Dental Resource Center

IAOMT Celebrates National Dental Hygiene Month with New Course

Accreditation program intended to help professionals understand holistic approaches October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is celebrating by promoting its new course for dental hygienists. The IAOMT’s Biological Dental Hygiene Accreditation Program was recently…

Interim Guidance on Dental Hygienists Returning to Work

Key points include recognition of unique situations, prioritizing certain care Early last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released revised, “Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.”  Key points of the guidance…

WHO: Delay Non-Essential Dental Care, Prioritize Essentials

Ongoing advisement recently updated at end of August In a guidance most recently updated August 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued recommendations for the provision of essential oral health services in the context of COVID-19.  Intended for public health decision makers and dental…

Coronavirus Update – Sept. 9, 2020

Your coronavirus update for Sept. 9; stay up to date with Elite More than 27 million cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been diagnosed worldwide as of Monday evening, including at least 890,000 deaths. Healthcare officials in the United States have reported more than 6.4…

Gum Disease Cancer

Gum Disease May Increase Risk of Cancer

Gum disease may increase risk of esophageal and gastric cancer says latest research  People who have gum disease may have a higher risk of developing some forms of cancer, suggests a letter published in the journal Gut detailing a prospective study. Researchers found that…

Surcharges

NYSDA: No COVID-19 Surcharges

State department rules against insurance firms regarding COVID-19 surcharges Insurance companies can’t allow dentists in their network to charge members PPE fees and must get previously paid surcharges reimbursed, state regulators in New York said. The State Department of Financial Services, which regulates insurance…

Gum Disease Cognitive

Link Between Gum Disease and Cognitive Impairment

Researchers looked at dental health over a 20-year period in order to study gum disease and its effects Gum disease, especially the kind that is irreversible and causes tooth loss, may be associated with mild cognitive impairment and dementia 20 years later, according to…

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