Let's talk about Dental Infection Control Awareness Month
September 17, 2021 -- One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted is the importance of infection control and prevention. What better time to talk about the topic than Dental Infection Control Awareness Month, which takes place in September. Read More
CDC updates its infection prevention and control guidance
September 14, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its infection prevention and control guidance for healthcare settings during the COVID-19 pandemic, including its guidelines for dental practices. Read More
CDA requires vaccination for 3-day convention
September 10, 2021 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) kicked off its three-day convention on September 9 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. The association is requiring in-person attendees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon entering the building. Read More
4 ways to help patients hear the positive
September 9, 2021 -- There won't be a reset button to the prepandemic normal, which is why it's essential to make patients feel welcome and safe within the practice walls. Dr. James V. Anderson gives his tips to help you positively communicate a message of safety to patients. Read More
Groups call for mandatory COVID-19 jabs for dental teams, students
September 3, 2021 -- COVID-19 vaccination should be mandatory for oral healthcare workers, students, and residents, according to a statement issued September 1 by a dozen oral and public health organizations, including the American Dental Hygienists' Association. Read More
OSAP celebrates Dental Infection Control Awareness Month
September 3, 2021 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is celebrating Dental Infection Control Awareness Month during the month of September. Read More
COVID-19 restrictions force dental cancellations in England
August 31, 2021 -- Dentists and general practitioners in England continue to cancel appointments due to COVID-19 restrictions left in place despite easing of the government's self-isolation guidance in early August, according to an August 30 report on inews.co.uk, the website of the British newspaper i. Read More
What links oral surgery infections to penicillin allergy?
August 30, 2021 -- Oral surgery patients with penicillin allergies who take a certain kind of antibiotic as perioperative prophylaxis face a greater risk of developing surgical site infections, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
NNOHA paper talks dentists' role in vaccine delivery
August 25, 2021 -- The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) has released a publication that details dental providers' roles in vaccine delivery, as well as policy recommendations. Read More
Dry mouth, altered taste, and lesions point to COVID-19
August 12, 2021 -- More than 40% of patients with COVID-19 experienced dry mouth, according to a review published in the Journal of Dental Research that looked at the prevalence of oral symptoms associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Taste disorders and oral lesions were also common in infected patients. Read More