Tue.Aug 02, 2022

Quality appraisal of antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines to prevent infective endocarditis following dental procedures: a systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Published: July 24, 2022 DOI: [link] Abstract Objective : To assess the quality of clinical practice guidelines for the use of antimicrobial prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis in indicated dental procedures.

Hygienists' mental health worse than dentists during COVID-19

Dr. Bicuspid

In the first known U.S. survey to analyze the long-term mental health of dental professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, dentists and hygienists frequently reported poor mental health during peaks of COVID-19 transmission. However, hygienists had higher rates of anxiety and depression symptoms.


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Monkeypox: Public Health Emergencies Issued in San Francisco and New York

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

As the United States struggles to contain another highly infectious disease—monkeypox—San Francisco and the state of New York have declared their own public health emergencies. The US has more than 5,000 reported cases of monkeypox with 40% in California and New York.


Imaging aids in treatment of man's fused 3rd molar

Dr. Bicuspid

Imaging assisted in the treatment of a man's third molar that had fused with a supernumerary tooth, according to a case report published July 27 in the American Journal of Case Reports. The man was diagnosed with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis with apical periodontitis.

Comparison of topical antifungal agents for oral candidiasis treatment

The Dental Elf

This review comparing the efficacy and safety of topical antifungal drugs for oral candidiasis in children and adults included 11 RCTs 9 of which concerned adults and 2 children. The findings support the use of fluconazole and amphotericin B for adults.


3M Announces Plans to Create Long Term Value Through Spin-Off of Health Care Business


This is a pretty major announcement. 3M, which has a huge position in the dental market, is looking at spinning off that portion of their business into a new company.