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Cyberattack Strikes the ADA

Recently, there have been more and more reports about cyberattacks affecting businesses of all sizes nationwide. The latest one affecting the dental industry struck the American Dental Association (ADA) on April 22, 2022, when hackers targeted their networks, forcing the…

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Cleaning is Essential First Step When Reprocessing Dental Instruments

In late 2020, the American Dental Association (ADA) issued the Technical Report Guidance on Method Development and Validation of Cleaning Processes for Dental Instruments to help guide manufacturers of reusable dental instruments on developing and validating reprocessing instructions that follow…

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Study Shows Many Dentists Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics

A cohort study in the May 2019 issue of JAMA Network Open found that 81% of prescriptions for antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental visits did not follow current guidelines. Compared with previous recommendations, there are currently relatively few patient subpopulations for whom antibiotic…

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Proper Infection Control Procedures Considered Standard of Care

In March 2018, the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners suspended a dentist from practicing dentistry for professional misconduct for “failure to follow the current guidelines of the American Dental Association” for dental infection control. According to an investigation by…

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