Hygiene
Oral health facts your patients don't know
September 17, 2021 -- How much do your patients know about oral health? Market research platform DentaVox asked 5,551 people how their lifestyle affected their oral health. The responses weren't always accurate, especially when it came to alcohol and smoking. Read More
Let's talk about Dental Infection Control Awareness Month
September 17, 2021 -- One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted is the importance of infection control and prevention. What better time to talk about the topic than Dental Infection Control Awareness Month, which takes place in September. Read More
Earliest proof of caries found in 54-million-year-old mammal
September 17, 2021 -- The oldest known evidence of caries in a mammal was found in the fossils of a monkeylike animal that lived 54 million years ago. A shift to higher-sugar foods likely caused the tooth decay, according to a study published on September 9 in Scientific Reports. Read More
GSA to host online presentation on oral health
September 17, 2021 -- The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is inviting members and nonmembers to an online presentation on oral health. Read More
Henry Schein restructures medical, dental businesses
September 15, 2021 -- Henry Schein has restructured its organization to consolidate the management of its dental and medical distribution businesses. Read More
Medi-Cal Dental hosts virtual event for members
September 13, 2021 -- The Medi-Cal Dental program will host a Facebook Live event for members on September 15 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Read More
ADA urges dentists to oppose dental in Medicare Part B
September 10, 2021 -- The ADA is encouraging dentists to contact U.S. lawmakers and voice their opposition to adding a dental benefit to Medicare Part B, according to an alert from the ADA's Legislative Action Center. The proposal to add oral healthcare to Medicare is part of the congressional budget bill currently being considered. Read More
Vaccine for caries? It's not science fiction, says NIDCR
September 10, 2021 -- A vaccine for caries could be possible under a new division tasked with using "crazy, bold ideas" to prevent and cure disease. Health leaders introduced the proposed U.S. agency at a September 9 meeting of the U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Read More
Survey shows global snapshot of oral health
September 9, 2021 -- A new survey presents a global snapshot of oral health, revealing everything from which country has the best brushing habits to which reports the most dental issues. The findings were published in a report by oral healthcare company Sunstar on September 8. Read More
COVID-19 crushed the income of female dentists
September 3, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic affected the income of all dentists in 2020, but female clinicians took a much bigger financial hit than their male colleagues, according to a webinar hosted by the ADA's Health Policy Institute on September 2. 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
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States