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August 5, 2016 News AnesthesiologyDental CareNews

Dentists’ Access to Anesthesia Is Being Examined in Texas After Multiple Concerned Reports

by Kate Weidaw, KXAN

The Anesthesia Committee with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners is meeting Friday afternoon to discuss possible changes when it comes to the permitting process for dentists who offer anesthesia for dental procedures. This committee only meets on an

August 4, 2016 Feature Dental CareImplantologyPublic Health

Risk Factors in Implant Dentistry: “Patient Related” Risk Factors

by Murray Arlin, DDS, Dip. Perio, FRCD(C)

This article is the second in a series for Oral Health. The first article was published in the August 2015 issue, with the title “Surgical Risk Factors in Implant Dentistry: Influence on Failures and Bone Loss”. Table 1 in this

August 4, 2016 Feature Dental CareImplantologyOral Surgery

CAD-CAM Surgical Guides for Implantology: The New, The Old and The Essential

by Yvan Poitras, DMD; Alex Pena, DMD

Introduction The use of a surgical guide is nothing new or revolutionary as clinicians have always had a need to more precisely position implants during surgery. Nearly 25 years ago, we at the Institut Canadien d’Implantologie developed a surgical guide.

August 3, 2016 Feature Dental CareImplantologyPractice Operations

Keys to Predictable Socket Grafting – Part 1

by Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc); Vivian A. Roknian, DMD

To satisfy the ideal goals of implant dentistry in a predictable manner, hard and soft tissues should present in ideal volumes and quality. The alveolar process is affected so often after tooth loss that socket grafting is usually indicated to achieve optimal results. Reasons

August 3, 2016 News AnnouncementDental CareGeneral PracticeNewsPublic Health

Don’t Tell Your Patients To Stop Flossing Yet, CDA Says

by Sheryl Ubelacker, CTV News Kitchener

There may be sparse evidence in the medical literature that flossing helps prevent cavities and gum disease, but the Canadian Dental Association says that, for dentists, the proof is in a patient’s mouth. The Associated Press looked at the most

August 2, 2016 News Dental CareGeneral PracticeNewsPaediatric Dentistry

ADA Guidelines Indicate Sealants Are Beneficial Way To Fight Caries in Children

by Michelle Manchir, American Dental Association News

A systematic review and the updated clinical practice guidelines it helped generate published in the August edition of The Journal of the American Dental Association give a clear indication to dental professionals as to the marked benefit of the use

August 2, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

Coronary Artery Disease Has Been Linked to Root Tip Infections

by News Medical

According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, an infection of the root tip of a tooth increases the risk of coronary artery disease, even if the infection is symptomless. Hidden dental root tip infections are very

August 2, 2016 News AnnouncementDental CareGeneral PracticeNewsPublic Health

Flossing May Not Be The Key To Good Oral Health

by Associated Press

It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there’s little proof that flossing works. Still, the federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have pushed the

July 28, 2016 News Dental CareHealth & HealingNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Researchers Learning About Microbiomes to Understand Human Health Risks

by Marcene Robinson, University at Buffalo News Center

Five research projects that aim to improve our understanding of the human microbiome have been selected to receive the first round of funding from the University at Buffalo Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM). The projects, together

July 28, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Patients With Hepatitis C are at Risk of Developing Mouth Cancer, OHF is Urging Them to be Vigilant

by Dentistry.co.uk

People who are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at a greater risk of developing mouth cancer, according to a new report. New research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has shown evidence that patients

July 28, 2016 News Dental CareMaterials & TechnologyNews

Dental Remains Leave Historical Information About Ancient People and Their Culture

by Phys Org

Papyrus molders, stone etchings erode, memories wither and histories are rewritten. Teeth remain. Several thousand years from now, our teeth may document our lives more faithfully than any recording technology. Teeth tell the story of Burial 97-Individual 107, as he’s

July 28, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Seniors Are Continuing to Work For Healthcare Benefits

by Poss Perry, Partners in Prevention

An increasing percentage of American seniors are working rather than retiring. A recent report shows that almost 1 in 5 are working full time or part time; this amounts to 9 million Americans. The trend to seniors’ working is a

July 28, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPractice OperationsPublic Health

University of Louisville Giving Comprehensive Dental Assistance to HIV Patients

by Julie Heflin, University of Louisville News

Underserved Kentuckians living with HIV/ AIDS can continue to rely on comprehensive oral health care offered through the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, thanks to $2 million in federal funding. The funding has been awarded to the Kentucky Cabinet

July 26, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

UCLA Program Has Tripled Preventative Dental Visits for Young Children

by Venetia Lai, UCLA Newsroom

An innovative program that serves low-income and uninsured children in Los Angeles, the UCLA–First 5 LA 21st Century Dental Homes Project, has more than tripled preventive dental visits for children from birth to age 5, according to a new policy brief by

July 26, 2016 News Continuing EducationDental CareNews

The Academy of General Dentistry Announces Ontario Fellowship Recipient

by Kapuskasing Times

The AGD Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality dental care by remaining current in their profession. To earn this prestigious honor, Dr. Gravel completed a minimum of 500 hours of dental continuing education,

July 19, 2016 News DentalDental CareOral HealthPublic Health

Syrian Refugees Receive Free Dental Care

by CTV Ottawa

Many Syrian Refugees arriving in Canada are in urgent need of basic healthcare like dental work. They suffer from gum infection, tooth decay, and rotten or discoloured teeth. On Friday, Algonquin College opened their clinic to Syrian Refugees to offer

Henry Schein has joined 20 of its supplier partners to provide 3,000 Welcome Kits to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facilities, which will then distribute the kits to people undergoing cancer treatment far from their homes. Supplier partners supporting the program include: 3M, AllWays, Clorox, Colgate, Coltene, Dentsply, GC America, Gojo, GSK, Heraeus, Hu-Friedy, Kerr Group, Medico, Medicom, Oral-B, Revive, Septodont, Sunstar, Team Technologies, and Water Pik. (PRNewsFoto/Henry Schein, Inc.)
July 7, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryGeneral PracticeMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Henry Schein Donates 3,000 Welcome Kits To American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Facilities

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Company Joins 20 Supplier Partners to Provide Personal Hygiene Products and Related Items for People Receiving Treatment Far from Home Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health

July 5, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryGeneral PracticeMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

B.C. Man Accused of Selling False Teeth Made of Clay

by Camille Bains, The Canadian Press

A man accused of making false teeth from modelling clay says a petition filed against him by three dental regulatory organizations in British Columbia is cruel and unnecessary. Matthew Block says in a B.C. Supreme Court document filed by his girlfriend that he has

June 17, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & Healing

Tae Bo Fitness creator Billy Blanks to kick SIROWORLD’s health and fitness activities into action!

by Oral Health

Pioneer of the revolutionary total body fitness phenomenon will lead fitness activities during the inaugural ultimate dental meeting Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company™, announced the addition of internationally recognized fitness instructor and founder of Tae Bo® Fitness Billy Blanks®

May 18, 2016 News DentalDental CareDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Will You Help Us?

by Anita Jupp

After 30 years in the Dental Community, as a Dental Speaker lecturing in North America and internationally, I retired in 2015. Following my wonderful career, I wanted to give back and volunteer with women. Good Shepherd offered me the opportunity to donate my