Oral Cancer & Diagnostics
NYU researcher gets $950K to study oral cancer
July 2, 2018 -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has awarded a New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry researcher a five-year grant of $950,000 to study oral cancer pain and growth.  Discuss
ADHA partners with CDC on antismoking campaign
June 22, 2018 -- The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) has partnered with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a campaign to educate the public about the harms of smoking.  Discuss
Overall tobacco use down among U.S. students
June 14, 2018 -- The number of U.S. middle and high school students who use tobacco products has significantly dropped since 2011, according to new data from the U.S. government. However, more than 3 million students still regularly use electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products.  Discuss
Dental never events: Moving beyond wrong-tooth extraction
May 23, 2018 -- Can you identify the "never events" in dentistry -- patient care incidents that safety experts agree should never happen? The concept of these never events is familiar in medicine, but its use in dentistry is more limited. An international team of researchers developed a list of dental never events that goes beyond wrong-tooth extraction.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: How a researcher took on Big Tobacco with a stolen drawer
May 18, 2018 -- ANAHEIM, CA - A secret laboratory, stolen desk drawer, and quick escape -- learn how addiction researcher Victor DeNoble, PhD, went from being an employee at one of the largest tobacco companies to testifying before Congress about the harms of cigarettes. He shared his story at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: 1st day highlights
May 18, 2018 -- ANAHEIM, CA - DrBicuspid.com offers a look at a busy first day at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, covering new products, clinical presentations, industry news, and more.  Discuss
JDR publishes issue on head and neck cancer
May 17, 2018 -- The Journal of Dental Research (JDR) has published a special issue on head and neck cancer.  Discuss
FDA plans to stop e-cigarette sales to kids
April 24, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a four-part plan of enforcement and regulatory steps to stop U.S. youth from having access to and using e-cigarettes.
How to talk with parents and kids about HPV vaccination
April 13, 2018 -- Have you talked to patients about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine today? The American Academy of Pediatrics hopes so. The association is leading the charge to get kids vaccinated against HPV, but it needs the help of dental professionals to succeed.  Discuss
What do practitioners need to talk about HPV with patients?
March 16, 2018 -- Time to have that talk? Dental practitioners are well-positioned to help patients prevent cancers related to human papilloma virus (HPV) but can find it difficult to communicate about the topic. A new study examined the role of practitioners in this area and what might help them do a better job.  Discuss
Special Feature
5 misconceptions about oral and oropharyngeal cancer
Screening of every dental patient older than 18 for oral and oropharyngeal cancer is a must, writes Jo-Anne Jones, RDH. Taking the time to screen each patient can make an impact on oral cancer survival rates. However, dentists and oral healthcare professionals have a few common misconceptions about these cancers. Read more.
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