Hygiene
Survey shows global snapshot of oral health
September 9, 2021 -- A new survey presents a global snapshot of oral health, revealing everything from which country has the best brushing habits to which reports the most dental issues. The findings were published in a report by oral healthcare company Sunstar on September 8. Read More
COVID-19 crushed the income of female dentists
September 3, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic affected the income of all dentists in 2020, but female clinicians took a much bigger financial hit than their male colleagues, according to a webinar hosted by the ADA's Health Policy Institute on September 2. Read More
Groups call for mandatory COVID-19 jabs for dental teams, students
September 3, 2021 -- COVID-19 vaccination should be mandatory for oral healthcare workers, students, and residents, according to a statement issued September 1 by a dozen oral and public health organizations, including the American Dental Hygienists' Association. Read More
OSAP celebrates Dental Infection Control Awareness Month
September 3, 2021 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is celebrating Dental Infection Control Awareness Month during the month of September. Read More
PDS, Smile Generation report success for annual serve day
September 3, 2021 -- Pacific Dental Services (PDS) reported providing more than $4 million of donated dentistry with the Smile Generation for the 11th annual Smile Generation Serve Day. Read More
Quip raises $100M in growth funds
September 2, 2021 -- Oral health company Quip has raised $100 million from Cowen Sustainable Investments to further scale its existing consumer packaged goods business and develop new products. Read More
Biolase taps Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan as clinical adviser
September 2, 2021 -- Biolase has entered into a clinical advisory partnership with endodontist Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan. Buchanan has been lecturing and teaching hands-on endodontic continuing education courses for more than 30 years. Read More
Royal Philips, Bento partner on membership plan
September 1, 2021 -- Royal Philips and Bento have partnered to enable dental practices, employers, and groups to sign up for membership plans that cover dental care and offer Philips oral care products. Read More
How rules are changing for dental assistants in the U.S.
August 31, 2021 -- In 2020 and 2021, approximately two dozen states in the U.S. have enacted legislative and regulatory changes related to dental assisting requirements, according to the Dental Assisting National Board's "State of the States" report. Read More
NYU Dentistry to enact new oral care program for veterans
August 31, 2021 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has selected the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) to implement its new pilot program aimed at increasing veterans' access to oral healthcare. Read More
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
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States