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Enrollment trends in employer-sponsored health plans that include dental benefits (May 2021 Article 3)

JADA May 2021

Background. In this study, the authors provide a better understanding of enrollment trends associated with dental plans embedded in private-sector, employer-sponsored insurance health plans for the years 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2018.

Keywords. Oral health care use; dental economics; dental insurance; dental public health; employee incentive plans; employment; health policy.

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Is fluoride varnish safe? Validating the safety of fluoride varnish (May 2021 Article 2)

JADA May 2021

Background. Fluoride varnish is widely used in dentistry as a caries preventive measure with recommendations for its use even in infants. In addition, nondental providers are also applying varnish on children’s teeth in various settings. However, there are questions from these nondental providers as to the safety of fluoride varnish.

Keywords. Fluoride varnish; safety; adverse events; US Food and Drug Administration; Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience.

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A case-control study of topical and supplemental fluoride use and osteosarcoma risk (May 2021 Article 1)

JADA May 2021

Background. A relationship between fluoride and osteosarcoma has been hypothesized but not validated. To the authors’ knowledge, there are no published studies examining topical fluoride or dietary fluoride supplements and osteosarcoma risk. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between ever or never use of topical and dietary fluoride supplements and osteosarcoma.

Keywords.Topical fluoride; fluoride supplements; osteosarcoma; case-control.

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A clinical investigation of dental evacuation systems in reducing aerosols (June 2021 Article 3)

JADA June 2021

Background. The route of transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 has challenged dentistry to improve the safety for patients and the dental team during various treatment procedures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of dental evacuation systems in reducing aerosols during oral prophylactic procedures in a large clinical setting.

Keywords. Dental aerosols; oral prophylaxis; dental evacuation systems; dental suctions.

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What is the rate of COVID-19 infection in a population seeking oral health care? (June 2021 Article 2)

JADA June 2021

Background. Although rates of COVID-19 have remained low among US dentists, the authors aimed to determine the risk of there being COVID-19 in patients seeking oral health care.

Keywords. SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; dentistry; clinical protocols; diagnostic challenge; disease transmission; emergencies.

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COVID-2019 among dentists in the United States: A 6-month longitudinal report of accumulative prevalence and incidence (June 2021 Article 1)

JADA June 2021

Background. In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the America Dental Association released COVID-19 infection control interim guidance for US dentists, advising the use of optimal personal protection equipment during aerosol-generating procedures. The aim of this longitudinal study was to determine the cumulative prevalence and incidence rates of COVID-19 among dentists and to assess their level of engagement in specific infection control practices.

Keywords. Severe acute respiratory syndrome; dentistry; infection control; aerosols; dental care.

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What Lies Ahead for the Dental Industry: An Exclusive Industry Event (July 13, 2021, Webinar)

ADA Health Policy Institute webinar
This webinar begins at 11 a.m. Central on July 13, 2021.

Webinar Overview
As the pandemic outlook improves in the U.S., many Americans are feeling more at ease, making summer travel plans, and reuniting with friends and family. Has this level of recovery reached dental practices? What did we learn from the first half of 2021? What do the latest Q2 data show? And what’s in store for the dental industry the rest of 2021?

Join ADA Health Policy Institute Chief Economist Marko Vujicic on July 13 at 11 a.m. Central for an exclusive industry event that will share the latest data on the current state of dentistry and offer expert industry insights on what’s ahead. This is a must-attend virtual event for dental industry professionals in the private sector who need to support their customers and clients through the industry's recovery.

Attendees will walk away with:
• An understanding of the health of the dental industry as of Q2 2021
• Fresh insights on what dentists see as the biggest challenges facing their practice for the remainder of the year
• Exclusive new consumer insights about demand for dental care in the coming months
• Actions dentists have taken in the last month to maintain the financial sustainability of their practice
• The latest information on dentists’ confidence levels in the recovery, and more!

Event attendees will also have the opportunity to partake in a special Q&A session with Marko Vujicic. Registration for this live, one-time event is $99.

The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.

This course is $99 for ADA members and non-members
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

Non-dentists can create accounts

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