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4 ways to show your appreciation for dental hygienists
April 5, 2021 -- Dental hygienists are the unsung heroes in dental offices across the U.S., so why not celebrate them during National Dental Hygienists Week? Victoria Martinec, RDH, shares some thoughtful and practical gift ideas to help you show your gratitude for the hygienists in your life. Read More
Beetroot juice changes mouth bacteria for healthy aging
April 5, 2021 -- Drinking beetroot juice can lead to higher levels of oral bacteria associated with good vascular and cognitive health, according to a new study in Redox Biology. The researchers also discovered the juice leads to lower levels of bacteria connected with disease and inflammation. Read More
Dental-visit declines during COVID-19 uneven across states
April 2, 2021 -- Visits to dental offices declined across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some states fared much better than others, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
SARS-CoV-2 rate in dental offices mimics community rate
April 1, 2021 -- The rate of SARS-CoV-2 infection among asymptomatic patients in dental settings in Scotland mirrored the rate in the community in a study published on March 29 in the Journal of Dental Research. Read More
Philips creates infographic for World Oral Health Day
April 1, 2021 -- Philips designed an infographic to educate patients about oral systemic health in support of World Oral Health Day. Read More
Philips gets high score for ESG practices
April 1, 2021 -- Philips Healthcare parent company Royal Philips has received a high score for its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. Read More
Can MRI help detect early periodontitis?
March 30, 2021 -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may aid in the early detection of gum disease by showing periodontitis-linked changes in the jawbones of patients prior to bone defects occurring, according to a study published on March 21 in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Read More
Periodontitis poses heart risks for healthy patients
March 29, 2021 -- Even patients with periodontitis who are otherwise healthy may be at an increased risk for hypertension, according to findings published on March 29 in Hypertension. Patients with periodontitis but no other diseases were twice as likely to have elevated blood pressure as those with healthy gums. Read More
CDC releases raft of oral health articles
March 29, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a collection of oral health articles in its journal Preventing Chronic Disease. Read More
University at Buffalo secures $1.5M grant for oral cancer research
March 29, 2021 -- The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded the University at Buffalo in New York a $1.5 million grant to use toward oral cancer 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) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States