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NC television station creates 'tooth decay in a jar'
June 1, 2020 -- WFMY-TV out of Greensboro, NC, recently devoted its weekly segment on science experiments to creating "tooth decay in a jar" as a way to help its younger viewers understand the importance of oral health.
A day of vaping alters the mouth, ups risk of oral disease
May 29, 2020 -- Vaping or using electronic cigarettes changes a person's biofilm within 24 hours of exposure, according to a study published on May 27 in Science Advances. Months of vaping left oral cavities resembling those of patients with severe periodontitis.  Discuss
Finding common ground in the battles between dentists and hygienists
May 22, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, talks about the current rift between dentists and dental hygienists. He also offers his thoughts on what should be a common denominator that can help bridge the gap between the two sides.  Discuss
The correlation between COVID-19, periodontal disease, and diet
May 20, 2020 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg discusses how the body's immune system is the connection between COVID-19, periodontal disease, and diet and why this is an important correlation for dentists and dental team members to understand and discuss.  Discuss
6 steps to reduce the tension between dentists and dental hygienists
May 19, 2020 -- With dentists and hygienists feuding online and tensions running high, perhaps it's time to take a step back, inhale deeply, and practice nondefensive listening, says Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH.  Discuss
Brain infected with periodontal disease bacteria shows Alzheimer's signs
May 15, 2020 -- Porphyromonas gingivalis, the main pathogen that causes chronic periodontitis, can invade the brain, triggering symptoms characteristic of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online on May 5 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.  Discuss
Ortek debuts new device that detects cavitated lesions
May 15, 2020 -- Ortek Therapeutics has unveiled a new electronic caries detection device, Ortek-ECD.
Elevate Oral Care launches 2nd flavor in toothpaste line
May 14, 2020 -- Elevate Oral Care has added a second flavor to its Just Right 5000 prescription fluoride toothpaste line for children.
Mouthguard may detect early signs of caries, periodontitis
May 12, 2020 -- A wearable, fluorescent mouthguard can detect early signs of tooth decay and periodontitis by ferreting out the secretions of volatile sulfur compounds in the oral cavity, according to a recent study published online in Advanced Materials.  Discuss
Does a parasite hold the key to better periodontal disease treatment?
May 6, 2020 -- Entamoeba gingivalis, a parasite found in the mouth, may be an underestimated source of oral inflammation that causes destructive forms of periodontitis, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Dental Research.  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.

Conferences
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
June 5
San Antonio, Texas United States
American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) 2020 Annual Conference
June 12-14
New Orleans, Louisiana United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
August 14
Raleigh, North Carolina United States