Oral Cancer & Diagnostics
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
Overall tobacco use down among U.S. students
June 14, 2018 -- The number of U.S. middle and high school students who use tobacco products has significantly dropped since 2011, according to new data from the U.S. government. However, more than 3 million students still regularly use electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: How a researcher took on Big Tobacco with a stolen drawer
May 18, 2018 -- ANAHEIM, CA - A secret laboratory, stolen desk drawer, and quick escape -- learn how addiction researcher Victor DeNoble, PhD, went from being an employee at one of the largest tobacco companies to testifying before Congress about the harms of cigarettes. He shared his story at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: 1st day highlights
May 18, 2018 -- ANAHEIM, CA - DrBicuspid.com offers a look at a busy first day at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, covering new products, clinical presentations, industry news, and more.  Discuss
FDA plans to stop e-cigarette sales to kids
April 24, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a four-part plan of enforcement and regulatory steps to stop U.S. youth from having access to and using e-cigarettes.
FDA seeks comment on lowering nicotine levels
March 16, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the next step toward the goal of lowering the levels of nicotine in cigarettes to minimal or nonaddictive levels.  Discuss
Report: Effects of e-cigs on oral health still uncertain
January 23, 2018 -- Switching to electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may offer some oral health benefits for smokers, according to a new report released on January 23 from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. However, the long-term effects of e-cigarettes are still unknown.  Discuss
FDA proposes lowering tobacco nicotine levels
July 31, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on July 28 plans to regulate nicotine in cigarettes and other tobacco products to make cigarettes less dangerous and encourage the development of newer tobacco products that may be less dangerous than cigarettes. The goal is to lower the amount of nicotine to nonaddictive levels, reducing the risk of addiction and making it easier for current users to quit smoking.  Discuss
Are e-cigarettes more harmful than regular cigarettes?
March 31, 2017 -- Electronic cigarettes have been touted by some as being safer than regular cigarettes. However, research presented at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) annual meeting links e-cigarette use with potentially harmful microbiome changes and the risk of periodontal disease.  Discuss
U.S. surgeon general: E-cigarettes are a public health threat
December 8, 2016 -- E-cigarettes are now considered a public health threat, particularly to youth and young adults, according to a new report from the U.S. surgeon general.  Discuss
Special Feature
5 misconceptions about oral and oropharyngeal cancer
Screening of every dental patient older than 18 for oral and oropharyngeal cancer is a must, writes Jo-Anne Jones, RDH. Taking the time to screen each patient can make an impact on oral cancer survival rates. However, dentists and oral healthcare professionals have a few common misconceptions about these cancers. Read more.
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