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Dentists and Dental Hygienists on Early Front Lines of COVID-19 Report Symptoms of Anxiety, Depression

Dental health care workers reported higher rates of anxiety and depression during peaks of COVID-19 transmission among the public, according to a study jointly published in the August issues of The Journal of the American Dental Association and the...
25-Jul-2022 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

TikTok’s Alternative Soda Trend Could Be Tough on Teeth

New research finds acids in sugar-free beverages could erode tooth enamel, as a recipe mixing flavored sparkling water with balsamic vinegar to create a so-called “healthier” alternative to soda goes viral on TikTok.
14-Jun-2022 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pandemic-Driven Behaviors Could Increase Risk of Oral Cancer

New studies published in The Journal of the American Dental Association underscore the importance of regular dental visits in the prevention of the sixth most common cancer in the world – oral cancer.
12-Apr-2022 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research reveals impact of COVID-19 on dental hygienists

New studies reveal dental hygienists have low COVID-19 infection rates and high vaccination acceptance. In addition, less than half of dental hygienists that left employment early in the pandemic have returned to the workforce in 2021, and staffing...
22-Feb-2022 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Infection Rates of Dentists Remain Lower Than Other Health Professionals

More than a year after COVID-19 appeared in the U.S., dentists continue to have a lower infection rate than other front-line health professionals, such as nurses and physicians, according to a study published online ahead of the June print issue in...
24-May-2021 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New survey finds stress-related dental conditions continue to increase

More than 70 percent of dentists surveyed by the American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute are seeing an increase of patients experiencing teeth grinding and clenching, conditions often associated with stress.
2-Mar-2021 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Report finds COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists is Less than One Percent

Although assumed to be at high risk for COVID-19, fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 positive, according to a first-of-its-kind report in the U.S. based on data collected in June 2020.
12-Oct-2020 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ADA Health Policy Institute Finds Uptick in Dental Spending

The American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) released its second annual Dental Industry Report today. The report found some signs of recovery in U.S. dental spending, which reached a historic high in 2018 of $136 billion, or...
4-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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