Hygiene
ADHA to virtually host inaugural Dental Hygiene Leadership Summit
January 5, 2021 -- The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) will hold a virtual Dental Hygiene Leadership Summit on January 15-16.
A star NFL wide receiver was flossing on the sidelines on Sunday -- and people loved it
January 4, 2021 -- Football fans got a lesson in the value of proper oral hygiene on Sunday when Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs was captured on camera flossing on the sidelines. The moment grabbed the attention of many on social media as well as the television announcers, and Diggs shared his own thoughts on the moment after the game.  Discuss
The hygienist's transformation in the integrated dental practice
December 24, 2020 -- Reducing costs, increasing efficiencies, and producing much better health outcomes is where the healthcare system has to go, writes Dr. Marc Cooper. COVID-19 showed the system's vulnerabilities and limited capacities, and it also showed where things could lie in the future for dentists and dental hygienists.  Discuss
NC seeks applicants for public health residency program
December 24, 2020 -- The North Carolina Dental Public Health Residency Program is accepting applications through March 1, 2021, for its 2021-2022 academic year.
What were the top 5 stories about hygiene in 2020?
December 21, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic and its threat to dental practice teams -- specifically hygienists -- dominated DrBicuspid.com's headlines. Our most-read hygiene articles focused on connections between dental problems and the novel coronavirus and tensions between dentists and hygienists.  Discuss
P&G commits to 2,021 acts of good in 2021
December 18, 2020 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) said it will partake in 2,021 acts of good for 2021, starting with contributions of health, hygiene, and cleaning products; personal protective equipment; and financial support collectively worth tens of millions of dollars for COVID-19 relief efforts.
Better & Better debuts new toothpaste line
December 15, 2020 -- Better & Better unveiled a collection of organic, vegan toothpastes and a reusable dispenser system that eliminates the need for a traditional plastic toothpaste tube.
During COVID-19, where are people engaging in the most vices?
December 11, 2020 -- People in the U.S. are smoking, drinking, and eating more to cope with the stress and isolation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinicians may want to pay the most attention to patients living in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and St. Louis, according to a new report.  Discuss
Crest launches holiday benefit initiative
December 10, 2020 -- Crest has launched a holiday initiative called 12 Days of Crest Smiles that will provide dental care to people without access to dental services.
How a hygienist is keeping even elves safe
December 9, 2020 -- When COVID-19 shut down her dental practice, Connecticut dental hygienist Regina Salafia rediscovered her passion for sewing. Now, she's balancing her love for dental hygiene with her growing sewing business. She's discovered how to help protect everyone from her dental colleagues to those mischievous elves who sit on shelves this time of year.  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
Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting
March 12-13
Atlanta, Georgia United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States