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April 29, 2022 News DentistryNews

United Concordia Dental Names New President

by Highmark Inc. 

Edward Shellard, DMD, has joined United Concordia Dental as its next president this week. “With more than 30 years of clinical and leadership experience in the dental industry, Dr. Shellard brings extensive knowledge and expertise to United Concordia and is

April 19, 2022 News DentistryNewsRoot Canal

Dentist Not Required to Disclose Low Risk of Chronic Pain From Root Canal: B.C. Court of Appeal

by Jason Tan, Canadian Lawyer

Severe, chronic, nerve-related pain is not a material, special, or unusual risk associated with a root canal procedure that a dentist is required to disclose, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has found. In Parhar v. Weaver, 2022 BCCA 134, Dr.

April 19, 2022 News DentistryNews

Man Inhales Drill Bit Into Lung While at Dentist

by Live 5 News

What began as a routine dental visit landed an Illinois man in the hospital after he inhaled the dentist’s drill bit. A rare medical procedure was needed to remove it from his lung. Tom Jozsi, a 60-year-old maintenance worker, says

April 12, 2022 News DentistryNewsOral Health

The Government Has Committed $5.3 Billion to Establish Dental Care

by CTV News

The Liberal budget laid out money for a new dental care program Thursday, but not necessarily a plan. Now that $5.3 billion is on the table, the government has just shy of nine months to drill into the details and

April 1, 2022 News DentistryNews

Envista Announces DEXIS Brand Name for Imaging Business


Envista Holdings Corporation (“Envista”) today announced Envista’s KaVo imaging business will be re-branded as “DEXIS”. Dental professionals have known the DEXIS brand as the leader in digital intraoral radiography and diagnostic software innovation for over 20 years. The DEXIS brand

March 28, 2022 News DentistryNews

How the Federal Dental Plan Could Impact British Columbians

by CBC

Dentists who work with low-income communities say they are hopeful a federal dental plan announced this week will help their clients, but still have questions about how it will work. A new Liberal-NDP “supply-and-confidence” agreement will see the New Democrats support the

March 28, 2022 News DentistryNewsPractice management

ClearDent is Pleased to Announce a Strategic Partnership with Unleashing Dentistry

by ClearDent

ClearDent is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Canadian-based Unleashing Dentistry, which teaches dentists and their teams how to unleash their practice’s potential. “Partnering with the practice consulting team from Unleashing Dentistry is an exciting endeavour for ClearDent and

March 25, 2022 News DentistryNews

Former Dean of Dentistry, Recognized for ‘Transformation and Vision,’ Named Dean Emeritus

by University of Manitoba

A dentist and academic who led the UM dentistry program for eight years said he was humbled to be formally appointed dean emeritus of dentistry at a virtual ceremony on March 7. Dr. Johann de Vries served as dean of

March 25, 2022 News DentistryNews

Faculty Experts Weigh in on Liberal-NDP Dental Plan

by University of Toronto

The federal government recently announced the launch of a new dental care program for low-income Canadians. The Faculty’s dental public health experts agree it is good news for Canadians and for our oral health care system. “It’s a long time coming,” says

March 25, 2022 News DentistryNews

$1-Million Gift to Drive Innovation in Digital Dentistry at McGill University

by dentalcorp

Canada’s largest and fastest growing network of dental practices, announced a $1 million gift to drive innovation in digital dentistry at McGill University’s Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences. A core tenet of dentalcorp is investing in the

March 24, 2022 News DentistryNews

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the Sustainability of Dental Practice: National-Dental-PBRN

by The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research

 Jeffrey L Fellows, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR, presented the “Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the Sustainability of Dental Practice: National-Dental-PBRN” at the hybrid 51st Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADOCR, held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting

March 23, 2022 News BlogsDental TechnologyDentistry

How Modern Technology Has Changed Your Dentist Office

by Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk

Times have changed and dental clinics have too. Long gone are the days when a dental office was equipped with giant needles, foot-powered dental drills and disappointing results with increased pain and discomfort for patients. Now modern technology has changed

March 22, 2022 News DentistryNews

After 16 Years Without Teeth, a Stranger’s Donation Changed Jane’s Smile

by Lydia Hales, ABC News

About 16 years ago, Jane Bridges woke with significant swelling on the side of her face. She was rushed to the Royal Hobart Hospital and by that 9:30 that night, all her teeth had been removed. “I did end up

March 18, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneDentistry

Dentistry is Broken: Here is How We Can Fix It.

by Dr. Allan Coopersmith, BSC, DDS, FAGD, FADI, FICD, FCARDP, FACD, FICDFE; Nathalie Fiset, RDH

Poor oral hygiene leads to gum and dental disease (the most prevalent disease in the entire world), causing pain, misery and expense, yet in spite of all scientific and technical advances, there has been no reduction of dental disease in

March 17, 2022 News DentistryNews

Significant Growth for the Ivoclar Group

by The Ivoclar Group

The Liechtenstein-based dental and medical technology company experienced strong growth in the 2021 fiscal year, achieving a turnover of more than 840 million Swiss francs. The following factors all contributed to the gain in market share of the Ivoclar Group

March 17, 2022 News DentistryNews

Oral Science is Proud to Launch a New 5 ML, More Convenient Bottle of Advantage Arrest®, the Leading Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatment (SDF) in Canada.

by Oral Science

This new format has been developed based on the demands and needs of dentists and dental hygienists across Canada: A smaller, convenient bottle Option to order more units at a similar cost value to allow you to stock more operatories

March 16, 2022 News DentistryNews

Hunt School of Dental Medicine’s Academic Dean Honored with Prestigious Award from Texas Tech University System Chancellor

by Hunt School of Dental Medicine’s

Dr. Wendy Woodall received the 2022 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching Award It didn’t take long for the new Hunt School of Dental Medicine to be recognized for excellence. The Texas Tech University System Chancellor honored the school’s academic dean on

March 15, 2022 News DentistryNews

Bestseller for Daily Use in Practices: Dentsply Sirona Delivers the 75,000th X-ray System Heliodent Plus

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona starts 2022 with an impressive milestone: the 75,000th Heliodent Plus left the production site in Bensheim, Germany. The intraoral X-ray unit is the pillar of daily diagnostic work in dental practices, while its reliability and image quality are

March 14, 2022 News Dental TechnologyDentistryNews

DENTALEZ® Expands Aeras® Utility Line


With renewed focus on applying innovative technology to solve real, everyday dentistry challenges, DENTALEZ® has added a new offering to the Aeras® Compressor line by Ramvac®. A flexible dual-voltage compressor model that is lighter, quieter, and available with 24/7 monitoring

March 10, 2022 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – Directives to be Withdrawn


The Government of Ontario announced that several COVID-19 measures will be withdrawn in the coming weeks. While the Government has decided that masking requirements will be removed in most places on March 21 this does not include health-care settings. Dentistry