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Delta Dental of Calif., Philips partner on research
March 22, 2019 -- Delta Dental of California and Philips have announced a partnership to improve oral healthcare outcomes.
Winter 2019 new-product roundup
March 20, 2019 -- Between the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in February and the International Dental Show in March, a number of companies have released new products. DrBicuspid.com brings you this roundup of new releases from companies such as Planmeca, Align Technology, and others.  Discuss
2 is too late: Early intervention shines in new study
March 15, 2019 -- When it comes to preventing early childhood caries, 2 years old may truly be too late. A new study found 3-year-old children who received dental care from infancy had significantly better oral health than those who started getting care at 2 years of age.  Discuss
Quality measurements have unintended consequences, challenges
March 15, 2019 -- Instituting dental quality measures has become important for improving outcomes and reducing costs. However, unexpected challenges have emerged, according to the authors of a new article in BMC Oral Health. They discussed these challenges, including the incentivization of unethical behavior.  Discuss
Livionex debuts gel toothpaste
March 14, 2019 -- Livionex has introduced a new gel toothpaste.
Dental students best hygienists at scaling in new study
March 13, 2019 -- Dental students may be better at scaling and root planing than their hygiene counterparts, according to the findings of a new study. Dental students in Switzerland more effectively scaled a maxillary left canine model than both dental hygiene students and experienced hygienists.  Discuss
AAP president highlights benefits of perio classification system
March 6, 2019 -- To reflect research that periodontal health can play an important role in overall health, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) released a periodontal disease classification system for all practitioners. AAP President Dr. Richard Kao sat down with DrBicuspid.com to discuss how the new system is being used.  Discuss
What is functional dentistry?
March 6, 2019 -- The term functional medicine is being used throughout the alternative medicine community. And now, there is a new term on the block: functional dentistry. Functional dentists see the body as an integrated human machine, in which anything affecting one part of the body will eventually affect all the other parts, Dr. Alvin Danenberg explains in his latest column.  Discuss
Negative stimuli may help prevent early childhood caries
March 5, 2019 -- What might motivate parents to take steps that could prevent early childhood caries (ECC)? To find out, researchers studied the emotional responses of mothers of 1-year-old children to visual stimuli and text related to the risks of developing dental caries.
Patterson Dental to distribute Oxyfresh products
March 4, 2019 -- Oral care products company Oxyfresh has announced a partnership with Patterson Dental to distribute its dental products in the U.S.
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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.

Conferences
Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) 2019 Annual Meeting
April 4-6
Dallas, Texas United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
April 12
Seattle, Washington United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
May 31
San Antonio, Texas United States