Ways of learning about the dental profession

October 18th, 2014


Staying connected with the larger dentist and oral hygiene community is a very important factor in ensuring that students at local dental schools stay informed about recent developments in their profession. A great way to do this is by offering the latest dental school software. This will provide a steady stream of information and news from the world of oral care.

There are naturally other ways to make sure that dentists and hygienists remain focused on the best ways to treat patients. One is to attend conferences, and another is to read up online for new information. Some dental hygiene academic software even provides updated information about hygiene topics it finds on the Internet.

Conferences
The third North American Dental Hygiene Research Conference begins Oct. 16 through 19 in Bethesda, Maryland, according to Dentistry IQ. This will be a great way for dentists and hygienists alike to find out the latest information about digital and analog developments in the profession. Some of the topics up for discussion, according to Dentistry IQ, include ways of reaching underserved communities, such as authorizing dental therapists to provide preventative and restorative care to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford an ordinary dentist.

This follows along in the same territory that another talk will center upon, which is the future of the dental hygiene profession when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, which is changing the way that dentists provide care. Additionally, there is updated information about the new drugs available for treating people with dental health issues.

Of particular interest to oral hygiene schools is another conference, held by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association in Victoria, BC, Canada on October 28, 2015. Everyone is invited, including Americans and particularly those who want to know how to further their schools' grounding in education.

News from the Internet
A major source of dental hygiene news can come from the Internet. Another recent story by Dentistry IQ detailed a new way of treating diabetes that might become relevant in the future. It involved using stem cells to clone beta cells, which regulate insulin. It is still not perfect because doctors have yet to figure out how to prevent the immune system from treating the beta cells as harmful tissue. But it is a major advance over prior research. The study was conducted by Harvard scientists, who hope to continue exploring the findings with doctors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where they would device an implant that would regulate the immune system and prevent it from destroying beta cells.

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