Hygiene
Eating fish may protect men from gum disease
July 27, 2021 -- Eating fish may be linked to reduced periodontal disease in men, according to a poster session on July 24 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
Researchers develop thermometer for gum tissue
July 26, 2021 -- Researchers from the ADA Science & Research Institute and National Institute of Standards and Technology developed a prototype device that measures changes in gingival temperature. They showcased the device at the 2021 International Association for Dental Research virtual meeting. Read More
Cortexyme touts success of periodontal disease drug candidate
July 23, 2021 -- Cortexyme touted new preclinical data for its atuzaginstat (COR388) drug candidate in treating periodontal disease at the 2021 International Association for Dental Research virtual meeting. Read More
Water from scalers largely fails to meet U.S. standards
July 22, 2021 -- The output water from ultrasonic scalers at a dental school largely failed to meet U.S. potable water standards in recent testing. The research was presented on July 22 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
Artificial intelligence model predicts links between general, oral health
July 22, 2021 -- General health and oral health factors should be considered collectively when planning healthcare for older adults, according to an oral session presented at the 2021 International Association for Dental Research virtual meeting. Read More
Wearing a mask makes people aware of their bad breath
July 22, 2021 -- Wearing a face mask makes people aware of their bad breath, according to a recent survey published in Oral Diseases. The use of face masks also led respondents to make significant changes in their oral hygiene habits. Read More
All-tissue lasers show power for managing peri-implantitis
July 22, 2021 -- Peri-implantitis is one of the more common diseases plaguing patients with dental implants. Dr. Samuel Low shares new research that demonstrates why Er,Cr:YSGG laser technology is a minimally invasive technique to manage the condition. Read More
SARS-CoV-2 exposure risk cut due to office changes
July 21, 2021 -- Multiple changes were made at dental care facilities to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, and these strategies cut transmission risk, according to a presentation given on July 21 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research General Session. Read More
Dental disease prominent in Canary Islands mummies
July 21, 2021 -- Analysis of pre-Hispanic mummies found in the Canary Islands has shown that their dental pathologies did not differ significantly from skeletonized remains found on the same island, according to research published online July 13 in the International Journal of Paleopathology. Read More
TempStars expands into U.S., launching in Pa.
July 21, 2021 -- Canada-based dental temping and hiring service firm TempStars is expanding into the U.S., launching first in Pennsylvania. Read More
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.

Conferences
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States