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Practice Agility Advisor – May 2023 Edition

Practice Agility Advisor - Notable Dental News May 2023


ADA and CDC Collaborate to Promote Responsible Antibiotic Use in Dentistry | May 3, 2023

The American Dental Association (ADA) has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to release new resources focused on antibiotic stewardship in dentistry. These resources provide direct guidance to dental professionals, highlighting the significance of responsible antibiotic use and the vital role dentists play in preventing antibiotic resistance. Discover how the ADA and CDC are promoting responsible prescribing practices to safeguard public health. Read More



Newly Discovered Genes in Ancient Dental Plaque Reveal Secrets of Oral Bacteria’s Evolution |  May 4, 2023

Scientists have discovered lost microbial genes in dental plaque from ancient humans, shedding light on the oral microbiome of our ancestors. The findings reveal valuable insights into the evolution and diversity of oral bacteria throughout human history. Explore how the study of dental plaque provides a unique window into understanding ancient human oral health and its implications for modern dentistry. Read More


Gen Z Shows Increased Preference for Alternative Oral Care Products, Reveals New Study | May 10, 2023

The 2023 State of America’s Oral Health and Wellness Report, recently published, highlights a notable trend among Gen Z: a heightened inclination towards seeking alternative oral care products. The study findings provide valuable insights into the evolving preferences and behaviors of this generation regarding oral health, offering crucial implications for the dental industry. Explore the insights into Gen Z’s oral care choices and their potential impact on the dental field. Read More



Background Music Found to Reduce Dental Students’ Stress and Improve Their Performance | May 11, 2023

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have found that incorporating background music during dental training can lower stress levels and improve overall well-being. Discover the positive impact of music in reducing stress and enhancing the learning experience for aspiring dentists. Read More


Six Essential Oral Health Tips for Expecting Parents | May 14, 2023

Ontario Dental Association (ODA) shares six essential oral health tips for expecting parents. These tips provide valuable guidance on maintaining good oral hygiene, visiting the dentist during pregnancy, and ensuring the oral health of both the mother and the baby. Discover the expert advice from ODA to support optimal oral health for parents-to-be. Read More



Dalhousie University Launches Clinical Trial to Explore Metformin’s Potential in Preventing Oral Cancer | May 16, 2023

Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia initiates a clinical trial investigating the potential of metformin in oral cancer prevention. Metformin, a commonly used diabetes medication, has shown promising effects in reducing cancer risk. This trial aims to explore its preventive benefits specifically in the context of oral cancer, offering hope for new prevention strategies and improved outcomes for patients. Read More



Beacon Hill Dental Centre Launches “Dollar Mouth Club” to Make Dental Care Affordable for All | May 17, 2023

Burlington dental clinic, Beacon Hill Dental Centre, establishes the “Dollar Mouth Club” to provide assistance to the community. Through this initiative, individuals facing financial challenges can access affordable dental care. The Dollar Mouth Club aims to improve oral health and promote dental wellness for everyone, ensuring that cost doesn’t hinder essential dental services. Read More



Intraoral Scanners for Digital Impression Market Poised for Remarkable Growth from 2023 to 2030 | May 19, 2023

The intraoral scanners for the digital impression market are poised to achieve remarkable growth in the upcoming years from 2023 to 2030, according to a report by Coherent Market Insights. With the increasing adoption of digital dentistry and the advantages offered by intraoral scanners, the market is expected to reach new heights, revolutionizing the field of dental impressions and improving patient experience.  Read More


Dental Hygienist’s Vigilance Lead to Early Detection of Oral Cancer in a Patient | May 23, 2023

Edmonton dental hygienists played a crucial role in identifying oral cancer for a patient. During a routine dental visit, the hygienist noticed suspicious symptoms and promptly referred the patient for further evaluation. This early detection underscores the importance of regular dental check-ups and highlights the significant role dental professionals can play in detecting and potentially saving lives through early intervention. Read More


Quebec Dental Hygienists Give Back to the Community, Offering Free Dental Care for Those in Need | May 27, 2023

Dental hygienists in Quebec generously provide free dental care to the community, making a positive impact on oral health. This initiative aims to ensure access to dental services for individuals who may face financial barriers. By offering their expertise and services, these dental hygienists contribute to improving oral hygiene and overall well-being in the community. Read More

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