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Infographic: Best states for children's dental health 2019
April 22, 2019 -- Iowa is the best U.S. state for children's dental health in 2019, according to a new report from personal finance website WalletHub. WalletHub ranked all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on 33 indicators of oral and overall health.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Should your practice be concerned about the measles outbreaks?
April 18, 2019 -- The U.S. is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of measles cases in 2019, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this Second Opinion column, hygienist Corinne Jameson-Kuehl writes that dental practitioners need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of measles to prevent its spread within the dental office and the community.  Discuss
Can a mouthwash relieve oral mucositis pain?
April 18, 2019 -- More than 80% of patients with head and neck cancer develop painful oral mucositis during radiation treatment. Researchers compared two frequently used mouthwashes with a placebo mouthwash to measure the pain relief they provided.  Discuss
Calif. girl dies after allergic reaction to toothpaste
April 18, 2019 -- An 11-year-old California girl had an anaphylactic reaction to milk protein from a prescription toothpaste. She died on April 4 after being transported to a hospital for treatment.
Have you shifted your caries management paradigm?
April 16, 2019 -- The current surgical model of caries management relies on symptomatic treatment via drilling and filling. However, the authors of a new review article in Dentistry Journal suggest practitioners should be refocusing their caries management using a medical model centered around prevention, timely intervention, and support of natural healing.  Discuss
Measles outbreaks reported in 20 U.S. states in 2019
April 16, 2019 -- There have been 555 reported cases of measles in 20 U.S. states so far in 2019, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There were 372 reported cases in 2018.
Study tests success of nonsurgical perio treatment
April 11, 2019 -- Is a nonsurgical treatment approach successful when treating patients with periodontal pocket depth of 5 mm or more? A study of more than 1,100 patients sought to find out. The researchers conclusions may change how you approach treating these patients.  Discuss
Patients need to be proactive for their health
April 3, 2019 -- A patient came into periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg's office saying he wanted to become healthy. It's a good first step, writes Dr. Danenberg, but this patient must also stop smoking and other behaviors if he is going to have a chance to become healthy. Patients have to be willing to participate in their own healthcare, he notes.  Discuss
FDA proposes limiting fluoride in bottled water
April 3, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a rule to lower the allowable level of fluoride in bottled water. The new level of 0.7 mg/L parts per million is the same as the standard set by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2015 for community water systems.  Discuss
New product: Premier adds cordless prophy handpiece
April 3, 2019 -- Premier Dental has launched the AeroPro cordless and pedal-free prophy handpiece.
Hot Topic
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.

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