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August 4, 2020 News DentistryNews

The Most Viewed Website on the Internet

by Nour Geres, Linnaea Halpert, Bronte Murcar-Evans, Noah Gasner, Joshua Tordjman (UofT WCODS)

If you’re reading this, you’ve most likely used Wikipedia to look up medical or dental information. As a matter of fact, Wikipedia is the most consulted website on the internet when it comes to health-related searches,1 making it a highly

August 4, 2020 News DentistryNews

Utah Dentist Charged with Child Abuse After Forcing Patient’s Mouth Open for X-rays

by Jennifer Weaver, KUTV

A Provo, Utah, dentist was arrested Wednesday on charges of child abuse after witnesses told police he forced a child to have dental x-rays without asking for parental consent. The probable cause statement said Blake Matthews was treating a child

July 31, 2020 News DentistryNews

Celebrating the 2020 World Oral Health Day Award Winners

by FDI World Dental Federation

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is organized by FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) and is celebrated annually on 20 March. Each year, FDI recognizes outstanding contributions to this global awareness campaign through the WOHD Awards. FDI warmly congratulates all winners

July 29, 2020 News DentistryNews

The GentleWave® System Shown to Produce Virtually No Aerosols, Potentially Reducing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 During Root Canal Treatment

by Sonendo Inc.

Sonendo®, Inc., a leading dental technology company and developer of the GentleWave® System, today announced that the GentleWave System creates virtually no aerosols during root canal treatment. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, dentistry had a good track record in infection control. Practices

July 29, 2020 News DentistryNews

UConn Faculty Receive NIH Grant to Develop Smartphone Sensor to Detect Tooth Pain

by UConn Today

Faculty from the Division of Endodontology and Department of Biomedical Engineering at the UConn School of Dental Medicine recently received a total award of $462,964 from the National Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to test a novel way

July 28, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona World 2020 Moves to a Localized In-Person and Global Virtual Programs

by Dentsply Sirona

In addition to a robust general session, numerous opportunities for networking and always-expected exceptional entertainment, the new program will feature dynamic industry speakers in real time and on-demand, with a varied range of engaging course topics, making it an expanded

July 28, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dentsply Sirona Will Not Take Part in the International Dental Show (IDS) in March 2021

by Dentsply Sirona

Taking into account all the different factors for its customers and employees and following intensive discussions, Dentsply Sirona has decided the Company will not attend the International Dental Show (IDS), scheduled to be held from March 9th to 13th, 2021

July 24, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

COVID-19 Update – Screening Health Care Workers


Recent media reports suggest some health care workers are being screened as “positive” and, as a result, cannot access health care services immediately. Note that the Government of Ontario has updated its screening tool. Question 3 now reads: Has the

July 23, 2020 News DentistryNews

This Guelph Dental Office is Taking Extra Precautions to Protect Patients

by CTV News

Dental offices in Ontario were allowed to begin reopening at the end of May, but Jain Dental Care in Guelph held off. “As dental offices, we’ve always had the strictest infection prevention protocols to begin with, but we have to

July 22, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Government Benefit – Update

by DCY

We would like to provide you with an update on changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The following changes are based on the government’s legislation on July 21, 2020: WHAT CHANGES WERE ANNOUNCED? EFFECTIVE JULY 5, 2020, CEWS

July 21, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

GC EQUIA Forte® – Interim Results from Complex Clinical Trial Illustrate Restorative Success

by GC America

The Glass Hybrid technology represents the next big leap in restorative dentistry. EQUIA Forte® follows the hugely successful EQUIA® restorative system which was launched in 2007. A long-term multicenter study was initiated in 2015 to assess the clinical performance of

July 20, 2020 News DentistryNews

Research Team at College of Dentistry Receives SHRF Grant

by University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Walter L. Siqueira, along with Dr. Francisco Otero-Cagide and Christine Downing have been awarded a SHRF grant in the amount of $120,000 to study a novel way of diagnosing periodontal disease activity, which is an area that continues to

July 16, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Government Benefits – UPDATE

by DCY

CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY (CEWS) WHAT ARE THE CHANGES? CEWS will be extended until December 2020. Previously the CEWS was expected to end on August 29th, 2020. HOW DOES THIS IMPACT YOU? You may be eligible to receive a reimbursement

July 13, 2020 News DentistryNews

Harvard Medical and Dental Students Petition to Rename Holmes Society

by The Harvard Crimson

Students, faculty, and alumni from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine are calling for the renaming of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Society, citing the racist actions of its namesake. One of the five academic societies that

July 13, 2020 News BlogsDentistry

The Future of Teledentistry

by Victoria Montisano, Connect2d Teledentistry

Introducing Teledentistry According to the Association of Ontario Health Centres, in 2015 there were nearly 61,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms and over 221,000 visits to physician offices for dental related issues. These numbers suggest that over 282,000 patients sought

July 9, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dental Equipment & Consumables Market to Exceed $35 Billion by 2026

by Global Market Insights.

Dental Equipment & Consumables Market is set to grow from its current market was valued at over USD 20 billion in 2019 to USD 35 billion by 2026, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. Growing demand

July 8, 2020 News DentistryNews

MMG Fusion Announces the Launch of Unified Communications: Part of the MMG Manage Suite of Services

by MMG Fusion

Unified Communications gives your practice unprecedented ability to prioritize, streamline, collaborate, and connect both externally with patients and internally with staff.  It is designed specifically for dental practices to automate, simplify, humanize, improve, or expedite ALL interactions. MMG Fusion, the

July 7, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona’s Comprehensive Clinical Education Program Results in Strong Attendance Worldwide – Three Times Higher Than Pre-Pandemic

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona is recognized as one of the largest providers of comprehensive clinical education programs in the dental industry. Education and training are core to the mission of Dentsply Sirona’s Academy, with the goal of providing dentists, team members and

July 7, 2020 News DentistryNews

Plan Sponsors Worried About Drug, Dental Plan Sustainability: Sanofi Survey

by Benefits Canada

Most (79 per cent) plan sponsors said they have at least one major concern about their health benefits plan, with this increasing to 89 per cent for employers with 500 or more workers, according to the 2020 Sanofi Canada health-care survey. The top

July 3, 2020 News DentistryNews

Three-Quarters of Dentists, Optometrists Worried About Financial Viability: CFIB

by Calgary Herald

Private-sector health professionals such as dentists, optometrists and naturopaths have been hit hard by COVID-19 and remain deeply worried about the future of their businesses, according to new research from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. The CFIB surveyed businesses