The Top 10 News Stories of 2020

Richard Gawel


Though COVID-19 dominated the headlines, dentistry saw other significant developments in 2020 that will impact the way you practice long after the pandemic is over. Here are the Top 10 News Stories of 2020 that don’t have to do with the pandemic, based on reader traffic.

1. Dental Hygiene Named the Number One Healthcare Support Profession 

2. The World’s Best Dental Schools: 2020 Edition

3. Volunteer Dentists Needed to Provide Post-Earthquake Care in Puerto Rico

4. Dentistry Named Second Best Job by US News & World Report

5. Poor Oral Health Associated With Dementia

6. Vaping Alters the Oral Microbiome, Increasing Infection Risks

7. Studies Link Gum Disease With Stroke Risk

8. Chlorhexidine Mouthwash Could Make Saliva Significantly More Acidic

9. THC Accelerates Head and Neck Cancer Growth

10. Patients Prescribed Opioids After Extractions Report Worse Pain