Splatter may be on eyewear even if dental teams don't see it
February 22, 2022 -- Blood and saliva droplets that are invisible to the naked eye can be found on protective eyewear worn by dental professionals after treating patients, according to a study published online February 14 in Clinical Oral Investigations. Read More
Henry Schein offers upcoming webinars
February 17, 2022 -- Henry Schein Dental is offering three upcoming webinars as part of a webinar series designed to enhance access to oral care among vulnerable patient populations. Read More
Periodontal disease and COVID-19: Is there a correlation?
February 10, 2022 -- Periodontal disease has recently been identified as a potential risk factor for COVID-19. In this column, Dr. Alvin Danenberg further breaks down the connection between the inflammatory and infectious nature of periodontitis and SARS-CoV-2 infection. Read More
OSAP pushes deadline to submit abstracts for conference
February 7, 2022 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has pushed back its deadline for submitting scientific abstracts on dental infection control and safety for its annual conference. Read More
SARS-CoV-2 may reside in perio pockets, cavities
February 3, 2022 -- SARS-CoV-2 can be detected in cavitated tooth decay and periodontal pockets, suggesting that these sites may act as reservoirs for infection, according to an article recently published online in Molecular Oral Microbiology. Read More
Taste disorders, xerostomia common in COVID-19 patients
February 3, 2022 -- Dentists should stay abreast of the most common oral manifestations of COVID-19 such as taste disorders and xerostomia, according to a recent study published online in the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. Read More
OSAP conference abstract deadline: February 4
February 3, 2022 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) said abstracts for its annual conference are due February 4. Read More
CDA offers guidance on notifying patients of COVID-19 exposure
February 2, 2022 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) has published guidance for dental offices on how and when to notify patients of potential exposure to COVID-19. Read More
Do patients with prosthetics need antibiotic prophylaxis?
January 31, 2022 -- Dental professionals may want to reconsider the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients with prosthetic joints. The findings of a new study in JAMA Network Open refute the recommendation for patients with prosthetic joints undergoing invasive dental procedures. Read More
Dentists, dental students worldwide resistant to COVID-19 jabs
January 19, 2022 -- Many practicing dentists and dental students throughout the world remain reluctant to receive vaccinations for COVID-19, according to a perspective published online January 17 in the Journal of Dental Sciences. Read More