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New Publications

The following papers were published recently by P&G researchers and external collaborators. Click the links to learn more.

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In a 6-month randomized controlled trial, Oral-B iO showed statistically significantly greater gingivitis and plaque reductions versus Sonicare DiamondClean when both brushes were used in smart-connected mode. Significantly more subjects using Oral-B iO (96.4% ) versus those using the sonic brush (81.8%) transitioned to a generally healthy gingivitis case status (< 10% bleeding sites) after 6 months. The research was conducted with All Sum Research Center and was published in the American Journal of Dentistry.
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A recent paper summarizes 3 investigations confirming use of Test Drive, with either Oral-B iO or Oral-B Genius, only produces splatter and not aerosol-sized matter (particles <50μm diameter) in the dental clinic. Dental professionals can safely use these brushes without risk of aerosolization for intra-oral education purposes with patients following standard infection control procedures. The paper was published in the Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health by P&G researchers in collaboration with co-authors from Cardiff University and The University of Pisa.
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A recent 12-week study published in the American Journal of Dentistry demonstrates superior gingival health benefits for two Oral-B Pro-Expert formulas versus Colgate Total with zinc/arginine (Zn/Arg). At Week 12, the SnF2 dentifrices produced 14-21% greater reductions in bleeding sites and a 5-6% plaque benefit versus Colgate Total with Zn/Arg.
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A paper in the Journal of Breath Research showed significantly greater reductions in breath odor, as measured by Volatile Sulfur Compounds, for two Crest Oral-B SnF2 formulations versus Colgate Total with Zn/Arg and Colgate TotalSF with SnF2. The Zn/Arg formula actually significantly increased Volatile Sulfur Compounds versus baseline.
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A paper in the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry demonstrates rapid and sustained anti-gingivitis efficacy for Crest Pro-Health Advanced Gum Restore SnF2 dentifrice with the amino acid glycine. The novel dentifrice produced statistically significant gingival bleeding reductions versus the negative control as soon as one week. At Week 12, subjects using the stannous fluoride dentifrice had 25.6% lower plaque scores, 33.4% fewer bleeding sites, and 6 times greater odds of transitioning from localized or generalized gingivitis to generally healthy versus the negative control. The trial was conducted with the Silverstone Research Group.
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Another recent paper in the American Journal of Dentistry demonstrates rapid anti-gingivitis efficacy for Crest dentifrice marketed in China with stannous chloride, sodium fluoride and the amino acid glycine. The novel dentifrice produced statistically significant reductions in Mazza GI scores (15%) and gingival bleeding sites (33%) versus the NaF negative control as soon as Day 3. The gingivitis and bleeding site benefit for the stannous dentifrice increased at Week 2 to 24% and 55%, respectively. The trial was conducted with Shaanxi Provincial People’s Hospital in China.
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A recent publication in mBio investigated the interplay among the oral microbiome, metabolome, and cytokine production during the onset and progression of periodontal disease. A 'sub-optimal health' (SoH) stage was discovered as early as 24-72 hours after the cessation of oral hygiene, featured by: 1) A steep decrease of “good oral bacteria” and beneficial anti-inflammation chemicals; 2) A profound increase of gingivitis-prone bacteria and salivary cytokines; and 3) No clinically detectable symptoms. The research sheds important light on the mechanistic understanding of transition from gingival health to disease and the importance of maintaining a healthy oral ecosystem to promote overall well-being. The research was a collaboration among P&G, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tsinghua University, and Hong Kong University.

Continuing Education Opportunities

We highlight several global continuing education opportunities across the industry to enhance your knowledge and skills. In addition to the activities below, dentalcare.com offers a library of more than 150 FREE dental continuing education courses. Please check local guidelines to determine if credit hours are applicable.

Continuing Education Opportunities
A free webinar by The British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy entitled "Should we be doing things differently? A forum on Evidence-Based Dentistry in the Covid-19 Era" is available for On Demand viewing. Speakers include Professor Mike Lewis, Professor Filippo Graziani and Julie Deverick. Oral-B sponsored the webinar. The On Demand webinar is for learning purposes only, not continuing education credit.
Continuing Education Opportunities
To start its 35th Anniversary activities, the International Federation of Dental Hygienists presents the 2021 IFDH Global Oral Health Summit, a virtual event, featuring influential worldwide leaders and stakeholders in Oral Health, Public Health, Education, Research, Public Policy and Industry - collaborating on the role of the Dental Hygienist in the "oral health team" and the "multi-disciplinary team." The event will include presentations from leaders of the ACFF, EDHF, FDI, IADR and WHO. P&G is proud to be a Gold Sponsor. 5 CE Credits are Provided. There is a small fee to register.
Continuing Education Opportunities
dentalcare.com is pleased to offer 3 FREE interactive modules for students and practicing dental professionals on the following topics: 1. Virtual Soft Tissue Examination: Application of the 2017 AAP/EFP World Workshop Guidelines 2. Toothpaste: How and why to recommend 3. Electric toothbrushes: Benefits, Evidence and Impactful Recommendations The modules are for learning purposes only, not continuing education credit.
Continuing Education Opportunities
The final webinar in a 3-part series entitled “The road to achieving and maintaining periodontal health: maintaining long-term results” is now available for On Demand viewing. The expert panel of the FDI Global Periodontal Health Project provides the latest recommendations in monitoring and maintaining periodontal health in the long-term, including maintenance of dental implants and supportive periodontal care as well as the public health impact of periodontal diseases. The webinar was supported by an unrestricted grant from Procter & Gamble. 1 CE Credit is provided.

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