Hygiene
Colgate uses dental vans to give away toothpaste, more
July 8, 2020 -- Colgate-Palmolive is using its dental vans to distribute health and hygiene products to support COVID-19 relief.
Oral Science accelerates plans for U.S. retail expansion
June 29, 2020 -- Oral Science is seeking to accelerate its plans for U.S. retail expansion after a promising experience at the online Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) meeting in May.
Study finds athletes who improve oral health habits perform better
June 26, 2020 -- Elite athletes who changed their oral health habits to include using prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste and floss picks to clean between their teeth improved their sports performance in a recent study. The findings were published on June 18 in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine.
DenMat introduces new hydrogen peroxide oral rinse
June 25, 2020 -- DenMat has launched a new hydrogen peroxide oral rinse to complement the company's recently launched hand sanitizer and hard surface cleanser products in its newly created infection control line.
Pokémon Smile mixes oral health and gaming
June 19, 2020 -- The Pokémon Co. has released an oral health and gaming app called Pokémon Smile that encourages children to develop good brushing habits.
Instafloss unveils 10-second, multijet water flosser
June 11, 2020 -- Instafloss has debuted a 10-second, multijet water flossing device designed to improve the flossing experience.
Perrigo donates $150K in toothbrushes to nonprofits
June 3, 2020 -- Irish pharmaceutical company Perrigo has donated about $150,000 worth of toothbrushes to nonprofits in Michigan to meet the increased demand caused by shopping challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elevate Oral Care launches 2nd flavor in toothpaste line
May 14, 2020 -- Elevate Oral Care has added a second flavor to its Just Right 5000 prescription fluoride toothpaste line for children.
SmartMouth rolls out activated zinc
April 28, 2020 -- SmartMouth is highlighting the activated zinc technology in its new suite of oral care rinses.
Tom's sponsors 50 businesses offering COVID-19 support
April 13, 2020 -- Tom's of Maine is donating $50,000 to sponsor 50 small businesses in their efforts to support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic via its Instagram feed.
Hot Topic
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
August 14
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
September 18
Houston, Texas United States
NYS Mandated Infection Control
September 24
Syracuse, New York United States
Central New York Dental Conference (CNYDC) 2020
September 24-25
Syracuse, New York United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
October 16
Denver, Colorado United States