Penn Dental to launch new oral healthcare center April 19, 2021 -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine) and the university's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have launched a new oral health initiative called the Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry.Read More
Dental Dose: Painkillers and COVID-19 vaccines April 16, 2021 -- A patient comes in for dental work today. He got the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday. What do you do? "It's a Catch-22," said pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, in the latest episode of Dental Dose. That's because dentistry's favorite painkillers may also dampen the effectiveness of vaccines.Read More
Solmetex names new director April 16, 2021 -- Solmetex said that Richard Andrew Campos has joined the organization as its director of international business development and sales.Read More
Second Opinion: Dentistry must correct fluoride myths April 15, 2021 -- Dental professionals have a charge to combat misinformation about fluoride, writes Dr. Johnny Johnson Jr. In a Second Opinion piece, he details why a recent review is making waves and gives two actions dental professionals can take for fluoride advocacy.Read More
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.