Coalition for clean presents ‘Cold-Hearted Bib Chain’.

Keep it simple. A new coalition, Support Clean Dentistry (SCD), aims to do just that for patients, according to a recent report by  Tony Edwards, Editor in Chief at drbicuspid.com. Part of that means translating dental care standards into an easy-to-understand format. Formed by a group of dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants, the coalition recently introduced its first social media […]

Farewell to drilling and fillings?

A technique developed at King’s College London uses electrical currents to boost the natural repair process of a tooth, according to a report by independent.co.uk. The result: reversal of decay and elimination of the need for drilling and fillings of resin or amalgam. Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation (EAER), could be available within three years, according to scientists there. Professor Nigel Pitts, from […]

Incredible women making a difference

CAPTION: Lori Paschal, CDA, CPFDA, CRFDA, FADAA, is the 2013-2014 president of the American Dental Assistants Association. (Photo courtesy Dentalaegis.com) Employed by NYC dentist Dr. Henry Fowler in the early 1900s  Juliette A. Southard utilized her devotion to dental assisting by forming a dental assistants’ society in 1921 in New York. In 1924 when she was elected […]

Benco Dental earns GSA status

Benco Dental, the nation’s fastest-growing distributor of dental products and equipment, today announces that after a two-year preparation, it is recognized as an officially-sanctioned federal government distributor. The family-owned enterprise, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, garnered its General Services Administration — or GSA – schedule number (GSA Schedule Contract Number: V797D-40150) May 1, allowing its representatives […]

Asking for a Decision—THE CLOSE

By Lisa Philp, RDH, President of Transitions Group North America Surprisingly, many offices present cases but fail to ask for closure. Whether it’s from fear of rejection, fear of confrontation or just fear of offending someone, they just don’t ask! To be effective, you need a great closing question and this is a perfect example […]

Dog Days of Summer

Looking to treat your pet to some summertime treats? The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) Seal of Acceptance is awarded to home oral hygiene products that meet or exceed the VOHC standard for retarding accumulation of dental plaque or dental tartar. A complete listing of products that have been granted the VOHC Seal of Acceptance is available […]

ADA honors longtime advocate

The ADA Foundation’s research center formally dedicated the ADA Foundation Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center (VRC), named for Anthony Volpe, DDS, MS, a longtime advocate for dental research who in 2013 retired as Vice President of Clinical Research and Scientific Affairs at Colgate-Palmolive. Members of the ADA Foundation Board of Directors and the American Dental […]

Are endurance runners at greater risk for decay?

In a HuffingtonPost.com blog, competitive masters runner Jason Saltmarsh discusses two  factors that might take runners off course in their quest for oral health: dry mouth and sugar-laden drinks. “According to dentists and health professionals, runners and other endurance athletes are more prone to tooth decay and dental problems than the rest of the population,” he says. Read the […]