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A hygienist shares her opinion on the future of dental hygiene
May 6, 2020 -- In the second article in a continuing series, we talk to a dental hygienist about what she believes the future of her profession will look like -- and which technologies will make a difference for hygienists in the future.  Discuss
Hygienists walk fine line between anxiety, sense of duty as practices begin to open
May 1, 2020 -- Some dental hygienists are worried that it's too soon to open dental practices. Some are ready to get back and are preparing with their own personal protective equipment. With so many questions and unknowns still lurking in the wake of COVID-19, what does the near-term future look like for dental hygiene?  Discuss
SmartMouth rolls out activated zinc
April 28, 2020 -- SmartMouth is highlighting the activated zinc technology in its new suite of oral care rinses.
Senate pushes for oral cancer drugs in next COVID-19 bill
April 27, 2020 -- A bipartisan group of senators led by Tina Smith is urging congressional leadership to ensure the next coronavirus relief package includes oral cancer drug coverage.
Your gut may crave sugar more than your taste buds
April 24, 2020 -- Sugar cravings may be driven by more than just taste buds, according to a study published on April 15 in Nature. Researchers discovered sugar activated the brains of mice -- even when it was deposited straight into their guts.  Discuss
AHA financially backs youth vaping study
April 22, 2020 -- The American Heart Association (AHA) has allocated approximately $17 million to study the health effects of e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery products on youth and young adults.
Canadian researcher creates caries risk assessment tool
April 21, 2020 -- A Canadian researcher has developed a screening tool to assist a variety of professionals in assessing the risk of tooth decay in children younger than 6 years.
Cannabidiol may help antibiotics fight resistant bacteria
April 20, 2020 -- As many people around the U.S. celebrate the marijuana-centered holiday 4/20 today, they may not realize the plant has more to offer than a good high. Combining antibiotics with a cannabis-derived chemical may be the answer to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to a recent study.  Discuss
New trial to look at antiviral oral spray to prevent COVID-19
April 16, 2020 -- University Hospitals in Cleveland plans to begin a clinical trial that investigates whether an over-the-counter antiviral oral spray can prevent airborne transmission of COVID-19 to front-line healthcare workers.  Discuss
Canadian dental hygiene college donates over 30K PPE
April 16, 2020 -- A dental hygiene college in Canada has donated more than 30,000 pieces from its supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).
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
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
June 5
San Antonio, Texas United States
American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) 2020 Annual Conference
June 12-14
New Orleans, Louisiana United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
August 14
Raleigh, North Carolina United States