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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

Antibiotics not necessary for most toothaches, according to new ADA guideline

The American Dental Association (ADA) announced today a new guideline indicating that in most cases, antibiotics are not recommended for toothaches. This guidance, published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association
22-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientific Panel Issues Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations

A multi-disciplinary expert panel, convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs, issued a report this month containing clinical recommendations that sugar-free chewing gum, lozenges and hard candy including ...
12-Sep-2011 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ADA Statement Calls for Repairing the Tattered Dental Safety Net

The American Dental Association today released the second in a series of papers that examine the challenges and solutions to bringing good oral health to millions of Americans, including the growing population whose only possible source of dental...
17-Aug-2011 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dentists, Pharmacists Raise Awareness of Medication-Induced Dry Mouth

Leading dental and pharmacy organizations are teaming up to promote oral health and raise public awareness of dry mouth, a side effect commonly caused by taking prescription and over-the-counter medications. In its most severe form, dry mouth can...
11-Aug-2011 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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