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June 23, 2017 News NewsPublic Health

Patients from Burlington Dental Clinic Need Infectious Disease Testing

by Anthony Urciuoli, Global News

The Halton Regional Health Department says 9,000 past and current patients of a Burlington dental clinic should get tested for infectious diseases. On June 9 the department identified that clients who received dental services at Upper Middle Dental operated by

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 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 12, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

PST on Insurance Premiums Could Limit Dental Care Access

by CBC News

Dental hygienists raised concerns that adding the PST to health insurance premiums will reduce access to dental care in Saskatchewan at a meeting with MLAs in Regina on Monday. The Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists Association organized the meeting to enlighten MLAs on

April 4, 2017 News BlogsCancerOral HealthPublic Health

It’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month – Spread the Word!

by Vigilant Biosciences

Read more about Oral Cancer Awareness Month in our News section – click here for more.

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 HygieneNewsPublic Health

“Oral Health for Total Health” Focused During Dental Hygienists Week

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 8‒14 as part of oral health month in Canada.  During that week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us all that taking care of our mouth, teeth,

March 22, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Good Dental Hygiene and Nutritious Diet are Directly Linked

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

During National Nutrition Month this March, dental hygienists—your partners in prevention—remind everyone of the important link between proper nutrition and oral health. Dental hygienists see first-hand how poor diet and nutrition can affect a person’s oral and overall health.  Foods

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 20, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW) is April 8-14

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 8‒14 as part of oral health month in Canada.  During that week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us all that taking care of our mouth, teeth,

February 28, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPublic Health

Australian Adults’ Oral Health Under Review in 2017

by Sarah Wiedersehn, Australian Associated Press

The first national study of oral health will examine the gums and teeth of 15,000 Australians during the next 12 months. Launched on Tuesday, the $5.8 million study will be conducted by researchers at the Australian Research Centre for Population

February 28, 2017 News NewsPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Health Smiles Ontario Serving Dental Care to 85,000 Children

by Dominik Kurek, York Guardian

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: you have to take care of your teeth and see your dentist. But, if you don’t have dental coverage, an appointment to see the dentist can get pretty expensive. So, Ontario

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 21, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Show Support for Canada’s Heart Month

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

February is Heart Month in Canada and a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the risks of cardiovascular (heart) disease and stroke and the importance of making better lifestyle choices for optimal health. Dental hygienists are strong supporters of this

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 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