A simple solution to boosting your business success for the rest of 2020
September 3, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses the key to success for the rest of 2020 and beyond. It involves having not only the right personal protective equipment but also a plan to help your patients -- once they feel safe -- say "yes" to treatment.  Discuss
Tips for wading through the chaos about the safety of dental care
September 1, 2020 -- Dr. Margaret Scarlett writes that patients were confused by the limitation of dental care to emergencies in March and April and the reopening in May and June. Then, in mid-August, a statement from the World Health Organization again urged deferral of routine dental care. How do we allay the fears of nervous dental team members and patients? She offers some advice and ideas.  Discuss
OSAP commits to supporting Dental Infection Control Awareness Month
September 1, 2020 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) said it's supporting Dental Infection Control Awareness Month in September by giving dental professionals access to a range of free resources.
Lab tests show CloSys oral rinse effective against SARS-CoV-2
September 1, 2020 -- Rowpar Pharmaceuticals said that an in vitro laboratory analysis found that its CloSys ultrasensitive oral rinse reduced SARS-CoV-2 by up to 98.4% within 30 seconds.
Dentists are in denial when it comes to their pandemic role
August 31, 2020 -- Dr. Marc Cooper has a simple message for his colleagues: Wake up and be responsible. With dentists and dental team members facing the threat of infection from the novel coronavirus every day, now is the time to prepare for the "what if," should it become a reality.  Discuss
Can dental scalers, drills be used without spraying aerosols?
August 28, 2020 -- Adding a polymer to a dental office's water system can completely eliminate aerosols generated by ultrasonic scalers and drills, reducing the transmission risk of pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published online August 25 in Physics of Fluids.  Discuss
The benefits of hypochlorous acid in the battle against COVID-19
August 25, 2020 -- Many dentists, including one of the article's authors, Dr. Yolanda Mangrum, have started using hypochlorous acid as a way of sterilizing their operatories and practices because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Mangrum and Fred Joyal dive into its benefits and why dental practices are looking to it as an answer.  Discuss
RDHs give advice on coping with PPE in the age of COVID-19
August 24, 2020 -- How are dental hygienists dealing with additional personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements in the dental practice? We asked hygienists across the U.S. for their thoughts and the advice they would share with their colleagues. From North Carolina to Washington state, they answered our question with some interesting tips.  Discuss
FDA: Some types of PPE in low supply in the U.S.
August 24, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is tasked with monitoring supply chains during public health emergencies, has announced that supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), including surgical respirators, are limited due to the pandemic.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for infection control
August 24, 2020 -- Dental practices have always had strict infection control protocols. However, in these times, the stakes have never been higher. Practices must stay aware of all the latest rules, regulations, and resources, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss