Hygiene
Access to fluoridated water falls short at Calif. university
January 21, 2022 -- Employees with access to water containing fluoride can have related oral health benefits, but at least one California university is falling short of providing clean and readily available fluoridated water, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Mothers, formula-fed babies have more similar oral bacteria
January 20, 2022 -- New research suggests that infants who are formula fed share more of their mothers' oral microbiome than babies who are only breastfed. The findings were published on January 18 in the journal mBio. Read More
Meet the Cuspies 2021 finalists
January 20, 2022 -- Who made it to the final round in this year's edition of the Cuspies? We are very excited to announce the people, products, and events that our readers selected as finalists in this year's event to recognize excellence in dentistry. Read More
IADR touts article on future research directions
January 20, 2022 -- The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) highlighted an article on future directions for the behavioral and social oral health sciences field, published on January 19 in the Journal of Dental Research. Read More
Triclosan may be linked to gastrointestinal disease
January 18, 2022 -- Triclosan, an antimicrobial agent found in toothpaste and other oral care products, may be associated with a type of gut inflammation that induces chronic digestive diseases, according to a study published on January 10 in Nature Communications. Read More
Jefferson Dental opens new office in Texas
January 14, 2022 -- Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics recently opened its latest office in Westworth Village, TX, a Fort Worth suburb. Read More
Dental salary survey finds higher wages, office turnover
January 13, 2022 -- Overall wages for the dental industry have increased, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, according to a survey released by DentalPost on January 11. However, with the increase in wages lurks the threat of turnover in some front office roles. Read More
Grin, Oral-B team up to expand teledentistry offerings
January 12, 2022 -- Digital orthodontic platform provider Grin has partnered with Procter & Gamble's Oral-B to expand teledentistry offerings to customers. Read More
Western Dental opens 2 new Southern Calif. offices
January 10, 2022 -- Western Dental & Orthodontics has opened two new offices in Southern California: one in Highland Park and another in Menifee. Read More
What to consider before using bone grafts in patients
January 6, 2022 -- Clinicians must consider their patients' personal, religious, and humanitarian values to ensure using specific bone grafts does not violate their beliefs, according to an article published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Hot Topic
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.

Conferences
Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC)
January 20-22
Denver, Colorado United States
Yankee Dental Congress
January 27-29
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Midwinter Meeting
February 24-26
Chicago, Illinois United States
Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting
March 17-19
Atlanta, Georgia United States
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in Anaheim
May 12-14
Anaheim, California United States