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New product: Native launches toothpaste line
January 10, 2019 -- Personal care company Native has launched a new, fluoride-free toothpaste line.
Psoriasis linked to periodontal disease in new study
January 9, 2019 -- People with psoriasis may also be at an increased risk for periodontal disease. The findings of a new study linked the itchy, red skin condition to the health of teeth and gums.  Discuss
What do you say when patients ask about food?
January 9, 2019 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg is often asked about more than just oral healthcare by his patients. He devotes considerable time in talking to them about food and diet. In his latest column, he summarizes some of his latest thinking on food and eating.  Discuss
Teen substance use linked to dental treatment nonadherence
January 8, 2019 -- As adolescents transition to greater independence and adulthood, what determines whether they adhere to recommended dental treatments? Do socioeconomic factors have an effect? Might adopting certain habits or associating with certain people interfere with following suggested care? Researchers conducted a study to find out.  Discuss
Mich. governor signs dental therapist bill
January 2, 2019 -- Michigan has become the eighth U.S. state to allow dental therapists to practice.  Discuss
Want to improve teens' oral hygiene? Text them
December 19, 2018 -- If you want your teenage patients to brush and floss regularly, you may want to text them. In a new study, teenage orthodontics patients who received daily text reminders showed remarkably improved oral hygiene within a few weeks.  Discuss
Congratulations to DrBicuspid.com's 2018 Dental Excellence Award winners
December 19, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Dental Excellence Awards. Please join us in honoring the best new products in dentistry. Awards will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting in February.  Discuss
Benco to distribute Oxyfresh products
December 19, 2018 -- Oral care products company Oxyfresh has announced a partnership with Benco Dental to distribute its dental products in the U.S.
Are periodontists where they're needed? Yes and no
December 13, 2018 -- Where are the periodontists? As the number of people with periodontitis continues to increase in the U.S., are periodontal specialists located where they're most needed? To find out, researchers examined the geographic proximity of periodontal offices throughout the U.S. to the homes of the people who need their care.  Discuss
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
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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.