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October 18, 2016 News AnnouncementCosmetic / AestheticDentistryNews

The Father of Aesthetic Dentistry, Dr. Irwin Smigel, Passed Away Monday

by Sam Roberts, The New York Times

Dr. Irwin Smigel, a pioneer of aesthetic dentistry who brightened the smiles of celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Willis, died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 92. The cause was complications of pneumonia, said

October 18, 2016 News Continuing EducationCosmetic / AestheticDentistryNews

33rd Annual AACD Scientific Session Features the Industry’s Top Educators

by Oral Health

The 33rd Annual AACD Scientific Session will take place April 18-21, 2017, at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino and will feature a winning approach to comprehensive cosmetic dentistry education: the industry’s elite educators presenting the latest techniques, materials, and

October 17, 2016 News AnnouncementDentistryMaterials & TechnologyNews

Dental Savings Club Makes 28th Annual List of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

by Oral Health

Canadian Business and PROFIT ranked Dental Savings Club No.274 on the 28th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. “Companies become a part of the PROFIT 500 through innovative thinking, smart strategy and sheer grit,” says James

October 14, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental OfficeNews

Join Hu-Friedy in Honouring Dental Hygienists and ‘Show Us Your Purple’

by Oral Health

Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, will honor dental hygienists across the country by wearing purple (the official color of dental hygiene) on October 19, 2016, the fourth annual #ShowUsYourPurple Day. Hu-Friedy created this

October 14, 2016 News AnnouncementDental TechnologyMaterials & TechnologyNews

Dentsply Sirona’s Heliodent Plus Reaches 40,000 Shipment Milestone

by Oral Health

Dentsply Sirona Imaging reached a special milestone in September: The 40,000th X-ray tube assembly of the current Heliodent Plus model was shipped. The flexible, intuitively operable system with superior image quality is in great demand all over the world. The

October 14, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsOral Health

Canadian Dental Hygienists Celebrate Excellence in Dental Hygiene

by Oral Health

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize nine leaders in oral health for their outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, the national association, research, and knowledge translation. “Our 2016 award winners have set high goals and

October 13, 2016 News DiseaseHealth & HealingNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Marijuana Use Linked to Increased Gum Disease Risk

by Oral Health

Researchers have found that frequent recreational cannabis use—including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil—may be associated with elevated risk of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). When compared to study participants who used cannabis less regularly, those who had used

October 13, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsPublic Health

Ontario at Odds Over Fluoridation of Water in Municipalities

by Dalson Chen, Windsor Star

The provincial government may want to prevent municipalities from removing fluoride from their water supplies — but that doesn’t mean much for fluoride-free Windsor. Last week, the Ontario legislature passed a non-binding motion that would “remove the portions of the Ontario Municipal Act

October 11, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthResearch

Dr. Les Kalman Awarded Community Service Award

by Oral Health

Dr. Les Kalman has made a significant contribution to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and serves as a strong role model for all Schulich Dentistry students. His sincerity for helping less fortunate patients demonstrated through the Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS)

October 11, 2016 News DentalNewsOral HealthOral Surgery

Stem Cells From Jaw Can Create and Repair Cartilage

by Columbia University Medical Center, EurekAlert!

Columbia College of Dental Medicine researchers have identified stem cells that can make new cartilage and repair damaged joints. The cells reside within the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which articulates the jaw bone to the skull. When the stem cells were

October 11, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

MedShare Sends Medical Supplies to Countries Hit by Hurricane Matthew

by Oral Health

MedShare, an international humanitarian aid organization, began disaster response preparation after Hurricane Matthew hit ground in Haiti last Tuesday. The organization has a long history with healthcare facilities in the region and has sent more than 120 shipments of medical

October 7, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthPeriodontics

Sunstar Pledges $250,000 to AAP for Innovative Periodontitis Research

by Oral Health

Sunstar Americas recently announced that it has pledged $250,000 to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) for a series of research grants to be awarded over a three-year period beginning in 2017. The first Sunstar Innovation Grant will award $30,000

October 6, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Henry Schein Encourages Dental Volunteers for ‘Give Kids A Smile’ Program

by Oral Health

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is calling on dentists and other oral health professionals to be heroes in their communities by volunteering their time and talent to provide free oral care to children in need as part of the ADA Foundation’s

October 6, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral Health

Young Dental Launches Take-Home Products to Promote Oral Health

by PR Newswire

Young Dental and Wrigley are excited to introduce Wrigley’s Orbit® Prophy Paste and Gum packs. This first-of-its-kind product lets patients experience the signature flavors of Orbit gum both during and after dental appointments. Each co-pack contains a single-dose cup of

October 4, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral Health

Dental Hygienists Promote Oral Health for Older Adults

by Oral Health

On October 1, Canadians celebrated the older adults whose mentoring, leadership, and volunteerism have shaped the nation. National Seniors Day was also an occasion for dental hygienists to remind Canada’s seniors and their caregivers of the importance of maintaining good

October 4, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

California Dental Association Puts Sugar and Dentists in the Spotlight

by Oral Health

The October issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association puts sugar in the spotlight and is designed to encourage dentists to consider their part in the latest movement to curb nutrition-related chronic disease. “Shining a spotlight on added-sugar

October 4, 2016 News Dental TechnologyDentistryNewsOral Surgery

Dentsply Sirona Laser Days: International exchange on modern laser dentistry

by Oral Health

Dental lasers enhance comfort and versatility in dental treatment. At this year’s third annual “Laser Days,” Dentsply Sirona again offered 52 international laser users and scientists from 21 countries an ideal platform for exchanging ideas and experiences. Besides offering various

October 3, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Celebrates National Dental Hygiene Month

by Newswise

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Health Care Program (WOHP) are proudly partnering for the seventh straight year to celebrate the work dental hygienists do and provide them with a wide range of oral health resources

September 29, 2016 News Dental CareDental PharmacologyNewsPreventive Dentistry

Antibiotics Prior to Procedures May Be Helpful in Preventing Infections

by USNewsWire

New American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) criteria specify when it may be appropriate to consider antibiotic administration prior to various dental procedures to prevent infection of orthopaedic replacement joints or implants. “Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the Management of

September 28, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

UPDATE: 22 Children Infected After Root Canal Procedures in Anaheim

by Courtney Perkes, The Orange County Register

Pediatric dental infections contracted at an Anaheim clinic increased to 22 on Tuesday, as Children’s Dental Group said most of the 500 children who underwent root canals there have been examined for signs of illness. The Orange County Health Care