Accidental order lets Mont. dental practice help with mask shortage
March 25, 2020 -- An accidental order for some 700,000 face masks has turned quite the bit of luck for healthcare facilities dealing with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to a March 24 news report in the Missoulian. Read More
Novel coronavirus remains stable on surfaces
March 24, 2020 -- The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 remains stable for several hours to days when it is aerosolized or on surfaces, according to a letter to the editor published online March 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
Henry Schein launches COVID-19 resource center
March 18, 2020 -- Henry Schein has released a web-based resource center intended to help office-based dental and medical practitioners navigate the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and dentistry: Updated news and information for dentists, dental teams
March 16, 2020 -- With information changing by the hour, the Editorial team will be keeping this page updated regularly with the latest news that is impacting the dental industry and dental practices. Read More
Flossing, dental visits reduce perio disease bacteria
March 16, 2020 -- No surprises here: Good oral hygiene can reduce bacteria that contribute to periodontal disease. Researchers found people who flossed and recently visited the dentist had a lower presence of Treponema denticola, a prominent anaerobic periodontal pathogen. Read More
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): What dental practitioners need to know
March 13, 2020 -- In this article, Dr. Louis DePaola briefly addresses some of the frequently asked questions regarding the epidemiology, transmission, management, and the possible impact that COVID-19 may have on the practice of dentistry. Read More
Brushing 3 times a day may cut diabetes risk
March 10, 2020 -- Want to lower your risk of developing diabetes? Brush your teeth. Brushing teeth at least three times per day was linked to lowering a person's risk of developing type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published March 2 in Diabetologia. Read More
Experts chime in on mask shortage, protocols during COVID-19 outbreak
March 4, 2020 -- It is hard to know what impact the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease will continue to have over the days and weeks ahead, but dental professionals and all people need to know certain information to stay as safe as possible. has compiled resources and statements on everything from proper mask usage to potential mask shortages. Read More
Patients got hepatitis, HIV from lax infection control, suit claims
March 3, 2020 -- Three patients who claim they were infected with hepatitis C and HIV from dirty dental instruments are suing the public health clinics in Texas where they underwent procedures, according to a news report. Read More
The impact of coronavirus on dental practitioners: Protecting your patients, practice, and the public
February 13, 2020 -- Global emergencies such as the new coronavirus provide a trigger to review health and safety standards in our practices. Maintaining hygiene standards at all times is essential, writes Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH. Be aware of patients in poor respiratory health, follow protocols, and keep your practice virus-free, she advises. Read More