COVID-19 survivors may be at risk of jaw osteonecrosis
June 17, 2022 -- Survivors of COVID-19 may be at risk of developing spontaneous osteonecrosis of the jaw, according to a case series published June 14 in BMC Infectious Diseases. These are believed to be the first reported cases of jaw osteonecrosis following SARS-CoV-2 infection. Read More
DANB, OSAP unveil infection prevention and control certification
June 16, 2022 -- The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) launched the Dental Industry Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control (DISIPC) certification program. Read More
OSAP event highlights patient safety at dental schools
May 25, 2022 -- Registration is now open for the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) Symposium, Implementing Patient Safety Programs in Academic Institutions. Read More
Masks out, sunglasses in for day 1 of CDA Presents
May 12, 2022 -- ANAHEIM - The sun shines, palm trees sway, and many attendees smile -- without masks -- at the 2022 California Dental Association's (CDA) CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry meeting. Read More
Here's what to know about respiratory safety in 2022
May 12, 2022 -- ANAHEIM - The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way dental practices think about respiratory safety. In an interview with Editor-in-Chief Theresa Pablos, Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, who will speak at the 2022 California Dental Association's (CDA) CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry meeting, discusses the issues that have arisen because of the pandemic and what dental professionals need to be aware of. Read More
Is it time to change antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines?
April 18, 2022 -- A group of dentists and physicians called for the ADA and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons to reevaluate the use of antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with prosthetic joints in a commentary published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Dental Dose: The new AHA infective endocarditis guidelines
April 15, 2022 -- Last spring, the American Heart Association (AHA) changed its guidance regarding the use of antibiotic agents to help prevent infective endocarditis following dental procedures. Tom Viola shares what you need to know on the latest episode of Dental Dose. Read More
Plant protein gum may chew out SARS-CoV-2
April 13, 2022 -- Gum made from a plant protein may be a real blow to SARS-CoV-2. Chewing the gum traps the virus, cutting the viral load in saliva, possibly curbing transmission, according to a study recently published in Molecular Therapy. Read More
UF researchers highlight COVID-19 oral testing device
April 8, 2022 -- The University of Florida (UF) is highlighting a COVID-19 oral testing device developed in part by a dentist that UF said can detect coronavirus infection in as little as 30 seconds and as sensitively and accurately as a polymerase chain reaction test. Read More
Now is the time for dental teams to become leaders in health
April 7, 2022 -- No one innately knows how to act at all times. This kind of critical thinking must be taught and is supported by good information and exemplary leadership. Dr. James V. Anderson shares why now is an opportune time for dental teams to take up this charge and become leaders in healthcare. Read More