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JADA: Fla. lags in oral cancer prevention, HPV vaccinations
January 9, 2020 -- Florida is lagging behind the U.S. as a whole for oral cancer prevention, according to the findings of a new Journal of the American Dental Association study. Floridians have a higher incidence of oropharyngeal cancer, and they're less likely to get vaccinated against HPV. Read More
Israeli court investigates Colgate distributor
January 9, 2020 -- The Israeli government is investigating one of the country's largest distributors of Colgate-Palmolive toothpaste and other products in its antitrust court, according to news reports. Read More
Man nearly dies after using nail to pick popcorn from teeth
January 8, 2020 -- Using a metal nail and other objects to dislodge popcorn from between his teeth may have caused a U.K. man's potentially fatal blood infection that led him to undergo a lengthy surgery, according to news reports. Read More
Returning to work may offer benefit for oral cancer patients
January 7, 2020 -- Returning to work may have a positive effect on the survival rates of patients diagnosed with oral cancer, according to a new study. The benefit may be due to higher income, increased physical activity, and better emotional status, the authors noted. Read More
FasTeesH rolls out full-coverage automatic toothbrush
January 7, 2020 -- French dental company FasTeesH has released its Y-Brush full-coverage, autocleaning, electric toothbrush. The device can clean a full set of teeth in approximately 10 seconds, and it is ideal for children with disabilities and dependent people living at home, as well as for care facilities and retirement homes, according to the company. Read More
SmileDirectClub, Walmart team up to sell new oral care line
January 6, 2020 -- Direct-to-consumer orthodontics company SmileDirectClub is disrupting the industry again, debuting a new, complete line of oral care products that will be sold exclusively at Walmart's more than 3,800 stores and on its website. Read More
One dose of HPV vaccine may be enough to fend off cancer
January 6, 2020 -- A single dose of the HPV vaccine may be as effective at protecting against cervical cancer as the recommended two or three doses, according to a new study published online on December 27 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Colgate debuts new smart toothbrush at CES 2020
January 6, 2020 -- Colgate-Palmolive introduced its new Plaqless Pro smart electric toothbrush at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Read More
Oral-B unveils new power toothbrush at CES 2020
January 6, 2020 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) brand Oral-B unveiled its Oral-B iO power toothbrush on January 5 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Read More
Ore. school gets $2M for dental therapist pilot project
January 3, 2020 -- The Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies in Oregon has received $2 million in funding for a pilot project to determine the feasibility of adding dental therapists to dental care teams and the best way to train them. 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.