The new Oral Health in Comprehensive Cleft Care guidelines were created to empower local cleft teams with training and resources to improve oral health and hygiene challenges that prevent oral disease.
Category: Patient Hygiene
The campaign—Action for Dental Health: Dentists Making a Difference—aims to reduce the numbers of adults and children with untreated dental disease, through oral health education, prevention, and providing treatment now to people in need of care.
The Oral Cancer Foundation is asking dental professionals to hold screening events in their communities during the month of April.
In light of recent infection control breaches in dental offices, the company has launched a number of new resources for orthodontic professionals aimed at providing information and best practices on infection prevention.
A new research study found that, post-disinfection, 40% of bib clips retained aerobic bacteria and 70% retained anaerobic bacteria. Researchers recommend more thorough sterilization between each patient, or using disposable bib holders.
The ADA finds insufficient evidence to recommend routine use of antibiotics for patients with orthopaedic implants to prevent infections prior to having dental procedures.
The ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Control DVD and workbook are designed to provide guidance to orthodontists and dentists, as well as their staff, about infection control and occupational health and safety in the office.
A new study finds that bib clips used during orthodontic procedures had three times the bacterial load of those used during endodontic procedures, suggesting that the nature of dental treatment impacts the number of bacteria present on the clips.