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6 ways nanoparticles are the future of dentistry
September 24, 2018 -- Nanoparticles have the potential to enhance almost every aspect of dentistry, from radiographs and restoratives to orthodontics and oral surgery. A scientific paper highlighted some possibilities for how dentists may use nanoparticles.  Discuss
Getting to the bottom of periodontal-systemic links
September 21, 2018 -- Interest in the link between periodontal health and systemic disease has been growing, with researchers investigating possible connections between oral health and diseases including artherosclerosis, diabetes, pregnancy outcomes, and respiratory conditions. But what has recent research found?  Discuss
Review: Soft-bristle toothbrushes may be safer
September 20, 2018 -- Should a manual toothbrush have soft or hard bristles? Answering that question involves more than just measuring plaque removal, so researchers wanted to know if the literature could point to a recommendation about bristle softness and shape for preventing soft-tissue effects, such as gingival lesions. They published their review findings in the International Dental Journal.  Discuss
2018 Dental Excellence Award nominating period ends soon
September 20, 2018 -- Join hundreds of your peers and colleagues in participating in the nominations process for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. You only have until midnight on September 28 to make your voice heard and help honor the best new products in dentistry.  Discuss
Is an antibiotic always necessary for bleeding gums?
September 19, 2018 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg realizes that there are times to prescribe an antibiotic medication for patients whose gums are bleeding. Yet there are many more instances that call for a different strategy. He offers three suggestions for these patients.  Discuss
Toothpaste: Is it good for preventing plaque regrowth?
September 18, 2018 -- Standard dental care calls for twice-daily toothbrushing with a fluoride toothpaste or dentifrice, but it remains unclear if these substances contribute to toothbrushing's effectiveness at inhibiting plaque regrowth. To learn more, researchers reviewed and analyzed the published evidence.  Discuss
Fixative pastes, powders included on latest U.S. tariff list
September 18, 2018 -- At least one dental-related product category is included on the latest list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them in the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China.  Discuss
5 tips to prevent a water-line outbreak at your practice
September 17, 2018 -- When was the last time you tested your water lines? Infection-control expert Jessica Wilson shared her tips for how to maintain your water lines and keep your patients healthy at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Hu-Friedy launches online infection-control resource
September 14, 2018 -- Hu-Friedy has released an online infection-control compliance resource.  Discuss
Hormones and oral health: Treatment planning for women
September 13, 2018 -- Women face unique oral health challenges throughout their lifetime, thanks in part to fluctuating hormones, according to a presentation by periodontist Dr. Jacqueline Plemons at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting. She detailed how hormone levels affect women's periodontal health and discussed how to help these patients maintain healthy teeth and gums.  Discuss
Hot Topic
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
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
October 12
Denver, Colorado United States
75th Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Oral Biology (AIOB)
October 26-28
Palm Springs, California United States
23rd American World Dentistry Congress
November 2-3
San Francisco, California United States
Empire Conference
November 2-4
Syracuse, New York United States
2019 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
January 17-19, 2019
Denver, Colorado United States