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Is an antibiotic always necessary for bleeding gums?
September 19, 2018 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg realizes that there are times to prescribe an antibiotic medication for patients whose gums are bleeding. Yet there are many more instances that call for a different strategy. He offers three suggestions for these patients.  Discuss
Toothpaste: Is it good for preventing plaque regrowth?
September 18, 2018 -- Standard dental care calls for twice-daily toothbrushing with a fluoride toothpaste or dentrifice, but it remains unclear if these substances contribute to toothbrushing's effectiveness at inhibiting plaque regrowth. To learn more, researchers reviewed and analyzed the published evidence.  Discuss
Fixative pastes, powders included on latest U.S. tariff list
September 18, 2018 -- At least one dental-related product category is included on the latest list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them in the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China.  Discuss
5 tips to prevent a water-line outbreak at your practice
September 17, 2018 -- When was the last time you tested your water lines? Infection-control expert Jessica Wilson shared her tips for how to maintain your water lines and keep your patients healthy at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Hu-Friedy launches online infection-control resource
September 14, 2018 -- Hu-Friedy has released an online infection-control compliance resource.  Discuss
Hormones and oral health: Treatment planning for women
September 13, 2018 -- Women face unique oral health challenges throughout their lifetime, thanks in part to fluctuating hormones, according to a presentation by periodontist Dr. Jacqueline Plemons at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting. She detailed how hormone levels affect women's periodontal health and discussed how to help these patients maintain healthy teeth and gums.  Discuss
New product: Toothbrushing powder debuts
September 13, 2018 -- Oral care company Proteith has launched a new powder for toothbrushing.
CDA Presents 2018: Common conditions may impact older patients
September 11, 2018 -- When your older patients aren't eating or cite difficulty swallowing, the cause may be a condition such as lichen planus or xerostomia, noted Dr. Jacqueline Plemons in a presentation at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: For healthy teeth, pick dark chocolate over crackers
September 6, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - If you want healthy teeth, it may be better to opt for dark chocolate instead of crackers, according to a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting on September 6.  Discuss
What your patients don't know about stress might hurt them
September 5, 2018 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg notes that while there are many articles about stress, science had not until recently uncovered specifically how stress can cause damage to the gut. He explains how some newly published research can help you improve your patients' oral and overall health.  Discuss
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
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
October 12
Denver, Colorado United States
75th Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Oral Biology (AIOB)
October 26-28
Palm Springs, California United States
23rd American World Dentistry Congress
November 2-3
San Francisco, California United States
Empire Conference
November 2-4
Syracuse, New York United States
2019 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
January 17-19, 2019
Denver, Colorado United States