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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

February 27, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Canadian Emergency Rooms Seeing Too Many Dental Cases

by CBC Radio

If dental care was publicly funded, fewer people would become addicted to opioids. That’s just one of the reasons Dr. Hasan Sheikh, an emergency room physician in Toronto, is calling on governments to expand medicare. Another reason? Doctors don’t know

February 27, 2017 News BlogsDental CarePatient education

Case Presentation: Ask and You Shall Receive

by TGNA

To become a patient’s trusted advisor, our objective is to learn as much about the patient as you can in order to connect their dental treatment plan into their life and show them how it fits into their needs and

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