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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
Forward Science unveils new professional use rinses
April 6, 2021 -- Forward Science has introduced its TheraStrom and OxiStom professional use rinses. Read More
Philips creates infographic for World Oral Health Day
April 1, 2021 -- Philips designed an infographic to educate patients about oral systemic health in support of World Oral Health Day. Read More
Philips gets high score for ESG practices
April 1, 2021 -- Philips Healthcare parent company Royal Philips has received a high score for its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. Read More
Mouthwashes show promise for stopping COVID-19 spread
March 26, 2021 -- Two types of mouthwashes showed promise for halting transmission of the novel coronavirus in a recent in vitro study in Pathogens. Both Listerine and chlorhexidine gluconate slowed or stopped the virus from replicating without harming oral tissues. Read More
New toothpaste improves periodontitis
March 25, 2021 -- A novel toothpaste demonstrated significant improvements in the gum health of patients with periodontitis in a six-month study published in the Journal of Periodontology. Read More
Colgate announces research excellence award recipients
March 23, 2021 -- Colgate has announced the 2021 winners of its Colgate Award for Research Excellence, which recognizes academic researchers with a $30,000 grant. Read More
Colgate launches new oral beauty and care collection
March 23, 2021 -- Colgate-Palmolive has launched a new oral beauty and care collection called CO. by Colgate. Read More
Survey: Health habits nose-dived in 2020
March 22, 2021 -- A new survey has found that 14% of people are brushing their teeth less during the pandemic. Read More
Mars Wrigley funds $1.5M in grants for World Oral Health Day
March 22, 2021 -- In honor of World Oral Health Day on March 20, the Mars Wrigley Foundation said it has donated $1.5 million in grant funding to provide oral care treatment and education for underserved communities around the world. 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