Hygiene
How integrated dental care can help your patients and practice
November 15, 2019 -- Integrated healthcare that includes dental, medical, pharmacy, vision, and behavior health provides a better picture of a patient's whole health, leading to better care, lower costs, and improved overall patient satisfaction. Scott Towers, Anthem's president for dental, explains the ways integrated care can help your patients and your professional practice. Read More
P&G launches Tooth Fairy in a Box
November 15, 2019 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) brands Oral-B and Crest have launched Tooth Fairy in a Box, which aims to help parents turn a visit from the fantasy sprite into better brushing habits for their children. Read More
John Lennon helps fight oral cancer, gives fans reasons to smile
November 15, 2019 -- Fans who would have done anything to get close John Lennon may finally have the chance. In the name of raising awareness about oral cancer, part of the tooth of the Beatles founder is going on tour of dental practices in the U.K., according to news reports. Read More
GQ names Livfresh dental gel a top product for men
November 14, 2019 -- Livionex's dental gel line Livfresh landed a spot on GQ magazine's list of 41 Best Grooming Products for Men in 2019. Read More
Dental assistant sues for burns, pregnancy loss from autoclave blowup
November 11, 2019 -- A dental assistant is suing a dental surgery practice in Texas where she worked, as well as the practice's owners and a manufacturer, after equipment that sterilizes dental instruments exploded, leaving her with serious burns, hearing loss, and a lost pregnancy. Read More
Calif. passes law abolishing dental co-pays for inmates
November 11, 2019 -- Inmates at city and county jails in California will no longer be required to pay for dental and medical visits thanks to a new bill recently signed into law. Read More
Only 3 out of 5 women get teeth cleaned during pregnancy
November 8, 2019 -- Approximately 90% of women know that taking care of their teeth and gums during pregnancy is important, yet only about 60% go for dental cleanings, according to a new study published on November 6 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Podcast: How to start talking to patients about the oral-systemic connection
November 7, 2019 -- There is no question that there is a direct link between oral health and overall health. However, many dental professionals may have difficulty communicating that connection to patients. In this podcast, dental pharmacology expert Tom Viola, RPh, talks about how to start the conversation and the important role dental professionals play in patients' oral and overall health. Read More
Saliva from humans, primates may differ now due to diet, germs
November 7, 2019 -- Increased meat consumption, cooking, agriculture, and diseases likely led to significant differences in the saliva of humans and their closest evolutionary relatives, gorillas and chimpanzees, according to a recent study. Read More
Kickstarter to offer toothbrush smart speaker system
November 7, 2019 -- Wavee, a three-speed, sonic-wave toothbrush combined with smart speaker technology, will soon be available through Kickstarter. 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