Hygiene
RDHs give advice on coping with PPE in the age of COVID-19
August 24, 2020 -- How are dental hygienists dealing with additional personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements in the dental practice? We asked hygienists across the U.S. for their thoughts and the advice they would share with their colleagues. From North Carolina to Washington state, they answered our question with some interesting tips.  Discuss
Large-scale tooth decay study underway in Ariz., Hawaii
August 24, 2020 -- Researchers from Arizona and Hawaii have teamed up to study tooth decay among children of Hispanic, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander descent.
Oral-B iO toothbrush now available
August 21, 2020 -- Oral-B's iO rechargeable toothbrush is now available throughout the U.S. and also has the ADA's seal of approval.
Natural Dentist introduces 2 new products
August 21, 2020 -- Natural Dentist has introduced two new products: the Natural Dentist Healthy Gums antigingivitis toothpaste and EarthPicks plaque removers.
Guardian Life relaxes twice-a-year dental cleaning policy
August 20, 2020 -- With many patients still anxious about visiting the dentist since the novel coronavirus outbreak, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has revised its policy for covering dental hygiene to encourage more patients to come in for treatment.  Discuss
National Partnership for Dental Therapy follows up on Ocasio-Cortez's viral post
August 20, 2020 -- The National Partnership for Dental Therapy has responded to a recent viral Instagram post in which U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she is getting braces to help with her smile esthetics.
Colgate unveils new smart electric toothbrush
August 18, 2020 -- Colgate-Palmolive has released a new smart electric toothbrush called hum by Colgate.
'We don't want to die.' RDHs open up to us in latest survey results
August 17, 2020 -- We asked dental hygienists across the U.S. for their thoughts on the current and future states of their profession and the dental industry. In this article, we begin to unveil some of the concerns that we have heard from hygienists about returning to work and their "new normal."  Discuss
Instafloss tops $1M in crowdfunding campaign
August 17, 2020 -- Instafloss has raised more than $1 million for its 10-second, multijet flosser thanks to the support of more than 8,235 backers on Kickstarter.
Dental Home Day at Interfaith Dental Clinic a success
August 14, 2020 -- Interfaith Dental held a Dental Home Day to kick off providing a full year of free dental care to 100 underserved children from middle Tennessee. The annual service event was made possible by a $25,000 grant from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, as well as corporate sponsorship.
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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
NYS Mandated Infection Control
September 24
Syracuse, New York United States
ACLS Training for Dentists and Staff
October 16
Denver, Colorado United States
ACLS Training for Dentists and Staff
November 13
Dallas, Texas United States