Henry Schein recognized for pandemic support work
September 22, 2020 -- Henry Schein has been recognized by Fortune magazine for its role in creating the Pandemic Supply Chain Network.
Tongue ulcers may be linked to SARS-CoV-2 infection
September 15, 2020 -- Patients who experienced mild or no upper respiratory symptoms developed tongue ulcers within a few days of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 in a new analysis, described in a letter to the editor on September 5 in Oral Diseases.  Discuss
A hygienist responds to a study on COVID-19 and the dental practice
September 15, 2020 -- Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH, looked at one of our most popular recent articles and believes there is more to be discussed, including the role of dental hygienists. However, COVID-19 has brought a much-needed awareness to infection control, she said, and this study shows that screening patients and following the recommended precautions are key to safely navigating the pandemic.  Discuss
COVID-19 patient's tonsil abscess cured without exposing others
September 14, 2020 -- Clinicians have successfully used antibiotics and steroids, instead of an aerosol-generating procedure, to treat a COVID-19-positive man's peritonsillar abscess. Details were published on September 7 in BMJ Case Reports.  Discuss
ADEA supports prioritization of dentists, team members for COVID-19 vaccine
September 11, 2020 -- The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) said dental healthcare team members, including dental students, should be among the first to receive any vaccine developed for COVID-19.
Dental teams not at risk of getting COVID-19 at work, study finds
September 9, 2020 -- Public health dentists and dental assistants in Italy who treated patients while the COVID-19 pandemic ran rampant did not appear to develop the disease, according to an article published on September 3 in Oral Diseases.  Discuss
Clearing up the WHO chaos with clear patient communication
September 8, 2020 -- In the wake of the recent statement from the World Health Organization (WHO), there are three critical messages dental practices need to convey to their patients, writes Dr. Margaret Scarlett. She discusses those messages, as well as why it's so important to alleviate fears while practicing safe dentistry in the time of COVID-19.  Discuss
ADA believes dentists should be among 1st to receive COVID-19 vaccine
September 8, 2020 -- The ADA said that dentists are essential workers who should be given early access to a safe and effective SARS-CoV-2 vaccine when one becomes available.
Garfield Refining donates N95 masks to Philadelphia nonprofit
September 8, 2020 -- Gold and precious-metal refinery Garfield Refining said it donated 240 N95 masks to nonprofit organization Philadelphia Fight Community Health Centers.
Henry Schein becomes exclusive distributor of Zyris isolation system
September 7, 2020 -- Henry Schein has entered into an agreement with Zyris (formerly Isolite Systems) to become the exclusive distributor of Zyris' complete dental isolation system.