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Sugary beverages linked to higher cancer risk
July 12, 2019 -- Drinking sugary beverages may be associated with an increased risk of cancer, according to the findings of a study published in BMJ on July 10. The evidence suggests sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juice, may contribute to the overall cancer rate. Read More
47 new genes linked to dental diseases
July 11, 2019 -- An international team of researchers has identified dozens of new genes associated with oral health and dental diseases. Their findings suggest many dental traits are heritable. Read More
FDA warns about danger of xylitol -- for dogs
July 10, 2019 -- Xylitol may help prevent dental decay in humans, but the sugar substitute can be fatal for dogs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about xylitol's potential toxicity for canines in a consumer update on July 9. Read More
Want to improve patient safety? Make a checklist
July 9, 2019 -- Checklists may be a practical and efficient way to improve patient safety in the dental office. Two safety experts explained why in the July issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association. Read More
New product: Kois Center launches consumer oral health app
July 8, 2019 -- The Kois Center has launched a new iPhone app for dental patients that helps assess their oral health. Read More
Study boosts Er,Cr:YSGG laser for peri-implantitis treatment
July 3, 2019 -- Is an erbium, chromium-doped yttrium, scandium, gallium, and garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser effective for treating peri-implantitis? A new in vitro study showed that this laser eliminated two different colonies of bacteria on dental implants. Read More
More than 70% of U.S. adults support dental therapists
July 2, 2019 -- More than 70% of U.S. adults support the idea of dental therapists, according to new survey data from Pew Charitable Trusts and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The findings demonstrate adults with private and public insurance appear open to new healthcare models. Read More
Fluoride varnish has little new caries impact
July 2, 2019 -- Fluoride varnish is widely recommended because of its assumed anticavity benefits. When researchers conducted an analysis to see if those benefits were supported by the literature, they found that perhaps the benefits of the treatment are overstated. Read More
New product: DMG America adds etching gel refill
July 1, 2019 -- DMG America has added an etching gel refill system to the company's line of caries infiltration products. Read More
High triclosan levels linked to osteoporosis
June 28, 2019 -- Women exposed to triclosan may be more likely to develop osteoporosis, according to new research published on June 25. The antibacterial chemical found in toothpastes and other oral care products has been previously linked to hormone disruption, colon cancer, and antimicrobial resistance. 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.

Conferences
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States