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New product: Colgate launches new AI toothbrush on Apple.com
January 9, 2018 -- Colgate has launched an electronic toothbrush that uses artificial intelligence (AI) with an app exclusively on Apple.com and in select Apple stores.  Discuss
New product: Lares launches handpiece system
January 4, 2018 -- Lares Research has introduced a new electric handpiece system.  Discuss
Hygienists' top 3 communication frustrations
January 3, 2018 -- Hygienists think they communicate every day, and yet when asked what is the most challenging thing about dentistry, many of them say, "Team communication!" Practice management consultant Jen Butler details the top three communication frustrations she hears from hygienists and how both dentists and hygienists can handle them.  Discuss
Do resins in sealants pose a long-term health issue?
January 3, 2018 -- Dental sealants have been shown to be effective in preventing tooth decay. But do resins in sealants available in the U.S. contain chemicals that may cause long-term health problems if children and adults are exposed to them? A new study looked into this question.  Discuss
Manual or electric: Which toothbrush works better in nursing homes?
January 2, 2018 -- What's the best way to improve oral hygiene in nursing home residents? And what's the answer to the age-old question of whether manual or electronic toothbrushes should be used? Researchers investigated in a new study.  Discuss
The domino effect of disease: The mouth and bowel disease
December 27, 2017 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg tells his patients that onset and progression of disease are like dominoes, lined up in a pattern and falling one by one once put in motion. One example may be the cause of, and relief from, inflammatory bowel disease.  Discuss
With lasers, there's hope for peri-implantitis treatment
December 27, 2017 -- Much like endosseous titanium implants changed the realm of implant dentistry, advances in technology hold the key to solving one of today's most pressing issues in the management of dental implants -- peri-implantitis, according to Dr. Samuel Low, chief dental officer at Biolase.  Discuss
Top 5 columns from fall 2017
December 22, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the five most-read columns and practice management articles from fall 2017, as measured by page views. These columns focus on a wide variety of topics, from legal cases to teeth whitening to overprescription of antibiotics.  Discuss
Periodontal treatment could reduce gastric cancer risk
December 21, 2017 -- Can failing to floss regularly increase your patients' risk of gastric cancer? A new study investigated the relationship between the presence of precancerous gastric lesions and factors such as oral hygiene habits and periodontal pathogen colonization.  Discuss
Plant-based mouthwash rivals chlorhexidine in new study
December 19, 2017 -- A plant used in traditional Indian medicine may also benefit orthodontic and dental patients. A new study found that neem mouthwash rivaled chlorhexidine at reducing three oral health indicators for patients with braces.  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.

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Yankee Dental Congress 2020
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts United States
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February 14, 2020
San Diego, California United States