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August 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

Announcement: Dr. Les Kalman Appointed Academic Lead, Continuing Dental Education

by Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Dr. Les Kalman has been appointed to the position of Academic Lead for Continuing Dental Education at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. Dr. Kalman graduated as a Doctor

August 25, 2020 News DentistryNews

PPE Reserve for Essential Service Workers

by Certified Dental Assistants of British Columbia

PPE is an essential part of the fight against COVID-19, and it’s vital that healthcare workers have access to a steady supply of this equipment. To address the gap in PPE availability, the Government of Canada has created the Essential Services

August 24, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Statement From the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on August 23, 2020

by Public Health Agency of Canada

In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “There have been 124,629 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,071 deaths. 89% of people have now recovered.

August 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentists on Foreign Work Visas are Risking Their Health to Maintain Their Legal Status

by Business Insider

Dentists like Azeez Swarup risk getting COVID-19 every day on the job. But as an immigrant on a work visa, his main concern isn’t the virus. “The first thing that comes into my mind if I am or if I

August 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

In Times of Social Distance, DCI Edge and NSK Come Closer Together to Launch a New Integration Solution

by NSK

The New Integrated Electric Motor System will allow dental practices to expand the possibilities of dental treatment With over 120 combined years serving dentistry, DCI Edge, the fastest growing dental equipment and dental furniture manufacturer, and NSK, the #1 selling

August 17, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Canadian Dentists Resilient in Face of COVID-19 Pandemic According to 2020 Dental Industry Association of Canada Survey


As might be expected given the COVID-19 pandemic, “Financial Concerns” are now the top challenge Canadian dentists intend to address in their practice in 2020 (as compared to fourth highest ranked challenge in 2019), according to results from the DIAC

August 14, 2020 News DentistryNews

CDA Clarifies WHO Considerations to Delay Non-Essential Oral Health Care are Not Relevant for Canada

by CDA

The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) clarifies that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) considerations to delay the provision of non-essential oral health care during the COVID-19 pandemic are not relevant for the current status in Canada since there is not wide-spread community transmission

August 13, 2020 News DentistryNews

Blackness and the Benedict of the Doubt

by Dr. Peter Nkansah

Peter Nkansah DDS 9T3, 9T6 MSc Anaes is an assistant professor in the graduate specialty program in dental anaesthesia, as well as an instructor in the Faculty’s Continuing Education program. As well as running a successful private practice, he is also

August 12, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

GC America Inc. to Host Free Online Bioactive Dentistry Symposium

by GC America Inc.

GC America will be hosting a free Bioactive Dentistry Symposium on August 21, 2020, starting at 9:00 A.M. CDT. All dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants are invited to join minimally invasive dentistry experts, Dr. Jeremy Horst, Dr. Jeanette MacLean,

August 11, 2020 News DentistryNews

Toronto Dentist Charged with Sexually Assaulting Patients, Sexual Interference with Minors Still Practising

by CBC

More than six weeks after being charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and sexual interference involving minors, with patients alleged to be among the victims, a Toronto dentist continues to practise. His patients, however, likely have no idea what

August 10, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentist Secretly Stalked by Crossbow-Carrying Patient Out for Revenge

by The Telegraph

A top dentist was secretly stalked by a disgruntled patient carrying a “murder kit” with a crossbow, mask and kitchen knife hidden in his car. Thomas Baddeley, 42, spent four years trailing orthodontist Dr Ian Hutchinson to plot revenge over his dental

August 7, 2020 News DentistryNews

Research Project Promotes Oral Health for Those with Mental Illness

by The University of Michigan School of Dentistry

University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member Danielle Rulli is part of an innovative project that has received additional funding to continue research on improving the oral health of people with mental health disabilities. Rulli, a Clinical Assistant Professor

August 7, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

FDI and ICHOM Develop Baselines and Indicators to Measure Oral Health Outcomes Globally

by FDI World Dental Federation

To advance FDI’s goal to develop baselines and indicators to measure oral health outcomes globally, FDI and the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) developed a minimum Adult Oral Health Standard Set (AOHSS) for use in clinical practice, research,

August 7, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Health Unit Urges Seniors, Parents, to Seek Dental Screening

by Windsor Star

With in-school dental screening for thousands of young children in jeopardy this year, public health is asking parents to have their kids’ teeth assessed by appointment. Because the 2019-20 school year was cut short, public health staff were unable to

August 7, 2020 News DentistryNews

The Aurum Group® is Pleased to Announce the Appointment of Mike Girard RDT, as President of Their Calgary-Based Company

by The Aurum Group

Mike joined The Aurum Group leadership team in April 2020 as President, bringing a wealth of dental experience. Prior to joining The Aurum Group, Mike was CEO of a global dental lab company. Mike has also held executive level positions

August 7, 2020 News BlogsDentistryOverall Health

Accessible Care is Equal Care

by Neil Romano, Chairman, National Council on Disability and Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and CEO, Henry Schein, Inc.

People with disabilities have a long history of unequal access to, and discrimination in, oral health and primary care, which has resulted in large health disparities between disabled individuals and their nondisabled peers – as well as poorer health outcomes.

August 6, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Pulpdent Stresses Commitment to Health and Safety in New Video

by Pulpdent Corporation

Pulpdent is a family-owned medical device company that has been serving dentists and their patients for 73 years. The Boston-area dental manufacturer has released a short video about how company management and employees have responded to the ongoing health and safety

August 5, 2020 News Dental StudentsDentistryNews

School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 2024 Gets a Virtual Welcome

by The Harvard Gazette

Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) welcomed 36 new doctor of dental medicine students during Monday’s orientation. This is the first time in HSDM history that an incoming Class began a four-year program virtually. The Class of 2024 hails from

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