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Study: Practitioners underrate patients' dental anxiety
July 23, 2019 -- How good are you at telling if a patient has dental anxiety? Maybe not as good as you think, as a new study found that dental practitioners rated poorly in their ability to determine a patient's dental anxiety.  Discuss
Can natural oils help maintain enamel in postcancer patients?
July 22, 2019 -- Maintaining enamel hardness is a concern when patients undergo radiation therapy. Researchers wanted to see if natural compounds such as coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and curcumin helped during after-cancer treatment.  Discuss
Global researchers call for radical oral health overhaul
July 19, 2019 -- Poor oral health is a global phenomenon and one that's not improving with better research and technology. To fix this, an international team of researchers is calling for radical oral healthcare reform, including universal oral healthcare coverage.  Discuss
Sugary beverages linked to higher cancer risk
July 12, 2019 -- Drinking sugary beverages may be associated with an increased risk of cancer, according to the findings of a study published in BMJ on July 10. The evidence suggests sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juice, may contribute to the overall cancer rate.
47 new genes linked to dental diseases
July 11, 2019 -- An international team of researchers has identified dozens of new genes associated with oral health and dental diseases. Their findings suggest many dental traits are heritable.  Discuss
FDA warns about danger of xylitol -- for dogs
July 10, 2019 -- Xylitol may help prevent dental decay in humans, but the sugar substitute can be fatal for dogs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about xylitol's potential toxicity for canines in a consumer update on July 9.  Discuss
Want to improve patient safety? Make a checklist
July 9, 2019 -- Checklists may be a practical and efficient way to improve patient safety in the dental office. Two safety experts explained why in the July issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association.  Discuss
New product: Kois Center launches consumer oral health app
July 8, 2019 -- The Kois Center has launched a new iPhone app for dental patients that helps assess their oral health.
Study boosts Er,Cr:YSGG laser for peri-implantitis treatment
July 3, 2019 -- Is an erbium, chromium-doped yttrium, scandium, gallium, and garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser effective for treating peri-implantitis? A new in vitro study showed that this laser eliminated two different colonies of bacteria on dental implants.  Discuss
More than 70% of U.S. adults support dental therapists
July 2, 2019 -- More than 70% of U.S. adults support the idea of dental therapists, according to new survey data from Pew Charitable Trusts and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The findings demonstrate adults with private and public insurance appear open to new healthcare models.  Discuss
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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.

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