Is gum disease linked to atrial fibrillation?
March 9, 2023 -- Researchers at Newcastle Dental Hospital in Tyne, England, will check patients to see if there is a link between gum disease and a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, according to ITV News. Read More
Inflation, staffing challenges can be opportunity for practices
March 7, 2023 -- Dental industry leaders met with DrBicuspid to discuss three big trends affecting dental practices -- staffing shortages, inflation, and insurance rates -- at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting, which took place February 23-25 at the McCormick Convention Center. Read More
Md. may require proof of dental exams for kids in school, childcare
March 7, 2023 -- Parents of children enrolled in public school or childcare in Maryland may be required to provide evidence that their kids underwent oral health screenings before specified ages, according to bills recently introduced by state lawmakers. Read More
ADTA joins NPDT as co-chair
March 7, 2023 -- The National Partnership for Dental Therapy (NPDT) has added a new co-chair to its organization, the American Dental Therapy Association (ADTA). Read More
What to consider when prescribing high-strength fluoride
March 6, 2023 -- Using a high-strength prescription fluoride toothpaste or gel may boost the remineralization of teeth in adults under ideal conditions, but it's unclear how well it works in a real-world setting, according to a commentary published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
At-home teeth scaling goes viral on TikTok
March 6, 2023 -- A TikTok trend where people attempt at-home teeth scaling has drawn the attention of dental experts who say that this procedure should be left to the professionals. While teeth scaling has health benefits, experts worry that untrained people could accidentally injure their teeth and gums. Read More
Smartphone app remotely screens children's teeth
March 3, 2023 -- The University of Western Australia is highlighting a feasibility study showing that a smartphone app can remotely screen children's teeth. The study was published in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Read More
Attendees share highlights from Chicago Midwinter
March 3, 2023 -- DrBicuspid talked to attendees at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting, which took place February 23-25, to hear some of the highlights happening at the show. Attendees talked about the products, exhibitors, and trends at the show. Read More
Supplement focuses on dental-medical integration
March 2, 2023 -- Two studies led by researchers at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston were among articles highlighted on February 27 in an Annals of Family Medicine special supplement. Both studies focused on how nondental professionals can support dental health. Read More
Study to explore links between chewing, gum disease, and aging
February 28, 2023 -- Researchers from Marquette University in Milwaukee will study how aging and periodontal disease affect the connective tissue that absorbs the pressure of chewing. 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.

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