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EEOC sues Pa. practice for hygienist age discrimination
June 17, 2019 -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued a dental practice based in Harrisburg, PA, for violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.
Qualities of a safe workplace according to hygienists
June 14, 2019 -- What qualities make for a safety-focused dental practice? Nearly 400 hygienists shared their thoughts in a recently published study. Both the number of hours worked and number of patients seen per day had a big impact on perceived patient safety.  Discuss
WVU to study lung disease prevention in dentistry
June 14, 2019 -- The West Virginia University (WVU) School of Dentistry has announced it will be conducting a new study on how dental professionals come into contact with vapors, gases, and airborne dusts that may cause lung disease and also ways to prevent it.
Does bristle configuration affect dentin abrasion?
June 13, 2019 -- Researchers simulated 10 years of brushing with manual toothbrushes to find out if the bristle configuration put users at increased risk of dentin abrasion and developing noncarious cervical lesions. What they found out might change what you recommend to your patients.  Discuss
Periodontal disease linked to prediabetes, puberty
June 12, 2019 -- Periodontal health may be related to everything from prediabetes to puberty. Researchers who evaluated some of these connections presented their findings at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.  Discuss
Review examines how to cut sugary beverage consumption
June 12, 2019 -- What methods are effective in reducing the consumption of sugary drinks? Researchers reviewed the evidence and found that some practical methods made an impact. They reported their findings in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews on June 12.  Discuss
Young Innovations acquires infection-control manufacturer
June 11, 2019 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations has acquired Germiphene.
New studies focus on diabetes link with perio disease
June 10, 2019 -- New research on the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes was presented on June 8 and 9 at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.  Discuss
Study links glucose disorders and perio disease
June 10, 2019 -- Patients with undetected glucose disorders (dysglycemia) have a higher risk of both periodontitis and myocardial infarction, according to a study published June 10 in Diabetes Care.
Study links metabolic syndrome, middle-aged tooth loss
June 6, 2019 -- Patients with at least one sign of metabolic syndrome may be at an increased risk for tooth loss, according to the findings of a recent study. The research is the latest to link periodontal and systemic health.  Discuss
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Study focuses on dental therapists' impact in Native Alaskan communities

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