Hygiene
Patent filings hint Dyson is working on a toothbrush
June 4, 2021 -- Recent patent filings hint that Dyson is working on a toothbrush with a built-in water flosser, according to an article by Gizmodo. Read More
Colgate-Palmolive plans experiment for space station
May 26, 2021 -- Colgate-Palmolive said it plans to send the first-ever private sector oral care experiment to the International Space Station. Read More
Burst busts into kid care with sonic toothbrush
May 25, 2021 -- Burst Oral Care has unveiled its Burstkids sonic toothbrush, designed and approved in partnership with Burst ambassador dental professionals. Read More
Henry Schein to offer free webinar
May 17, 2021 -- Henry Schein announced it will host a free interactive virtual event called ThriveLive on May 21 that will offer dental professionals the opportunity to "laugh, lunch, and learn" while engaging with innovative, informative, and entertaining content, according to a release. Read More
Spotlight Oral Care releases toothpaste designed for pregnant women
April 27, 2021 -- Irish firm Spotlight Oral Care of Galway has released a toothpaste designed specifically for pregnant women. Read More
Could good oral hygiene improve COVID-19 outcomes?
April 26, 2021 -- Medical imaging has helped show that SARS-CoV-2 infection could be accelerated through dental plaque and gum inflammation, according to an April 20 paper in the Journal of Oral Medicine and Dental Research. Read More
TheraBreath launches new oral spray
April 22, 2021 -- TheraBreath announced it has released a new oral spray intended to help support the body's immune system. Read More
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
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
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States