Dental Dose: Painkillers and COVID-19 vaccines
April 16, 2021 -- A patient comes in for dental work today. He got the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday. What do you do? "It's a Catch-22," said pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, in the latest episode of Dental Dose. That's because dentistry's favorite painkillers may also dampen the effectiveness of vaccines. Read More
Periodontist invents aerosol dome to protect patients, team
April 14, 2021 -- Restless nights became a common occurrence for periodontist Dr. Lara Ryan during the COVID-19 shutdown. As a dental professional, she knew she was trained to deal with airborne pathogens, but she wanted to provide her patients and team with more protection. Read More
Dentists play crucial role in COVID-19 vaccine awareness
April 13, 2021 -- Dentists are well poised to discuss and advocate for COVID-19 vaccines, according to a study published on March 24 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. More than half of parents said a healthcare professional could influence their decision to allow a child to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Read More
Emergency dental visits rose 30% during COVID-19 pandemic
April 6, 2021 -- The number of patients who visited emergency clinics in China for dental problems increased by approximately one-third during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to the same period in 2019, in a new study. The findings were published on April 3 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
OSAP opens leadership award nominations
April 2, 2021 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has opened nominations for its leadership awards. Read More
Parents hesitant about getting kids COVID-19 vaccines
April 1, 2021 -- Parents have higher levels of hesitancy about getting their children vaccinated against COVID-19 than they do about getting shots for themselves, according to a survey released on March 31. Read More
SARS-CoV-2 rate in dental offices mimics community rate
April 1, 2021 -- The rate of SARS-CoV-2 infection among asymptomatic patients in dental settings in Scotland mirrored the rate in the community in a study published on March 29 in the Journal of Dental Research. Read More
3 practice tips as COVID-19 vaccines start rolling out
March 31, 2021 -- The past year has been a whirlwind for many businesses, but now there is light on the horizon with COVID-19 vaccination distribution ramping up. Dan Croft shares three pieces of advice any dental practice can use until it is able to recover to pre-COVID revenue and staffing levels. Read More
CDC releases raft of oral health articles
March 29, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a collection of oral health articles in its journal Preventing Chronic Disease. Read More
Study: Antibiotic use after tooth extraction has increased
March 29, 2021 -- The use of antibiotics after tooth extraction has increased over the past 17 years in South Korea, according to a study published on March 24 in the International Dental Journal. Read More