CDC to hold first-ever dentistry-focused COCA call on June 3
June 1, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its first Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) call focused on dentistry on June 3.
Oral ulcers may be sign of the virus that causes COVID-19
May 28, 2020 -- Painful ulcers in the oral cavity may be linked to SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes COVID-19, according to an article published on May 5 in Oral Diseases. This is thought to be the first reported case of oral lesions being a possible symptom of COVID-19, the authors noted.  Discuss
Podcast: What every dentist and team member needs to know about the updated CDC guidance
May 27, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released some important guidance that affects every dental practice. In this podcast, we get the answers to important questions about this guidance from dental infection control expert Mary Govoni.  Discuss
UV Angel partners with Smile One Services
May 27, 2020 -- Michigan-based dental service organization Smile One Services will install UV Angel's surface and air pathogen control products at its practices.
CDA letter calls for immediate alignment of return-to-work directives
May 21, 2020 -- The president of the California Dental Association (CDA) sent a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom on May 18 asking to open dental offices evenly across the state.
Survey reveals PPE changes, concerns for dental practices
May 20, 2020 -- A survey of 300 dental practices across the U.S. by the Willeford Group earlier this week revealed some surprising findings regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) usage and preparedness, as well as what comes next for many dental practices as they reopen.  Discuss
Face scanning app, 3D printing personalize face mask fit
May 18, 2020 -- Bayshore Dental Studio has released an app that will help dentists personalize face masks.
Thoughts on a preprocedure rinse for the dental patient
May 15, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, tackles a hot topic as he dives into what he believes could be an answer for many of the questions surrounding a preprocedure rinse as dental patients start returning to practices.  Discuss
NC dentists can administer COVID-19 diagnostic, antibody tests
May 14, 2020 -- A bill recently passed in North Carolina allows dentists to administer diagnostic tests and antibody tests for COVID-19, provided the tests have been approved or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Discuss
It's almost time! Join us on Thursday and Friday for our Spring Virtual CE Conference & Trade Show
May 13, 2020 --'s inaugural Spring Virtual CE Conference & Trade Show will begin on Thursday, May 14, at 11 a.m. EDT. There is no cost to attend, and registrants can earn up to 15 continuing education (CE) hours by listening to some of the most well-known speakers in the dental industry.  Discuss