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November 30, 2021 News Dental TechnologyDentistryNews

UCW Grad on the Front Lines of a New Era in Dental Technology

by University Canada West

Amir Rad began his journey at University Canada West on a quest for new opportunities. Two years later, after completing his Master of Business Administration degree, he found just that by landing a position with a company paving the way

November 30, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists Say They Need More Staff to See Same Number of Patients Compared to Pre-Pandemic

by ADA News

One in three owner dentists indicated they need more staff to see the same number of patients compared to before the pandemic, according to new data from November’s COVID-19 Economic Impact on Dental Practice poll conducted by the ADA Health Policy Institute.

November 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

Researchers Investigate Ways to Reduce COVID-19 Risks in Dental Offices

by University of Illinois Chicago

According to a study from the University of Illinois Chicago, adding a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to the water in ultrasonic scalers used to clean teeth can help mitigate the risk of spreading airborne diseases, including COVID-19, in clinical

November 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists at Lower Risk of Getting COVID-19: Study

by U of T

Does close contact with patients put dentists at greater risk of catching COVID-19? According to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto and three other Canadian universities, dentists appear – perhaps counterintuitively – less likely than the general

November 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Opioid Epidemic Reaches Crescendo as COVID-19 Stays Center Stage

by ADA

An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses — driven primarily by illicit synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl — in one year, according to a Nov. 17 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is the first time that

November 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Mandatory COVID Vaccines for Private Practitioners are Coming, Says B.C. Health Officials

by Tyler Harper, Westerly News

The B.C. Ministry of Health says it is working on a plan that will require doctors and dentists who operate out of private practices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Health care workers who don’t work at public facilities such

November 19, 2021 News DentistryNews

dentalcorp President Named Among Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® for 2021

by dentalcorp

Guy Amini honoured with award for outstanding young business and community leaders dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. (“dentalcorp” or the “Company”), (TSX: DNTL), is pleased to announce that President, Guy Amini, has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40®, Caldwell’s

November 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

FDI World Dental Federation: Prescribing of Dental Antibiotics Up 22% in England During First Year of COVID-19

by FDI World Dental Federation

After years of consecutive decline, the rate of dental antibiotic prescribing increased by over a fifth in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Dentistry was the only part of England’s publicly-funded National Health Service to experience an increase. The steepest rise occurred when

November 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Usain Bolt Suffered From Broken Teeth and Dental Anxiety During His Career Due to Poor Dental Care in Jamaica

by Uber Turco News

Usain Bolt’s genetics gifted him the generational athleticism to win eight Olympic gold medals, but he’s still needed some dental work. Bolt, a native of Trelawney, Jamaica, received poor dental care early in life, which led to damaged teeth at the age of 10

November 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Supply Chain Disruptions Fueling Higher Supply Costs for Dental Practices

by Burke Spielmann, General Manager, TDSC.com Powered by Henry Schein

Since the onset of the pandemic, a boom in demand has overwhelmed the global supply chain with many businesses and manufacturers struggling to keep up. The increase in demand, combined with COVID-related shutdowns, labor shortages and lack of raw materials

November 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Suffolk Health Chief Ashamed of England’s Dental Provision

by BBC

A Suffolk health chief said he was “ashamed” of current NHS dental provision in the county. Availability of NHS dentists has become a problem in the area, with some towns such as Leiston losing surgeries. Dr Ed Garratt, from the

November 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Quebec to Offer Free Dental Services in Five Pilot Projects

by Montreal Gazette

Dental clinics offering preventive and curative front-line care to people with low incomes or living in remote regions will be put in place in Quebec. Five pilot projects are planned in Ste-Anne-des-Monts in Gaspésie, in Gatineau, in Val-des-Sources in the

November 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona Presents Winners of the Smart Integration Award 2021: Recognizing Innovative Women in Dentistry

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentists and dental technicians from around the world submitted their ideas for integrating digital technologies into the practices and dental laboratories of the future and improving the treatment experience for patients. The award ceremony was attended by 90 nominees, who

November 11, 2021 News DentistryNews

W&H Strengthens Global Brand, Expands US Team

by W&H Impex, Inc.

For decades W&H’s sales team has been providing dental products and solutions to the US market. To further strengthen their global brand in North America, they have expanded their US team to deliver broader, more localized support in their sales,

November 10, 2021 News DentistryNews

Filtration Devices Could Make Dentist Appointments Safer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by University of Minnesota

In a new study using 3D holographic imaging, University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers tested the effectiveness of three filtration devices that can mitigate the spread of aerosols during ultrasonic scaling, a common dental cleaning procedure. The findings could increase

November 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

Four in Ten Scottish Dentists Ready to Quit NHS and Go ‘Fully Private’

by The Herald

Hundreds of dentists have warned that they will go fully private if the Scottish Government presses ahead with plans to axe pandemic support funding from April next year. The British Dental Association’s leadership in Scotland said ministers are “blindly headed down

November 1, 2021 News DentistryNews

Few Dental Patients Regret Having a Root Canal: Study

by US News

Most people who’ve had a root canal say they don’t regret it, even though many still have pain and discomfort in the affected tooth, a new Swedish study finds. Root canals are commonly done when the soft tissue (pulp) inside

October 29, 2021 News DentistryNews

Getting Dental Coverage Added to Medicare Faces Pushback From Some Dentists

by NPR

Health equity advocates see President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to provide dental coverage to those on Medicare, nearly half of whom did not visit a dentist in 2018 — well before the pandemic paused dental appointments

October 26, 2021 News DentistryNews

Polar Bear with Sore Head Sees Dentist

by BBC News

A dauntless dentist has removed a broken tooth from a 600kg (1,322lb) bear with a sore head. The hour-long operation on three-year-old polar bear Sisu warded off the possibility of a severe infection. As well as taking out the damaged

October 25, 2021 News DentistryNews

Henry Schein Joins the Business Ambition For 1.5⁰C Initiative

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Company Commits to Set a Science-Based Target to Guide Pathway for Achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, today announced that it has