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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
CBD spray may help treat oral ulcers
July 22, 2021 -- Cannabidiol (CBD) oral spray may inhibit inflammation in tongue ulcers, relieve pain, and accelerate the closure of lesions, according to an animal study presented at the virtual 2021 meeting of the International Association for Dental Research. The finding may help advance efforts to develop new therapeutic strategies for oral ulcers. Read More
Recker appointed to 4-year term on CODA
July 22, 2021 -- Dr. Frank Recker was appointed on July 12 to the ADA's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Recker was instrumental in challenging limited definitions of dental specialties. His appointment represents a fairly revolutionary change in perspectives from the ADA and CODA, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis. Read More
All-tissue lasers show power for managing peri-implantitis
July 22, 2021 -- Peri-implantitis is one of the more common diseases plaguing patients with dental implants. Dr. Samuel Low shares new research that demonstrates why Er,Cr:YSGG laser technology is a minimally invasive technique to manage the condition. Read More
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