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Does periodontal disease cause systemic disease?
May 1, 2019 -- What might seem to be a simple question with a direct answer has many shades of gray, according to periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. While periodontal disease is a focus of infection around the teeth, it has its origin in an area that is remote from the mouth, he writes in his latest column. Read More
New poster stresses need for more e-cigarette research
April 30, 2019 -- Another warning about the potentially harmful effects of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has been issued. A new poster from a prestigious European conference details what is contained in e-cigarettes, and the authors urge more research on this subject. Read More
Patient communication improves perio treatment outcomes
April 29, 2019 -- Talking with patients about their periodontal disease risk may encourage them to become active participants in their oral care, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology. Read More
Kids' dental diseases linked to later cardio trouble
April 26, 2019 -- Experiencing dental disease as a child may be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease later in life, according to the findings of a long-term study published on April 26. The study findings cast doubt on the arbitrary divide between oral health and overall health, experts noted. Read More
Smartphone app helps patients brush better in new study
April 25, 2019 -- A smartphone application could be the perfect tool to help your patients brush better. A new study found that patients who used an application with brushing feedback experienced a 70% reduction in plaque within just four weeks. Read More
Floss, interdental cleaners show benefit in new review
April 24, 2019 -- Dentists and hygienists tell their patients every day to use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to clean between their teeth. However, how much evidence is there that these devices, plus toothbrushing, do their jobs well? Researchers updated a comprehensive review of these devices' effectiveness to find out. Read More
CDC report questions rise of dental fluorosis
April 23, 2019 -- A new publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) casts doubt on the reliability of previously reported data that suggested that U.S. dental fluorosis was on the rise among U.S. children. Read More
Infographic: Best states for children's dental health 2019
April 22, 2019 -- Iowa is the best U.S. state for children's dental health in 2019, according to a new report from personal finance website WalletHub. WalletHub ranked all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on 33 indicators of oral and overall health. 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