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Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2018: Part 2
February 21, 2018 -- One highlight of the upcoming 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting is the vast exhibit hall with hundreds of companies showing thousands of products. To help you maximize your on the floor, we bring you the second part of our preview of new and recently introduced products to look for at the meeting.  Discuss
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2018: Part 1
February 20, 2018 -- A highlight of the upcoming 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be the vast exhibit hall, where hundreds of companies will showcase their products. Here we bring you part one of our preview of new and recently introduced products to look for while you're walking through McCormick Place in Chicago.  Discuss
Study seeks best cleanser for denture biofilm
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February 7, 2018 -- While keeping dentures clean can be a challenge, it is important for a patient's oral health to try to eliminate Candida albicans biofilm that grows on these appliances. A new study tested three denture cleansers on three different denture resins to find out how effective they are against this fungus.
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Oral bacteria's role in healthy blood pressure
February 7, 2018 -- The importance of maintaining healthy mouth bacteria goes beyond just oral health, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. He looks at the research that examines the role of oral bacteria in preventing elevated blood pressure.  Discuss
New product: Water Pik launches portable water flosser
February 7, 2018 -- Water Pik has introduced a compact, portable version of its water flosser.
New product: Water Pik debuts whitening water flosser
February 6, 2018 -- Water Pik has introduced a water flosser that incorporates teeth-whitening tablets.  Discuss
What do you tell your patients about essential oils?
January 24, 2018 -- Have your patients asked you about the use of so-called essential oils? Used in the mouth, these oils may be as effective as chlorhexidine at killing bacteria, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. He notes, however, that you should be aware of potential issues when you discuss them with your patients.  Discuss
ADA announces 3-year collaboration with CVS
January 24, 2018 -- The ADA and CVS Pharmacy have announced a three-year collaboration to make credible oral health information more accessible to CVS customers.  Discuss
New product: Gum care toothpaste launches
January 23, 2018 -- Dental Herb has introduced a new toothpaste with xylitol and aloe.  Discuss
Preventive approach for caries works in real world
January 22, 2018 -- An approach to stopping caries that emphasizes prevention works in real-world dental practices, according to a new study published on January 22 in Advances in Dental Research. The strategy, caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA), takes a proactive approach by targeting patients believed to have a high risk for caries.  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.