February 15, 2022

The Important Connection Between Oral and Heart Health

Did you know that oral health and heart health appear to be connected? Over the past few years, a handful of studies have investigated the correlation between oral hygiene indicators and heart health. Although these studies were not able to answer the question of causality, several found significant associations that highlight the importance of good oral health in maintaining good heart health.

February 9, 2022

Tips to Safely Practice Dental Radiology During COVID-19

Many aspects of providing dental care have become more challenging during COVID-19, and the practice of dental radiology is no exception. Thankfully, recommendations for infection control have improved over the past two years of the pandemic as experts researched the virus. Read this blog to learn the top strategies for limiting COVID-19 spread and improving safety while practicing dental radiology.

October 27, 2021

A Dental Cavity-Free Future: What Will It Take?

Would it be possible to achieve a dental cavity-free future? A recent article says yes, if there are global collaborations and policy consensus. Caries and cavities are the world’s most prevalent non-communicable disease. Despite that, cavities are typically ignored in health policy. The authors of the article emphasize the severity of the issue and provide four recommendations for integrating oral health into overall wellness.

May 28, 2021

Reflecting on the Past Year: Lessons From COVID-19 for Dentists

COVID-19 has forced substantial shifts in how dentists, and many professionals, work every day. Over the past year, dentists have had a chance to reexamine the way they practice and determine if those habits still make sense in the face of a threat like COVID-19. In a recent article, Dr. Lauren Patton reflects on the teachings of 2020. Read about the lessons she learned during the pandemic.

June 10, 2020

New CMS Regulations Address High Rates of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

Due to high COVID-19 rates in nursing homes, CMS says it will increase enforcement for facilities with persistent infection control violations and impose enforcement actions for lower level infection control deficiencies.