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Triclosan in toothpastes absorbed by brush heads
October 25, 2017 -- Triclosan in toothpastes can be absorbed and later released by toothbrush heads, a new study has found. But triclosan exposure can be limited, such as by using toothbrushes that are the least likely to accumulate the chemical and by changing used toothbrushes.  Discuss
Which carious pathogens are in your patients' mouths?
October 24, 2017 -- Would telling your patients that carious pathogens are lurking between their teeth spur them to take brushing and flossing more seriously? The first study to measure the presence of specific bacteria and fungus in interdental biofilms may allow you to do just that.  Discuss
Voting continues for Dental Excellence Awards
October 20, 2017 -- Already scores of your colleagues have taken the opportunity to vote for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's your turn to vote for finalists in 10 categories, including Best New CAD/CAM Product, Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product, and more.  Discuss
Henry Schein, Viscardi Center launch oral health project
October 19, 2017 -- Henry Schein has partnered with disability rights nonprofit the Viscardi Center on a new coalition to raise awareness of and address the need for oral healthcare for people with disabilities.
AAPD panel conditionally recommends SDF
October 17, 2017 -- The use of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) as a topical treatment for cavities in pediatric patients has been conditionally recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) in the first evidence-based guideline on the use of SDF in these patients.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Awards voting begins
October 13, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New/Updated Software/Service.  Discuss
Finding the real causes of our patient's problems
October 11, 2017 -- If your patient told you he or she had heartburn and took an antacid to treat it, that would be easy, wouldn't it? Most of the time, the heartburn might go away in an hour. Problem solved. But as periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg writes, while sometimes it is easy to make an immediate problem better, determining the real cause can be more difficult.  Discuss
NIDCR names recipients of $1M per year long-term awards
October 9, 2017 -- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded four researchers approximately $1 million per year for projects focused on deepening understanding of dental, oral, and craniofacial diseases and conditions.  Discuss
New product: Prophy Magic adds disposable contra angles
October 6, 2017 -- Prophy Magic has introduced a new line of disposable contra angles for its Freestyle handpiece.  Discuss
CDHA adds benefits, members since nixing ADHA affiliation
October 4, 2017 -- The California Dental Hygienists' Association (CDHA) claims it has increased membership since ending its 90-year affiliation with the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) in 2016.  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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ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
October 11
Denver, Colorado United States
Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC)
November 14-15
United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
November 15
Dallas, Texas United States
Yankee Dental Congress 2020
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
February 14, 2020
San Diego, California United States