Hygiene
Henry Schein supports TeamSmile program
December 14, 2021 -- Henry Schein has donated more than $100,000 in products, software, training, and support to nonprofit organization TeamSmile for its 2021 program. Read More
It may be time to urge patients to use powered toothbrushes
December 10, 2021 -- Do you want patients to clean their teeth better? Then it may be time to recommend switching from a manual toothbrush to a powered toothbrush, according to a review article published on December 7 in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. Read More
My mouth is healthy except ...
November 18, 2021 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg has a robust immune system, regimented dental hygiene program, and enough periodontal expertise to fill a library. So why did he develop root caries? Danenberg explores this question and details his experiment to remineralize the active decay instead of filling it. Read More
Henry Schein reports increase in sales, income for Q3
November 3, 2021 -- Henry Schein has reported higher dental sales and net income for the third quarter of 2021. Read More
Nanoparticle shows potential to suppress caries
November 1, 2021 -- A nanoparticle-containing solution used to treat anemia significantly reduced the buildup of dental plaque and suppressed tooth decay in a study published on October 25 in Nano Letters. It is the first human study to show the nanoparticle's therapeutic potential for caries, according to the authors. Read More
Use of povidone-iodine rinse may lead to iodine toxicity
October 26, 2021 -- Gargling with povidone-iodine mouthwash, which has been used as a preprocedural rinse to control COVID-19 in dentistry, may result in a high ingestion rate of iodine, according to a study published October 21 in Biological Trace Element Research. Read More
Henry Schein commits to global emissions initiative
October 26, 2021 -- Henry Schein has joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Science Based Targets initiative, committing the company to setting a long-term, science-based emissions reduction target. Read More
Henry Schein to support Mercy of Mission events
October 25, 2021 -- Henry Schein plans to support two Mission of Mercy events to be held in the remainder of 2021. Read More
Hands on with the Philips Sonicare Power Flosser
October 14, 2021 -- LAS VEGAS - Philips is expanding its oral healthcare line with the introduction of the Philips Sonicare Power Flosser, which the company showcased at the ADA's SmileCon meeting. The flosser features an X-shaped nozzle design and a 90-second deep clean mode. Read More
Davids debuts whitening toothpaste with NASA technology
October 13, 2021 -- Davids Natural Toothpaste has launched a new whitening toothpaste for sensitive teeth that uses NASA-developed nanohydroxyapatite to help repair enamel. 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
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
Collaboration Cures 2022
September 15-18
Phoenix, Arizona United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States