Hygiene
A twist of fate? Believers in luck more prone to gum disease
June 22, 2022 -- People who believe that luck decides their fate may face a greater risk of developing severe gum disease compared to those who think their actions change their destiny. The research was presented on June 16 at the European Federation of Periodontology's EuroPerio10 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read More
Oral lesions after vaccination may be tied to immune response
June 22, 2022 -- Following a surge of reports of oral lesions developing following COVID-19 vaccination, researchers are trying to identify the association and are highlighting the underlying immune mechanisms involved. Their research on the oral side effects of COVID-19 vaccines was published on June 19 in Infectious Medicine. Read More
TikTok trend may harm tooth enamel
June 21, 2022 -- A trending recipe that mixes flavored sparkling water with balsamic vinegar to create a so-called healthier alternative to soda has gone viral on social media platform TikTok. However, some are concerned about the effect on teeth, since acid can erode tooth enamel. Read More
Do's and don'ts for optimum oral health in later life
June 21, 2022 -- By 2030, at least 20% of the population in the U.S., Canada, and nearly all of the European countries will be over the age of 65. Dr. Lorenz Uebersax shares why now is the time to prioritize the oral health of these patients and how your practice can care for them. Read More
Winners of 1st EFP Innovation award named at EuroPerio10
June 21, 2022 -- On June 20, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) announced the winners of the first EFP Innovation Award for Digital Solutions for Gum Health at its EuroPerio10 congress in Copenhagen. Read More
CDHA releases oral care plan for older adults
June 17, 2022 -- The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) has released a policy paper urging the Canadian government to commit $2 billion over five years toward delivering an oral health program for older adults. Read More
DANB, OSAP unveil infection prevention and control certification
June 16, 2022 -- The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) launched the Dental Industry Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control (DISIPC) certification program. Read More
Gentler brushing may be just around the bend
June 13, 2022 -- Using a toothbrush designed with a jointlike element, which makes the neck flexible, may result in patients exerting less force when cleaning their teeth, according to a new study published June 8 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Liquid Core Gum Company releases charcoal-based gum
June 9, 2022 -- Liquid Core Gum Company has released a new chewing gum containing activated charcoal and hydroxyapatite. Read More
Hypertension and tooth loss: Which one is the cause?
June 8, 2022 -- The relationship between tooth loss and hypertension may be bidirectional, according to a study published June 2 in the Journal of Dentistry. Because of a lack of unanimity in the literature, researchers conducted the study to examine the association between the two conditions. 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.

Conferences
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
Collaboration Cures 2022
September 15-18
Phoenix, Arizona United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States