Poor oral care may affect the accuracy of COVID-19 tests
July 29, 2020 -- Failing to maintain good oral hygiene may result in clinically recovered COVID-19 patients continuing to test positive for the novel coronavirus for longer periods of time, according to a study published on July 24 in Special Care in Dentistry.  Discuss
Case report: Prepping teeth with no water spray or aerosols
July 29, 2020 -- With so much talk surrounding COVID-19 and aerosols in the dental practice, Dr. Joe Blaes did some research and discovered a way to prep teeth that not only minimizes aerosols but also reduces the need for an air water syringe in the operatory. He shares his thoughts in this article.  Discuss
Hundreds earn infection control, prevention certificate
July 29, 2020 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and the DALE Foundation said that 600 oral healthcare professionals have earned the OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention and Control Certificate.
2C MedTech launches CASPR Medik
July 28, 2020 -- 2C MedTech is teaming up with CASPR Group to bring the company's Medik disinfection technology to dental offices around the world.
2 questions every dentist should ask when building a COVID-19 contingency plan
July 24, 2020 -- After a client contracted COVID-19 and it affected his life and his dental practice, Dr. Marc Cooper is sending an urgent message to dentists about their businesses and the steps they should take now in case a similar scenario should occur.  Discuss
Mouth rash may be new sign of SARS-CoV-2
July 23, 2020 -- A rash inside the mouth may be the newest symptom of SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a research letter published online July 15 in JAMA Dermatology. The mucocutaneous lesions appeared in patients at a mean of about 12 days after other virus symptoms began.  Discuss
Podcast: How one dentist changed her operatory in the wake of COVID-19
July 22, 2020 -- In this podcast, we talk to Dr. Julie Spaniel, who transformed her dental operatory into a clean room to ensure maximum safety in the battle against COVID-19. Dr. Spaniel tells us what she did, why she did it, and the reactions she has received from her patients and team members.  Discuss
A connection between proton pump inhibitors, COVID-19, and dental implants?
July 21, 2020 -- Tom Viola, RPh, discusses why there appears to be a connection between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and the odds of testing positive for COVID-19. He then joins Kevin Henry, DrBicuspid.com's editor in chief, for a short podcast on the link between PPIs and dental implants.  Discuss
Keystone Industries acquires EPR Industries
July 21, 2020 -- Keystone Industries has purchased infection control firm EPR Industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Which preprocedural rinse is best to use during COVID-19?
July 17, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has forced dentists to increase their infection control measures, including having patients rinse with antimicrobial agents prior to procedures. With several options recommended, how do dentists choose?  Discuss
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