Hygiene
BrainCool highlights oral mucositis study data
September 22, 2020 -- Swedish firm BrainCool is highlighting clinical data presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology virtual congress regarding the performance of its Cooral intraoral cooling device for preventing oral mucositis caused by chemotherapy.
How could COVID-19 change the dental hygiene profession for good?
September 21, 2020 -- From workforce shortages to changes in infection control protocols, dental hygienists have taken a one-two punch from the COVID-19 pandemic. But in the long term, it may change their roles in practices and offer them new opportunities.  Discuss
Q&A with Dr. Sam Low on COVID-19 and inflammation, plus personalizing the oral-systemic link
September 21, 2020 -- In a one-on-one interview, Dr. Sam Low chatted with DrBicuspid.com Editor-in-Chief Kevin Henry about the importance of the oral-systemic link and personalizing it for each patient, as well as how COVID-19 is showing us why inflammation is one of the biggest issues the dental team must tackle with patients.  Discuss
Why 'mask mouth' could be a sweet spot for your treatment planning
September 18, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses the hot topic of "mask mouth" and how it could be a boon for your practice in terms of treatment planning. It's all about having patients think logically as well as with their emotions, Dr. Rice explains in his latest video.  Discuss
The link between 3rd molars and periodontal disease
September 17, 2020 -- Adult African Americans, Hispanics, and those with socioeconomic disadvantages are more likely to have retained their wisdom teeth, making them more at risk for periodontal disease, according to a study published online on September 14 in Public Health.  Discuss
Colgate rolls out Colgate Professional Direct
September 17, 2020 -- Colgate has launched a new website that allows dental professionals to make Colgate product recommendations to patients and send products directly to their homes.
A hygienist responds to a study on COVID-19 and the dental practice
September 15, 2020 -- Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH, looked at one of our most popular recent articles and believes there is more to be discussed, including the role of dental hygienists. However, COVID-19 has brought a much-needed awareness to infection control, she said, and this study shows that screening patients and following the recommended precautions are key to safely navigating the pandemic.  Discuss
Study shows link between periodontal disease and increased risk of colorectal cancer
September 15, 2020 -- A recent study published in Cancer Prevention Research indicates that periodontal disease is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Previous studies have pointed to associations between periodontal disease and other types of cancer. Tom Viola, RPh, breaks down the information.  Discuss
Crest + Oral-B to host webinar on dental-medical integration
September 15, 2020 -- Crest + Oral-B is hosting a free webinar on September 17 at 9 a.m. PT on dental-medical integration.
Bruush closes oversubscribed $6.5M series A round
September 14, 2020 -- Oral health e-commerce firm Bruush Oral Care has raised $6.5 million in series A funding.
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
NYS Mandated Infection Control
September 24
Syracuse, New York United States
ACLS Training for Dentists and Staff
October 16
Denver, Colorado United States
ACLS Training for Dentists and Staff
November 13
Dallas, Texas United States