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How integrated dental care can help your patients and practice
November 15, 2019 -- Integrated healthcare that includes dental, medical, pharmacy, vision, and behavior health provides a better picture of a patient's whole health, leading to better care, lower costs, and improved overall patient satisfaction. Scott Towers, Anthem's president for dental, explains the ways integrated care can help your patients and your professional practice.  Discuss
P&G launches Tooth Fairy in a Box
November 15, 2019 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) brands Oral-B and Crest have launched Tooth Fairy in a Box, which aims to help parents turn a visit from the fantasy sprite into better brushing habits for their children.
GQ names Livfresh dental gel a top product for men
November 14, 2019 -- Livionex's dental gel line Livfresh landed a spot on GQ magazine's list of 41 Best Grooming Products for Men in 2019.
Dental assistant sues for burns, pregnancy loss from autoclave blowup
November 11, 2019 -- A dental assistant is suing a dental surgery practice in Texas where she worked, as well as the practice's owners and a manufacturer, after equipment that sterilizes dental instruments exploded, leaving her with serious burns, hearing loss, and a lost pregnancy.  Discuss
Calif. passes law abolishing dental co-pays for inmates
November 11, 2019 -- Inmates at city and county jails in California will no longer be required to pay for dental and medical visits thanks to a new bill recently signed into law.
Only 3 out of 5 women get teeth cleaned during pregnancy
November 8, 2019 -- Approximately 90% of women know that taking care of their teeth and gums during pregnancy is important, yet only about 60% go for dental cleanings, according to a new study published on November 6 in BMC Oral Health.  Discuss
Podcast: How to start talking to patients about the oral-systemic connection
November 7, 2019 -- There is no question that there is a direct link between oral health and overall health. However, many dental professionals may have difficulty communicating that connection to patients. In this podcast, dental pharmacology expert Tom Viola, RPh, talks about how to start the conversation and the important role dental professionals play in patients' oral and overall health.  Discuss
Saliva from humans, primates may differ now due to diet, germs
November 7, 2019 -- Increased meat consumption, cooking, agriculture, and diseases likely led to significant differences in the saliva of humans and their closest evolutionary relatives, gorillas and chimpanzees, according to a recent study.  Discuss
Kickstarter to offer toothbrush smart speaker system
November 7, 2019 -- Wavee, a three-speed, sonic-wave toothbrush combined with smart speaker technology, will soon be available through Kickstarter.
Burning incense linked to changes in oral bacteria
November 6, 2019 -- Burning incense is associated with changes to oral bacteria, including those from the Streptococcus family, according to a recent study from an international team of researchers. The findings suggest that even occasional incense use can alter the composition of the oral cavity.  Discuss
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
Yankee Dental Congress 2020
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
February 14, 2020
San Diego, California United States