Hygiene
National Partnership for Dental Therapy follows up on Ocasio-Cortez's viral post
August 20, 2020 -- The National Partnership for Dental Therapy has responded to a recent viral Instagram post in which U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she is getting braces to help with her smile esthetics. Read More
Colgate unveils new smart electric toothbrush
August 18, 2020 -- Colgate-Palmolive has released a new smart electric toothbrush called hum by Colgate. Read More
'We don't want to die.' RDHs open up to us in latest survey results
August 17, 2020 -- We asked dental hygienists across the U.S. for their thoughts on the current and future states of their profession and the dental industry. In this article, we begin to unveil some of the concerns that we have heard from hygienists about returning to work and their "new normal." Read More
Instafloss tops $1M in crowdfunding campaign
August 17, 2020 -- Instafloss has raised more than $1 million for its 10-second, multijet flosser thanks to the support of more than 8,235 backers on Kickstarter. Read More
Dental Home Day at Interfaith Dental Clinic a success
August 14, 2020 -- Interfaith Dental held a Dental Home Day to kick off providing a full year of free dental care to 100 underserved children from middle Tennessee. The annual service event was made possible by a $25,000 grant from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, as well as corporate sponsorship. Read More
Smile Generation Serve Day to benefit After Innocence organization
August 14, 2020 -- Smile Generation Serve Day, a project of Pacific Dental Services, will take place on Saturday, August 15. The annual day of service is part of a nationwide campaign of giving that focuses on dental care. Read More
Alaska dental therapy program marks milestone accreditation
August 13, 2020 -- A dental therapy program in Alaska is the first program of its kind to win accreditation from the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. 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
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
Collaboration Cures 2022
September 15-18
Phoenix, Arizona United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States