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covid-19

COVID-19: We are all in this together and Elite wants to hear your voice.

Let’s learn from each other by sharing experiences good or bad. The COVID-19 pandemic has become our largest national emergency in decades, and the defining healthcare event for most of our careers. The challenges placed upon the healthcare system are well documented, but what…

Dental Professionals

Dental Professionals: Be Advised on the Coronavirus

Dental professionals should focus on personal protective equipment when providing emergency treatment (Editor’s Note: The following information is taken directly from the American Dental Association’s website in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and how dental professionals can best protect themselves.) The Centers for…

perfluorodecanoic acid may disrupt the healthy development of enamel

Drinking Water Chemical Linked to Pediatric Tooth Decay

WVU researchers investigate causes and alternatives According to a new study by West Virginia University School of Dentistry researchers, children with higher concentrations of a certain chemical in their blood are more likely to get cavities. Manufactured chemical groups called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances…

Conventional treatment for dental cavities

New Bioactive Peptide the Latest in Cavity Treatment

Chinese researchers develop two-pronged approach Cavities are the most widespread non-communicable disease globally, according to the World Health Organization. Having a cavity drilled and filled at the dentist’s office can be painful, but untreated caries could lead to worse pain, tooth loss, infection, and…

nursing career burnout

A Journey of Healing

How one nurse turned burnout into a new life and direction Jennifer Marcenelle likes to joke that she ‘came out of the womb working.’ And Marcenelle, MBA, BSN, RN, HBC-HN, Certified Reiki, NLP, Gemstone and Diamond Therapy Practitioner, hasn’t slowed down much since. Marcenelle…

brushing teeth lowers risk of heart failure

Want to Stay Heart Healthy? Brush Your Teeth!

Frequent brushing linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure Frequent brushing of teeth is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the…

mercury in dental fillings

New Partnership Paving Way for New Approach to Dental Fillings

Recent ban of silver amalgam necessitated alternatives In the United Kingdom, the phasing out of mercury in dental fillings to reduce mercury exposure and pollution began in 2018, with the ban of silver coloured amalgam in children under 15.  The current filling alternative exists…

2021 Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature

Members Asked for Suggestions Towards CDT Code Changes 

Feedback due by mid-February The 2021 Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature  — better known as the CDT Code — could include changes or additions to codes regarding oral/oropharyngeal cancer, caries management by risk assessment, laboratory surface scanning for diagnostic purposes and counseling for…

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