Local exhaust ventilation can control aerosols, droplets
November 29, 2021 -- Dental procedures produce aerosols and droplets that can spread infectious disease. Local exhaust ventilation, however, can be used to control the aerosols, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Dental Research. Read More
COVID-19 testing kits can measure oral microbiome
November 29, 2021 -- COVID-19 testing kits that include preservatives can help researchers measure the oral microbiome, according to a study published on November 18 in NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes. These tests may be able to reveal a connection between the oral microbiome and COVID-19. Read More
OSAP asks for Giving Tuesday donations
November 24, 2021 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is asking for dentistry's support and generosity on Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this year falling on November 30. Read More
Is COVID-19 severity linked to tooth, alveolar bone loss?
November 22, 2021 -- COVID-19 severity may be associated with the presence of alveolar bone loss and tooth loss, the sequela of periodontitis, according to a new study published on November 19 in Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Henry Schein Cares advances Wearing is Caring campaign
November 19, 2021 -- The Henry Schein Cares Foundation has commenced the third phase of its Wearing is Caring public health campaign in partnership with the UPS Foundation. Read More
Nexa3D, Oqton partner on manufactured dental appliances
November 18, 2021 -- 3D printer maker Nexa3D and artificial intelligence software developer Oqton have formed a partnership to meet an increase in demand for additively manufactured patient-specific dental appliances and aligners worldwide. Read More
OSAP releases special issue of journal
November 17, 2021 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has released a special issue of the Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety. Read More
COVID-19 vaccine may cause oral shingles
November 15, 2021 -- The Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine may be linked to the development of the viral infection herpes zoster, or shingles, in the oral cavity, according to a case report published November 10 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. Read More
Dental community needs to be aware of long COVID
November 9, 2021 -- Some people who recover from an initial COVID-19 infection develop long-lasting symptoms, a syndrome known as long COVID. More providers, including dental professionals, need to better understand this condition, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Build trust into your hiring system
November 9, 2021 -- Front-line healthcare workers, including dental personnel, may question whether they are safe at work. Dr. James V. Anderson offers four tips to integrate trust in practice safety systems into the hiring process. Read More