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Colgate's Optic White fails to deeply whiten teeth, suit claims
October 18, 2019 -- A Nevada woman has filed a class-action suit against Colgate-Palmolive, claiming that Colgate's Optic White toothpaste is based on "false hope" because it fails to naturally, deeply whiten teeth as advertised.  Discuss
Case report: Repair of osseous defect on an implant
October 18, 2019 -- Dr. Daniel Haghighi reports on the case of a 70-year-old man who was experiencing pain around implant #5. He describes using a laser to maximize treatment efficacy and to manage the osseous tissue and soft-tissue defects.  Discuss
Study: Dental specialists prescribe millions of antibiotics
October 17, 2019 -- Dentists and other dental specialists wrote about 9 million antibiotic prescriptions to patients during a three-year period despite growing concerns of antibiotic resistance, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.
Sugary drinks account for majority of kids' drink sales
October 16, 2019 -- Sugary drinks accounted for almost two-thirds of children's drink sales in 2018, according to a report published on October 16. Beverage manufacturers also spent millions of dollars advertising sugar-sweetened beverages to children last year.  Discuss
Western Dental, Mexican consulate join forces
October 16, 2019 -- Western Dental has partnered with the Mexican consulate to hold health fairs during Binational Health Week at two Western Dental locations in California's Santa Clara County. The fairs will be held October 18.
New research of oral anomalies aids understanding of schizophrenia
October 14, 2019 -- The causes of schizophrenia are not entirely understood, but healthcare practitioners are increasingly intrigued by the links between this complicated condition and human physical and neurological development. In this Second Opinion, Dr. Gary Hack details his team's recent research and offers hope for improving the dental experience for these patients.  Discuss
Failure to sterilize instruments makes 2020 top healthcare hazards list
October 9, 2019 -- Sterile processing errors in medical/dental offices were listed as the third of 10 top healthcare technology hazards for 2020 in an October 7 release by the ECRI Institute.
Hello Products adds hemp seed oral care product line
October 9, 2019 -- Hello Products is growing its product lineup with a new hemp seed oil collection of oral care products that includes toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss.
Unique gum cells may prevent perio disease in the future
October 8, 2019 -- Newly discovered sensory cells in gums that protect the mouth from infections that cause tissue and bone damage to teeth may be the answer to periodontitis prevention treatments in the future, according to new research.  Discuss
American Academy of Pediatrics releases oral health primer
October 7, 2019 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics has released an online resource for pediatricians about children's oral health needs.
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Study focuses on dental therapists' impact in Native Alaskan communities

In the first study to look at the long-term outcomes of communities served by dental therapists, researchers from the University of Washington have found that children in Alaska Native communities had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care than those in communities not receiving services from these practitioners. Read more.

Conferences
Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC)
November 14-15
United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
November 15
Dallas, Texas United States
Yankee Dental Congress 2020
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
February 14, 2020
San Diego, California United States