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June 28, 2016 News DentalDental HygieneEndodonticsOral SurgeryRestorative Dentistry

Brasseler USA® Honored with 2016 Manufacturer’s Safety Award from Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

by Brasseler USA®

Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of innovative, quality dental instrumentation, was recently honored with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Manufacturer’s Safety Award at its annual Business Expo & Awards Banquet held at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto on Thursday,

June 1, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryPeriodontics

Hyaluronic Acid Against Oral Lesions, A Trending Topic At The Journées Dentaires Internationales Du Qubéec 2016

by Oral Health

During the 46th Journées dentaires internationales du Québec (JDIQ) held on May 30 & 31 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, more than 1,000 dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental students discovered one of the most talked about healthcare

May 30, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryHealth & HealingOral Health

Dental Hygienists Call for Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products in Canada

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

World No Tobacco Day takes place on May 31, and this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are calling on all countries to adopt plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco

May 19, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & Healing

Martina Hingis named Curaden ambassador: ”Cleaning your teeth is fun!”

by Curaden

Curaden AG has unveiled internationally successful Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis (35) as its global ambassador promoting a new level in oral healthcare. Hingis, who was once tennis’s youngest-ever number one, is currently the name on everyone’s lips- just like the care products made

May 13, 2016 News Customer serviceDental CareDental HygieneGeneral NewsPatient educationPreventive DentistryPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial mediaWebsites

Changing The Model of Dental Customer Care

by Kahaliah Richards

The traditional model of “dental customer care” has been in place for a long time, and it has seen little real change. It goes like this: modernize the dental office, promote expensive surgical procedures (e.g. implants and smile makeovers), put

May 10, 2016 News Decay assessment and preventionDental HygieneMedical newsPreventive Dentistry

A Medical Approach to Preventing Cavities

by Kahaliah Richards

New studies are identifying the key microbes and their interactions which cause a cavity. Essentially, we now know that dental decay is a “poly-microbial disease”, meaning the destruction of the tooth is caused by many different microorganisms and their complex

May 4, 2016 News DentalDental CareDental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dental Hygienists Support Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) applauds the federal government for its proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, blunt wraps, and most cigars. Announced on April 30 in the Canada Gazette, Part I, this amendment to the Tobacco Act is open

April 26, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryHygienistsMedical newsPreventive Dentistry

Mid-level dental providers — affordable, accessible dental care for an aging, high risk community

by Kahaliah Richards

Dental hygienists and therapists have been empowered by legislators in Canada, the UK and increasingly in the US to deliver dental services outside of the dental practice.  There has been a boom in independent hygiene and this will only grow

April 19, 2016 News DentalDental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticePeriodontics

SIROWORLD 2016: Dentsply Sirona Releases List of Periodontic/Hygiene Speakers

by Dentsply Sirona

Clinical speakers and agenda for the Periodontic/Hygiene track confirmed for the largest educational festival in digital dentistry Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company™, confirms list of Periodontic/Hygiene specialists speaking during new breakout track at SIROWORLD in Orlando, Florida.  Hosted at

April 14, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral NewsPreventive Dentistry

But what about the adults?!

by Kahaliah Richards

A new American website called End Cavities is actively promoting prevention of dental decay in children. This website is organized by the Children’s Dental Health Project and it is well done and very worthwhile. My guess is that End Cavities

April 1, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthOral Health & Systemic HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

Celebrate Your Smile this April!

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Ottawa, ON., National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 9–15 as part of oral health month in Canada. Why not help your smile shine by making your dental hygienist your partner in disease prevention for better overall health.

March 18, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPublic Health

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Celebrate World Oral Health Day

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Ottawa, ON, On , Canadian dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day. This year’s public awareness campaign has chosen as its slogan: “It all starts here. Healthy mouth. Healthy body,” in recognition of the

March 14, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral HealthPeriodontics

Gum disease linked to worsening cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients

by Oral Health

A new study jointly led by the University of Southampton and King’s College London, 2016 has found a link between gum disease and greater rates of cognitive decline in people with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The team of researchers

February 23, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Teenage Oral Wasteland: Why They Shouldn’t Give Their Mouth The ‘Brush-Off’

by Oral Health

Anaida Deti, owner and CEO of DentalX, and registered dental hygienist, explains why it’s so important for adolescents to maintain proper dental hygiene and offers easy tips to having a smile worth showing off TORONTO, ON—teenagers take great pride in

February 2, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental industryPreventive Dentistry

The Evolution of The Hygiene Department

by Kahaliah Richards

Dental hygiene has changed dramatically from a serious shortage of hygienists leading to high wages and a lack of choice for dentists to choose. Today, there is a vast over-supply; competition between job candidates and existing high-wage hygienists must earn

February 2, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental HygieneGeneral Dentistry

What’s wrong with being mouthy?

by Kahaliah Richards

MDA to launch exciting, emotional campaign. Ever notice that expressions related to our mouth always seem to be negative? “Don’t be a big mouth”. “Stop being a loudmouth”. And never, ever “put your foot in your mouth”. But what if “being mouthy”

January 29, 2016 News DentalDental HygieneDentistry

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Responds to ABC’s The Bachelor’s Misrepresentation of the Dental Hygiene Profession

by Oral Health

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) joins our US counterpart, The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), in expressing extreme disappointment in ABC Studios and The Bachelor for its recent unprofessional and inaccurate description of the dental hygiene profession in social

January 29, 2016 News DentalDental HygieneDentistry

ADHA Responds to ABC’s The Bachelor

by Oral Health

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association would like to express its extreme disappointment in ABC Studios and The Bachelor for its recent unprofessional and inaccurate description of the dental hygiene profession in United States. Dental hygienists are required to graduate from

January 26, 2016 News Chronic dental care for the elderlyChronic DiseaseDecay assessment and preventionDental HygieneDiseaseMedical news

What’s on your teeth, may be in your heart

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study in the journal Medicine reports that the bacteria initiating dental decay is also found on the heart valves of patients with heart disease. Nothing new here. Other studies have shown that Streptococcus mutans to be the dominant

January 18, 2016 News DentalDental HygieneOral HealthPublic Health

High-Fluoride Toothpaste May Aid Brace Wearers

by Asnan Portal Team

A Swedish study from Malmo University -2014 suggests that high-fluoride toothpaste hinders white spots from developing on the teeth when braces are worn. The fluoride toothpaste possesses four times the regular amount of fluoride found in toothpaste. Numerous studies have