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12 hours ago
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Frequently Asked Question and Answer Confirming N95 Respirators Prot »
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a set of Frequently Aske...
12 hours ago
Scientists Drill Down on Bacteria-Fighting Fillings »
Artificial intelligence aids design of antimicrobial dental adhesive MORE >>
12 hours ago
Magnification loupes in dentistry: A qualitative study of dental students’ perspectives »
The nature of the oral operating field makes it a challenge for dentists to work while maintaining musculoskeletal health....
12 hours ago
Dental education in the time of SARS‐CoV‐2 »
The SARS‐CoV‐2 virus has forced profound change on all aspects of society, with significant impact on dental education. De...
12 hours ago
U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 18-24, 2020 »
USAAW is an annual observance that highlights the steps everyone can take to improve antibiotic prescribing and use. MOR...
12 hours ago
The coronavirus pandemic has caused nearly 300,000 more deaths than expected in a typical year »
The coronavirus pandemic has left about 299,000 more people dead in the United States than would be expected in a typical...
12 hours ago
Report Finds COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists is Less Than One Percent »
Despite high risk of transmission of COVID-19, fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 pos...
12 hours ago
All eyes on a hurdle race for a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine »
Leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates have progressed through laboratory tests at record speed. Two early clinical trials su...
12 hours ago
Infection prevention in ASCs — 5 strategies from an AORN ambulatory specialist »
Terri Link, BSN, an ambulatory education specialist with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, provided a st...
19 hours ago
Thanks to COVID-19, we are discussing the hierarchy of hazard controls for dentistry »
As types of infections and risks evolve, so do the methods of containment and control. But one thing will stay the same—th...
19 hours ago
COVID Unleashes the ‘Lurking Scourge’ Candida Auris »
A patient with both COVID-19 and C. auris should only be placed in the same room as another patient with COVID-19 and C. a...
19 hours ago
Infectious disease expert: Coming weeks will be ‘darkest’ of COVID-19 »
Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, says...
19 hours ago
Two Studies Show COVID-19 Antibodies Persist for Months »
More than 8 million people in the United States have now tested positive for COVID-19. For those who’ve recovered, many wo...
19 hours ago
Long-term problems in younger low-risk COVID-19 patients; flu shot may offer some protection »
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatment...
20 hours ago
California says it will independently review coronavirus vaccine »
A California panel of experts will independently review the safety of new coronavirus vaccines and initial plans for distr...
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
IAC Express #1,522 - Ask the Experts: IAC Answers Questions about Meningococcal Disease and the V »
IAC Express #1,522 - Ask the Experts: IAC Answers Questions about Meningococcal Disease and the Vaccines That Prevent It...
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
A 'Herculean' effort: States finalize their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans »
State public health departments say they’re ready to leap into action as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is approved but cautio...
Monday, October 19, 2020
Protecting Children During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency »
As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 50th anniversary celebration, this week, EPA is highlighting t...
Monday, October 19, 2020
With schools closed due to COVID-19, thousands of students cut off from dental care »
When schools across Massachusetts closed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of students lost access to dental ca...
Monday, October 19, 2020
Around the nation: Avoid NSAIDs during the last 4 months of pregnancy, FDA warns »
The agency says pregnant women should avoid using a group of pain relievers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs—wh...
Monday, October 19, 2020
Renowned Scholar in Periodontics and Pharmacology Passes Away »
Sebastian G. Ciancio, DDS, a distinguished service professor in the Department of Periodontics and Endodontics and directo...
Monday, October 19, 2020
SARS-CoV-2 infection rates in skilled nursing facilities »
Researchers examined asymptomatic and presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection rates in a large multistate sample of U.S. skill...
Monday, October 19, 2020
Mouthwashes, oral rinses may inactivate human coronaviruses »
Certain oral antiseptics and mouthwashes may have the ability to inactivate human coronaviruses, according to a Penn State...
Monday, October 19, 2020
Barrier Resistance of Double Layer Isolation Gowns »
Isolation gowns are one of the crucial pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent the migration of microorga...
Monday, October 19, 2020
ADA welcomes new JADA, open-access journal editors »
Dr. John Timothy Wright will lead JADA; Dr. Jack L. Ferracane will be founding editor of new open-access science journal...
Monday, October 19, 2020
Should COVID still force us to postpone elective surgery or forgo a trip to the ER? »
In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged people to stay away from crowded emergency rooms and...
Monday, October 19, 2020
What Can a COVID-19 Vaccine Actually Do? »
As the world waits for a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine, it’s important to recognize the limits of the vaccines currentl...
Saturday, October 17, 2020
What Edward Jenner can teach us about vaccinations »
Edward Jenner was an 18th century English physician and scientist who was instrumental in the development of the world’s f...
Saturday, October 17, 2020
U of M infectious disease expert: Next 6 to 12 weeks could prove to be difficult in state's battle w »
At least 38 states are seeing infection rates rise, including Minnesota and Wisconsin. Both reported record numbers Friday...
Friday, October 16, 2020
Infection Preventionists, Get Ready for New COVID Waves »
For many, the break was short-lived and for some, not at all. What seemed like forever ago, those early few months where N...
Friday, October 16, 2020
CDA to assist dentists rolling out in-office COVID-19 testing »
Although point-of-care tests are not yet readily available for practice use, the California Dental Association is advocati...
Friday, October 16, 2020
Drug repurposing »
University of New Mexico researchers find existing medications may fight coronavirus infection MORE >>
Friday, October 16, 2020
FDA Reissues Emergency Use Authorization for Certain Non-NIOSH-Approved Filtering Face-Piece Respira »
FDA Reissues Emergency Use Authorization for Certain Non-NIOSH-Approved Filtering Face-Piece Respirators Manufactured in C...
Friday, October 16, 2020
U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA Announces $1,222,156 In Coronavirus Violations »
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Oct. 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and H...
Friday, October 16, 2020
Webinar celebrates 75 years of community water fluoridation »
The ADA is collaborating with the American Public Health Association’s Oral Health Section in presenting a free webinar co...

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