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Periodontist invents aerosol dome to protect patients, team
April 14, 2021 -- Restless nights became a common occurrence for periodontist Dr. Lara Ryan during the COVID-19 shutdown. As a dental professional, she knew she was trained to deal with airborne pathogens, but she wanted to provide her patients and team with more protection. Read More
Job loss, reduced income linked to dental pain
April 14, 2021 -- A new study from Japan published in the Journal of Dental Research looked at the effects of pandemic-related psychological distress on oral health-related behaviors. Worsened socioeconomic conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decrease in dental health, researchers found. Read More
Exercise reduces gum disease in those with liver disease
April 14, 2021 -- Exercise improves physiology and reduces gum disease in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to a recent study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read More
CDC seeks former smokers for education campaign
April 13, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reaching out to the oral health community for help in finding former smokers to be featured in its Tips From Former Smokers education campaign. Read More
Gum germ imbalance linked to Alzheimer's biomarker
April 12, 2021 -- Cognitively healthy adults who have more harmful oral bacteria may be at greater risk of having a key Alzheimer's disease biomarker, according to a study published on April 12 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring. Read More
Celebrity dentist says dental inequality leads to anxiety
April 12, 2021 -- A Florida dentist who provides services to NBA and NFL players said in an article on Insider.com that early inequities in dental care can translate into dental anxiety in adult athletes from poor backgrounds. Read More
Arkray USA launches oral wellness system software
April 12, 2021 -- Arkray USA has released an upgraded version of its SillHa reporting software for its SillHa oral wellness system for salivary screening. Read More
DentalPlans.com touts importance of dental care
April 8, 2021 -- Online dental marketplace DentalPlans.com is urging people in the U.S. to get preventive dental care and oral cancer screenings. Read More
Low bone mass, gum disease may be linked in middle age
April 7, 2021 -- Low bone mass may be associated with periodontal disease in middle-aged adults, according to a study published on March 23 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read More
Forward Science unveils new professional use rinses
April 6, 2021 -- Forward Science has introduced its TheraStrom and OxiStom professional use rinses. Read More
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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.

Conferences
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States