Hygiene
P&G commits to lofty oral care goal by 2030
January 11, 2021 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) Oral Care has created a new sustainability platform to support reducing environmental impact while achieving optimal oral health.
Imaging helps identify man's flossing-induced heart disease
January 7, 2021 -- Imaging helped clinicians diagnose a man in Texas with a rare case of infective endocarditis thought to be caused by vigorous flossing, according to a case report published on December 18 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
Researchers get $3.3M to study AI in oral cancer treatment
January 6, 2021 -- Case Western Reserve University and partners were awarded a $3.3 million grant to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for predicting treatment for patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma.
SmartMouth announces new CEO
January 5, 2021 -- SmartMouth Oral Health Laboratories has named James Scheetz as CEO. He replaces former chairman and CEO Andrew Burch, who recently died.
ADHA to virtually host inaugural Dental Hygiene Leadership Summit
January 5, 2021 -- The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) will hold a virtual Dental Hygiene Leadership Summit on January 15-16.
A star NFL wide receiver was flossing on the sidelines on Sunday -- and people loved it
January 4, 2021 -- Football fans got a lesson in the value of proper oral hygiene on Sunday when Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs was captured on camera flossing on the sidelines. The moment grabbed the attention of many on social media as well as the television announcers, and Diggs shared his own thoughts on the moment after the game.  Discuss
The hygienist's transformation in the integrated dental practice
December 24, 2020 -- Reducing costs, increasing efficiencies, and producing much better health outcomes is where the healthcare system has to go, writes Dr. Marc Cooper. COVID-19 showed the system's vulnerabilities and limited capacities, and it also showed where things could lie in the future for dentists and dental hygienists.  Discuss
NC seeks applicants for public health residency program
December 24, 2020 -- The North Carolina Dental Public Health Residency Program is accepting applications through March 1, 2021, for its 2021-2022 academic year.
What were the top 5 stories about hygiene in 2020?
December 21, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic and its threat to dental practice teams -- specifically hygienists -- dominated DrBicuspid.com's headlines. Our most-read hygiene articles focused on connections between dental problems and the novel coronavirus and tensions between dentists and hygienists.  Discuss
P&G commits to 2,021 acts of good in 2021
December 18, 2020 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) said it will partake in 2,021 acts of good for 2021, starting with contributions of health, hygiene, and cleaning products; personal protective equipment; and financial support collectively worth tens of millions of dollars for COVID-19 relief efforts.
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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
Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting
March 12-13
Atlanta, Georgia United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States