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This Month’s Features

Continuing Education

Help Your Patients Achieve a Beautiful Smile

Many options are available to ensure the effectiveness of tooth whitening.

Treating Patients With Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

Oral health professionals should be familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with this disorder.

Diminish the Risk of On-the-Job Exposure

Understanding disease transmission and the risk of bloodborne pathogens is key to reducing occupational exposures.

Expanding Applications for Dental Implants

Older adults with many medical conditions can take advantage of recent advances in oral healthcare, including implant therapy.


Editor’s Note

Celebrating 100 Years

The year was 1923. It was momentous for numerous reasons, such as the first use of insulin to treat diabetes, the first baseball game played in the original Yankee Stadium, and the opening of King Tut’s burial chamber. Another important event took place that year, led by 46 visionary dental hygienists from across the country. [...]

Ask the Expert

Tips for Surface Disinfection

We use a variety of different surface disinfectants to clean our operatories. How do I know that I am using the best one with the correct contact time to ensure disinfection? Disease transmission from environmental surfaces is generally low. However, it is crucial to follow prudent infection control procedures to minimize the risk of transmission.1,2 [...]

Products and Services

Clinical Insights: From Anxiety to Smiles

The power of innovative dental technology in creating positive experiences.

June 2023 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Clinical Insights: Ensure the Safety of Your Waterlines

Sterisil’s new Single Operatory SMART Compliance Kit, by Solmetex, provides you with everything you need to ensure the safety of your practice’s dental unit waterlines.

Newsline + Industry Info

Medical-Dental Integration Improves Outcomes

A report from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine shows that close communication between dental and medical providers improves health outcomes and reduces barriers to care. As noted in the study, “Medical-Dental Integration Models: A Critical Review of the Last Decade,” medical-dental integration (MDI) supports positive health outcomes, particularly in vulnerable populations, including [...]

Engineers Develop Data System to Improve Understanding of Craniofacial Birth Defects

Engineers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles have created FaceBase, a system to collect and manage data related to birth defects involving the face and skull. The online portal is available to all interested dental, oral, and craniofacial researchers. Funded by the National Institue of Dental and Craniofacial Research, FaceBase houses myriad [...]

Grants Awarded to Advance Equity In Oral Health

The CareQuest Institute for Oral Health has funded $2.7 million in grants to foster more equity in the provision of dental care. A national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system, CareQuest selected nine organizations to receive the funding. Achieva/The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh received $148,000 to further efforts [...]


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