Hygiene
Tooth staining tops list of parents' concerns about SDF
August 18, 2022 -- Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) therapy is an effective and efficient treatment for early childhood caries, but the resulting permanent black tooth staining is a top concern for parents considering its use for their children, according to a study that is being published in the October issue of the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Elevate Oral Care launches new dry mouth gel
August 18, 2022 -- Elevate Oral Care has launched Allday Dry Mouth Gel, a new addition to its patented oral moisturizing product line. Read More
Penn. clinicians call on dental teams to stop monkeypox spread
August 17, 2022 -- Considering the U.S. has declared the rise in monkeypox cases as a public health emergency, representatives at a Pennsylvania health network are urging healthcare professionals, including dental teams, to help stop the spread of the virus. Read More
Dentistry is ready to leverage big data for better care
August 17, 2022 -- Dental institutions and practices are now well positioned to learn from one another by sharing data, co-developing improvement strategies, and disseminating findings, according to an article published on August 12 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
NDC now offering Univet Optical's safety eyewear
August 16, 2022 -- Tennessee-based distributor National Distribution & Contracting (NDC) is now offering safety eyewear from Univet Optical Technologies North America, expanding access in Canada and the U.S. Read More
Toothbrushing frequency linked to COVID-19 symptoms
August 10, 2022 -- In a study of more than 20,000 people in Japan, those who changed the time and frequency of their toothbrushing routine were more likely to have the three main symptoms of COVID-19, according to a study published recently in the International Dental Journal. Read More
How to prepare for monkeypox in the dental office
August 9, 2022 -- Over recent months, monkeypox has reemerged in more than 88 countries. Researchers are encouraging dentists to implement droplet infection control measures, patient isolation, and referral during local outbreaks. Read More
Is there a better way to treat severe periodontitis?
August 5, 2022 -- Combining conventional scaling with an anti-infective drug treatment may improve outcomes for patients with severe periodontitis, according to a commentary published on August 1 in Periodontology 2000. Read More
Attempts to quit smoking drop for first time in a decade
August 4, 2022 -- The percentage of smokers who attempted to quit cigarettes dropped for the first time in a decade, according to a study published on August 1 in JAMA Network Open. Researchers attributed the phenomenon to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Dentists call to action: Understanding mental health
August 3, 2022 -- From reimbursement concerns to challenging patients, dental professionals face a multitude of stressors in their daily work. When these stressors are accompanied by perfectionism and prioritizing patients above all else, it can lead to burnout and mental health disorders. 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
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
Collaboration Cures 2022
September 15-18
Phoenix, Arizona United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States