health and safety

Are dentists causing a deadly infection in patients?
Are dentists causing a deadly infection in patients?New research shows that antibiotics prescribed by dentists may be contributing to a potentially deadly infection.
5 benefits of good infection controlReviewing your office’s infection control protocol will help to ensure the safety of your staff and your patients.
The challenges of waterline disinfection
The challenges of waterline disinfectionWhy the latest improvements in dental waterline disinfection are so critical for dental practices.
Should sugary snacks feature cigarette-style health warnings?
Should sugary snacks feature cigarette-style health warnings?Health officials in Britain hope the warnings may decrease tooth decay and obesity in children.
The importance of ergonomics for hygienists—and what dentists can do to help
The importance of ergonomics for hygienists—and what dentists can do to helpHygienists put their bodies through a lot of wear and tear on the job, but there are steps that can be taken to help prevent some of the damage. Here's what one hygienist thought dentists should know.
OraCoat products help orthodontic patients with mouth sores and caries
OraCoat products help orthodontic patients with mouth sores and cariesOraCoat XyliGel and H-B12 Melts can provide patients dealing with painful brace sores and possible tooth decay with a viable treatment option.
FDA ban on powdered examination gloves now in effect
FDA ban on powdered examination gloves now in effectThe FDAFDA ban on powdered examination gloves is now in effect.
Why poor posture can be a real pain in the neck
Why poor posture can be a real pain in the neckOne of the biggest dangers for dentists is strain caused by awkward positioning, so we take a look at how to combat injury.
Top 5 E-books of 2016DPR takes a look at the most-viewed dental E-books of 2016.
How clean are the dental unit waterlines in your office?Waterlines can be filled with all kinds of dangerous bacteria. In this article some of these bacteria are discussed, as well as methods for preventing their growth.