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Germ-killing mouthwash alters saliva, may up tooth damage risk
April 2, 2020 -- Using chlorhexidine mouthwash, which many dentists have adopted as a prerinse prior to dental work as a precaution against COVID-19, increases saliva's acidity and makes teeth more vulnerable to damage, according to a study published on March 24 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Oralgen NuPearl whitening probiotic toothpaste now available
April 2, 2020 -- Oralgen announced it has launched a new whitening, fluoride-free toothpaste.
Oral Science expands into U.S. market
April 2, 2020 -- Canadian dental health company Oral Science is heading south to bring its oral hygiene products to the U.S.
New electric toothbrush, UV sanitizer coming to market
March 31, 2020 -- Consumer electronics brand Bestek has introduced its M-Care electric toothbrush and ultraviolet (UV) sanitizer.
Calif. dentists can register to volunteer during pandemic
March 30, 2020 -- Dentists in California can help the state with its response to the COVID-19 pandemic by registering to volunteer at the Disaster Healthcare Volunteers website, according to the California Dental Association.
How every picture tells a story in the dental practice
March 27, 2020 -- If dental professionals do not take adequate notes, capture an intraoral image, or take radiographs to document our diagnoses and support our treatment plans, we will not have the full benefit of factual clinical findings, writes Lisa Wadsworth, RDH.  Discuss
Forward Science makes hand sanitizer for hospitals
March 27, 2020 -- Medical technology company Forward Science has started making and distributing hand sanitizer to support hospital demand in Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Loss of taste, smell likely signs of COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- Patients who experience loss of taste and smell but are otherwise asymptomatic may be carriers of the novel coronavirus, causing the rapid spread of the outbreak, according to the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery.  Discuss
Henry Schein, SD Biosensor work on COVID-19 rapid test
March 26, 2020 -- Henry Schein is working to distribute a rapid blood test manufactured by SD Biosensor to help medical professionals diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Ga. dentist creates 3D-printing template to help with mask shortage
March 26, 2020 -- Dentists and orthodontists throughout Georgia are banding together to make 3D-printed masks for doctors and nurses treating patients on the front lines of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
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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.

Conferences
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
April 17
San Antonio, Texas United States
Pacific Northwest Dental Conference
May 28-30
Seattle, Washington United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
June 5
San Antonio, Texas United States
American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) 2020 Annual Conference
June 12-14
New Orleans, Louisiana United States