CDA letter calls for immediate alignment of return-to-work directives
May 21, 2020 -- The president of the California Dental Association (CDA) sent a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom on May 18 asking to open dental offices evenly across the state.
Survey reveals PPE changes, concerns for dental practices
May 20, 2020 -- A survey of 300 dental practices across the U.S. by the Willeford Group earlier this week revealed some surprising findings regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) usage and preparedness, as well as what comes next for many dental practices as they reopen.  Discuss
Face scanning app, 3D printing personalize face mask fit
May 18, 2020 -- Bayshore Dental Studio has released an app that will help dentists personalize face masks.
Thoughts on a preprocedure rinse for the dental patient
May 15, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, tackles a hot topic as he dives into what he believes could be an answer for many of the questions surrounding a preprocedure rinse as dental patients start returning to practices.  Discuss
NC dentists can administer COVID-19 diagnostic, antibody tests
May 14, 2020 -- A bill recently passed in North Carolina allows dentists to administer diagnostic tests and antibody tests for COVID-19, provided the tests have been approved or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Discuss
It's almost time! Join us on Thursday and Friday for our Spring Virtual CE Conference & Trade Show
May 13, 2020 --'s inaugural Spring Virtual CE Conference & Trade Show will begin on Thursday, May 14, at 11 a.m. EDT. There is no cost to attend, and registrants can earn up to 15 continuing education (CE) hours by listening to some of the most well-known speakers in the dental industry.  Discuss
Molecular iodine products being evaluated in controlled study
May 12, 2020 -- Germicidal products developer ioTech International said that a clinical trial is now underway to assess the benefits of several molecular iodine products for protecting healthcare workers from COVID-19 exposure.
Ultraviolet light shows where PPE failures occur
May 11, 2020 -- Dental teams who are fortunate enough to have personal protective equipment (PPE) need to ensure they are using it properly to shield against viruses, such as the one causing COVID-19. Many healthcare workers improperly use PPE, according to an article published April 24 in Medical Education.  Discuss
CDPH releases new guidance on resuming dental practice
May 11, 2020 -- The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on May 7 released updated guidance on resuming dental practice, the California Dental Association said.
OSAP's annual conference goes virtual
May 11, 2020 -- Due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has moved its 2020 annual meeting from a face-to-face gathering in Minneapolis to an online event taking place August 13-15.