Are you performing aerosol-generating procedures safely?
January 18, 2021 -- The risk of exposure to infections such as SARS-CoV-2 from aerosol-generating procedures appears low in open plan clinics where there are several feet of distance between bays, according to a study published online January 6 in the Journal of Dentistry.  Discuss
Is a helmet key to protecting dentists, team members from SARS-CoV-2?
January 12, 2021 -- A newly designed open-faced, disposable helmet that is connected to an air filtration pump and can be worn by patients may minimize the transmission of infection, including SARS-CoV-2, to dental teams, according to a study published on January 12 in Physics of Fluids.  Discuss
CDA provides COVID-19 vaccine information
January 11, 2021 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) has provided updated information for dentists on COVID-19 vaccination in the state.
Can you use dental drills safely during the pandemic?
January 8, 2021 -- Drilling at lower rotation speeds and eliminating the use of dental drills that use both air and water could significantly reduce the spray of aerosols, which may contain SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published on December 16 in the Journal of Dental Research.  Discuss
ADA offers guidance on reusable dental instruments
January 7, 2021 -- The ADA has released a technical report that gives dental practitioners guidance on cleaning reusable instruments.
What can dentists expect as the COVID-19 pandemic continues?
January 6, 2021 -- As COVID-19 surges throughout the U.S., dentists may face rocky times in terms of expenses and patient volumes over the next few months, according to recent data from the ADA's Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
Trained dentists in Calif. can give COVID-19 vaccines
January 6, 2021 -- Dentists in California can give COVID-19 vaccines to patients if they complete all required training programs and follow state and federal guidelines, according to the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
What were DrBicuspid's top 10 stories of 2020?
January 4, 2021 -- News about the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated nearly all of's communities, so it's no shock that these stories account for eight of our top 10 stories of 2020. Surprisingly, our top story of the year wasn't about SARS-CoV-2. Read on to find out what took the top spot.  Discuss
Dental resident makes history with COVID-19 vaccine
January 4, 2021 -- Dr. Ryan Thrower in Oregon made history in December by becoming the first dental resident in the U.S. to give a COVID-19 vaccination, according to a news report.
NC seeks applicants for public health residency program
December 24, 2020 -- The North Carolina Dental Public Health Residency Program is accepting applications through March 1, 2021, for its 2021-2022 academic year.