PVP-I rinse, throat spray kill 99% of SARS-CoV-2 in seconds
July 15, 2020 -- Povidone-iodine (PVP-I) products, including a gargle and mouthwash and a throat spray, can kill 99.99% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus within 30 seconds, according to a brief report published on July 8 in Infectious Diseases and Therapy.  Discuss
Henry Schein to distribute air purifiers during COVID-19
July 15, 2020 -- Henry Schein announced it will distribute Radic8 air purifier systems in the U.S. and Canada. The systems are intended to improve infection control at dental practices during the pandemic.
Nederman, Benco unveil partnership
July 13, 2020 -- Benco Dental will distribute mountable aerosol extraction arms from industrial filtration company Nederman.
Biolase laser reduces risk of COVID-19, meets CDC advice
July 10, 2020 -- The Epic Hygiene laser from Biolase meets guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommends banning the use of ultrasonic scalers to minimize the risk of COVID-19.
Carestream Dental introduces new portfolio of safety products
July 9, 2020 -- Carestream Dental has introduced the Practice Safely portfolio, a line of personal protective equipment and electronic services designed for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throat samples may detect SARS-CoV-2 better than nasal specimens
July 8, 2020 -- Testing oropharyngeal secretions for SARS-CoV-2 resulted in fewer false-negative results among patients who seemed to have recovered from the infection, compared with nasal-sample testing, according to a study published on July 2 in the Journal of Dental Research.  Discuss
Colgate uses dental vans to give away toothpaste, more
July 8, 2020 -- Colgate-Palmolive is using its dental vans to distribute health and hygiene products to support COVID-19 relief.
Patients sign petition asking for cap on PPE charges
July 8, 2020 -- Dental patients have signed a petition asking Public Health England to review and cap personal protective equipment (PPE) surcharges to prevent dentists from profiting from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a posting on change.org.
Does oral bacteria play a role in SARS-CoV-2 severity? Maybe
July 7, 2020 -- High bacterial loads in the mouth may be the reason why some otherwise healthy patients experience more severe SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to a new article published on June 26 in the British Dental Journal.  Discuss
Structo to produce nasal testing swabs
July 6, 2020 -- 3D printing startup Structo of Singapore has pivoted from solely producing dental models to also manufacturing presterilized nasopharyngeal swabs to aid in COVID-19 testing.
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