Georgetown Dentist Fined $9,500 For Violating Coronavirus Safety Guidelines
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated Local Coronavirus Georgetown News Source Type: news

The success of using 2% lidocaine in pain removal during extraction of mandibular premolars: a prospective clinical study
ConclusionThe technique is simple and effective as well. It might be considered as an alternative anesthetic injection to the inferior alveolar nerve block for dental extraction of the mandibular premolars.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 17, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Why DDS Rescue Is A Super Hero
 I am a big supporter ofLiptak Dental's DDS Rescueservices. They have bailed me out of a few situations over the years and continued that today.  We had an orthodontic patient in for a consult today and he wanted to start right away. We went over everything and then went to print consent forms etc. Only problem was we could not find the consent form folder on any computer. All the forms had vanished.  Obviously someone had deleted files on the server by accident.I called over to DDS Rescue and asked for them to make an old backup copy available for me to search. We picked a date almost 1 year ago as I k...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 16, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

School Closures Cut a Critical Line to Dental Care for Poor Students
Programs that allowed hygienists to visit schools to look for cavities and tooth decay have been suspended because of the pandemic. Students from low-income families may be hit the hardest. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Cramer Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Education (K-12) Shutdowns (Institutional) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Adirondack Mountains (NY) Bend (Ore) Houston (Tex) Source Type: news

Effect of 940 nm Diode Laser as Adjunct Treatment to Mechanical Instrumentation on Root Surface Gingival Fibroblast Adhesion in Periodontally Compromised Extracted Teeth : An in vitro Study
Conclusion: A diode laser with a wavelength of 940 nm has a negligible effect on adhesion of fibroblasts to the root surface of teeth extracted because of chronic periodontitis (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 14, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Botox for TMJ disorders may not lead to bone loss in the short term, but more research is needed
(New York University) Botox injections to manage jaw and facial pain do not result in clinically significant changes in jaw bone when used short term and in low doses, according to researchers at NYU College of Dentistry. However, they found evidence of bone loss when higher doses were used. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In these trying times, dentists are seeing more people with teeth-grinding and jaw-clenching — a.k.a. bruxism
The disorder can happen while you’re awake or asleep. There are ways to avoid the problem, such as methods to relax your jaw and mouthguards. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Sohn Source Type: news

CS 9600 CBCT System Recognized as a Best of Class Technology Award Winner for Second Year in a Row
ATLANTA—Carestream Dental is proud to announce that the CS 9600, its smartest and most advanced CBCT extraoral imaging system, has received a 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award —the system’s second in a row. This multi-modality machine combines 2D imaging, CBCT imaging, object scanning, 3D facial scanning and optional cephalometric imaging into one powerful platform designed to meet the needs of all oral healthcare providers. The 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award is selected by a panel of the most prominent technology leaders in dentistry: John Flucke, DDS, technology edit...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A Dentist Sees More Cracked Teeth. What ’s Going On?
When I reopened my dental practice in early June, the tooth fractures started coming in: at least one a day, every single day that I ’ve been in the office. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tammy Chen, D.D.S. Tags: Content Type: Service Teeth and Dentistry Bruxism Anxiety and Stress Telecommuting Shutdowns (Institutional) Jaw (Body Part) Telemedicine Quarantines Mental Health and Disorders Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

MouthWatch Teledentistry Platform TeleDent ™ Named a Cellerant 2020 Best of Class Technology Award Winner
METUCHEN, N.J., Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- MouthWatch, LLC, a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, was recently awarded a 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Award for its professional grade teledentistry platform, TeleDent ™.This is what provider-focused, patient-friendly teledentistry can look like.A 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Technology award winner: TeleDent ™ by MouthWatch, a teledentistry platform that provides both dental professional workflow tools and patient-facing solutions.TeleDent by MouthWatch is designe...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 10, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Newest CBCT Imaging System from Carestream Dental Allows Practices to See More and Do More with Extended FOVs, Advanced Software
 ATLANTA—Practices that are looking to expand their treatment capabilities, do more in-office procedures and provide better services to patients will find extended fields of views (FOV) and advanced software capabilities with the CS 8200 3D Family, the newest set of powerful imaging systems from Carestream Dental.  The CS 8200 3D is a versatile multi-modality system that includes 2D panoramic imaging, CBCT imaging, 3D object scanning and optional cephalometric imaging with the added enhancements of larger FOVs and incredibly advanced algorithms that help doctors see more and do more for patients. ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 10, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentists Are Seeing an Epidemic of Cracked Teeth. What ’s Going On?
When I reopened my dental practice in early June, the tooth fractures started coming in: at least one a day, every single day that I ’ve been in the office. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tammy Chen, D.D.S. Tags: Content Type: Service Teeth and Dentistry Bruxism Anxiety and Stress Telecommuting Shutdowns (Institutional) Jaw (Body Part) Telemedicine Quarantines Mental Health and Disorders Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Kids, take it from Elmo (and UCLA) – brushing can be fun!
“It’s time to brush, it’s time to brush, it’s time to brush!”In a new video, the Sesame Street character Elmo sings a refrain that ’ll likely be familiar to any parent who has ever encouraged their little angels to brush their teeth.The two-minute music video is the result of a partnership between a UCLA-led consortium calledMore LA Smiles and Sesame Street in Communities. “Elmo’s Toothy Dance,” which debuts on YouTube today, is intended to make toothbrushing fun for kids while also including important pointers on proper brushing technique.It ’s the fifth installm...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Kids, take it from Elmo (and UCLA): Brushing can be fun!
“It’s time to brush, it’s time to brush, it’s time to brush!”In a new video, the Sesame Street character Elmo sings a refrain that ’ll likely be familiar to any parent who has ever encouraged their little angels to brush their teeth.The two-minute music video is the result of a partnership between a UCLA-led consortium calledMore LA Smiles and Sesame Street in Communities. “Elmo’s Toothy Dance,” which debuts on YouTube today, is intended to make toothbrushing fun for kids while also including important pointers on proper brushing technique.It ’s the fifth installm...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

