Researchers develop cytokine score for gum inflammation
February 21, 2023 -- A new scoring method based on cytokine levels in saliva could help dentists determine how well patients respond to treatments for gum disease, according to researchers at the New York University College of Dentistry. Read More
Organized dentistry backs U.S. proposed oral health law
February 21, 2023 -- Organized dentistry, including the American Association of Endodontists, is endorsing proposed legislation calling for the development of an oral health literacy strategy in the U.S. Read More
Treats from grandparents not so sweet
February 16, 2023 -- Less than half of mothers address the issue of grandparents giving their grandchildren copious amounts of cavity-causing foods and beverages, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Henry Schein reports Q4, full-year earnings
February 16, 2023 -- Henry Schein reported financial results for the fourth quarter (end-December 31, 2022). Total net sales were $3.4 billion, up 1.2% over the fourth quarter of 2021. Read More
Ore. proposing $20M plan to recruit hygienists, assistants
February 15, 2023 -- An Oregon lawmaker, who also is a dentist, is proposing the state spend $20 million to recruit and retain much-needed dental assistants and hygienists, according to a news story published on February 13 in the Oregon Capital Chronicle. Read More
Report: E-cigarettes increase risks to oral health
February 15, 2023 -- Vaping is associated with an elevated risk of oral health problems, including gum disease, dental decay, bone loss, and hairy tongue, according to a report released by the nonprofit CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. Read More
Is it thyme to tackle bad breath with a new approach?
February 14, 2023 -- Using a thyme mouth rinse periodontal treatment may improve gingivitis and reduce bad breath better than other mouthwashes, according to a new study published on February 9 in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. Read More
3 ways technology is shaping the future of dentistry
February 14, 2023 -- The technological age will have a wide range of effects on dentistry, including new diagnostic equipment, creative preventive strategies, and groundbreaking treatments. Dr. James Younger breaks down the ways that technology is shaping the future of dentistry. Read More
Bad breath tops list of partner turnoffs
February 13, 2023 -- With Valentine's Day tomorrow, who doesn't want to know what turns off partners? Unsurprisingly, bad breath tops the list, according to a recent poll from oral care product company SmartMouth and research firm OnePoll. Read More
Grant given to create remote-controlled tooth cleaning tool
February 9, 2023 -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has received a $256,000 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to develop magnetic nanotechnology for use in at-home dental care products. Read More
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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.

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