How common oral and nasal rinses might reduce COVID risk in the dental workspace
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How common oral and nasal rinses might reduce COVID risk in the dental workspace

Fifty or so years ago, the owners of Listerine — the mouthwash with “the taste people hate twice a day” — claimed their magic but foul-tasting elixir could cure numerous maladies, including sore throats, the common cold, tooth decay and gum disease. The Federal Trade Commission began putting an end to those false, unsubstantiated claims…

How dentists can cope with the broken personal protective equipment supply chain
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How dentists can cope with the broken personal protective equipment supply chain

Almost half of the nation’s dentists are back to work and open for “business as usual,” according to a recent survey by the American Dental Association. But when it comes to the supply chain for personal protective equipment necessary to provide full-service dentistry, business is anything but usual as the coronavirus pandemic lingers on. According…

Dental guidelines limit aerosol-generating procedures during pandemic
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Dental guidelines limit aerosol-generating procedures during pandemic

Last month, the World Health Organization recommended delaying “routine nonessential oral health care … until there has been a sufficient reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates from community transmission to cluster cases.” The WHO was responding in part to the growing body of scientific evidence indicating novel coronavirus can be spread by respiratory droplets smaller than…

Making biocompatible, sterilizable plastic and metal components possible
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Making biocompatible, sterilizable plastic and metal components possible

The medical industry is changing quickly. While there have been major advances in the technological and biomedical engineering spaces, medical device manufacturers still need viable options for manufacturing devices and equipment both to patients and healthcare providers in an efficient, low-cost manner. Moreover, the industry has an enormous need for customizable biocompatible and sterilizable components….

Dental offices lead healthcare’s job surge in May’s surprising jobs report
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Dental offices lead healthcare’s job surge in May’s surprising jobs report

The economy witnessed unexpected job growth in May as state and local economies began to reopen from the pandemic shutdown. In particular, medical practices and dental offices were key drivers of this finding that surprised economists. According to the May 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) economic report, healthcare — including dentists — added more…

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