To Drill or Not to Drill: Management of Endodontic Emergencies and In-Process Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Conclusions: Palliative care for management of endodontic emergencies is a successful option when aerosol-generating procedures are restricted. This treatment approach maybe be considered in an effort to reduce risk of transmission of COVID-19 infection during subsequent shutdowns. Prolonged Ca(OH)2 medicament due to COVID-19 related delays in treatment completion appeared to have minimal effect on survival of teeth.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Protein causes mutations that lead to breast cancer cell aggression
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) In her previous research, University of Alberta biochemist Ing Swie Goping identified that the protein, BCL-2 interacting killer (BIK), was associated with relapses in breast cancer patients. In a new study published in the journal Cell Death and Disease, she found that the problem lies with the cellular 'self-destruct' process of apoptosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kenya: Medical Practitioners' Union Issue National Strike Notice
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) issued a two weeks nationwide strike notice on Monday citing unmet obligations under the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Don't Delay Dental Visits During Pandemic
MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2020 -- Visiting your dentist during the coronavirus pandemic poses little risk, an expert says. Dentists have taken measures to protect patients, but some people are still reluctant to get dental care, said Dr. Cecile Feldman,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dental ethics for the 21st century featured in September
Sacramento, Calif. — The September 2020 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association provides real-world applications of ethical principles in dentistry to help dentists translate thoughts on ethical behavior into actions.“The article and commentaries in this issue explain how ethical behaviors reach far beyond the walls of one’s dental practice,” said Kerry K. Carney, DDS, editor-in-chief of the CDA Journal. “We hope that our readers will gain a better sense of some of the practical aspects of ethics and remain committed to following our codes of eth...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Upcoming conference on dental health explores holistic dentistry
(Natural News) The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAMOT) will be holding its annual meeting from Sept. 10 to 12 in the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville. The meeting focuses on holistic or biological dentistry, an emerging approach to dental health that promotes total wellness and incorporates a whole-body perspective on the mouth and teeth. It... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Accuracy of a questionnaire on xerostomia as a screening tool for hyposalivation
 First published:23 August 2020Abstract ObjectiveDetermine the accuracy of a questionnaire on xerostomia as a screening tool for hyposalivation. MethodsA total of 402 adults awaiting dental care at a public healthcare service answered an eight ‐item questionnaire addressing xerostomia and were submitted to stimulated sialometry, with  ≤ 0.7 mL/min considered indicative of hyposalivation. Reproducibility and internal consistency of the questionnaire were evaluated. The correlation between the score and salivary flow was investigated. The total score was also compared between groups with and without ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

2020 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award Winners
Here are your 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award Winners. Carestream Dental - CS 9600Dentsply Sirona - PrimeScan3Shape - Trios 4Shofu - EyeSpecial GreenMark Biomedical – LumiCare RinseBien Air iOptima Tokuyama Dental - OMNICHROMAexocad - ChairsideCADApex Dental Materials Pinkwave Dental Smart Mirror - SmartMirrorApteryx VXWebNobio Ltd.- infinix DENTULU - TeledentistrySleep ArchiTx – Certified Provider SystemMMG Fusion - MMG ChairfillYAPI - YAPIMouthWatch Teledent Simplifeye – Amplify: Live ChatWeave - WeaveBravrr Inc. - BruxRelief (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Number of patients seen by dentists
A report published by NHS Digital shows the number of patients seen by NHS dentists within recommended timeframes, up to June 2020. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News - September 2020
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. A monthly update of NIDCR-supported science advances, as reported by grantee institutions and NIH. Shining a Light on Coronavirus Antibodies Repurposed detection method gives glowing results NIDCR • August 19, 2020 Turning Back the Clock on Gum Disease Scientists reverse periodontitis in aged mice NIDCR • July 20, 2020 Scientists Chew on a New Theory of Swallowing Imaging in monkeys reveals ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

