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J&J highlights virtual reality look at mouth bacteria
August 28, 2019 -- Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has developed a virtual reality experience that shows the bacteria found in the human mouth and how oral hygiene can affect them.
Study finds elite athletes have poor oral health
August 23, 2019 -- Oral disease is prevalent in elite athletes despite the fact that they brush their teeth more than other patients, according to the findings of a U.K. survey. Most of the athletes indicated, however, that they would be willing to change their oral hygiene behavior to improve their oral health.  Discuss
USC revamps dental hygiene program for 2019
August 23, 2019 -- The University of Southern California (USC) is updating its dental hygiene program for the fall 2019 trimester.
Can SDF reduce restoration bond strength? Yes and no
August 22, 2019 -- Can the application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) affect restoration bond strength? The results are mixed, according to a new systematic review published in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.  Discuss
AP story chronicles dental therapist challenges
August 22, 2019 -- Dental therapists will eventually practice in every U.S. state, predicted the manager of dental campaigns for the Pew Charitable Trusts in an August 18 article from the Associated Press (AP).
Toothbrushes, dental floss on updated U.S. tariff list
August 21, 2019 -- Dental floss and toothbrushes are 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.
Orthodontist indicted on fraud, bribery charges
August 20, 2019 -- A well-known orthodontist in Arkansas has been charged with 15 counts of fraud and wire fraud on charges that he allegedly paid bribes to and performed free dental work for a former state senator in exchange for legislation that benefited his dental clinics.  Discuss
Eating disorders linked with poor gum conditions, quality of life
August 20, 2019 -- Patients with eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia have significantly worse periodontal conditions and poorer oral health-related quality of life, according to a new study. Dentists and hygienists have an important role to play in identifying and helping these patients, the authors noted.  Discuss
Socioeconomic, hygiene status predict kids' oral health
August 16, 2019 -- Pediatric patients' socioeconomic status, self-esteem, and oral hygiene habits all can help you predict their gingival health, according to a new study. The findings highlight the need for strategies to help improve oral health awareness and interventions.  Discuss
Black tooth stains may protect against caries
August 15, 2019 -- Black stains on primary and permanent teeth may protect against caries. A new review found patients with extrinsic black stains had fewer cavities than the general population. The authors hypothesized the difference could result from biological or nutritional factors.  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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