COVID-19 vaccines may benefit oral health
March 16, 2022 -- Getting inoculated with a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine may change a person's oral microbiome for the better. The vaccines could have a direct positive effect on oral health conditions, according to a recent study published in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Oral surgeon fighting RI vaccine mandate returns to work
March 16, 2022 -- Rhode Island has lifted its COVID-19 vaccine compliance order, permitting an unvaccinated oral and maxillofacial surgeon to return to work for the first time in months. The state health department had ordered the surgeon to stop treating patients in October, prompting the clinician to file a complaint. Read More
Ambience PPE receives Cuspies award at Chicago Midwinter
March 9, 2022 -- Ambience PPE received the Cuspies award for Best New Hygiene Product for the Loupe Shield at the 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, which was held February 24-26 at the McCormick Place convention center. Read More
Lasers are a hot topic: Biolase CEO discusses why
February 28, 2022 -- CHICAGO - Lasers aren't new, but they're nonetheless a hot topic right now in dentistry. What's accounting for the sudden interest? The COVID-19 pandemic, said Biolase CEO John Beaver during a video interview at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
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