RECALL- CORRECTION -- NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. ERROR - Draft version of Fall E-Newsletter sent Dear reader,  You may have noticed we erroneously delivered a draft version of the Fall E-Newsletter this morning. If you're a frequent reader, some of the material may have looked looked strangely familiar.  We apologize for the error and will be delivering the final e-newsletter to you tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.  (Source: NIDCR Science News)
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Efficacy of silver diamine fluoride and sodium fluoride in inhibiting enamel erosion: an ex vivo study with primary teeth
ConclusionConsidering phosphorus loss values, 10% SDF seems to be effective in inhibiting enamel erosion after 1% and 10% citric acid challenges, whereas 2% NaF only after 1% citric acid challenge. Regarding calcium loss values, both fluoride agents seem to have no impact on inhibiting enamel erosion after 1% and 10% citric acid challenges.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A.T. Still University receives $875,000 grant from St. Louis City Senior Fund
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences has been awarded a three-year $875,000 grant from the St. Louis City Senior Fund in support of its "Improving Quality of Life: Oral Care for St. Louis Older Adults" (OCOA) program. The project is an expansion of outreach efforts conducted by ATSU's Missouri School of Dentistry& Oral Health students and faculty in partnership with Affinia Healthcare, officials said. The OCOA project is designed to improve functional oral and overall health for city residents … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Announces Availability of COVID-19 Research Funding On May 5, NIDCR issued two Notices of Special Interest highlighting the urgent need for research on coronavirus disease 2019. This research may be conducted either via the National Dental PBRN infrastructu...
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental standard operating procedures updated
NHS England has updated two standard operating procedures for dentistry – on urgent care, and the transition to recovery. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Are teeth superior to implants? A mapping review
ConclusionsBased on this mapping review, teeth are superior to implants in their ability to resist biologic challenges, but implants are superior to teeth in managing higher compressive loads without prompting bone resorption.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 31, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Improve cash flow at your small medical practice
Small medical practices like a dentist or family doctor face unique challenges compared to businesses in other industries. The way people regard their bills, the services they receive and their obligation to pay you back are substantially different. Top payment challenges for health care providers Health care companies can’t cut off service to incentivize people to pay them back more quickly like cell phone, internet, electric and other service industries can. Patients often don’t prioritize… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matt Cassell Source Type: news

Improve cash flow at your small medical practice
Small medical practices like a dentist or family doctor face unique challenges compared to businesses in other industries. The way people regard their bills, the services they receive and their obligation to pay you back are substantially different. Top payment challenges for health care providers Health care companies can’t cut off service to incentivize people to pay them back more quickly like cell phone, internet, electric and other service industries can. Patients often don’t prioritize… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Matt Cassell Source Type: news

