Self-collecting and mailing saliva could help pandemic
July 26, 2021 -- Having patients collect their own saliva and mail it to a laboratory for analysis is feasible, according to a presentation delivered at the International Association for Dental Research virtual meeting. Presenter Walter Siqueira from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada said that such a service could be a useful strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Dentists have downloaded thousands of COVID-19 docs
July 23, 2021 -- ADA data presented on July 23 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting show just how much the organization's members looked for COVID-19 resources in the wake of the pandemic last year. 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
Is prolonged N95 use affecting the health of your dental team?
July 22, 2021 -- Continuous wear of N95 filtering facepiece respirators reduced blood oxygen saturation levels and increased the heart rates of dentists and dental assistants -- although the changes were within the range considered to be healthy, according to a July 17 paper in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 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
Dental professionals show strong response to SARS-CoV-2
July 22, 2021 -- A majority of dental professionals showed a persistent, protective immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in a study presented on July 22 at the International Association for Dental Research virtual meeting. 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 care before heart surgery does not up complication risk
July 19, 2021 -- Patients who undergo dental treatments prior to cardiovascular surgeries do not face an increased risk of oral health complications, medical adverse events, or death. The findings were published on July 13 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
OSAP names winner of investigative research award
July 19, 2021 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announced that Sepehr Makhous, PhD, is the recipient of the 2021 Dr. James A. Cottone Award for Excellence in Investigative Research. Read More
U.S. files COVID-19 whistleblower suit against Texas dentists
July 16, 2021 -- The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a Texas dental practice and its owners on behalf of two employees who claim they were retaliated against for reporting COVID-19 safety concerns, according to a department release issued July 15. Read More
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