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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

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January 17, 2017 Video Dental TechnologyOral HealthTechnologyTrends in Dentistry

Digital Dentistry with Morton Worsoe

by Oral Health

As Chairman of The Danish Society of Oral CAD/CAM, Morton Worsoe is familiar with changing technology. In this week’s Best Practices video we talk to Morton about how digital dentistry is changing the practice of dentistry. Watch last week’s Best

January 16, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Hygienists Urge Patients to Quit During National Non-Smoking Week

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Research shows that smoking can damage every part of the body, including the mouth, causing life-threatening cancers and chronic diseases.  During National Non-Smoking Week (January 15‒21), dental hygienists across Canada remind us all of the need to eliminate tobacco use

January 12, 2017 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Top 2017 Job in U.S. Goes to Dentists

by Jeff Clabaugh, WTOP

Healthcare jobs, not information technology jobs, dominate U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best jobs for 2017 and dentistry sits at the very top of the heap. The list is based on a broad range of considerations, including

January 11, 2017 News BlogsDental HygieneOral Health

Floss vs Interdental Brushes: Who Wins?

by Adrianne Gervais, RDH (Oral Science)

Today, I would like to share my thoughts on the ongoing debate between dental floss and interdental brushes, and what we should be recommending to our patients to enhance their oral health. I will begin by sharing a few recent

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January 5, 2017 Feature DentistryOral Health

At the Root: Happy New Year, 2017 Edition

by Catherine Wilson

As many of you know, Fall, 2011 saw the 100th anniversary of Oral Health, the publication for all practicing dentists in Canada, as well as 3rd and 4th year dental students and dental labs. That first issue was sent to

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January 5, 2017 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

White Lesion Eradication Using Resin Infiltration

by Linda Greenwall, BDS, MGDS, RCS, MSc, MRD, RCS, FFGDP

Introduction Over the last decade it has been noted that there is an increasing incidence of white marks on erupting teeth. Some of this is due to a condition called Molar Incisor Hypoplasia (MIH) where both erupting incisors and first

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January 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Aesthetic Restoration of the Primary Anterior Dentition

by Lawrence Yanover, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C)

One of the greatest challenges in paediatric dentistry is aesthetic restoration of the primary maxillary dentition. We are faced with both a restorative and behaviour management challenge due to the lack of cooperation often exhibited by young children. These patients

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January 5, 2017 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryPaediatric Dentistry

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning of Mandibular Crowding in the Mixed Dentition

by Bruno L. Vendittelli, DDS, D. ORTHO, FRCD(C); Tracey J. Hendler, DDS, D. Ortho, MSD, FRCD(C)

Crowding, or tooth size arch length deficiency, is one of the most common reasons that people seek orthodontic treatment for themselves or their children. As permanent mandibular anterior teeth erupt a primary tooth may become over-retained leading to a double

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January 5, 2017 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Editorial: The Stainless Steel Crown Revisited

by Keith Titley, BDS, Dip Paedo, MSD, FRCD(C) and Alison Sigal, B.H. Kin, DDS, MSc (Ped Dent), FRCD(C)

Sixteen years ago, Titley and Farkouh (2001) published a paper in this journal entitled “The Stainless Steel Crown – An Underused Restoration in Paediatric Dentistry.” A review of the current literature indicates that stainless steel crowns (SSC’s) continue to be

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January 3, 2017 Video DentistryOral HealthPractice Operations

‘Best Practices’ Introduction

by Oral Health

‘Best Practices‘ is a weekly editorial video series exploring clinical dentistry and practice management. Look for advice and expertise on industry developments, office communication, digital marketing and more. Melissa Summerfield, Oral Health Group’s managing director, guides you through this series

January 3, 2017 News Dental OfficeNewsOral Health

‘Cake Culture’ in Dental Offices Leading to Unhealthy Habits

by Alexandra Topping, The Guardian

As many people return to work after Christmas full of good intentions, leading dentists are urging them to make one more resolution for the new year: eat less cake in the office. The faculty of dental surgery (FDS) at the

January 1, 2017 News DentistryNewsOral Health

PAID New Findings on Bioactive Dentistry from PULPDENT®

by Pulpdent

PULPDENT® Corporation, a family-owned dental research and manufacturing company, has published ACTIVA BioACTIVE: A Closer Look at BioACTIVE Materials complete with new scientific findings and updated product information. This white paper shares new clinical cases for the recently launched ACTIVA™

December 22, 2016 News BlogsOral HealthTechnology

The Biggest Oral Health Trends That Shaped 2016

by Dr. Normand Bach

For as long as people have had teeth, there’s been a keen interest in keeping them healthy or at least, that’s what everyone would like to believe. In reality, oral hygiene has only been on our radar since the 20th

December 22, 2016 News BlogsNewsOral Health

Top 10 Dental News Stories of 2016

by Oral Health

It’s been quite the year for dental news! Between mixed feelings on some basic dental hygiene practices (sorry, but there’s no way we could leave it off the list) to the warnings of diseases in the dental office there’s been

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 20, 2016 News NewsOral Health

Oral Health Group’s Tony Burgaretta Wins Salesperson of the Year

by Oral Health

As Newcom Business Media celebrated the holidays on Friday at their year-end holiday lunch, Oral Health Group was able to celebrate Tony Burgaretta, senior sales manager, being awarded the company’s Salesperson of the Year. Tony has been working with Oral

December 19, 2016 News AnnouncementDentistryNewsOral Health

New Associate Dean Named at the UB School of Dental Medicine

by Oral Health

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has named Frank Scannapieco, DMD, PhD, as associate dean for faculty and professional development, and appointed Richard Scott Conley, DMD, as the new chair of the Department of Orthodontics. In his new

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

December 14, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsOral Health

Dr. Esther Wilkins, “Godmother of Dental Hygiene,” has Passed Away

by Mike Carraggi, Patch National

Dr. Esther Wilkins, a Chelmsford native and longtime professor at Tufts University who was known as the “godmother of dental hygiene” as one of the world’s foremost experts in the field, died Monday. She turned 100 just three days prior.