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6M adults lost dental insurance because of COVID-19
April 12, 2021 -- Approximately 6 million adults in the U.S. have lost oral health coverage as a result of no longer being employed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from CareQuest Institute for Oral Health found. Read More
Burnout making dental students think twice about dentistry
April 8, 2021 -- Students training for dental professions are at increased risk for poor mental health that could lead them to leave their programs, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Dental-visit declines during COVID-19 uneven across states
April 2, 2021 -- Visits to dental offices declined across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some states fared much better than others, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
HRSA announces primary care dental trainee grant
April 2, 2021 -- The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced a new $700,000 dentistry career development award. The deadline for applications is May 21, 2021. Read More
Study shows lack of racial, ethnic diversity in dentistry
April 1, 2021 -- People who identify as Black, Latino, and Native American are severely underrepresented in dentistry compared to the U.S. workforce as a whole, according to a study published on March 31 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
3 practice tips as COVID-19 vaccines start rolling out
March 31, 2021 -- The past year has been a whirlwind for many businesses, but now there is light on the horizon with COVID-19 vaccination distribution ramping up. Dan Croft shares three pieces of advice any dental practice can use until it is able to recover to pre-COVID revenue and staffing levels. Read More
USPSTF seeks comment on draft oral health plan
March 22, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is seeking public comment on a draft research plan about oral health screenings, behavioral counseling, and preventive interventions for youth and adults. Read More
1st East Coast dental therapist starts work
March 22, 2021 -- The East Coast's first-ever dental therapist, Claire Roesler, started her job in Bangor, ME, at Penobscot Community Health Care this month. Read More
CDC report visualizes need for dental safety net in Ga.
March 17, 2021 -- A March 11 graphic published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) visualizes how well dental safety programs meet the needs of children in Georgia. Similar graphics could be made for other states to help decision-makers better identify gaps in resources. Read More
How many of your patients have COVID-19?
March 16, 2021 -- The risk of COVID-19 among those seeking dental care mirrors local positivity rates, according to a study published on March 2 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The researchers also highlighted the risk of asymptomatic patient consults. 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