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Dental never events: Moving beyond wrong-tooth extraction
May 23, 2018 -- Can you identify the "never events" in dentistry -- patient care incidents that safety experts agree should never happen? The concept of these never events is familiar in medicine, but its use in dentistry is more limited. An international team of researchers developed a list of dental never events that goes beyond wrong-tooth extraction.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Companies highlight new products
May 22, 2018 -- The California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 is the largest annual dental meeting on the West Coast of the U.S. As part of our continuing coverage, DrBicuspid.com brings you a look at some new products and exclusive industry news.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: How do you detect early caries?
May 21, 2018 -- While early caries detection is a crucial component of patient care, traditional methods of detection may not be as accurate as necessary. In a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, Dr. Ron Kaminer walked a full lecture room through a practical presentation on caries detection methods.  Discuss
New system measures most effective way to brush teeth
May 18, 2018 -- Effective toothbrushing requires a systematic approach, but previously there has been no way to measure effectiveness. Researchers have now developed and tested a new system for quantifying toothbrushing systematics, the Toothbrushing Systematics Index.  Discuss
5 questions to help your patients self-motivate
May 17, 2018 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg's hygienist came to him last week to discuss a patient who was not taking care of her mouth. However, this was not a new patient -- she had been coming to his office for a while. This is a question all dentists and hygienists grapple with: How can you help your patients self-motivate? Dr. Danenberg suggests five questions that might help.  Discuss
Ariz. governor signs dental therapist bill
May 17, 2018 -- Arizona has become the seventh state to allow dental therapists to practice.  Discuss
New product: Oral wellness diagnostic system launches
May 17, 2018 -- Diagnostic and monitoring products manufacturer Arkray USA has introduced a new oral wellness system for dentists and hygienists.  Discuss
Products to look for at CDA Presents 2018 in Anaheim
May 16, 2018 -- A highlight of the California Dental Association's upcoming CDA Presents 2018 meeting in Anaheim, CA, will be the many new products on display in the exhibit hall. Here we bring you a preview of these products from companies such as Dentsply Sirona, Water Pik, and Parkell.  Discuss
New product: Sumitra launches fluoride-free toothpaste
May 16, 2018 -- Health supplement and consulting company Sumitra Remedies has launched Vedenta, a fluoride-free herbal toothpaste.  Discuss
Is there a link between canker sores and caries in kids?
May 10, 2018 -- Are there any ways to prevent minor recurrent aphthous stomatitis, also known as canker sores, in your pediatric patients? Do hygiene habits, practitioner preventive protocols, or psychosocial factors contribute to its occurrence? A new study examined these relationships.  Discuss
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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.