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May 11, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

Insufficient Dental Care Funding Hits Another Major Country

by Bite Magazine

The unveiling and formal tabling of the Federal Budget tonight by the Turnbull Government has revealed that funding once again will be insufficient to meet the oral health needs of the Australian public. ADA President Dr Hugo Sachs and Deputy

May 11, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Ontario Government Pushed to Offer More Dental Care Access

by Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today

A petition from the local health unit calling for the Ontario government to provide more dental care to adults and seniors in need has been presented to Queen’s Park by Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi. Delaying expansion of dental care

May 9, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Canadians Looking at Dental Care Coverage for All Youth

by Michael Gorman, CBC News

The New Democrats are looking to address a little unfinished business. NDP Leader Gary Burrill announced Monday that if his party wins the provincial election at the end of the month, the NDP will expand dental care coverage for young people

May 9, 2017 News Dental CareHealth screeningsNews

Does it Make Sense to Check Blood Pressure at Dental Check-Ups?

by Annals of Family Medicine

Integrating oral health and primary care has long been a goal for many health care organizations, including Federally Qualified Health Centers. The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) has recently built upon this principle through an initiative that makes

May 4, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Dramatic Need for Change in Rural Communities’ Access to Dental Care

by PR Newswire

The DentaQuest Institute, a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting optimal oral health through efficient, effective and high-quality care, today issued its new white paper, “MORE Care: Narrowing the Rural Interprofessional Oral Health Care Gap.” Developed by five authors and reviewed

April 18, 2017 News Dental CareNews

BRICS Oral Care Market Intelligence Report Offers Growth Prospects

by Future Market Insights

Future Market Insights (FMI) in its latest offering, “BRICS Oral Care – Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2014–2020”, provides in-depth analysis and strategic recommendations on the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) oral care market. Personal care includes

April 7, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Nova Scotia Children Facing Poor Dental Care, Treatment

by The Canadian Press

A new report says 36 per cent of Nova Scotia children have cavities by the age of six due in part to a lack of proper dental care and early checkups. The study on oral health by Nova Scotia’s dentists

April 5, 2017 News Dental CareNews

April is National Facial Protection Month

by National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month, and five dental organizations are teaming up to educate the public about how to protect against facial injuries while participating in sports. According to a study in the journal Sports Health, more than 5

April 4, 2017 News Chronic DiseaseDental CareNews

Missing Teeth Should Be Treated as Chronic Medical Condition

by American College of Prosthodontics

Tooth loss can lead to poor nutrition and is linked to systemic diseases such as diabetes and coronary heart disease. Missing teeth also affects a person’s psychological well-being and ability to function in the workplace. According to the Centers for

April 4, 2017 News CancerDental CareNewsOral Health

Oral Cancer Awareness Month Hopes to Educate Public on Risks

by Vigilant Biosciences

According to a recent survey released today from Vigilant Biosciences, in collaboration with the Oral Cancer Foundation, HNCA and SPOHNC, more than 60% of consumers know very little or nothing about oral cancer – a disease that nearly 50,000 people

March 29, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Serious Infections May Have Been Spread in Unlicensed Dental Office

by Eva Ferguson, Calgary Herald

After shutting down an unlicensed dental office in a southwest residence last week, Alberta Health Services is asking anyone who received services there to be tested for several serious viruses, including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. “Our investigation has

March 27, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

Poor Dental Care Major Contributor to Malnutrition in Seniors

by University of North Carolina Health Care

UNC School of Medicine researchers led a study to determine risk factors associated with malnutrition among older adults receiving care in the emergency department. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, suggests that food scarcity and

March 24, 2017 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Canadian Budget’s Health Care Funding Good News for Dentistry

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) supports the federal government’s enhanced investments in the Territorial Health Investment Fund, as outlined in Budget 2017. This funding will improve access to health services in the territories—including children’s oral health services—and will reduce

March 23, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Data Shows Numbers on Tooth Extractions for Children Increasing

by Andrew Gould, Medical XPress

The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons has obtained and published data which show a shocking 24 per cent rise in the number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under in the

March 21, 2017 News Dental CareDental HygieneNews

P.E.I. Dental Hygienists Offering Free Teeth-Cleaning

by CBC News

Some dental hygienists on P.E.I. will offer a free teeth-cleaning clinic on April 8. The one-day clinic is for those who can’t afford the approximately $120 needed to get their teeth cleaned. The Holland College Dental Assisting program in Charlottetown is offering

March 21, 2017 News Dental CareDental researchNews

Many Factors Found to Impact Oral Health Habits, Including Diet, Gender

by University of Arkansas

Findings from the first comprehensive study on the oral health of a population in transition from a foraging, wild-food diet to an agriculture-based diet indicate that oral health is affected not just by diet, but also by gender and behavior

March 20, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Global Survey Releases Truth About Public’s Oral Health Habits

by World Oral Heatlh Day

Today on World Oral Health Day, FDI World Dental Federation is myth busting what people around the world believe to be good oral health practices, encouraging them to become better informed and take action. Oral health is integral to our

March 14, 2017 News Dental CareNewsTooth whitening

Tooth Whitening Administered Dangerously by Dental Nurse

by Carl Stroud, The Sun

Vivien Hassett, who advertised her services on Facebook, was found to pose a “risk of harm to patients”. And she has now been removed from the General Dental Council’s register following a probe by their Professional Conduct Committee. It found

March 9, 2017 News Dental CareDental researchNews

DNA in Dental Plaque Shows Neanderthals Used ‘Aspirin’

by ScienceDaily

Published today in the journal Nature, an international team led by the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) and Dental School, with the University of Liverpool in the UK, revealed the complexity of Neandertal behaviour, including dietary

March 2, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

Tailored Dental Care is Improving Seniors’ Oral Health

by University of Eastern Finland, Science Daily

A tailored preventive oral health intervention significantly improved the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients. In addition, functional ability and cognitive function were strongly associated with better oral hygiene, according to a new study from the