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January 3, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

DIAC Presents the 21st Annual ‘Future of Dentistry Survey’

by Eric Jones

The Dental Industry of Canada (DIAC) is pleased to announce the launch of its 21st annual Future of Dentistry Survey. This is the primary vehicle for dental clinicians and specialists to let dental manufacturers, dealers, laboratories and service companies know

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 29, 2016 News ImplantologyNewsOral Surgery

Dental Implant Coatings Could Prevent Common Bacterial Infection

by University of the Basque Country, ScienceDaily

Mouth infections are currently regarded as the main reason why dental implants fail. A piece of research by the UPV/EHU has succeeded in developing coatings capable of preventing potential bacterial infection and should it arise, eliminate it as well as

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 21, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Health Care Providers Send Warning of Taxing Dental Benefits

by Oral Health

A coalition of health care service providers, including the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association has warned of the potential negative implications of taxing the premiums paid on employer-provided health and dental benefits. These benefits provide preventative care in services such as

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 20, 2016 News Dental TeamDentistryNews

Sunstar and NDA Team Up to Promote Dental-Medical Team Approach

by Oral Health

One of the highlights of the recent 2016 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) was the second annual nurses training program conducted by Sunstar Americas and the National Dental Association (NDA). Entitled “Oral Health and Nursing: A Team Approach to

December 19, 2016 News Dental TechnologyDentistryNews

The 2017 International Dental Show is Coming!

by Oral Health

Excitement is building among the world of dental professionals as in just 3 months from now IDS, the world’s largest dental trade show,  will open its gates again. The show dates are set for March 21-25, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

December 19, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral Surgery

New Stem Cell Delivery Regenerates Dental Pulp-Like Tissue

by Tufts University

When a tooth is damaged, either by severe decay or trauma, the living tissues that comprise the sensitive inner dental pulp become exposed and vulnerable to harmful bacteria. Once infection takes hold, few treatment options–primarily root canals or tooth extraction–are

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.

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 13, 2016 News CharityNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Henry Schein’s Holiday Cheer for Children Spreads Joy Around the World

by Oral Health

Henry Schein, Inc. is spreading holiday cheer to children and their families around the world through its 18th annual “Holiday Cheer for Children” program, a flagship initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global social responsibility program. Team Schein Members

December 9, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Canadian Hygienist Returns from World’s Largest Charity Hospital Ship

by Oral Health

32-year-old Dental Hygienist, April MacDougall, has returned from volunteering with Mercy Ships onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, in Cotonou, Benin. MacDougall paid her own way to live and work amongst 400 international crew members all giving their

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 8, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Abnormalities in Salivary Glands Could be to Blame for Cleft Lip and Palate

by News Medical

A new study in the Journal of Dental Research suggests that dental problems commonly associated with cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormalities in salivary glands and an imbalance of immune compounds in the mouth. Dr. Timothy Cox,

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