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Flossing, dental visits reduce perio disease bacteria
March 16, 2020 -- No surprises here: Good oral hygiene can reduce bacteria that contribute to periodontal disease. Researchers found people who flossed and recently visited the dentist had a lower presence of Treponema denticola, a prominent anaerobic periodontal pathogen.  Discuss
Report: Few parents take measures for kids' oral health
March 16, 2020 -- Parents in the U.S. rank among the least likely to limit their children's sugar intake and take them for their annual dental checkup, according to a YouGov survey of 10 countries commissioned by the FDI World Dental Federation.  Discuss
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): What dental practitioners need to know
March 13, 2020 -- In this article, Dr. Louis DePaola briefly addresses some of the frequently asked questions regarding the epidemiology, transmission, management, and the possible impact that COVID-19 may have on the practice of dentistry.  Discuss
Brushing 3 times a day may cut diabetes risk
March 10, 2020 -- Want to lower your risk of developing diabetes? Brush your teeth. Brushing teeth at least three times per day was linked to lowering a person's risk of developing type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published March 2 in Diabetologia.  Discuss
Dr. Ruhl wins international award for salivary research
March 10, 2020 -- The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has given its Distinguished Scientist Award in Salivary Research to Stefan Ruhl, DDS, PhD, a professor of oral biology from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in New York.
U.S. customs seizes $12K worth of fake Oral-B toothbrush heads
March 9, 2020 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 1,440 counterfeit Oral-B electric toothbrush heads, which were shipped from Turkey and headed for an Illinois property. If they had been authentic heads made by Procter & Gamble, they would have a value of $12,274.  Discuss
Review highlights role of dentistry in diabetes detection
March 9, 2020 -- Oral healthcare professionals and patients widely support the use of blood tests for the early detection of type 2 diabetes in dental settings, according to a recent review.  Discuss
U.K. firm signs U.S. deal for decay-fighting mints
March 5, 2020 -- U.K-based Dr. Heff's Products has signed an export contract worth approximately $645,000 with Remarkable Imports of Lebanon, NJ, for its mints, which are designed to reverse tooth decay.
Experts chime in on mask shortage, protocols during COVID-19 outbreak
March 4, 2020 -- It is hard to know what impact the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease will continue to have over the days and weeks ahead, but dental professionals and all people need to know certain information to stay as safe as possible. DrBicuspid.com has compiled resources and statements on everything from proper mask usage to potential mask shortages.  Discuss
Vaping changes oral microbiome, increases perio risk
March 4, 2020 -- Vaping changes a user's oral microbiome and makes the mouth more prone to inflammation and periodontal disease, according to a new study by researchers from the New York University College of Dentistry.  Discuss
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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
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
April 17
San Antonio, Texas United States
Pacific Northwest Dental Conference
May 28-30
Seattle, Washington United States
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