Hygiene
Podcast: What one Colo. man wants everyone to know about HPV
July 10, 2020 -- In this podcast, we sit down with Jay Middleton, an avid biker who recently learned he has cancer resulting from HPV. He talks about his diagnosis, how it's changed things at his dental practice, and the one thing he has begun to champion about fighting this disease.  Discuss
Biolase laser reduces risk of COVID-19, meets CDC advice
July 10, 2020 -- The Epic Hygiene laser from Biolase meets guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommends banning the use of ultrasonic scalers to minimize the risk of COVID-19.
What to know about antibiotics and the risk of cardiovascular death
July 9, 2020 -- The relative safety of azithromycin was first questioned following a study published in 2012, which reported an association between azithromycin use and sudden cardiac death. Now Tom Viola, RPh, discusses why the drug is once again making headlines.  Discuss
Colgate uses dental vans to give away toothpaste, more
July 8, 2020 -- Colgate-Palmolive is using its dental vans to distribute health and hygiene products to support COVID-19 relief.
Does oral bacteria play a role in SARS-CoV-2 severity? Maybe
July 7, 2020 -- High bacterial loads in the mouth may be the reason why some otherwise healthy patients experience more severe SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to a new article published on June 26 in the British Dental Journal.  Discuss
America's ToothFairy, DentaQuest launch pediatric oral health campaign
July 7, 2020 -- America's ToothFairy and oral health organization DentaQuest have teamed up on a superhero-themed educational campaign to help children learn about oral health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FDA approves HPV prevention tag for Gardasil
July 6, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved labeling for Gardasil 9, an HPV vaccine, stating that it prevents oropharyngeal and other head and neck cancers caused by the virus.
Pneumonia cases may dip at nursing homes with oral care programs
July 2, 2020 -- Equipping nursing home staff with proper training and techniques to provide effective oral care to residents reduced the number of pneumonia cases at facilities during the first year of a two-year study. However, a lack of significant results in the second year raised red flags about the sustainability of mouth care programs.  Discuss
More young adults in Calif. vape, use marijuana
July 1, 2020 -- Vaping and marijuana use spiked dramatically in California between 2017 and 2018 among young adults, specifically those who are underage, according to a new study.
Scientists to develop pain-free device to detect oral cancer
June 29, 2020 -- Medical products developer Zilico and the University of Sheffield in the U.K. are developing a pain-free, noninvasive, instantaneous method to detect oral cancer.
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
August 14
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
September 18
Houston, Texas United States
NYS Mandated Infection Control
September 24
Syracuse, New York United States
Central New York Dental Conference (CNYDC) 2020
September 24-25
Syracuse, New York United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
October 16
Denver, Colorado United States