Hygiene
What links oral surgery infections to penicillin allergy?
August 30, 2021 -- Oral surgery patients with penicillin allergies who take a certain kind of antibiotic as perioperative prophylaxis face a greater risk of developing surgical site infections, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Preventing perio disease aids positive mental, physical health
August 26, 2021 -- Research has shown a link between periodontal disease and physical and mental health. Dr. Samuel Low examines how dental professionals can help treat and prevent this condition that affects nearly 65 million people in the U.S. Read More
Delta Dental grants $50K to help low-income cancer patients
August 26, 2021 -- The Delta Dental Foundation has given $50,000 to HNC Living Foundation to help low-income patients with head and neck cancer meet their oral healthcare needs during treatment and recovery. Read More
Do you know which orofacial signs are linked to Lyme disease?
August 25, 2021 -- A new systematic review has identified more than half a dozen orofacial manifestations of Lyme disease, including temporomandibular joint pain, altered taste, and facial palsy. The findings were published in the August issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Read More
Heart disease risk increases by gum disease severity
August 25, 2021 -- Periodontitis is associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, and the risk increases for those with more severe gum disease, according to research being presented this week at the European Society of Cardiology virtual meeting. Read More
ADA group, dental school get $2.3M to study oral mucosa
August 25, 2021 -- The U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has awarded $2.3 million to the ADA Science & Research Institute and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine to study oral mucosa. Read More
It ain't just sugar: 9 oral benefits of honey
August 24, 2021 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg thought his dental colleagues were going to laugh him out of the profession when he suggested that raw honey could be used to brush teeth. Well, the research is clear: Honey ain't just sugar. Danenberg details the science behind the oral and overall health benefits of honey. Read More
Oclean unveils new water flosser
August 24, 2021 -- Oclean has introduced Oclean W10, a compact water flosser designed for use at home, at the office, or on a trip. Read More
Most hygienists face inappropriate sexual conduct from patients
August 23, 2021 -- Approximately 86% of dental hygienists in the U.S. reported experiencing inappropriate patient sexual behavior at some point in their careers in a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Read More
NIDCR grants researchers $1.2M to study kids' oral health
August 23, 2021 -- The U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has granted $1.2 million in funding to researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago for a five-year study on the oral health of kids in low-income communities. 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.

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