Hygiene
New trial to look at antiviral oral spray to prevent COVID-19
April 16, 2020 -- University Hospitals in Cleveland plans to begin a clinical trial that investigates whether an over-the-counter antiviral oral spray can prevent airborne transmission of COVID-19 to front-line healthcare workers. Read More
Canadian dental hygiene college donates over 30K PPE
April 16, 2020 -- A dental hygiene college in Canada has donated more than 30,000 pieces from its supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). Read More
NYU awarded $2.2M NIH oral cancer research grant
April 16, 2020 -- A researcher from the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry has received a $2.2 million, five-year grant from one of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on oral cancer progression and pain. Read More
Talking aerosols and infection control in the dental practice, now and after COVID-19
April 15, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, joins Kevin Henry, DrBicuspid.com editor in chief, and dental infection control expert Leslie Canham to discuss what we know about aerosols in the dental practice and how they can affect the dental team during a procedure. Read More
OralDNA Labs launches PCR test for novel coronavirus
April 15, 2020 -- Dental testing specialist OralDNA Labs has rolled out a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for SARS-CoV-2 from its OraRisk line of salivary diagnostics. Read More
South Korea to change images on cigarette packs
April 14, 2020 -- South Korea is about to revise the graphic warning images on cigarette packs to discourage people from smoking, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Read More
An open letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci from a dental hygienist
April 13, 2020 -- Yes, we're in the middle of a pandemic. However, some of the words being said now by one of the nation's top medical experts give hope for a future of dental-medical collaboration, says Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH. Read More
Tom's sponsors 50 businesses offering COVID-19 support
April 13, 2020 -- Tom's of Maine is donating $50,000 to sponsor 50 small businesses in their efforts to support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic via its Instagram feed. Read More
5 things you can do this weekend to break up the COVID-19 monotony
April 10, 2020 -- Dentists and team members: Are you ready to shake up your COVID-19 pandemic routine while you stay safe at home? Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, offers some advice, including ways to incorporate technology to break up the monotony. Read More
New oral-systemic health documentary series released
April 9, 2020 -- A new seven-part documentary series on Well.org explores the link between oral health and overall health. 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
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States