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Research finds 3.1% COVID-19 infection rate among US dental hygienists

ADA, American Dental Hygienists' Association partner to study pandemic's impact on hygienists



Current data on COVID-19

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Joint Commission announces successful implementation of new clinical dental licensure examination

The Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations announced Feb. 24 the successful implementation of its new Dental Licensure Objective Structured Clinical Examination, or DLOSCE, which utilizes 3D models to assess dental licensure candidates’ clinical judgment and skills without the need to involve patients.

In historic first, New York County Dental Society celebrates all-women executive committee

When the New York County Dental Society installed its executive committee on Feb. 24, it marked a historic first for the group: All of its leadership roles are now held by women with diverse personal and professional backgrounds.

HPI: Rural dental offices having more robust recovery than urban offices

The ADA’s Health Policy Institute is “seeing a tale of two Americas in some of our polling data,” said Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., chief economist and vice president of the Health Policy Institute.


State associations advocating to ‘help our patients navigate the complex world of dental coverage’

Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota and Missouri are among the states pursuing specific dental insurance reform legislation as states build upon the momentum from last year’s successful bills that improved the dental landscape and transparency for both dentists and patients.


Vaping webinar set for March 25

The ADA is presenting a free webinar in March addressing how dental providers can speak with their patients about vaping and its epidemic.

March JADA finds implant failure rates similar in diabetic, nondiabetic patients

Dental patients with Type 2 diabetes have more peri-implant bleeding on probing and peri-implant bone loss than nondiabetic patients, but their rates of implant failure are similar, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the March issue of JADA.

University of Michigan School of Dentistry dean wins Ross Award

The dean of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, who has spearheaded research in bone remodeling, is the latest winner of the ADA's Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research.

E-book: How innovative technologies help dental practices thrive

Neal Patel, D.D.S., of Infinite Smiles in Powell, Ohio, was the first dentist in the world to adopt Dentsply Sirona’s new Axeos system that showcases advancements in image quality. This free e-book explores many ways to grow with technology.

E-book: Ideas on how to evaluate and implement new technology

This free e-book, sponsored by Rectangle Health, shows you exactly how Dr. Perry K. Tuneberg & Associates, of Rockford, Ill., evaluated, implemented and use new technology to improve its business operations.

Understanding cements: A guide from prep to post-op

This practical, comprehensive e-book from BISCO answers a variety of questions about restorative cement selection, technique and procedure. This resource also outlines optimal cement choices based on restoration type, material preference and time.

E-book: The Ultimate Guide to Touchless Dental Communications

This comprehensive e-book, sponsored by Legwork, offers communication tips to reassure your patients about COVID-19 safety precautions and outlines how to digitize common office tasks for a safe, touchless experience.


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