Hygiene
U.K. counties to launch in-school toothbrushing initiative
January 31, 2023 -- Health directors in the U.K.'s Essex and Suffolk counties plan to bestow grants that will be used for a supervised toothbrushing in schools initiative, according to a BBC News report. The investment package will give 967,000 pounds ($1.2 million) to the Suffolk County Council. Read More
Colgate-Palmolive, NASA partner on oral health research
December 9, 2022 -- Colgate-Palmolive has signed a deal with NASA to explore ways to advance oral health, personal care, and skin health for both astronauts in space and people around the globe. Read More
What you need to know about in-school toothbrushing programs
November 1, 2022 -- In a study timed for National Brush Day, researchers assessed the factors that make in-school toothbrushing programs a success. The top factor that determined an effective routine? Forming healthy habits. Read More
Why every day should be National Brush Day
November 1, 2022 -- November 1 is National Brush Day. Although Dr. Judith Fisch considers every day to be Brush Your Teeth Day, she celebrates the easy way patients can keep their teeth and make it a habit twice a day, every day! Read More
Lynn Atkinson's favorite hygiene products at SmileCon
October 26, 2022 -- Lynn Atkinson, RDH, isn't just a dental speaker and educator -- she's also a practicing hygienist. Atkinson walked the Dental Central exhibit hall at the ADA SmileCon meeting in Houston to show us some of the dental products she regularly uses and recommends to her patients. Read More
Oral germs show bacterial resistance to common antiseptics
October 25, 2022 -- Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and other oral germs may show bacterial resistance to antiseptics, including chlorhexidine, according to a review published on October 21 in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. What's more, resistance may rise over time. Read More
Chemical component in mouthwash suppresses SARS-CoV-2
October 11, 2022 -- A team of researchers from Hokkaido University in Japan has found that a chemical component in some mouthwashes may suppress SARS-CoV-2. Read More
Nanobots could replace your toothbrush
September 16, 2022 -- The concept of a toothbrush hasn't changed much in 5,000 years -- until now. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania developed microscopic robots that can do the job of a toothbrush, dental floss, and oral rinse all in one. Read More
5 back-to-school tips from a dental hygienist
August 30, 2022 -- It's that time of year again: Supplies are bought, backpacks are donned, and kids are returning for yet another school year. Lindsey Dalley, RDH, lists five messages your practice can share with parents and children to ensure oral health isn't forgotten in the back-to-school shuffle. Read More
Henry Schein buys Midway Dental Supply
August 30, 2022 -- Henry Schein has acquired Midway Dental Supply, a dental equipment distributor based in Livonia, MI. 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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