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IADR study: Can applying SDF annually stop root caries?
July 1, 2016 -- Is there a treatment that could arrest caries without traditional drilling and filling? According to a study presented at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting in Seoul, South Korea, there is: silver diamine fluoride (SDF).  Discuss
Mich. considers midlevel provider bill
July 1, 2016 -- Michigan has become the latest state to consider a bill to allow midlevel providers known as dental therapists.  Discuss
New CE courses tackle opioid misuse and HIV
June 30, 2016 -- Two presentations from the 2016 Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) annual meeting are now available as continuing education (CE) videos. Topics include opioid misuse and the HIV care continuum, and other CSDA presentations from previous years are also available.  Discuss
Center for Oral Health starts school-based program
June 30, 2016 -- The Center for Oral Health has joined insurers Liberty Dental Plan, Health Net, and Access Dental in a program to provide checkups and preventive treatments to Northern California school children.  Discuss
Delta Dental Foundation offers community health grants
June 30, 2016 -- Applications are now being accepting for the Delta Dental Foundation 2016 Brighter Futures Community Grants program.  Discuss
FDA approves new hepatitis C drug
June 29, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first pharmaceutical to treat all six major forms of chronic hepatitis C virus infection.  Discuss
SW Safety launches fully textured gloves
June 29, 2016 -- SW Safety Solutions has introduced new single-use gloves.  Discuss
IADR study: Is gingivitis likely in pregnant women?
June 28, 2016 -- Women who are pregnant are likely to have moderate to severe gingivitis and may need regular care to maintain their oral health, according to a new study presented on June 23 at the International Association for Dental Research general session in Seoul, South Korea.  Discuss
GC America links with America's ToothFairy
June 28, 2016 -- Dental products manufacturer GC America has become an underwriting partner of America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation.  Discuss
Kolibree partners with Ubisoft for toothbrushing game
June 24, 2016 -- Kolibree has partnered with game developer and publisher Ubisoft to create a new, interactive game that teaches kids how to brush their teeth.  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.