Hygiene
Gum disease may affect COVID-19 severity
August 6, 2020 -- Patients with inflammation caused by periodontitis may experience more severe COVID-19 complications, according to an article published online July 30 in the Journal of the California Dental Association.  Discuss
Q&A with Dr. Sam Low on dental aerosols, lasers, and the role of the hygienist after COVID-19
August 6, 2020 -- In a one-on-one interview, Dr. Sam Low chats with DrBicuspid.com Editor-in-Chief Kevin Henry about a number of topics, including the future of dental hygiene as well as how dentistry has changed since the COVID-19 disruption.  Discuss
Candibell launches crowdfunding campaign for Truthbrush
August 6, 2020 -- Candibell has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for a device parents can use to track their children's toothbrushing habits.
Asking dental hygienists for their thoughts on the present, future of their profession
August 4, 2020 -- DrBicuspid.com has launched "RDHs in the real world," a look into what dental hygienists are really thinking right now. We're asking hygienists for their thoughts and opinions on current events as well as what they see for the future of their profession. You will learn about their answers in future articles.  Discuss
ORL Labs introduces pocket breath sprays
August 4, 2020 -- ORL Labs has debuted new breath sprays that are designed to restore oral health and prevent cavities without the use of fluoride.
Dementia, mild cognitive decline linked to gum disease
August 3, 2020 -- Dementia and mild cognitive impairment may be linked to periodontal disease, specifically the type of gum damage that results in tooth loss, according to a study published online July 29 in Neurology.  Discuss
Poor oral care may affect the accuracy of COVID-19 tests
July 29, 2020 -- Failing to maintain good oral hygiene may result in clinically recovered COVID-19 patients continuing to test positive for the novel coronavirus for longer periods of time, according to a study published on July 24 in Special Care in Dentistry.  Discuss
Young Innovations unveils new prophy angle
July 27, 2020 -- Young Innovations has launched a new prophy angle called Splatter Guard that reduces splatter by up to 15 times compared to traditional devices, it said.
Aspen Dental, Forward Science ink OralID agreement
July 27, 2020 -- Aspen Dental and Forward Science have signed an agreement that will allow Aspen to make available Forward Science's OralID oral cancer screening device to its 830 branded dental offices.
CAMBRA Coalition conference to be held virtually
July 27, 2020 -- The 2020 Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) Coalition conference will be a virtual event this year, the organization announced.
Hot Topic
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.

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ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
August 14
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
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September 18
Houston, Texas United States
NYS Mandated Infection Control
September 24
Syracuse, New York United States
Central New York Dental Conference (CNYDC) 2020
September 24-25
Syracuse, New York United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
October 16
Denver, Colorado United States