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CDC survey: U.S. kids brush at 1 year but use too much toothpaste
February 6, 2019 -- Almost 80% of U.S. children and adolescents began brushing their teeth at or before their first birthday, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, nearly 40% of children ages 3 to 6 are using too much toothpaste when they brush.  Discuss
Water fluoridation may reduce caries disparities
January 30, 2019 -- Community water fluoridation may reduce dental caries disparities due to income levels, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics on January 28. Researchers found low-income children were less likely to experience caries in their primary teeth if they lived in fluoridated counties.  Discuss
Ending fluoridation linked to more caries, higher costs
December 21, 2018 -- Ending community water fluoridation may have long-lasting oral health and financial consequences. Researchers found the number of caries treatments and their associated Medicaid costs soared in Juneau, AK, after the city stopped adding fluoride to its water supply.  Discuss
U.S. voters decide on dental-related issues
November 7, 2018 -- U.S. citizens headed to the polls on November 6 to weigh in on a number of dental-related issues in the midterm election. Local and state ballot measures ranged from community water fluoridation to the future of soda taxes, and five dentists were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  Discuss
6 ways nanoparticles are the future of dentistry
September 24, 2018 -- Nanoparticles have the potential to enhance almost every aspect of dentistry, from radiographs and restoratives to orthodontics and oral surgery. A scientific paper highlighted some possibilities for how dentists may use nanoparticles.  Discuss
Second Opinion: A crucial study on fluoride produces silence
June 26, 2018 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Johnny Johnson Jr., president of the American Fluoridation, looks at the response to studies about fluoride's safety. Dr. Johnson addresses the need for those in the public health community to respond when fluoride's use is challenged.  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
Beyond brushing, flossing, and fluoride: 3 strategies to fight caries
May 25, 2018 -- You tell your patients to brush and floss and also praise the merits of fluoride, so why are they still coming back with cavitated lesions? Dr. Brian Novy, discussed three strategies to restore balance to the mouth at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
SDI gets FDA clearance for SDF product
April 23, 2018 -- SDI has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its silver diamine fluoride (SDF) desensitizer.  Discuss
OHA report: State of oral health is mixed for seniors
April 18, 2018 -- The state of dental care for older Americans is mixed, according to a new report from Oral Health America (OHA). While 25 U.S. states received a poor overall score on key oral health performance measures, the number of people covered by community water fluoridation increased from 2016 to 2018.  Discuss
Hot Topic
Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.
Conferences
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2019 Annual Meeting
March 13-16
Washington, DC, District of Columbia United States
Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) 2019 Annual Meeting
April 4-6
Dallas, Texas United States
Dental Treatment Planning and Sequencing Hawaii Cruise
April 6-13
Honolulu, Hawaii United States