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May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Expanding The Dental Hygienist’s Role: A Focus on Reducing Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

by Lorraine Gambacourt, RDH

The first time I heard Dr. Bradley Bale, MD, and Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP, speak about their latest research and the effect of oral health on arterial disease was at a 2016 AAOSH conference. From that point, I began to

May 4, 2022 News NewsOral HealthOverall HealthSleep apneaSleep disorders

Medit and Panthera Dental Announce the Creation of a Fully Integrated Digital Workflow for the Provision of Dental Sleep Devices.

by Panthera Dental

Dentists using Medit’s intraoral scanning technology can now provide high quality treatments for patients suffering from snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in just a few clicks, following the addition of new functionality. For the first time, Medit users have

Health and Fitness
April 29, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

For the Pun of It: Health and Fitness Ideas to Help You Find What Fits

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

In March 2020, Oral Health published my most-viewed article. Surprisingly, it wasn’t about preparing, marketing and selling a dental practice. Apparently, in-depth talks about taxes, practice values, employment contracts and leases aren’t that sexy. It actually was a weight-loss piece

March 16, 2022 News NewsOral HealthOverall Health

Excess Sugar Consumption Costs Canada’s Health-Care System $5 Billion Each Year

by University of Alberta

Imagine if the real cost to society of the food you buy at the grocery store was built right into each product’s price. Everything with added sugar would cost a whole lot more, according to University of Alberta researchers in

February 9, 2022 News NewsOral HealthOverall Health

A Protein Present in the Gum May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

by Béatrice St-Cyr-Lerous, udemnouvelles

Recent studies have shown that a protein present in the gingival epithelium (the part of the gums that surrounds the teeth) may have antimicrobial properties, in particular against the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis). In addition to playing a significant

February 2, 2022 News NewsOral HealthOverall Health

Better Education Needed About Oral Sex Disease Risk, Poll of Young People Shows

by Kara Gavin, University of Michigan

Most teens and young adults know it’s possible to catch or spread a sexually transmitted infection by having unprotected oral sex, a new poll shows. But more than half underestimate the level of that risk, including many who focus on avoiding

January 28, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneMental HealthOverall HealthWellness

5 Essentials of Well-being

by Nicola Deall, Chief People Officer, dentalcorp

Professional athletes place as much importance on their rest and recovery as on their performance strategy. Why? Because the time we spend recharging directly impacts our ability to perform and thrive both personally and professionally, as well as cope with

January 18, 2022 News NewsOverall Health

Pfizer Receives Health Canada Authorization for COVID-19 Oral Treatment

by Pfizer Canada Inc.

Pfizer Canada announced that Health Canada has authorized the use of PAXLOVID™ (nirmatrelvir tablets and ritonavir tablets) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults (18 years of age and older) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing, and

December 27, 2021 News BlogsMental HealthOverall Health

Understanding Occupational Stress Among Oral Health Practitioners

by Jennifer Hawley

Oral health practitioners experience a significant amount of occupational stress from the time they start studying towards their chosen qualifications. This stress, which is believed to affect nearly 50% of the overall Canadian workforce according to the Microsoft Work Trend Index, can

Fitness
October 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Fall Into Fitness

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Other than looking a little more youthful or sporty in your Facebook or Instagram profile picture, why else ought we get a little fitter? There are many reasons to get fit, live fit and stay fit. We wanted to focus

Ergonomic Risks
August 30, 2021 News BlogsOverall Health

Emerging Ergonomic Risks To Dental Professionals

by Jennifer Hawley

Dentists have always needed to take care of their posture. Many dental procedures and surgeries involve some element where craning the neck, twisting the body, and taking unnatural posture can be encouraged. However, with a new Boston University analysis highlighting the

August 27, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOral HealthOverall HealthSleep disorders

Assessing Tethered Oral Tissues and Understanding Their Role in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

by Kari Slade RDH

The world of healthcare is ever evolving, and as science continues to discover the intricate network of systemic health, the focus becomes more holistic or whole body focused. Connective tissues or fascia have been a long-overlooked system of the body

August 24, 2021 News NewsOverall Health

First COVID-19 Vaccine Granted Full FDA Approval

by ADA

The Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 23 granted full approval for the first vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. The vaccine, previously referred to as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, will be marketed as Comirnaty, “for the prevention of COVID-19

July 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Enhancing Care for The Most Important Patient—Yourself!

by Jennifer Hawley

The conditions created for the healthcare industry in 2020 have created substantial pressures for professionals within the industry—dental hygienists and other dental professionals included. A 2021 journal published in the BMC Journal of Systematic Reviews found that, globally, there is huge

Tech Neck Is Even More Pronounced In Dental Professionals – Preventing Poor Posture
July 12, 2021 News BlogsOverall HealthPractice management

Tech Neck Is Even More Pronounced In Dental Professionals – Preventing Poor Posture

by Jennifer Hawley

Tech neck, a layman’s term for the onset of muscular pain and disorders stemming from modern smart device and computer usage, is a big problem for dental professionals. An important study published by the Journal of Education and Health Promotion found that

July 9, 2021 News DentistryNewsOverall Health

Flossing May Protect Against Cognitive Decline, Research Shows

by CNN

Good oral health habits like brushing and flossing may prevent cognitive impairment and dementia, according to a new analysis led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. “Given the staggering number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and

June 30, 2021 Feature Dental CareOral HealthOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Cavities: Can You Stomach It?

by Dr. Craig Young, Orijin Integrated Dentistry, dentalcorp Partner since 2013

According to the World Health Organization’s March 25th, 2020, report on oral health, dental caries remains the number one dental issue globally to this day. While we are seeing a decrease in dental caries in both fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities

Battling and Treating Mental Health Issues
June 30, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficeOverall Health

Healthy Head Space: Battling and Treating Mental Health Issues

by Lesia Waschuk,

I have been a dentist for 30 years but only practised for seven. I spent more than 20 years in the regulatory sector, and taught oral health professional students in six post-secondary institutions and medical students at two universities. I

June 16, 2021 News BlogsOverall HealthWellness

6 Simple Exercises to Help Keep Dentists’ Hands Steady

by Dr. Salwin

The road to becoming a dentist is not an easy one. Aside from mastering the science and art of caring for patients’ dental and oral health, dental students must make sure they possess and further develop the manual dexterity required

Mental Health
June 9, 2021 News BlogsMental HealthOverall HealthPractice managementWellness

How Dentistry Professionals Can Manage Their Mental Health

by Beau Peters

Most people don’t realize that the dental profession is one of the most at-risk for mental health disorders. These include depression, anxiety, and negative effects of stress. Mental health in dentistry can often be considered a taboo subject, but it