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U.S. sugary drink consumption is declining
November 20, 2017 -- Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is declining, according to a new study from Harvard University researchers. While Americans are drinking fewer sugary beverages than they were a decade ago, consumption still exceeds the limit recommended by the U.S. government.  Discuss
Study: Perio treatment alone may lower blood pressure
November 15, 2017 -- Dental treatment may significantly lower the blood pressure of patients at risk for heart disease, a new study has found. Patients with prehypertension who received scaling and root planing ultimately had blood pressure that measured more than 10 points lower than those who did not.  Discuss
New product: Removable appliance cleaner launches
November 14, 2017 -- Grow Green Industries has launched a new consumer dental appliance cleaner.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting ends November 14
November 10, 2017 -- Have you joined hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards? If you haven't, do it now as voting ends soon. As multiple categories have very close races, your vote could make the difference.
Not the person I remembered
November 8, 2017 -- Two old friends, a physician and a dentist, sat down for lunch recently to compare notes. As lunch progressed, Dr. Alvin Danenberg began to realize that he and his friend had taken very different paths when it came to health, lifestyle, and preventing chronic degenerative disease. In his latest column, he asks if you are willing to strive to thrive.  Discuss
Can yogurt help fight periodontal disease?
November 2, 2017 -- Is avoiding periodontal disease as easy as telling your patients to eat more yogurt? Of course not, but a new study found that those who ate more yogurt were indeed less likely to have periodontal disease.  Discuss
New product: Palmero adds pink safety eyewear
November 2, 2017 -- Palmero Healthcare has added pink, lightweight, disposable eye protection to its Dynamic Disposables line in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Discuss
2 weeks to go in Dental Excellence Award voting
November 1, 2017 -- It's your turn to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. With tight races in many of the 10 categories, your vote matters more now than ever.  Discuss
How Americans rate their oral health
October 31, 2017 -- The majority of Americans say their oral health is excellent, very good, or good, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Find out what else U.S. residents think about their oral health in the accompanying infographic.  Discuss
Interdisciplinary approach needed for geriatric patients
October 30, 2017 -- You understand intuitively that the patients in your practice, and the population in general, are aging. The question many dentists face is not knowing what practical steps can be taken to help these patients. Dr. Leonard Brennan, a pioneer in treating aging patients, urges a focus on interdisciplinary approaches and patient communication to aid these patients and 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
OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp 2018
January 8-11, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland United States
Ontario Dental Association (ODA) 2018 Annual Spring Meeting
April 26-28, 2018
Toronto, Ontario Canada