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Researchers highlight HINS dental tech to destroy viruses
Researchers from Kaunas University in Lithuania are highlighting dental equipment that they say can destroy viruses, including COVID-19.
March 31, 2023
Week in Review: Woman with tongue paralysis | Closures and hospital visits | New DrBicuspid website
March 24, 2023
The COVID-19 emergency is ending: Are you prepared?
As the COVID-19 public health emergency nears its end, dentists should review workplace policies, according to a webinar held on March 23 by the Dental Trade Alliance's lobbying firm Polsinelli.
March 23, 2023
Tongue tissue shows distinct response to COVID-19
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the immunoinflammatory response of COVID-19 in oral tissue is distinct and may play an important role in regeneration after infection.
March 22, 2023
Oral infection indicators may predict cardiovascular disease
Certain indicators of oral infection may help predict a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research meeting in Portland, OR.
March 19, 2023
PRF may help reduce oral surgery infections
Using a platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) technique to deliver antibiotics may decrease the risk of postsurgical infection in oral surgery patients, according to a proof-of-concept study recently published in
BMC Oral Health
March 14, 2023
OSAP offers free CE webinar
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) will hold a continuing education (CE) webinar on Thursday, March 23, from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern time on the topic of instrument reprocessing, with a focus on the best practices in steam sterilization.
February 28, 2023
What you need to know about dental office maintenance
Dental office maintenance means more than cleaning equipment like autoclaves and ensuring they are used per manufacturers' instructions, according to a presenter at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting.
February 22, 2023
Oral bacteria may increase heart disease risk
Infection with a common bacteria linked with periodontal disease, oral cancers, and bad breath may cause a slight increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published on February 14 in
February 22, 2023
Common oral bacteria tied to brain microbleeds, stroke risk
Higher numbers of deep and lobar cerebral microbleeds were found in stroke patients who had
) that were positive for the collagen-binding protein Cnm in their mouths. The study was published on January 27 in the
European Journal of Neurology.
January 30, 2023
Is computer-aided surgery a tool against antibiotic resistance?
Static computer-aided implant surgery offers benefits compared to conventional procedures, including that it may help combat antibiotic resistance, according to a letter published on January 24 in the
International Dental Journal
January 25, 2023
Tulane receives NIH grant to study ties between oral health, HIV
Tulane University researchers recently received $1.9 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the relationship between oral health, HIV infection, and the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapies.
January 19, 2023
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