Dental surgeons offer imaging tips for patients wearing masks
September 22, 2021 -- Is it possible to acquire extraoral images of patients while they are still wearing masks for protection against COVID-19? It's possible, if you take a few steps to counter artifacts that might develop, according to a letter published online September 19 in Academic Radiology. Read More
CDC releases infection control resource
September 20, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new infection control and prevention training resource as part of Dental Infection Control Awareness Month, recognized every September. Read More
Let's talk about Dental Infection Control Awareness Month
September 17, 2021 -- One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted is the importance of infection control and prevention. What better time to talk about the topic than Dental Infection Control Awareness Month, which takes place in September. Read More
CDC updates its infection prevention and control guidance
September 14, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its infection prevention and control guidance for healthcare settings during the COVID-19 pandemic, including its guidelines for dental practices. Read More
CDA requires vaccination for 3-day convention
September 10, 2021 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) kicked off its three-day convention on September 9 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. The association is requiring in-person attendees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon entering the building. Read More
4 ways to help patients hear the positive
September 9, 2021 -- There won't be a reset button to the prepandemic normal, which is why it's essential to make patients feel welcome and safe within the practice walls. Dr. James V. Anderson gives his tips to help you positively communicate a message of safety to patients. Read More
Groups call for mandatory COVID-19 jabs for dental teams, students
September 3, 2021 -- COVID-19 vaccination should be mandatory for oral healthcare workers, students, and residents, according to a statement issued September 1 by a dozen oral and public health organizations, including the American Dental Hygienists' Association. Read More
OSAP celebrates Dental Infection Control Awareness Month
September 3, 2021 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is celebrating Dental Infection Control Awareness Month during the month of September. Read More
COVID-19 restrictions force dental cancellations in England
August 31, 2021 -- Dentists and general practitioners in England continue to cancel appointments due to COVID-19 restrictions left in place despite easing of the government's self-isolation guidance in early August, according to an August 30 report on, the website of the British newspaper i. Read More
What links oral surgery infections to penicillin allergy?
August 30, 2021 -- Oral surgery patients with penicillin allergies who take a certain kind of antibiotic as perioperative prophylaxis face a greater risk of developing surgical site infections, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More