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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

December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPeriodontics

Periodontics Professor Receives the Gift of a Scholarship This Season

by Oral Health

Tis the season when thoughts turn towards giving back and making a difference in the lives of others. With that in mind, Carestream Dental, along with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation, is pleased to give one very deserving

December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPractice Operations

Workplace Diversity a Major Problem in Dentistry

by Scott Maier, UCSF

Underrepresented minority dentists represent a smaller percentage of the dental workforce and are unevenly distributed in relation to minority populations in the United States, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Dental

December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPeriodontics

World-First Dental Vaccine for Periodontitis Validated by Research

by News Medical

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published this weekend in a leading international journal. A team of

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

December 2, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental TechnologyNewsOral Health

Smart Toothbrush Films While Brushing to Review Oral Hygiene

by Jim Dallke, ChicagoInno

The Internet-of-Things is everywhere. Even in your toothbrush. Chicago startup Onvi has created what it calls the world’s first video toothbrush, named Prophix, which uses a video camera paired with an iOS app that lets you see the areas you’ve missed while

December 1, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral Health

3M, Dentsply and Kerr Lead Dental Market as Market Continues to Grow

by Marketwired

According to a new series of reports on the U.S. market for dental materials by iData Research (www.idataresearch.com), the market is projected to experience modest growth over the next several years, largely limited by the emergence of intraoral scanners. As

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