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February 21, 2017 News CharityDental CareNews

Thursday is Dentsply Sirona’s First ‘Every Smile Counts Day’

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company™, is honored to support Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) by participating in the first Every Smile Counts Day on Thursday, Feb. 23, during the Chicago Midwinter Meeting (CMW). On Every Smile Counts day, Dentsply Sirona,

February 17, 2017 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Dentists Providing Free Oral Care to Holocaust Survivors Being Honoured

by Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. joined the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity (AO) in honoring AO’s Washington, DC, chapter for its participation in the Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program, a program that provides free dental care to Holocaust

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental CareDental Hygiene

Setting the Record Straight About Toothpaste Abrasivity

by Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD

Dental professionals hear a lot of opinions about toothpaste abrasivity. There are misunderstandings about the meaning of relative dentin abrasion (RDA) values and what they convey about the safety of a toothpaste. It can be difficult to distinguish fact from

February 16, 2017 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Dentists are Still Divided on the Role of Dental Therapists

by Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press

Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting “dental therapists,” professionals with a lower level of training, do the job. In dozens of countries and a handful of

February 13, 2017 News Composite resinDental CareNews

Resin Infiltration Offers Less Painful, Intrusive Fix for Caries

by News Medical

A new clinical trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is offering patients with cavities in between teeth a new, less painful treatment option. The new treatment, called resin infiltration, is a way to treat small

February 6, 2017 News Dental CareDentistryNewsPaediatric Dentistry

JADA Study Shows Impact of Dental Benefits on Children’s Dental Needs

by American Dental Association

A report in the February issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) shows that dental benefits play a significant role in meeting the dental needs of children, including checkups and treatments. The study is particularly timely as

February 2, 2017 News AnnouncementDental CareNews

Canadian Dental and Health Benefits Will Not be Taxed

by Amy Minsky, Global News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that he will not enact a tax on health and dental benefits, after days of refusing to rule out the option. “We are committed to protecting the middle class from increased taxes and that

February 1, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Teledentistry Found to Increase Patient’s Access to Dental Services

by University at Albany

Teledentistry is emerging as a practical solution for patients living in rural areas, according to a new report by researchers at the University at Albany. The Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC) at the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) recently published “Case Studies

January 30, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Canadian City 500 Kilometers from Closest Dental Facility

by Cheryl Kawaja, CBC News

Dawson City is without community dental services — and without a dental facility — and some residents are now calling on the government for help. “A lot of people are upset,” said Dawson City resident Angela Rear. “I do have

January 17, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

First Dental Lectures Organized to Support World Oral Health Day

by Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA)

The first in a series of annual lectures to support World Oral Health Day will focus on the need to better understand the links between oral and general health.  The lecture is being convened by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak

January 16, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Calgary Dental Health Bus Helping 2,200 Youth, But It’s Not Enough

by Anna Brooks, Calgary Herald

Even for Albertans fortunate enough to have health benefits, high fees often push dental care to the back burner. That’s why programs such as the Alex Dental Health Bus, which provides no-cost dental care for low-income families and youth in need, are

January 12, 2017 News Dental CareFluorideNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Sacramento Dentists Having Physicians Apply Fluoride

by Business Wire, Yahoo! Finance

LIBERTY Dental Plan continues to innovate and be a champion for whole health by partnering with the Center for Oral Health, Health Net Dental, Access Dental Plans and medical providers in the program, Early Smiles, Sacramento. This new program will help

January 11, 2017 News Dental CareDiseaseNews

The Canary System Found to Regenerate Early Areas of Tooth Decay

by The Canary System

The Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry has published a study entitled “Remineralization of Natural Early Caries Lesion in vitro by P11‐4 Monitored with Photothermal Radiometry and Luminescence”. This paper concluded that Credentis’ new product CURODONT Repair based on the

January 11, 2017 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Dental Schools Around the World Partner to Strengthen Oral Health Care

by Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

To cement a new partnership advancing oral health through community-based research, education, and care, Deans Christian S. Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM), and Ana N. López Fuentes, DMD, MPH, School of Dental Medicine at the

January 9, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Alzheimer Drug Found to Help in Repairing Tooth Damage

by Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already in Alzheimer’s patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities. Researchers at King’s College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of

January 6, 2017 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Care Homes Should Prioritize Oral Health for Patients

by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Care homes should assess, record and help residents maintain their oral health. A new draft quality standard out for consultation advises care home staff to assess the oral health needs of their residents on admission and record these in personal

December 22, 2016 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Dental Visit Recommended to Scuba Divers Prior to Underwater Trips

by The University at Buffalo

Scuba divers may want to stop by their dentist’s office before taking their next plunge. A new pilot study found that 41 percent of divers experienced dental symptoms in the water, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.

December 21, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Health Care Providers Send Warning of Taxing Dental Benefits

by Oral Health

A coalition of health care service providers, including the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association has warned of the potential negative implications of taxing the premiums paid on employer-provided health and dental benefits. These benefits provide preventative care in services such as

December 20, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral Health

Dental Hygienists Advise You and Your Patients to Focus on Oral Health in 2017

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals.  While many people focus on self-improvement initiatives, dental hygienists remind Canadians not to overlook oral health when making

December 19, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Children’s Oral Health Disparities Persist Despite Equal Dental Care Access

by Oral Health

Oral health of children who receive dental care through Medicaid lags behind their privately insured peers, even though the children receive the same amount of dental care, according to a study from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. The