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New product: Water Pik debuts whitening water flosser
February 6, 2018 -- Water Pik has introduced a water flosser that incorporates teeth-whitening tablets.  Discuss
Delta Dental foundation gives $775K for Ariz. oral healthcare programs
February 5, 2018 -- The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has awarded nearly $775,000 in grants to more than 30 Arizona nonprofit organizations.  Discuss
Henry Schein to donate $250K in products to foundation
February 1, 2018 -- Henry Schein announced it will donate $250,000 in healthcare product kits to the America's Dentists Care Foundation.  Discuss
Review confirms link between perio disease and diabetes
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January 30, 2018 -- A new systematic review further supports the link between periodontal disease and diabetes. Periodontal treatment moderately but significantly improved glycemic control in patients with diabetes, the authors found.
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Study: Periodontal disease increases stroke damage
January 25, 2018 -- Chronic periodontitis can increase the damage from an ischemic stroke, according to a small animal study presented this week at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles.
ADA Foundation names continuity of care grant winners
January 25, 2018 -- The ADA Foundation has announced three organizations as the recipients of its 2018 Give Kids A Smile Continuity of Care Grants.  Discuss
Does bariatric surgery increase caries risk?
January 24, 2018 -- Bariatric surgery is a good option for treating obesity in certain patients, but it can cause some gastrointestinal complications and oral problems. Does it increase the risk of developing caries? The authors of a new review looked for answers.  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
Young Innovations acquires Mydent
January 24, 2018 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations has acquired Mydent International.  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.