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March 6, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

World Oral Health Day is March 20

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

On March 20, oral health professionals around the world will celebrate World Oral Health Day (www.worldoralhealthday.com), a global awareness campaign to highlight the prevalence of oral disease and the importance of preventive care for maintaining good oral and overall health

March 2, 2017 News Dental OfficeDentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Assistant Recognition Week is March 6-12

by PR Newswire

March 6-12 is national Dental Assistants Recognition Week. “Dental Assistants: Patient focused with Passion and Purpose” is the theme for the 40th annual Dental Assistants Recognition Week. Fortis stands in partnership with the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) to celebrate

March 2, 2017 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Workshop Explores Link Between Gum Disease and Diabetes

by European Federation of Periodontology

Experts from the fields of gum health and diabetes met in Madrid on February 19 and 20 for the Perio-Diabetes Workshop, a pioneering international summit which explored the latest evidence on the links between periodontal diseases and diabetes. The workshop

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

March 2, 2017 News Dental TechnologyImplantologyNews

Robotic System for Dental Implant Procedures Gets FDA Approval

by Business Wire

Neocis Inc. today announced that the company has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market Yomi®, a robotic guidance system for dental implant procedures. Yomi is a computerized navigational system intended to provide assistance in both

March 1, 2017 News DentistryMedical newsNews

College of Dental Medicine Programs Receive CODA Re-Accreditation

by Krysten McCumber

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) programs received national re-accreditation from the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) this month. At a meeting on February 2, the commission granted the accreditation status of approval without reporting requirements

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 28, 2017 News DentistryNewsPractice Operations

B.C. Dentists Seeing a Growth in Dental Corporatization

by BC Business

If you’re one of B.C.’s 3,400-odd dentists, chances are you run your own business. But several trends, from crushing student debt to the rising price of setting up shop, are paving the way for large corporate dental groups to push

February 28, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Early Dental Visits for Toddlers Isn’t Necessarily Beneficial

by Tara Haelle, Forbes

Heading to the dentist as an infant or toddler doesn’t do much to prevent tooth decay later on but does cost more money, suggests a new study—despite the fact that it’s been recommended by three professional societies for years. “We

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 22, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Estrogen Therapy Proven to Limit Oral Diseases in Postmenopausal Women

by The North American Menopause Society

Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining levels of sexual satisfaction. Now a new study suggests that the same estrogen

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 21, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

Henry Schein to Acquire Southern Anesthesia + Surgical

by Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Southern Anesthesia + Surgical (SAS), a leading

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 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 16, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Storybooks Help Children with Autism Prep for the Dentist

by BDJ Team

The Oral Health Foundation is backing the use of children’s storybooks with dental narratives following a new study which has shown they can be a highly effective way of helping prepare children with autism for a visit to the dentist.1

February 16, 2017 News AnnouncementAwardsDentistryNews

Top Employer Award 2017 Goes To: Dentsply Sirona

by Dentsply Sirona

Again this year, the world’s largest professional dental product manufacturer, Dentsply Sirona, has been honored to receive the prestigious “Top Employer” certification in Austria, Germany and China from the Top Employers Institute. The Netherlands-based certification company has been recognizing Top

February 14, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

Home Remedies for Digestive Issues May Lead to Dental Caries

by Martha Ann Keels, D.D.S., Ph.D., AAP News

Constipation and dental caries may sound like strange bedfellows, but there is a connection. Seventeen to 40% of children experience constipation. Symptoms such as painful defecation, fecal incontinence and abdominal pain can contribute to significant distress for both the child