Families of kids with cleft lip need more dental support
September 20, 2017 -- What's getting in the way of children born with a cleft lip or palate having better oral health? A new study examined the experience of toothbrushing in these children and their families, and found that, despite good intentions, they encountered some obstacles to maintaining consistent effective oral health routines.  Discuss
NYU researchers awarded $13M to study SDF
September 20, 2017 -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded $13 million to researchers from the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry to study the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride (SDF).  Discuss
Do charcoal toothpastes live up to their advertising?
September 19, 2017 -- Do your patients use toothpastes containing charcoal? Maybe they've asked you or your team if these products have health and cosmetic benefits not available from other toothpastes. The authors of a new literature review found no scientific evidence to back up manufacturer health claims, and they urged dentists to talk with their patients about these products.  Discuss
'But I brush'
September 18, 2017 -- How many times have you had a patient tell you how often they brush and floss after you've had to deliver the news that they have several cavities. Dr. Lisa Knowles faces that scenario more frequently than she would like, and she explores why patients aren't getting the message and what dentists can do.  Discuss
Summer 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
September 15, 2017 -- During summer 2017, new products ranging from accessory posts to composites and amalgam separators were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Kulzer, Komet USA, Cosmedent, and other companies.  Discuss
Some chlorhexidine mouthwashes may be better than others
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September 14, 2017 -- Chlorhexidine is known for reducing plaque, but how do mouthwashes with varying chlorhexidine concentration levels compare? Researchers tested three chlorhexidine solutions to see which was better at combating plaque and gingivitis, and they found some unexpected differences.
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The truth about implementing CAMBRA
September 13, 2017 -- Drilling and filling may remove caries, but conventional dentistry doesn't address the underlying mechanisms that lead to the disease in the first place. That's why the profession has slowly begun to embrace prevention measures, such as Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA), according to Gwendolyn Essex, RDH.  Discuss
Are periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis linked?
September 13, 2017 -- At first glance, periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis may not seem to have anything in common. However, periodontist Alvin Danenberg digs into the research and finds they may have more common ground than first thought.  Discuss
New products: Crest adds to whitening toothpaste line
September 13, 2017 -- Proctor & Gamble brand Crest has introduced a new whitening toothpaste collection.  Discuss
Are middle-aged Americans taking care of their mouths?
September 12, 2017 -- Almost 40% of U.S. adults between the ages of 50 and 64 cited pain and other health problems because of an oral health issue in a recent poll. Perhaps more worrying is that 13% of respondents said they expected Medicare or Medicaid to cover their dental care when they are older. Learn more about the results and what they mean to your practice.  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
HIV Oral Health -- Global & National Update
November 4
Atlanta United States
Mid-Continent Dental Congress
November 9-10
St. Charles, Missouri United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
November 10
Sacramento, California United States
Ontario Dental Association (ODA) 2018 Annual Spring Meeting
April 26-28, 2018
Toronto, Ontario Canada