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Researchers develop thermometer for gum tissue
July 26, 2021 -- Researchers from the ADA Science & Research Institute and National Institute of Standards and Technology developed a prototype device that measures changes in gingival temperature. They showcased the device at the 2021 International Association for Dental Research virtual meeting. Read More
Do's and don'ts for motivating your team
July 26, 2021 -- Regardless of the technique used, good leaders figure out how to motivate each individual and the staff as a whole. When team members are fully engaged in the success of the practice, they can accomplish great things, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Adverse events are common in pediatric dental patients
July 23, 2021 -- In a recent study, approximately 90% of U.S. pediatric dentists reported having at least one child experience an adverse event during dental treatment within the past five years. The findings were presented on July 23 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
ADA PAC to stop funding controversial Ariz. lawmaker
July 23, 2021 -- Following months of mounting pressure from some of its members, the ADA's political action committee (ADPAC) is suspending political contributions to former dentist Rep. Dr. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), according to a story first reported by Vice News. Read More
Align investors ask court to approve $16M settlement
July 23, 2021 -- Invisalign maker Align Technology and investors who claim the company misled them about the financial consequences of a discount program have asked a California federal judge to approve a $16 million settlement. Read More
Needle sticks, burs cause most dental school injuries
July 22, 2021 -- Needle sticks and uncovered burs are responsible for most dental school injuries, according to research presented on July 22 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
Water from scalers largely fails to meet U.S. standards
July 22, 2021 -- The output water from ultrasonic scalers at a dental school largely failed to meet U.S. potable water standards in recent testing. The research was presented on July 22 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
Is prolonged N95 use affecting the health of your dental team?
July 22, 2021 -- Continuous wear of N95 filtering facepiece respirators reduced blood oxygen saturation levels and increased the heart rates of dentists and dental assistants -- although the changes were within the range considered to be healthy, according to a July 17 paper in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Artificial intelligence model predicts links between general, oral health
July 22, 2021 -- General health and oral health factors should be considered collectively when planning healthcare for older adults, according to an oral session presented at the 2021 International Association for Dental Research virtual meeting. Read More
Wearing a mask makes people aware of their bad breath
July 22, 2021 -- Wearing a face mask makes people aware of their bad breath, according to a recent survey published in Oral Diseases. The use of face masks also led respondents to make significant changes in their oral hygiene habits. Read More
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