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ADHA partners with CDC on antismoking campaign
June 22, 2018 -- The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) has partnered with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a campaign to educate the public about the harms of smoking.  Discuss
New AAP staging system aims to improve perio treatment
June 21, 2018 -- A new staging and grading system for periodontitis and classifying peri-implant diseases and conditions is one of the highlights of a publication on June 21 from an international workshop on periodontal disease by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).  Discuss
Are you all on the same page in your practice?
June 21, 2018 -- Being and remaining on the same page are constant demands of any dental office, writes Dr. Lisa Knowles. As technologies change and philosophies evolve, there is a constant need to update communication between the professionals and the patients. Dr. Knowles offers five practical ideas to ensure everyone in your practice is on the same page.  Discuss
How effective is water fluoridation at preventing caries?
June 20, 2018 -- Recent research is scant on the dental health effects of water fluoridation in the U.S., despite the public health importance of this intervention. Therefore, the researchers of a new study investigated the association between community water fluoridation and dental caries occurrence in U.S. children.  Discuss
New CE courses focus on handpiece sterilization, insurance
June 18, 2018 -- Two new continuing education (CE) courses are now available from DrBicuspid.com. One course focuses on dental handpiece sterilization and the second on insurance independence and reimbursement.  Discuss
How a flow chart can help your practice
June 14, 2018 -- Is there a way to help your office improve patient and communication, get your team members all on the same clinical page, and improve your bottom line? Practice management consultant Jen Butler suggests to many of her clients that they use a perio flow chart to help. In her latest column, she outlines the benefits these charts can bring to your practice.  Discuss
FDA launches water line safety page
June 14, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new page on its website about dental unit water line safety.  Discuss
Green tea mouthwash may help patients with gingivitis
June 13, 2018 -- Green tea-based mouthwashes may rival chlorhexidine for some patients, a systematic review found. Patients with plaque-induced gingivitis who used a green tea-based mouthwash had plaque and gingival markers that were similar to those of patients who used chlorhexidine.  Discuss
Why do we have more tooth decay now?
June 13, 2018 -- The question of why there are more tooth decay and gum disease now than in the past isn't an easy one to answer, writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. He tells his patients that while flossing and brushing are crucial, other factors are just as important.  Discuss
Study: Triclosan may increase colon cancer risk
June 8, 2018 -- The effects of triclosan on human health should be urgently re-examined, according to the authors of a new preclinical study that found the chemical might increase the risk of colon cancer and other harmful consequences. The findings were published in Science Translational Medicine.  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
August 10
Baltimore, Maryland United States
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
2019 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
January 17-19, 2019
Denver, Colorado United States