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Kids think of dentists as superheroes -- and villains
April 16, 2021 -- Are dentists superheroes or villains? It depends on who you ask. About 50% of young children perceive dentists as a type of superhero, according to a study published on April 7 in the European Journal of Oral Sciences. But another 30% saw dentists as Batman's villain the Joker or as monsters. Read More
Judge skeptical of dental clinic's COVID-19 coverage bid
April 16, 2021 -- A panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appeared skeptical of an Iowa dental clinic's bid to force Cincinnati Insurance to pay its losses due to COVID-19 closure orders, according to Law360. Read More
Delta Dental names new public affairs officer
April 15, 2021 -- The Delta Dental Plans Association said that healthcare executive Jason Daughn will serve as the company's chief public affairs officer. Read More
Dominion National partners with SmileDirectClub
April 15, 2021 -- Dominion National announced it has partnered with SmileDirectClub to offer its members access to SmileDirectClub's orthodontic clear aligner program for teeth straightening. Read More
Periodontist invents aerosol dome to protect patients, team
April 14, 2021 -- Restless nights became a common occurrence for periodontist Dr. Lara Ryan during the COVID-19 shutdown. As a dental professional, she knew she was trained to deal with airborne pathogens, but she wanted to provide her patients and team with more protection. Read More
Job loss, reduced income linked to dental pain
April 14, 2021 -- A new study from Japan published in the Journal of Dental Research looked at the effects of pandemic-related psychological distress on oral health-related behaviors. Worsened socioeconomic conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decrease in dental health, researchers found. Read More
Dentists play crucial role in COVID-19 vaccine awareness
April 13, 2021 -- Dentists are well poised to discuss and advocate for COVID-19 vaccines, according to a study published on March 24 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. More than half of parents said a healthcare professional could influence their decision to allow a child to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Read More
Making use of retirement plans to recover practice losses
April 13, 2021 -- Your practice likely suffered a loss in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Certified public accountant Bruce Bryen details why using an employer-sponsored retirement plan might be a financially savvy option for some dental offices. Read More
CDC seeks former smokers for education campaign
April 13, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reaching out to the oral health community for help in finding former smokers to be featured in its Tips From Former Smokers education campaign. Read More
Clear Blue Smiles joins forces with GreenSky
April 13, 2021 -- Clear aligner provider Clear Blue Smiles has formed a strategic alliance with GreenSky Patient Solutions. Read More
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Conferences
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States