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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 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 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 13, 2016 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

New Tax on Health and Dental Plans Have Major Pros and Cons

by Brian Lee Crowley and Sean Speer, Financial Post

Reports that the upcoming federal budget will announce the government’s plan to tax employer-provided health and dental insurance have generated considerable buzz in Ottawa. It would be a significant change that would affect millions of Canadians and involve billions of

December 9, 2016 News AnnouncementNewsOral HealthPublic Health

More Warnings are Released About the Use of Electronic Cigarettes

by Oral Health

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a new report that presents research and policy recommendations on electronic cigarettes and their use among adolescents and young adults. The report, which was reviewed by 150 experts, highlights some of the risks associated with

December 8, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Should Be Essential Primary Care Providers, Says ADHA

by American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is pleased that Health Affairs recognizes the enormous impact oral health has on the overall public health system in the U.S. by devoting an entire issue to the subject. ADHA has long advocated evidence-based

December 6, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

New Report Shows Inequities in Dental Care for Millions of Illinois Residents

by Oral Health

Poor oral health is one of the most pressing, unmet health care issues facing Illinois children and adults today according to a new state oral health assessment report Oral Health in Illinois, the first comprehensive statewide oral health assessment ever

December 6, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Less than Half of Older Americans with Dental Insurance Visit the Dentist

by News Medical

Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research on Medicare beneficiaries. Insurance status appeared to

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December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention DentistryPublic Health

Oral Clinical Manifestations of Patients Infected with Zika Virus

by Walter L. Siqueira; David Zuanazzi; Zohaib Khurshid; Rabia Sannam Khan; Thais Marchini de Oliverira; Paula K. Jorge; Yuliya Mulyar; Maria Aparecida A. M. Machado

Few studies have described ZIKV manifestations in the mouth of infected patients. Recently, Brasil et al. reported local hyperemia and petechiae on the hard palate of an infected patient. 1 Some viruses are transmitted through saliva, including herpes simplex virus

November 30, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsPublic Health

Dyson Creating Toothbrush with Water Jets to Improve Dental Hygiene

by Owen Hughes, International Business Times

After revolutionising the design of vacuum cleaners, hair-dryers and standing fans, Dyson could now be looking to conquer the dental hygiene market. The British tech company has filed patents for a new electric toothbrush with built-in water jets capable of

November 22, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Majority of Nursing Home Patients Found to Deny Dental Services

by University at Buffalo

Nearly 90 percent of patients at long-term care facilities don’t take advantage of dental services, even when they are free, a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found. The research, published last month in Special Care in Dentistry,

November 18, 2016 News DiseaseNewsOral HealthPublic Health

E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes are Equally Damaging to Oral Health

by News-Medical

A University of Rochester Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. The study, published in Oncotarget, was led by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. professor of Environmental Medicine at the UR

November 15, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Romantic Relationships Impact Patients’ Oral Health Habits

by Medical Xpress

Being struck by Cupid’s arrow can be good for your teeth. According to University of Queensland researcher Grace Branjerdporn, finding a soul mate puts a smile on your face in more ways than one. “We studied how the dynamics of

November 14, 2016 News NewsOral HealthPublic HealthResearch

Constant Exposure to Pesticides Can Cause Change in Oral Microbiome

by American Society for Microbiology, Eurek Alert

Pesticide exposure in farmworkers from agricultural communities is associated with changes in the oral microbiome. This is the first study to demonstrate such a correlation in humans. The research is published November 11th in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal

November 11, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Help and Show Support for World Diabetes Day

by Oral Health

On November 14, Canadian dental hygienists will join more than 1 billion people worldwide in marking World Diabetes Day.  As primary health care providers, dental hygienists are important members of the diabetes health care team. According to the Canadian Diabetes

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November 1, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental OfficeDentistryPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Mission 2 Jamaica

by Michael Carabash, B.A., LL.B., J.D., M.B.A., C.D.P.M.

On Saturday, September 3, 2016, a group of strangers from across Ontario gathered at the Toronto airport. Their mission: head down to Negril, Jamaica to provide free dental treatment and education to impoverished Jamaicans. This was the second annual trip

October 31, 2016 News Dental BenefitsDental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Research Finds Regular Dental Check Ups Will Lessen Risk of Pneumonia

by Ed Cara, Medical Daily

Among the many health benefits of getting your teeth regularly checked? Less pneumonia, suggests new research to be presented at IDWeek 2016, a scientific conference on infectious diseases held annually. Researchers analyzed data taken from the 2013 version of the

October 25, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

‘The Future of Oral Health’ Talks Impact of Oral Health and Dentistry

by Oral Health

The impact of oral disease on whole-body health and the changes to the practice of dentistry worldwide are the subjects of The Future of Oral Heath, a new publication produced by Scientific American Custom Media, in collaboration with Colgate-Palmolive Company.