Nearly 9 in 10 adults in the U.S. said the pandemic made them more conscious of their oral health in 2022.
Category: Patient Hygiene
Arkansas Orthodontist Ben Burris Launches Campaign to Allow Dental Specialists to Offer Dental Cleanings
Burris, DDS, MS, has launched a campaign to change Arkansas state law so that he and other dental specialists can provide basic teeth cleaning services.
The treaty, which upholds the use of dental amalgam as a cavity-filling material, calls for signatory countries to set national objectives and implement programs related to dental caries prevention, aimed at reducing the need for dental amalgam.
Research findings show 40% to 70% of disinfected dental bib clips still harbor bacteria even after standard disinfection.
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.