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Job loss, reduced income linked to dental pain
April 14, 2021 -- A new study from Japan published in the Journal of Dental Research looked at the effects of pandemic-related psychological distress on oral health-related behaviors. Worsened socioeconomic conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decrease in dental health, researchers found. Read More
Exercise reduces gum disease in those with liver disease
April 14, 2021 -- Exercise improves physiology and reduces gum disease in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to a recent study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read More
Gum germ imbalance linked to Alzheimer's biomarker
April 12, 2021 -- Cognitively healthy adults who have more harmful oral bacteria may be at greater risk of having a key Alzheimer's disease biomarker, according to a study published on April 12 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring. Read More
Celebrity dentist says dental inequality leads to anxiety
April 12, 2021 -- A Florida dentist who provides services to NBA and NFL players said in an article on Insider.com that early inequities in dental care can translate into dental anxiety in adult athletes from poor backgrounds. Read More
Arkray USA launches oral wellness system software
April 12, 2021 -- Arkray USA has released an upgraded version of its SillHa reporting software for its SillHa oral wellness system for salivary screening. Read More
Low bone mass, gum disease may be linked in middle age
April 7, 2021 -- Low bone mass may be associated with periodontal disease in middle-aged adults, according to a study published on March 23 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read More
Forward Science unveils new professional use rinses
April 6, 2021 -- Forward Science has introduced its TheraStrom and OxiStom professional use rinses. Read More
4 ways to show your appreciation for dental hygienists
April 5, 2021 -- Dental hygienists are the unsung heroes in dental offices across the U.S., so why not celebrate them during National Dental Hygienists Week? Victoria Martinec, RDH, shares some thoughtful and practical gift ideas to help you show your gratitude for the hygienists in your life. Read More
Beetroot juice changes mouth bacteria for healthy aging
April 5, 2021 -- Drinking beetroot juice can lead to higher levels of oral bacteria associated with good vascular and cognitive health, according to a new study in Redox Biology. The researchers also discovered the juice leads to lower levels of bacteria connected with disease and inflammation. Read More
Dental-visit declines during COVID-19 uneven across states
April 2, 2021 -- Visits to dental offices declined across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some states fared much better than others, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
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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
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States