Hannah Welkeditorial@drbicuspid.comOpioidsTramadol-dexketoprofen combo effective for 3rd-molar extractionA combination of the opioid class drug tramadol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) dexketoprofen proved more effective than ibuprofen alone for managing pain after third-molar extraction, according to a report published in the Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice.March 28, 2022Dental HygieneSugar substitutes don't look so sweet in new studyArtificial sweeteners aren't looking so sweet based on the findings of a study published on March 24 in PLOS Medicine. Research from France linked some types of sugar substitutes with an increased risk of cancer, including breast and obesity-related cancers.March 24, 2022Dental HygienePandemic has long-lasting effects on hygiene workforceDental hygienists have low COVID-19 infection rates and high vaccination acceptance rates, according to a report in the February issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. The research also found that less than half of hygienists who left their place of employment early in the pandemic have returned.March 9, 2022Oral BacteriaEvidence suggests vaping contributes to gum diseaseElectronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) alter oral health and may contribute to gum disease, according to a study published in mBio on February 22. People who vaped e-cigarettes in the study had a less healthy oral microbiome than nonsmokers did -- but could still be healthier than cigarette smokers.February 21, 2022Dental PracticeDesirable lifestyle increasingly out of reach for dental gradsIt is increasingly difficult for young dentists to achieve desirable career, lifestyle, and financial outcomes, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The reason? High student debt.February 16, 2022Oral BacteriaOral bacteria may influence diabetes kidney complicationsIn a recent study of patients with chronic periodontitis, oral bacteria significantly differed in patients who also had diabetic nephropathy, a common diabetes-related kidney complication. One oral bacteria species in particular may be able to signal patients with renal involvement.February 14, 2022Hygiene ToolsNovel toothbrush outperforms sonic brush for whiteningA novel radiofrequency toothbrush left teeth whiter and worked better against tooth stains than a sonic vibrating toothbrush, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.February 3, 2022AntibioticsDo patients with prosthetics need antibiotic prophylaxis?Dental professionals may want to reconsider the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients with prosthetic joints. The findings of a new study in JAMA Network Open refute the recommendation for patients with prosthetic joints undergoing invasive dental procedures.January 30, 2022RestorationsAccess to fluoridated water falls short at Calif. universityEmployees with access to water containing fluoride can have related oral health benefits, but at least one California university is falling short of providing clean and readily available fluoridated water, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.January 20, 2022Dental HygieneLarge study links blood glucose levels to missing teethAdults older than 30 had fewer teeth if they had markers of poor glycemic control in blood lab results in a study published in Diabetology International. The research included insurance claims data from hundreds of thousands of people.December 6, 2021Previous PagePage 2 of 5Next PageTop StoriesLegal IssuesDental clinic must pay $97K to settle civil rights caseA Minnesota dental clinic has reached a settlement in a civil rights case.ImplantsDentist to give $60K new smile to mocked OU football fanSugarSoda tax may be linked to drop in dental-related hospital staysInsuranceU.S. lawmaker asks companies to answer for poor oral care accessSponsor ContentWe care about what you think.