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August 13, 2021 News DentistryNews

NDP Promises Universal Pharmacare, Mental Health Supports in First Mandate, If Elected

by CBC

If elected, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is promising to bring in universal prescription drug coverage, dental care and mental health supports within his first mandate and is vowing to bring in a wealth tax to help pay for it all.

August 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

Peterborough Dental Clinic Files $11.5 Million Suit Against Salvaterra, Health Unit Over 2019 Inspection

by Toronto Star

A Peterborough dental clinic is seeking $11.5 million in damages in a statement of claim filed against Peterborough Public Health and Medical Officer of Health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, along with two other doctors. In the claim, filed July 16, Dr.

August 11, 2021 News DentistryNews

International iF Design Award for Axeos, the New 3D/2D X-ray System for Cutting-Edge Imaging in a Wide Range of Indications

by Dentsply Sirona

Axeos, the versatile 3D/2D extraoral imaging solution from Dentsply Sirona, recently received the international iF Design Award. The 98-member international jury recognized the device primarily for its form and functionality – in these categories the product achieved the best ratings.

August 10, 2021 News DentistryNews

Manitoba Dental Staff and Visitors are Required to Wear Masks

by Manitoba Dental Association

The Manitoba Dental Association (MDA) regulates dentistry and dental assisting in Manitoba in the public interest. On August 5, the Province of Manitoba updated its Public Health Orders to loosen some restrictions. Effective August 7, 2021, health care settings, including

August 9, 2021 News DentistryNews

dentalcorp and Loblaw Companies Ltd. Bring Digital Dental Health Services to Canadians

by dentalcorp

dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. (TSX: DNTL) (“dentalcorp” or “the Company”), Canada’s largest network of dental practices, today announced a strategic partnership with Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) to be the exclusive provider of oral care education and dental health services for users of the PC Health app.

August 6, 2021 News DentistryNews

Parents and Kids Warned Against Viral “Dental Hacks” on TikTok

by Dentaquest

The rise of the social media platform TikTok during the past year has led to an increase in do-it-yourself (DIY) dentistry that many professionals in the oral health community, including Amber Bonnaig, DDS, of DentaQuest, are warning against due to

August 6, 2021 News DentistryNews

Going to the Dentist Has Never Been So Adorable. Meet Charlie, the Therapy Dog Who Puts Patients at Ease at Howard Clinic

by Green Bay Press Gazette

The quickest way to see someone’s smile at Sierra Dental is to bring up Charlie. Since joining the staff last year, the 3-year-old cockapoo is easily the most popular guy in whatever room he happens to be in, whether greeting people in

August 5, 2021 News DentistryNews

Sonendo® Appoints Michael Smith as Chief Commercial Officer

by Sonendo, Inc.

Sonendo, Inc., a leading dental technology company and developer of the GentleWave® System, announced today the appointment of Michael Smith as its Chief Commercial Officer. Michael Smith brings more than 20 years of international experience working across a range of medical device and healthcare technology companies. “We are

August 5, 2021 News DentistryNews

Updates to Regina Dentistry Program Highlight Industry-Wide Issues

by Regina Leader Post

Proposed updates for Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s dental assistance program have revealed a shortage of dental care providers and a greater need for more specialized training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic announced Wednesday morning that much-needed changes would be made to its dental program this

August 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

Switching Drills Could Help Dentists Increase the Number of Patients They See During the Pandemic

by News-Medical.Net

Dentists could significantly increase the number of patients they see during the pandemic by switching the drills they use, according to new research. The study investigated whether different drill types increased or reduced the spread of aerosol spray in a

August 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

What to Expect at the First-Ever 100% Virtual ADA FDI World Dental Congress Special Edition

by FDI World Dental Federation

This year’s World Dental Congress – Special Edition from 26 to 29 September will bring together leaders from across the world in dental practice, research, academia and industry to present quality, innovative and effective continuing education. It is expected that up to

August 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

Sentec™ DX Now Has Dust and Debris Protection

by Dentec Safety Specialists Inc.

2021 Claudio Dente, President of Dentec Safety Specialists, announces that Dentec’s Sentec line now has a new replaceable foam insert that will add protection against dust and debris. Mr. Dente remarked, “this works well in construction for concrete cutting and

August 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

MouthWatch Announces Five Winners of The TeleDent™ Mobile Dentistry Accelerator Awards

by MouthWatch, LLC

The Goal of the Awards is to Help Innovative Mobile Dentistry Programs Rebound After Being Shut Down During the COVID-19 Pandemic  MouthWatch, LLC, a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools, and intraoral imaging devices, today announced the

August 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

Increasing Diversity in Dentistry

by ADA

Marithza Flores, a University of Colorado Boulder junior majoring in integrative physiology, was browsing dental school websites when she came across a program promoted by the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Aptly called Destination Dental School, or DDS,

July 30, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update: New Revisions to Guidance


The RCDSO has updated its guidance for managing infection risks during in-person dental care. This update reflects collaboration between Ontario’s four oral health Colleges to ensure consistent expectations for delivery of oral health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific updates

July 26, 2021 News DentistryNews

2021 Dentists for the Kids Charity Golf Tournament

by Toronto Academy of Dentistry Golf Committee

On behalf of the 2021 Golf Committee, we would like to thank everyone that joined us for a day of golf, our wonderful sponsors and everyone that donated and participated in our NEW webinar initiative and silent auction. The 2021

July 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Man Dies After Being Given Too Much Anesthesia During Dental Surgery

by 5Chicago

According to the Lake County Coroner’s Office, Corey Causey visited Dr. Aaron Swik at the Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons of Lake County facility on June 9 to have several teeth extracted. After being put under anesthesia, Causey stopped breathing and went

July 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Enamel Defects as Biomarkers for Exposure to Environmental Stressors

by International Association for Dental Research

IADR President Pamela Den Besten presented and chaired the IADR President’s Symposium “Enamel Defects as Biomarkers for Exposure to Environmental Stressors” at the virtual 99th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction

July 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

dentalcorp Announces Release Date For Second Quarter 2021 Results

by dentalcorp

dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. (“dentalcorp” or the “Company”), (TSX: DNTL) Canada’s leading network of dental practices, announced today that it will release its second quarter, 2021 financial results after market close on Tuesday August 10, 2021 and will subsequently hold a conference call related to

July 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Michigan Prisoners Say Long Wait to See a Dentist is Inhumane

by NBC News

By the end of 2016, Nicholas Bailey had no teeth. A Michigan prison dentist had removed all of them because they were decaying. “I’m in pain,” he wrote in a series of complaints to prison staff, begging for dentures. “I cannot eat