Antimicrobial activity and biocompatibility of the mixture of mineral trioxide aggregate and nitric oxide-releasing compound
ConclusionThe addition of a NO-releasing compound to the endodontic treatment using MTA root canal sealer might reduce the risk of bacterial infection and help to regenerate the dental pulp tissue. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 29, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Thousands of physiotherapists, dentists and even vets will be trained to give Covid-19 injections
Drugs regulator the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will be given powers to approve a vaccine without the go-ahead from the European Medicines Agency. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Health workers' army to be trained to deliver Covid vaccine
They would include midwives, physiotherapists and possibly even dentists, the government says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Sensei’ Name Introduced as New Brand Identity for Care Management Platform
 ATLANTA —The software-as-a-service solution known as Carestream Dental ’s “Care Management Platform” is getting a new brand identity that alludes to the guidance it can offer practices as they seek to strike the balance between managing patient expectations, providing exceptional care and operating efficiently as a business: Sensei Cloud.Sensei Cloud combines powerful imaging, practice management, clinical workflows and intuitive design into one platform that offers anytime, anywhere access. The name Sensei was chosen because the word conveys the sense of a trusted guide. By analyzing practice...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 28, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Toronto dentist charged with sexual assault barred from treating patients under 18
More than two months after a Toronto dentist was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault allegedly involving patients and children among the victims, Ontario’s dental regulator has imposed conditions on him. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Antiviral used to treat cat coronavirus also works against SARS-CoV-2
Researchers at the University of Alberta are preparing to launch clinical trials of a drug used to cure a deadly disease caused by a coronavirus in cats that they expect will also be effective as a treatment for humans against COVID-19. "In just two months, our results have shown that the drug is effective at inhibiting viral replication in cells with SARS-CoV-2," said Joanne Lemieux, a professor of biochemistry in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Antiviral used to treat cat coronavirus also works against SARS-CoV-2
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) Researchers at the University of Alberta are preparing to launch clinical trials of a drug used to cure a deadly disease caused by a coronavirus in cats that they expect will also be effective as a treatment for humans against COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Free Webinar: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Dentistry
 Martin,Join Patrick Williams, Director of Operations for Apteryx Imaging, as he outlines how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are being developed to optimize clinical image quality, improve practice workflow efficiency and deliver enhanced diagnostic decision support. What you'll learn in this webinar:An overview of the different types of AI use-cases currently being deployed in dentistryHow AI and machine learning is improving digital x-ray image quality through automated quality assuranceThe methods by which artificial intelligence will provide enhanced clinical decision supportOpportunities f...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 27, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CDA Announces New Endorsed Program for Dental Plan Billing Service
eAssist Dental Solutions can help dentists with obtaining timely claims payment from dental plans SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Dental Association is pleased to announce eAssist Dental Solutions as a CDA Endorsed Program that offers dentists a valuable billing service, enhancing timely claims payment from dental plans.CDAeAssist Dental Solutions CDA has been helping members navigate the dental benefits side of their practices for over a decade utilizing a dedicated, knowledgeable team and a full library of resources to educate members on how to properly complete and su...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 26, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Polymers prevent potentially hazardous mist during dentist visit
(American Institute of Physics) If the mist in a dentist's office -- sent flying into the air by spinning, vibrating tools -- contains a virus or some other pathogen, it is a health hazard. So researchers in Illinois studied the viscoelastic properties of food-grade polymers and discovered that the forces of a vibrating tool or dentist's drill are no match for them. Not only did a small admixture of polymers completely eliminate aerosolization, but it did so with ease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Track, Remind and Find those Clear Aligners You Should Be Wearing Right Now
Dental aligners are a big investment, and an even bigger pain to keep track of wearing. Chances are, you remember to wear them after brushing your teeth, but throughout the day, you repeatedly take them out for meals and snacks and forget about them. nCase is the first of its kind putting the latest technology into a clear aligner case that ’s paired with a highly customizable mobile app. The SmartCase is programmed  to track your wear throughout the day and provides helpful reminders via the mobile app when you begin to miss your wear goals. Features: Real-time usage tracking – Pa...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 25, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How Are Dental Abscesses Treated?
Discussion Dental caries are one of the most common infections. It is usually caused by Streptococcus viridans. Dental caries are also quite preventable with brushing the teeth at least twice a day with a fluoridated dentifrice, use of dental floss, and preventative dental appointments with application of fluoride varnish and sealants as appropriate. Additionally, fluoridation of the community water supply has significantly decreased dental caries and is a very effective public health measure. Fluoride binds within the dental matrix to strength it. Dental abscesses are usually caused by poor oral hygiene but others are at...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: concern over cases at Berlin schools; Spain health chief warns over infections rise
Berlin casesraise questions over schooling in pandemic; Spanish minister says‘things not going well’;Irish minister resigns over lockdown breachJacinda Ardern defends New Zealand Covid response against TrumpUK coronavirus updates - liveTour de France teams will be expelled if two members have CovidVanuatu passport sales deliver budget surplus despite shutdown1.23pmBSTLebanonhas imposed a partial lockdown for two weeks to counter coronavirus infections which have spiralled since the catastrophic explosion at Beirut ’s port.The spread of Covid-19 is compounding the problems in the country still reeling from...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker (now); Archie Bland and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science US news Europe Africa UK news Source Type: news

Column: Is a routine trip to the doctor or dentist now a health hazard?
Public-health experts say that, at least for a while, it may make more sense to connect with healthcare professionals via phone or video for routine visits. But don't skip your flu shot. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

Dentists Push Back on WHO's Call to Delay Check-ups
The ADA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called on dentists to use personal protective equipment, such as masks, goggles and face shields. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UAlberta researchers find way to speed up nerve regrowth for trauma patients
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A University of Alberta researcher has found a treatment that increases the speed of nerve regeneration by three to five times, leading to much better outcomes for trauma surgery patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Influence of vitamin D supplementation on a baby's gut microbiome
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) New research from the CHILD Cohort Study has shed light on the influence of vitamin D supplementation on a baby's developing gut microbiome. The study, published in the journal Gut Microbes, found that vitamin D supplementation is associated with compositional changes in a baby's microbiome -- notably a lower abundance of the bacteria Megamonas -- at three months of age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child abuse and the role of a dentist in its identification, prevention and protection: a literature review - Singh V, Lehl G.
Child abuse, a reprehensible act, pervades all strata of society. Dentists are more likely to encounter such cases in their daily practice. However, such cases usually go unreported due to lack of adequate knowledge. Practitioners flinch from reporting the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news