Scope of Practice
The dental hygienist’s role in recommending, applying, and billing SDF
A new Current Procedural Terminology code for silver diamine fluoride (SDF) goes into effect July 1. Here's what you need to know.
June 7, 2023
What you and your patients need to know about gum disease and brain health
June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. Hygienist Jo-Anne Jones discusses the link between gum disease and inflammation.
June 8, 2023
USPSTF finds lack of evidence for oral health screening, interventions by PCPs
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is not ready to endorse oral health screening and preventive interventions by primary care providers (PCPs) for adults and adolescents at risk of developing certain oral diseases.
June 6, 2023
Biolase slashes its workforce by 20%
Biolase is cutting its workforce by about 20% to optimize operations without impacting revenue.
June 5, 2023
Toothpaste with 'artificial enamel' tops fluoride for fighting cavities
An “artificial enamel” ingredient in toothpaste restores enamel in teeth better than fluoride while fighting cavities.
June 2, 2023
A-Rod, OraPharma promote gum disease awareness
Bausch Health Companies' OraPharma has partnered with 2009 World Series champ Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez to launch a U.S. gum disease awareness campaign.
May 31, 2023
Nanozyme approach targets fungal infection
A new nanozyme-based robotics approach could allow doctors to target and kill fungal pathogens.
May 31, 2023
Study reveals link between obesity and oral cancer
A study in mice has linked obesity with dampened immune detection of oral cancers, according to recent research.
May 25, 2023
Revealing the monster of periodontal disease
As clinicians, how can we successfully motivate patients to banish the monster of periodontitis? Dr. James V. Anderson explores a possible answer.
May 24, 2023
Oral-systemic knowledge differs by generation
A new report reveals a knowledge gap across the generations in terms of understanding the connection between oral health and systemic health.
May 23, 2023
Study to explore how and why gums swell
Researchers from the University of Washington School of Dentistry were awarded a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to explore how and why people react differently to dental plaque accumulation.
May 22, 2023
Swiftsure raises $1.7M to fund oral care kit
Swiftsure Innovations has raised $2.3 million Canadian dollars ($1.7 million U.S.) to commercialize an oral care product for mechanically ventilated patients.
May 22, 2023
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