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CDHA releases oral care plan for older adults
June 17, 2022 -- The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) has released a policy paper urging the Canadian government to commit $2 billion over five years toward delivering an oral health program for older adults. Read More
DANB, OSAP unveil infection prevention and control certification
June 16, 2022 -- The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) launched the Dental Industry Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control (DISIPC) certification program. Read More
Gentler brushing may be just around the bend
June 13, 2022 -- Using a toothbrush designed with a jointlike element, which makes the neck flexible, may result in patients exerting less force when cleaning their teeth, according to a new study published June 8 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Liquid Core Gum Company releases charcoal-based gum
June 9, 2022 -- Liquid Core Gum Company has released a new chewing gum containing activated charcoal and hydroxyapatite. Read More
Hypertension and tooth loss: Which one is the cause?
June 8, 2022 -- The relationship between tooth loss and hypertension may be bidirectional, according to a study published June 2 in the Journal of Dentistry. Because of a lack of unanimity in the literature, researchers conducted the study to examine the association between the two conditions. Read More
Why dentists should look for numb chin syndrome
June 7, 2022 -- Numb chin syndrome is a rare sensory neuropathy of the mental nerve. Because oral healthcare professionals are often the first to encounter patients with this condition, they should recognize and understand it, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Patients know good oral health habits but still don't do them
June 6, 2022 -- Most dental patients understand the benefits of flossing and using a mouth rinse; however, only about 1 in 6 engage in these habits daily, according to a study published June 2 in the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Read More
The evolutionary significance of a kiss
June 6, 2022 -- Have you ever wondered what's in a kiss? Research suggests that kissing may have broader evolutionary significance than social and romantic implications. The article was published in the June edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Technology Focus: Hands-on with Premier's 4-in-1 oral care system
June 3, 2022 -- In DrBicuspid.com's Technology Focus video series, Premier Dental President and CEO Julie Charlestein provides an overview of the Izzo 4-in-1 teeth cleaning kit. Read More
What factors contribute to halitosis in elderly patients?
May 31, 2022 -- Older adults are more susceptible to chronic oral health concerns, including caries, periodontal disease, and halitosis. Researchers evaluated the prevalence of halitosis and associated factors among older adults in a new study published May 25 in the Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research. 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) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
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