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June 21, 2022 News Gum DiseaseNewsOral Health

Severe Gum Disease is Associated with Impaired Lung Function

by European Federation of Periodontology (EFP)

Lung function declines with increasingly severe gum disease, according to research presented at EuroPerio10, a world congress in periodontology and implant dentistry organized by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). “Our study indicates a link between periodontal disease and lung function meaning that good

April 29, 2022 News Gum DiseaseNewsOral Health

Gum Health Day 2022 Calls for Prevention, Early Detection, and Effective Treatment of Gum Diseases

by European Federation of Periodontology (EFP)

“Treat your gums” is the slogan for Gum Health Day 2022, a worldwide awareness campaign organized by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). The event aims to inform the public of the detrimental effects of gum diseases – gingivitis, periodontitis,

March 18, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 14)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

This issue we take our final in-depth look at the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification. We’re excited to bring you more Q&As from Gabriele Maycher in 2022 on such topics as client care, record keeping, technical skills, office communication, and much

2018 AAP Periodontal Classification
February 25, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 13)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal classification. Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines to help hygiene teams achieve the highest level of care. Once

February 22, 2022 News DentistryGum DiseaseNewsOral Health

Evidence Grows for Vaping’s Role in Gum Disease

by NYU College of Dentistry

Research confirms unique community of bacteria and immune responses among people who use e-cigarettes A series of new studies by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry highlights how e-cigarettes alter oral health and may be contributing to gum disease. The

January 28, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 12)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc., BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal classification. Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines to help hygiene teams achieve the highest level of care. Once

October 13, 2021 News Gum DiseaseNews

Study: Heartburn Drugs May Have Unexpected Benefits on Gum Disease

by The University at Buffalo

The use of heartburn medication is associated with decreased severity of gum disease, according to a recent University at Buffalo study. The research found that patients who used proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – a class of drugs commonly prescribed to

March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Technically Speaking: Answering Your Questions About Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Can you regress a patient’s Stage? A stage can only regress under one condition: when surgical intervention eliminates a complexity factor like Class II and III furcations or vertical defects. So, if a patient is a classified as Stage III

Periodontology Classifications
November 25, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Implementing the 2018 Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases into Your Practice

by Jodie Cantarelli, A.A.S., R.D.H., Dip.AdEd, Manager of Dental Hygiene Programs at dentalcorp

By now you would have seen or heard of the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases, which replaced the previous (1999) classification system and addressed most of its limitations. Research indicates that 80% of North American adults have some

October 13, 2020 Feature Gum DiseaseOral HealthPeriodontics

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Periodontal Disease: Is There a Link?

by Hannah E. Young, BKin, MSc Candidate; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, MSc, PhD.

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? When young women experience infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles, it is quite common for them to receive a diagnosis of PCOS from their physician. PCOS affects 4-21% of reproductive age women and is the

December 3, 2015 News Dental industryGum DiseaseMedical newsOverall HealthPeriodontology

The linkages between the heart and the mouth grow stronger — so what?

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study of the contribution of the periodontal microbe, P. gingivalis, to inflammation of heart tissue is just one more step to justifying closer integration of dental services with medical services. The study reports certain byproducts of P. gingivalis

September 23, 2015 News Community Dental CareDental CareDental industryGeneral DentistryGum Disease

Getting ready for the grey hairs

by Kahaliah Richards

“British Columbia’s population now has 31 people 65 years old or over for every 100 working-age persons. In a decade, the ratio will be 41 to 100. Ten years later, in 2035, the ratio will be 48 to 100, according

September 17, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryGum DiseaseInfection controlPeriodontology

Treating gum disease with antibiotics

by Kahaliah Richards

As gum disease originates from an unbalanced film of bacteria under the gum line, why don’t we use local or systemic antibiotics to treat this chronic disease? Turns out that is what the studies are starting to suggest.  Besides mechanical