Researchers find that regular teeth brushing may prevent cancer.

Researchers at Duke Medical School studying cancer mutations find that Colibactin, produced by the bacteria Escherichia coli, appear to trigger DNA mutation. Escherichia coli, normally found in the colon, also appeared in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma and other dental infections. The study performed found that patients with non-inherited colorectal polyps showed similar mutation […]

Disinfectant fogging for dental offices: is it safe?

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Disinfectant Fogging has become one of the latest methods being employed in the battle against infection control in the dental office. But is it safe? To answer this question, we reviewed the latest research and commentary from chemical engineers. EPA and CDC guidance for disinfectant fogging. It’s important to note that only Hydrogen Peroxide is […]

WHO Ruffles Dentists Suggesting Postponed Dental Treatment – ADA Responds

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On an August 11th press release, the WHO recommended that non-emergency dental care be postponed during COVID-19 to mitigate the risks posed by aerosol generating procedures.  WHO’s Chief Dental Office, Benoit Varenne, DDS, MPH, PHD, suggest urgent and emergency dental care should be prioritized followed by non-aerosol generating procedures. Varenne stated, “WHO guidance recommends in […]

Screening Patients for COVID-19 Symptoms? They May Still Be Infectious.

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Recent research published July 2020 testing over 32,480 residents and staff from nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Massachusetts “found strikingly similar distributions of viral load in patients with or without symptoms at the time of testing…”  Subjects were swabbed from April 9th to June 9th under the direction of MA Department of Public […]

Resurgence of COVID-19: The top 10 states with increasing cases.

The news has been overwhelmed with stories about a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.  As a side effect, some states are beginning to backtrack on reopening plans. Multiple news stories have been released which point to several states in particular that are experiencing an increase in new COVID-19 cases. We decided to dig past the headlines […]

Be wary of air filtration and UV light claims. It could lead to legal hot water.

Equipment manufacturers and several dental professionals are making potentially false statements regarding newly introduced infection control equipment; and it could get them into legal trouble. Dental practitioners should be wary about making claims regarding filtration equipment destroying or capturing the SARS-COV-2 virus.   We won’t point out any names or articles but there have been […]

CDC Removes Dental Aerosol Patient Wait Time – ADA Counters

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In a recent update to it’s Guidance for Dental Settings, the CDC has removed the 15 minute wait time between patients after dental aerosol generating procedures. The ADA countered by advising against this. CDC Updates Dental Setting Recommendations The CDC updated dental aerosol and engineering controls (mostly related to air filtration) and stated the following: […]

Lab Day West 2014

Vaniman Manufacturing Co. at Lab Day   Garden Grove, California.  May 2014.  Vaniman Manufacturing, Co., a leading supplier of quality Dust Collectors and Micro Abrasive Blasters announces that they will be attending Lab Day West 2014.   Lab Day West is a trade show, organized by Lab Management Today (LMT), for professionals involved with the […]