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Why do our kids have tooth decay?
December 12, 2018 -- It's a question dentists and hygienists hear every day whether they are in the office or not: Why do our kids have so much tooth decay? Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg writes that the roots of the issue are nutrition and activity.  Discuss
How did I contract multiple myeloma?
November 28, 2018 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg announced to his blog readers in September that he'd been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. In this column, he raises questions every dental team member should ask themselves about the health risks they may face while serving their patients and their community.  Discuss
New product: Colgate launches bacteria-fighting toothpaste
November 28, 2018 -- Colgate-Palmolive has introduced a bacteria-fighting version of its Colgate Total toothpaste.  Discuss
New product: Benco Brands releases electric toothbrush
November 28, 2018 -- Benco Brands has released a new electric toothbrush.
Columbia Univ. receives grant for mobile dental clinic
November 28, 2018 -- The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine has been awarded a $585,000 grant for a new mobile dental clinic from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation.
Does a hybrid toothbrush offer the best of both worlds?
November 26, 2018 -- For patients who can't decide between a manual and powered toothbrush, a hybrid design that combines both modes may be ideal. But how effective is such a product at reducing plaque compared with a regular powered toothbrush, and how much do users like it? To learn more, researchers investigated.  Discuss
Best oral health deals this Black Friday
November 20, 2018 -- When you think of Black Friday, you probably think of deals on televisions, appliances, and the latest tech gadgets. But did you know you can score some big discounts on oral healthcare products, too?  Discuss
How do you get low-income smokers to go to the dentist?
November 20, 2018 -- Smokers have an increased risk of oral disease but use dental healthcare at lower rates than nonsmokers, so researchers sought to understand the factors affecting dental care use in low-income smokers. They found that the issues involved went beyond cost to characteristics such as motivation and self-efficacy.  Discuss
Exercise and dental health are interlinked
November 14, 2018 -- Alvin Danenberg, DDS, tells his patients that their gut and health are dependent on moving their body. But many of his patients don't know that even dental health is indirectly affected by healthy exercise. In his latest column, he outlines recent studies with a clear message about oral and overall health.  Discuss
New product: Plackers debuts apple-cinnamon flossers
November 14, 2018 -- Dental floss manufacturer Plackers has introduced limited-edition flavored flossers.
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.

Conferences
2019 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
January 17-19, 2019
Denver, Colorado United States
Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) 2019 Annual Meeting
April 4-6, 2019
Dallas, Texas United States