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Young Innovations acquires Mydent
January 24, 2018 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations has acquired Mydent International.  Discuss
Regular dental care linked to reduced stroke incidence
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January 23, 2018 -- Regular dental care may be able to significantly lower patients' stroke risk, according to a January 15 study published in the journal Stroke. This research furthers the scientific evidence that cardiovascular health is deeply connected to oral health.
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New product: Gum care toothpaste launches
January 23, 2018 -- Dental Herb has introduced a new toothpaste with xylitol and aloe.  Discuss
Preventive approach for caries works in real world
January 22, 2018 -- An approach to stopping caries that emphasizes prevention works in real-world dental practices, according to a new study published on January 22 in Advances in Dental Research. The strategy, caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA), takes a proactive approach by targeting patients believed to have a high risk for caries.  Discuss
Can maintaining good oral health help prevent frailty?
January 19, 2018 -- Can preventing tooth loss and dry mouth in older people help to keep them strong? A study examined the relationship between various oral health issues and frailty in the elderly, with the results suggesting a possible role for oral healthcare management in staving off this type of physical deterioration.  Discuss
High-powered water jet better at cleaning implants
January 19, 2018 -- Removing harmful biofilms from dental implants and their crowns is an ongoing challenge for practitioners and patients. Now a new study has tested the use of a nozzle that streams a powerful cavitating jet of water to remove these biofilms from implant surfaces -- with promising results.  Discuss
New product: Disposable tablet sleeve debuts
January 19, 2018 -- Palmero Healthcare has introduced the Palmero tablet barrier sleeve.  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
2020 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
January 23-25
Denver, Colorado United States
Yankee Dental Congress 2020
January 30 - February 1
Boston, Massachusetts United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
February 21
San Diego, California United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
April 17
San Antonio, Texas United States