Hygiene
PET shows unique lung inflammation due to e-cigarettes
January 26, 2023 -- Researchers have performed the first positron emission tomography (PET) imaging study in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) users, and the findings point to a unique inflammatory response due to vaping, they suggest. Read More
Experimental drug restores diseased gums, jawbone
January 25, 2023 -- An experimental drug shows potential as a regenerative treatment for periodontal disease, according to research from the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research in Wynnewood, PA. Read More
Dentists ask for new gum disease guidelines
January 24, 2023 -- Organized dentistry should develop formal guidelines that address the management of periodontal patients with continued inflammation after scaling and root planing, according to a commentary published on January 21 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
U.S. court rules dental therapists can receive Medicaid payments
January 23, 2023 -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that dental health aide therapists in tribal communities in Washington can receive reimbursements from Medicaid, reversing a last-minute decision by the Trump administration. Read More
Gene variant tied to cancers in patients with tooth loss
January 23, 2023 -- The same genes that affect diseases in patients' mouths may be linked to other diseases, including certain types of cancer, according to research published last September in Scientific Reports. Read More
Tulane receives NIH grant to study ties between oral health, HIV
January 20, 2023 -- Tulane University researchers recently received $1.9 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the relationship between oral health, HIV infection, and the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapies. Read More
ADHA turns 100 in 2023
January 19, 2023 -- In 2023, the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) celebrates a century as the largest national professional association for registered dental hygienists. Read More
Study to explore cannabis-altered oral bacteria and brain
January 17, 2023 -- Researchers from universities in South Carolina and North Carolina were awarded $3.7 million to explore further alterations that cannabis smoking makes to the community of microorganisms in the mouth and how those changes affect the brain. Read More
What dentists need to know about antibiotic resistance
January 13, 2023 -- Citing research showing that a majority of antibiotics prescribed by dentists in the U.K. is unwarranted, dentists in Spain argued that clinicians must learn more about antibiotic resistance. Their correspondence was published on January 12 in the International Dental Journal. Read More
Can money loss encourage smokers to quit?
January 12, 2023 -- The true per-person cost of smoking in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia may encourage tobacco users in the U.S. to kick the habit, according to a report by personal finance website WalletHub. 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.

Conferences
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
February 10
San Diego, California United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
March 17
Sacramento, California United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
April 21
Atlanta, Georgia United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
June 2
San Antonio, Texas United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
July 7
Detroit, Michigan United States