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October 18, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneEditorialPeriodontics

The (Best Available) Evidence-Based Dentistry – “Go ahead, make my day and don’t floss!”

by Dr. Peter Birek

Well, it’s more accurate to say that an investigative journalist from Associated Press (AP) looked at the evidence about the effectiveness of flossing, and came to the conclusion that flossing does not help humanity. Since then, every patient and their

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 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

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

September 28, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Tooth Decay Growth has Dentists in Moncton Urging for Return of Fluoride

by Suzanne Lapointe, CBC News

Dentists are urging Moncton to resume putting fluoride in its water after its five-year moratorium on the practice expires on Dec. 31. Suzanne Drapeau-McNally of the New Brunswick Dental Association says “a tremendous change” has occurred in the level of

September 28, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Fillings Equal Mercury Exposure

by ScienceDaily

Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from the University of Georgia’s department of environmental health science in

September 23, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral Health

New Protein Drug Could Fight Oral Diseases Including Caries

by Katherine Unger Baillie, Phys.org

Protein drugs, which derive from biological sources, represent some of the most important and effective biopharmaceuticals on the market. Some, like insulin, have been used for decades, while many more based on cloned genes are coming to market and are

Acid Reflux
September 20, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDentistryOral Health

Mystery Solved: Acid Reflux and the Oral Cavity

by Gloria Alban, DDS, RHN

I am a retired dentist who has a passion for preventative dentistry and preventive medicine. I recently became painfully aware of the ramifications of acid reflux and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) on the oral cavity. I developed severe GERD late

September 14, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Seven Children Hospitalized For Bacterial Disease Following Pulpotomies Treatment

by Kacey Montoya and Nisha Gutierrez-Jaime, KTLA 5

An investigation is underway by the  Orange County Health Care Agency after several children were hospitalized with serious bacterial infections following a common dental procedure. The children were seen at Children’s Dental Group of Anaheim, located at 2156 E. Lincoln

September 13, 2016 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental CareOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Resolving Colour and Crowding

by Tyler Wynne, DDS

Introduction For some of our patients, esthetics is not a chief concern as lip posture accommodation has enabled them to hide their smile. A precipitating event, such as an accident resulting in dental trauma or critical comment from a stranger

September 13, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Dental Care Not Available, Accessible or Affordable for Rural Residents

by Jack Craver, Benefits Pro

Millions of Americans endure pain and shame because they can’t afford dental care. The issue is particularly pronounced in rural areas, as emphasized by a recent report by National Public Radio. People in rural areas are not only more likely

September 7, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Henry Schein Teaming with Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity to Help Holocaust Survivors

by Oral Health

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) joined the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity’s (AO) Winnipeg, Manitoba, chapter to announce that its members have begun providing free dental care to Holocaust survivors in need as part of the Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares

September 7, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsPreventive Dentistry

FDI Announces New Approach for Dental Professionals to Battle Tooth Decay

by Montreal Gazette

FDI World Dental Federation has today released a white paper ‘Dental Caries Prevention and Management’ under the banner of its Caries Prevention Partnership with Colgate. The paper outlines strategies to prevent and manage dental caries (tooth decay) through concerted action

September 6, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Pregnant Women Are Receiving Dental Care Alongside Their Medical Check-Ups

by Kathy Walsh, CBS Denver

Regular medical checkups are recommended for pregnant women, but doctors will tell you oral care is important as well. Periodontal disease can be problematic for both mother and baby. Now, the Colorado Medical-Dental Integration Project (CO MDI) is working to

August 31, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthOral SurgeryPublic Health

Three Newfoundland Dental Surgeons Say ‘No’ To Medical Care Program

by The Telegram

Three maxillofacial dental surgeons in the province have opted out of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Medical Care Program, leaving the province looking for other options for low-income patients. Health Minister John Haggie told reporters today at Confederation Building the surgeons gave

DUWL
August 31, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral Practice

Pure And Simple: DUWL Solutions

by Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM

Providing clean, safe dental water is critical to implementing and maintaining effective infection control protocols. Exposure to poor water quality can pose a health risk for people and conflicts with universally accepted infection prevention protocols. Noted most recently, in 2011