Young Innovations acquires infection-control manufacturer
June 11, 2019 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations has acquired Germiphene.
Study links glucose disorders and perio disease
June 10, 2019 -- Patients with undetected glucose disorders (dysglycemia) have a higher risk of both periodontitis and myocardial infarction, according to a study published June 10 in Diabetes Care.
The personalized revolution is coming
May 21, 2019 -- Personalized healthcare will change how dentists approach patient intake and treatment. Dr. Dennis Abbott spoke about the topic and its long-term impact at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Discuss
Survey results suggest link between RA patients and perio disease
May 17, 2019 -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontal disease are both inflammatory, chronic, and progressive, but is there a link between the two? Researchers surveyed hundreds of patients with RA to find out.
Second Opinion: Should your practice be concerned about the measles outbreaks?
April 18, 2019 -- The U.S. is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of measles cases in 2019, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this Second Opinion column, hygienist Corinne Jameson-Kuehl writes that dental practitioners need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of measles to prevent its spread within the dental office and the community.  Discuss
Measles outbreaks reported in 20 U.S. states in 2019
April 16, 2019 -- There have been 555 reported cases of measles in 20 U.S. states so far in 2019, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There were 372 reported cases in 2018.
New product: Premier launches evacuation system cleaner
April 3, 2019 -- Premier Dental has launched Vac Attak Green, a new evacuation system cleaner.
Poor oral health increases pancreatic cancer risk for black women
March 28, 2019 -- Poor oral health is associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a long-term study that included almost 60,000 African-American women. Periodontal disease also was a risk factor, as with women with this condition were 77% more likely to have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Discuss
Mouth ulcers linked to inflammatory diseases, depression
March 26, 2019 -- Mouth ulcers may be closely linked to seemingly unrelated physical and psychological conditions, a new study has found. Genetic variants associated with canker sores are also related to inflammatory diseases and depressive symptoms.  Discuss
Winter 2019 new-product roundup
March 20, 2019 -- Between the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in February and the International Dental Show in March, a number of companies have released new products. DrBicuspid.com brings you this roundup of new releases from companies such as Planmeca, Align Technology, and others.  Discuss
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