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Article ID: 698539

Unwise opioids for wisdom teeth: Study shows link to long-term use in teens and young adults

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Getting wisdom teeth removed may be a rite of passage for many teens and young adults, but the opioid painkiller prescriptions that many receive could set them on a path to long-term opioid use, a new study finds. Young people who filled an opioid prescription were nearly 2.7 times as likely as peers to still be filling opioid prescriptions months later.

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Article ID: 698444

ADHA Supports Upcoming Update to Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health

American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists' Association announces its support of the federal agencies that will be involved in updating the 2000 Surgeon General's Report on oral health.

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Article ID: 698439

What Can the Herpesvirus Teach Us About Oral Inflammation?

University of Illinois at Chicago

A $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help University of Illinois at Chicago researchers study how herpesviruses and their underlying molecular mechanisms contribute to increased inflammation in oral diseases, like periodontitis.

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Article ID: 696723

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Joins CDC to Prevent Smoking through Tips Educational Campaign

American Dental Hygienists' Association

As frontline patient caregivers, dental hygienists are in a unique and trusted position to discuss the overall health implications of continued tobacco use. To help support dental hygienists in these efforts, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association is pleased to partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign.

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Article ID: 696721

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Supports the Elimination of a Patient Procedure-Based Single Encounter Clinical Licensure Examination

American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) House of Delegates announced its support for the elimination of the patient procedure-based, single encounter clinical examination for candidates who are graduates of Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited dental hygiene programs and who are eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.

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American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces New Leadership for 2018-19

American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association installed Michele Braerman, RDH, BSDH, of Fallston, Maryland, as the organization’s 2018-19 president, along with ADHA’s new slate of officers for the upcoming year.

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Article ID: 696113

Partnership tackles the root cause of dental problem

University of Adelaide

A new chemical solution jointly developed by the University of Adelaide’s Dental School and Australian company Dentalife could radically reduce the chance of infection associated with root canal work.

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Dangers of Sports Drink Consumption Among Teens in USA

DoctorsToday.com

An article from a concerned group of Queens, NY pediatricians warning against the number of teenagers consuming high caffeine content energy based sports drinks laden with sugar.

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Article ID: 695765

Newly Redesigned AAE.org Takes Gold in 2018 Hermes Creative Awards

American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

The American Association of Endodontists’ recently redesigned website received a Gold Award in the 2018 Hermes Creative Awards, presented by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.

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