News and Views

Association between oral hygiene and metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | Posted in Connection Dental Network News

Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a group of conditions that increase risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, is a growing public health concern worldwide: it is estimated to affect around 25% of the global population. Several risk factors for Meets have been identified, including oral diseases, which are primarily caused by poor oral hygiene.


GEHA Dental claims reviews
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | Posted in Connection Dental Network Provider Newsletter

GEHA Dental claims reviews


Managing dental anxiety
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | Posted in Connection Dental Network News

Dental anxiety is a common issue among American adults — nearly 80% of adults feel anxiety before dental treatment. As a result, patients may experience physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral responses, as well as avoid the environments that stimulate these negative feelings, increasing the likelihood of missed dental appointments.


California health care workers must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination; unvaccinated workers must get tested regularly
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | Posted in Connection Dental Network News

Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, California will require all health care workers in the state to either show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or to be tested regularly. Dental offices and staff are included in the order, and dentist employers will have to provide proof of their staff being fully vaccinated.


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