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Survey results suggest link between RA patients and perio disease
May 17, 2019 -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontal disease are both inflammatory, chronic, and progressive, but is there a link between the two? Researchers surveyed hundreds of patients with RA to find out.
CDA Presents 2019: Look for hidden caries risk factors
May 16, 2019 -- A patient claims to brush and floss, but the decay keeps coming back. What gives? Dr. Jean Creasey spoke about caries risk factors, including not-so-obvious ones, at the 2019 California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Discuss
Survey: U.S. patients unfamiliar with dental terms
May 15, 2019 -- Insurer Delta Dental has released results from a survey showing that many U.S. adults are not familiar with key dental terms, such as sealant and periodontal disease.
Second Opinion: 3 failures of dentistry
May 14, 2019 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg writes that dentists positively contribute to the health of our patients in many ways. In this Second Opinion, however, he details his ideas about how dentists and dentistry, as a whole, fall short in some key areas and how to address these shortcomings.  Discuss
Does periodontal disease cause systemic disease?
May 1, 2019 -- What might seem to be a simple question with a direct answer has many shades of gray, according to periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. While periodontal disease is a focus of infection around the teeth, it has its origin in an area that is remote from the mouth, he writes in his latest column.  Discuss
Patient communication improves perio treatment outcomes
April 29, 2019 -- Talking with patients about their periodontal disease risk may encourage them to become active participants in their oral care, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology.  Discuss
Kids' dental diseases linked to later cardio trouble
April 26, 2019 -- Experiencing dental disease as a child may be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease later in life, according to the findings of a long-term study published on April 26. The study findings cast doubt on the arbitrary divide between oral health and overall health, experts noted.  Discuss
Smartphone app helps patients brush better in new study
April 25, 2019 -- A smartphone application could be the perfect tool to help your patients brush better. A new study found that patients who used an application with brushing feedback experienced a 70% reduction in plaque within just four weeks.  Discuss
Floss, interdental cleaners show benefit in new review
April 24, 2019 -- Dentists and hygienists tell their patients every day to use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to clean between their teeth. However, how much evidence is there that these devices, plus toothbrushing, do their jobs well? Researchers updated a comprehensive review of these devices' effectiveness to find out.  Discuss
CDC report questions rise of dental fluorosis
April 23, 2019 -- A new publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) casts doubt on the reliability of previously reported data that suggested that U.S. dental fluorosis was on the rise among U.S. children.  Discuss
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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.

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