Ill. man dies after being administered too much anesthesia
July 27, 2021 -- An Illinois man died after being administered an inappropriate amount of anesthesia during dental surgery, according to a report published on July 26 in the Lake and McHenry County Scanner. Read More
Survey shows voter support for Medicare dental coverage
July 27, 2021 -- A YouGov survey conducted this month found that 8 in 10 voters support adding dental coverage to Medicare, according to a statement released by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, Families USA, and the Oral Health Progress and Equity Network. Read More
Two-Ten Health merges with Titanium Solutions
July 27, 2021 -- Irish dental enterprise software developer Two-Ten Health has merged with oral health management services provider Titanium Solutions. Read More
SDF protocol reduces dental hospitalizations for kids
July 27, 2021 -- A dental caries management protocol that combines a single application of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) with comprehensive oral health education can decrease the number of preventative dental hospitalizations, according to research published in the International Dental Journal. Read More
Patients without wisdom teeth perform better on taste test
July 27, 2021 -- Patients who undergo third-molar extraction have better long-term taste function than those who haven't received the procedure, according to research published in Chemical Senses. The findings hold true even though mandibular third-molar extraction can cause postoperative taste and other neurosensory deficits. Read More
AADR announces name change
July 27, 2021 -- The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has changed its name to the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research. The new name better represents the multidisciplinary scientists who advance dental, oral, and craniofacial research, according to the organization. Read More
Fluoride varnish blocks caries development in children
July 26, 2021 -- Quarterly application of a casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate fluoride varnish reduces the development of caries in young children, according to research presented recently at the European Organisation for Caries Research annual meeting in Zagreb, Croatia. Read More
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
SmileDirectClub lawsuit against Ga. dental board moves forward
July 23, 2021 -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld a panel ruling from last year to advance SmileDirectClub's antitrust lawsuit against the state of Georgia's dental board. 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