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Review finds tax lowers sugary beverage consumption
June 27, 2019 -- Considerable debate has surrounded taxes on sugary beverages and their effectiveness in reducing consumption, but that debate may be settled by a new review. Researchers analyzed the effects of these taxes and found they were successful in reducing consumption. Read More
New analysis shows long-term impact of HPV vaccination
June 27, 2019 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs can substantially reduce the number of infections in girls and women, researchers report in a new study published in Lancet. Their analysis suggests vaccination programs are working. Read More
Most teas increase risk of enamel erosion
June 25, 2019 -- What effects do tea beverages have on your patients' teeth? Researchers tested 460 tea beverages and found that most increase the risk of enamel erosion, according to results presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
Oil pulling rivals chlorhexidine in IADR research
June 20, 2019 -- Oil pulling has been praised as a natural way to boost oral health, but does the science support the hype? The technique may rival modern medicine in at least some cases, according to research presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
How the sugar industry used dietitians to reach dentists
June 19, 2019 -- The sugar industry created a public relations campaign and used dietitians to help spread pro-sugar messages to dental professionals in the 1970s, according to research presented on June 19 at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read More
Poor oral health linked to increased risk of liver cancer
June 19, 2019 -- Poor oral health is associated with an increased risk of the most common form of liver cancer, according to a new study published online June 17. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 470,000 patients and found that poor oral health was linked to an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. Read More
EEOC sues Pa. practice for hygienist age discrimination
June 19, 2019 -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued a dental practice based in Harrisburg, PA, for violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Read More
Qualities of a safe workplace according to hygienists
June 14, 2019 -- What qualities make for a safety-focused dental practice? Nearly 400 hygienists shared their thoughts in a recently published study. Both the number of hours worked and number of patients seen per day had a big impact on perceived patient safety. Read More
WVU to study lung disease prevention in dentistry
June 14, 2019 -- The West Virginia University (WVU) School of Dentistry has announced it will be conducting a new study on how dental professionals come into contact with vapors, gases, and airborne dusts that may cause lung disease and also ways to prevent it. Read More
Does bristle configuration affect dentin abrasion?
June 13, 2019 -- Researchers simulated 10 years of brushing with manual toothbrushes to find out if the bristle configuration put users at increased risk of dentin abrasion and developing noncarious cervical lesions. What they found out might change what you recommend to your patients. 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