OSHA rule to protect healthcare workers now in effect
June 22, 2021 -- The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emergency temporary standard that protects healthcare workers, including some dental practitioners, from occupational COVID-19 exposure is now in effect. Nonexempt employers have until July 6 to comply with most provisions. Read More
NC dental facility settles HIV discrimination claim
June 22, 2021 -- The U.S. Department of Justice has settled a claim with Night and Day Dental that stated a woman with HIV was discriminated against in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Read More
ADEA supports bill on students administering vaccines
June 18, 2021 -- The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) said it supports the introduction of a bill that would permanently allow qualified students to administer vaccines during federally declared public health emergencies. Read More
OSHA releases standard to protect health workers from COVID
June 16, 2021 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a proposed emergency temporary standard to protect health workers in hospital settings from COVID-19. Most dental practices will be exempt from the rules, but those providing services in hospital settings or treating patients with COVID-19 will be covered. Read More
Burst Oral Care debuts kit for Pride Month
June 7, 2021 -- Burst Oral Care has partnered with fashion designer Christian Siriano on a limited-edition Expanding Floss kit for Pride Month. Read More
Antibody study shows higher COVID-19 risk for dental teams
June 3, 2021 -- Dental professionals in the U.K. had an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 during the pandemic's first wave, according to a study published on June 2 in the Journal of Dental Research. SARS-CoV-2 antibodies were nearly three times more prevalent in dental professionals than the general population. Read More
Case report: Dorsal tongue ulcer in COVID-19 patient
May 26, 2021 -- A dental team in Afghanistan identified a dorsal tongue ulcer in a 62-year-old man who later tested positive for COVID-19. The man's painful lesion persisted for weeks, and he also experienced asymptomatic geographic tongue, according to details published on May 20 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Dentists continue to have lower COVID-19 rates
May 26, 2021 -- Dentists continue to have lower COVID-19 rates than other front-line health professionals more than a year after the pandemic appeared in the U.S., according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Dentalpalooza marks shift back to in-person conferences
May 25, 2021 -- On June 4, Dentalpalooza will take place at an outdoor community event space located next to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. All eyes are on the organizers to see what in-person dental conferences could look like in 2021 and beyond. Read More
ADA provides guidance on CDC's updated mask rules
May 21, 2021 -- The ADA has released guidance to help dentists answer questions about new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations on mask use for those who are fully vaccinated, according to an ADA News article published on May 19. Read More