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
Workplace noise causes health problems for dental team
September 29, 2017 -- Is the noise in your office or laboratory affecting you? Researchers assessed noise levels in both environments and found that the presence of certain types of sound and the degree of exposure were linked to various short- and long-term mental and physical effects.  Discuss
Case report: 71-year-old patient with bleeding gums
September 27, 2017 -- Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg was asked to evaluate a 71-year-old patient with bleeding gums who had not responded to a daily hygiene regimen. The patient walked out after the first visit with Dr. Danenberg but returned months later when prescription medicines did not improve his gums. How this patient's health was improved illustrates that sometimes solutions occur away from the office.  Discuss
Study explores link between periodontitis and RA
September 26, 2017 -- Periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are both chronic inflammatory diseases and share other similarities. But is there a causative relationship? A new study examines the evidence.  Discuss
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
HIV Oral Health -- Global & National Update
November 4
Atlanta United States
Mid-Continent Dental Congress
November 9-10
St. Charles, Missouri United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
November 10
Sacramento, California United States
Ontario Dental Association (ODA) 2018 Annual Spring Meeting
April 26-28, 2018
Toronto, Ontario Canada