Carestream Dental introduces new portfolio of safety products
July 9, 2020 -- Carestream Dental has introduced the Practice Safely portfolio, a line of personal protective equipment and electronic services designed for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throat samples may detect SARS-CoV-2 better than nasal specimens
July 8, 2020 -- Testing oropharyngeal secretions for SARS-CoV-2 resulted in fewer false-negative results among patients who seemed to have recovered from the infection, compared with nasal-sample testing, according to a study published on July 2 in the Journal of Dental Research.  Discuss
Colgate uses dental vans to give away toothpaste, more
July 8, 2020 -- Colgate-Palmolive is using its dental vans to distribute health and hygiene products to support COVID-19 relief.
Patients sign petition asking for cap on PPE charges
July 8, 2020 -- Dental patients have signed a petition asking Public Health England to review and cap personal protective equipment (PPE) surcharges to prevent dentists from profiting from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a posting on change.org.
Does oral bacteria play a role in SARS-CoV-2 severity? Maybe
July 7, 2020 -- High bacterial loads in the mouth may be the reason why some otherwise healthy patients experience more severe SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to a new article published on June 26 in the British Dental Journal.  Discuss
Structo to produce nasal testing swabs
July 6, 2020 -- 3D printing startup Structo of Singapore has pivoted from solely producing dental models to also manufacturing presterilized nasopharyngeal swabs to aid in COVID-19 testing.
3M unveils in-house sterilization monitoring solution
July 2, 2020 -- 3M has released the Attest Mini Auto-reader 490M, a 24-minute, in-office sterilization monitoring solution.
Microbrush introduces new nasopharyngeal test swabs
July 2, 2020 -- Dental accessories manufacturer Microbrush has launched nasopharyngeal test swabs to help customers conduct COVID-19 tests.
Dental offices open in Texas, Fla. despite spikes in COVID-19
July 1, 2020 -- Dental practices are continuing with business as usual in Texas and Florida, despite those two Sun Belt states becoming new hot spots for COVID-19, according to the states' dental associations.  Discuss
Poll: 50% of patients still skip dental visits due to COVID-19
June 30, 2020 -- About half of adults reported they or a family member skipped dental and medical visits due to COVID-19 in a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, despite a surge of people leaving home more frequently to shop, visit family, and work.  Discuss
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