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December 18, 2013 News CharityDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOrthodonticsOverall Health

Dental care boost for kids in poverty

by Kahaliah Richards

Additional 70,000 to get free service in Ontario An additional 70,000 low-income Ontario children will be eligible for free dental care under a new streamlined program to be rolled out over the next 18 months, Health Minister Deb Matthews said

December 10, 2013 News AnatomyClinicalGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

Using Virtual Reality to Improve Seniors’ Stability

by Kahaliah Richards

Computer game promotes balance to help prevent falls, the main cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among elderly  BETHESDA, Md., December 10, 2013– According to the National Council on Aging, an older adult is seen in an emergency room for

September 30, 2013 News Dental CareDental HygieneKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall Health

How to Make an Informed Decision to Remove or Not Remove Wisdom Teeth

by Kahaliah Richards

Dr. Mirjan, of Mississauga, starts a blog about when (and if) wisdom teeth need to be removed. A simple explanation of the pros and cons. Many people often ask the question: is wisdom teeth removalnecessary? Well, it might not be

September 10, 2013 News Community outreachDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical news

Health Mission Outreach

by Kahaliah Richards

Health Mission Outreach, founded in 2009, is a registered Canadian non-profit medical/dental outreach organization consisting of licensed health care professionals and general volunteers. The organization was created in response to the overwhelming need to serve those without equal access to

August 27, 2013 News General DentistryGeneral NewsImplantologyMedical newsResearchStem cell researchYouTube

American Scientists Attempt to Sequence John Lennon’s Genetic Code from the Beatle’s Tooth

by Kahaliah Richards

The Canadian dentist who purchased John Lennon’s tooth has recently agreed to work with US researchers to explore the musician’s DNA. If the venture is successful, the tooth collector is interested in preserving the valuable information with the belief that

August 27, 2013 News CancerGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

Colorectal cancer may be triggered by mouth bacteria

by Kahaliah Richards

Two new studies published in the past few weeks suggested that a type of gut bacteria found in the mouth may trigger colorectal cancer by influencing the immune response and switching on cancer genes. The researchers believe their findings may

August 27, 2013 News CancerGeneral NewsInfection controlMedical newsOverall Health

HPV infection linked to poor oral health, say cancer prevention researchers

by Kahaliah Richards

Infection with oral human papillomavirus (HPV) – a main cause of throat cancer – could be linked to poor oral health, including gum disease, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Researchers from the University of

August 1, 2013 News Alzheimer'sChronic dental care for the elderlyChronic DiseaseDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical news

Poor dental health may lead to Alzheimer’s, study suggests

by Kahaliah Richards

People with poor oral hygiene or gum disease may be at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new study led by The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) School of Medicine and Dentistry suggests. The research, which has received

July 25, 2013 News Dental CareGeneral NewsImplantologyMedical news

New Report Concludes That Dental Implants Can Save Costs And Improve Quality Of Life

by Kahaliah Richards

A report published as the lead article in the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants shows that dental implants offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional treatments for tooth replacement. The report, which is also cited on PubMed, the US

June 13, 2013 News Decay assessment and preventionDental CareGeneral NewsMedical newsResearch

Menopause and Dental Decay

by Kahaliah Richards

Surveys of adult patients in the waiting rooms of UK and Ontario dental practices show that almost half are age 50+.  That means that 1 in 4 patients are women entering or experiencing menopause. In the current issue of the

June 3, 2013 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical news

Are we counseling our older patients?

by Kahaliah Richards

Counseling the patient on eating habits and smoking are standard procedures for managing adult dental decay. Or at least they should be. A recent Swedish study reports that older patients did not receive the same level of counselling on eating

May 27, 2013 News Dental CareDental phobiaGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical news

Anxiety and going to the dentist

by Kahaliah Richards

Dental research has customarily focused on another anxiety – the fear of the needle and the drill. We know, for example from the 2009 Adult Dental Health Survey in the UK, that 1 in 3 adults sitting in the waiting

May 13, 2013 News BotoxCosmetic DentistryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsResearchWellness

Facial Fillers a Ticking Time Bomb? Skinspirations Discloses Dangers of Botched Fillers

by Kahaliah Richards

Tampa Bay-based non-surgical cosmetic center Skinspirations details the dangers of receiving fillers from an unqualified provider. As Americans increasingly put importance on outer appearances, the lengths to which people go to retain their youth seem endless. Dermal fillers have seen

April 19, 2013 News Dental industryDental researchGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsTreatment planning

Listen to your community

by Kahaliah Richards

In my community, the press has reported about a difficult situation for many dental practices. Seems there is an over-supply and an under-demand for these services. Of course, readers of this blog will know that this isn’t a phenomenon isolated

March 4, 2013 News BlogsGeneral DentistryKeeping you guessingMedical news

Maggie Smith is your dental patient

by Kahaliah Richards

These days it seems the actress Maggie Smith is in our living rooms or movie theatres all the time. Being old is not only topical, perhaps it is cool. At the very least, it sells. And so it should. In

February 5, 2013 News General NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsNew TechnologiesSocial mediaSocial networkingTrends in Dentistry

Social media’s future in dentistry

by Kahaliah Richards

“Increasingly, I think the progressive physicians are more focused on the customer experience and how they can differentiate themselves from other physicians, not just from a clinical perspective but from the overall engagement perspective.” That statement sums up an in-depth

May 15, 2012 News General NewsMedical news

Heraeus’ Venus Diamond® Helps Clinicians Work Everyday Miracles

by Kahaliah Richards

Innovative universal composite saves the smile of a Tulane University student SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, recently launched a new initiative entitled TLC: Transforming Lives Chronicles. The campaign involves a series of

April 17, 2012 News ClinicalDental industryDental researchImplantologyInnovations in dentistryMedical newsNew products

Zimmer Dental offers cortical-cancellous mix

by ken

Source Dental IQ Zimmer Dental., a provider of dental oral rehabilitation products and a subsidiary of Zimmer Holdings, has announced the availability of Puros Cortico-Cancellous Particulate Allograft. The product is an anatomic-based mixture of cortical and cancellous bone, designed to provide clinicians with

March 31, 2012 News AnaesthesiaClinicalMedical newsPatients with disabilitiesWellness

New mode of oral sedation

by ken

Dental anxiety keeps millions of people from seeing the dentist as often as they should. Our sources indicate that sedation dentistry will soon offer a new way of relieving dental fear: medical marijuana. With an increased tolerance of medicinal marijuana, early reports

March 25, 2012 News ClinicalMedical newsSleep disorders

If they be grindin’, maybe they ain’t sleepin’

by ken

Sleep deprivation ratchets up the stress system, leaving you more susceptible to even relatively mild sources of strain. When University of Chicago researchers led by Eve Van Cauter deprived young, healthy people of a few hours of sleep for six