Archive for February, 2018

Home oral care recommendations from the ADA

Home Oral Care Key Points Home oral care recommendations from the ADA are based on data from clinical studies. While general recommendations may adequately address the needs for many patients, a dentist may tailor home oral care recommendations to fit the individual patient’s needs and wants. Home oral care is an important contributor to oral […]

The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting — a comprehensive source of continuing education in dentistry — is announcing the return of all-day programs for dental hygienists, assistants and office staff. Hinman 2018 will also host specialty courses provided by dental hygiene, dental assisting and dental practice experts from around the country. “Hinman […]

CDC Officials Say Flu Responsible For Deaths Of 53 Children.

CDC Officials Say Flu Responsible For Deaths Of 53 Children. On its website, CBS News (2/3, Begnaud) reported that the flu epidemic has led to the deaths of 53 children so far. As CDC acting director Anne Schuchat, MD, explained, “We’re seeing deaths increase in children and in adults. … So it’s proving to be […]

ADA Article

Dentistry in the News Business Insider: For Better Health, Choose Tap Water. In a piece debunking several health myths, Business Insider (1/2, Ramsey) states that it is a myth bottled water is healthier to drink than tap water. The article explains that unless a person lives “in an area with known unclean drinking water, opting […]

Preventive Dental Care In Early Dementia May Limit Problems Later, Researchers Say.

Reuters (2/5, Crist) reports that providing preventive dental care to patients in the early stages of dementia could help limit major oral health problems in the future, researchers say. “Dementia is associated with a change in health habits, including two major ones – diet and teeth cleaning,” said Robert Emanuel of Sussex Community NHS Foundation […]