and those with socioeconomic disadvantages are more likely to have retained their wisdom teeth, making them more at risk for periodontal disease, according to a study published online on September 14 in Public Health.  Discuss
Colgate rolls out Colgate Professional Direct
September 17, 2020 -- Colgate has launched a new website that allows dental professionals to make Colgate product recommendations to patients and send products directly to their homes.
A hygienist responds to a study on COVID-19 and the dental practice
September 15, 2020 -- Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH, looked at one of our most popular recent articles and believes there is more to be discussed, including the role of dental hygienists. However, COVID-19 has brought a much-needed awareness to infection control, she said, and this study shows that screening patients and following the recommended precautions are key to safely navigating the pandemic.  Discuss
Study shows link between periodontal disease and increased risk of colorectal cancer
September 15, 2020 -- A recent study published in Cancer Prevention Research indicates that periodontal disease is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Previous studies have pointed to associations between periodontal disease and other types of cancer. Tom Viola, RPh, breaks down the information.  Discuss
Crest + Oral-B to host webinar on dental-medical integration
September 15, 2020 -- Crest + Oral-B is hosting a free webinar on September 17 at 9 a.m. PT on dental-medical integration.
Bruush closes oversubscribed $6.5M series A round
September 14, 2020 -- Oral health e-commerce firm Bruush Oral Care has raised $6.5 million in series A funding.
Is a probiotic the key to better oral health?
September 11, 2020 -- Weissella cibaria strain CMU, a probiotic lactic acid bacterium, may improve gingival bleeding and reduce levels of periodontal germs linked to diabetes and other diseases, according to a study published on September 2 in BMC Oral Health.  Discuss
Zelira, SprinJene partner to launch cannabinoid-based oral care products
September 11, 2020 -- Medical cannabis company Zelira Therapeutics has partnered with dental care company SprinJene on a toothpaste product to be launched by the end of the year.
Survey dives into thoughts on role of dental hygienists working inside a DSO
September 9, 2020 -- What do dental hygienists think about their current roles in dental service organizations (DSOs)? Do their thoughts match up with those of the individuals running the DSOs? Christine Diehl, RDH, BS, and Sarah Varney, RDH, BSDH, founders of DSO Hygiene Excellence, sought to uncover the answers to these questions in a recent survey.  Discuss
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.

Conferences
NYS Mandated Infection Control
September 24
Syracuse, New York United States
ACLS Training for Dentists and Staff
October 16
Denver, Colorado United States
ACLS Training for Dentists and Staff
November 13
Dallas, Texas United States