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December 21, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Oral Health’s Top 10 News Stories of 2020

by Oral Health

The year of 2020 took an unexpected turn in March when the COVID-19 pandemic struck and impacted our lives in so many ways. Among other businesses, dental practices were forced to shut down and dentists could only treat emergency cases.

December 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentists Ready to Mobilize, Administer COVID-19 Vaccine in Manitoba

by CBC

Manitoba dentists are being called on to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine by giving shots to people across the province. “Dentists are experts in infection control and provision of injections. [We] have been providing injections for eons and we really understand the health

December 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

Student Learning and Wellness Top Priority for This Year’s W.W. Wood Award Winner

by University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

The School of Dentistry is pleased to announce that dental hygiene associate professor Ava Chow is the recipient of the W.W. Wood Award. Ava Chow’s teaching style is both practical and relevant. Her commitment to her profession and student wellness

December 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – New Lockdown Areas


Seven public health regions moved to new levels with stronger public health measures, including Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and York Region Public Health moving into Grey-Lockdown. “Lockdown” is the most restrictive category and includes wide scale measures and restrictions. The

December 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dental Groups, Key Stakeholders Reach Out to CDC Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine

by ADA

The Organized Dentistry Coalition and other key health care stakeholders are asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make it clear that dental personnel, autopsy personnel and laboratory personnel are included in the agency’s recommendation to give health

December 16, 2020 News DentistryNews

State Dental Directors Share How Pandemic Has Changed Their Worlds

by ADA

Every dentist has seen and been a part of significant change over the past year. That includes state dental directors. The mission of state oral health programs is to improve the oral health and oral health literacy of the residents,

December 15, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentist Replaces Stolen SASHA Lights

by Toronto Star

A St. Albert dentist who donated $5,000 to replace stolen Christmas lights from the St. Albert Sturgeon Hospice Association’s (SASHA) Lighting The Way fundraiser said it made his Christmas to be able to bring joy to members of the Foyer

December 15, 2020 News DentistryNews

TempStars Founder Advocates for Canada’s Dental Professionals Being Among First to Get COVID Vaccine, Then Administer it

by TempStars, WFMJ

The founder of TempStars, Canada’s largest and most respected dental temping and hiring service, suggested today that Canada’s dental professionals, both the dentists and qualified hygienists in some provinces, should be considered part of the health care team leading the country’s

December 15, 2020 News DentistryNews

Allowing Dentists to Give COVID-19 Vaccines Could Help in Distribution

by Scripps National

All sorts of medical providers are willing to play a role in vaccine distribution once it becomes widely available. “I think what’s going to happen is the vaccination process goes down the pathway, and in the next year, you’ll see

December 14, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Cold Laker Wins Scholarship to Research Métis-Centered Dental Care

by Daily Herald Tribune

Cold Lake business woman Paulette Dahlseide recently received the Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship for indigenous students, becoming the first dental hygiene graduate student to receive the award. Dahlseide, who runs Providence Dental Hygiene, made the decision to go to graduate

December 14, 2020 News DentistryNews

Students Can Now Practise on Virtual Patients

by British Dental Journal

Universal Simulation UK has launched their first affordable medical ‘flight simulator’, the Model T, which enables students to perform treatments on virtual patients. With the use of haptics (a motorised arm which gives accurate haptic feedback for virtual touch), the

December 11, 2020 News DentistryNews

P.E.I. Dentists Rescheduling Appointments With People in Their 20s

by CBC

The P.E.I. Dental Association says it’s asked its members to put appointments with 20-29-year-olds in the Charlottetown area on pause while the Island is under recently imposed COVID-19 restrictions. Dr. Brian Barrett, executive director for the association, said the decision

December 11, 2020 News DentistryNews

One Million US Dental Patients Impacted by Data Breach

by Sarah Coble, infosecurity

An American healthcare provider has started notifying more than a million patients that their data may have been exposed as the result of a cyber-attack. Dental Care Alliance discovered on October 11 that it had been the victim of a hack

December 10, 2020 News DentistryNews

Faculty of Dentistry Receives Gies Award From American Dental Education Association

by The University of Toronto

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry has won the prestigious 2021 William J. Gies Award for Achievement – Academic Dental Institution from the American Dental Education Association ADEAGies Foundation. The Gies Awards recognize individuals and organizations that epitomize the highest standards

December 9, 2020 News DentistryNews

Corrections Officers Worked on Inmate’s Teeth, Then Shared Video: Lawsuit

by CBC

A former Bishop’s Falls inmate claims one corrections officer performed dental surgery on him while another recorded it, and he’s suing them, three dentists, and the provincial government. According to a civil lawsuit filed Dec. 4, Blair Harris, an inmate

December 9, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dental Products Report® Reveals This Year’s Most Recommended Over-the-Counter Oral Care Products

by Dental Products Report®

Dental Products Report® (DPR), a multimedia platform of articles and technique guides on the latest advances in dental technology, equipment, and materials, today released the most recommended over-the-counter oral care products for 2021. The inaugural DPR OTC Guide provides vital information surrounding

How and Why the Dental Profession is Pandemic Proof
December 9, 2020 News BlogsDentistry

How and Why the Dental Profession is Pandemic Proof

by Timothy A, Brown, FRI, CEO and Broker of Record www.roicorp.com and Jackie Joachim, Chief Operating Officer, www.roicorp.com

2020 did not work out as any of us planned.  So many had great expectations which quickly came to a grinding halt.  The world changed and so has the way we do business.  Some changes will become permanent. As difficult

December 8, 2020 News DentistryNews

Sonendo® Reaches 500,000 Patients Treated Milestone with the GentleWave® Procedure

by Sonendo, Inc.

Sonendo, Inc., a leading dental technology company and developer of the GentleWave® System, today announced that more than 500,000 patients have been treated with the GentleWave Procedure. Sonendo’s GentleWave System ushers in the next evolution in endodontic technology that is transforming a rapidly

December 8, 2020 News DentistryNews

Robotics Has Changed The Way Dentistry Is Performed

by Baystreet

Dr. Ryaz Ansari, in West Hartford, CT, is the first oral surgeon in Connecticut to use the Yomi, a new high-tech robotic device. Yomi robotic technology utilizes 3D robotics, 3D implant software, and CBCT imaging to deliver leading-edge oral surgery healthcare. This

December 7, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Infection Control Products Market to Gain Added Impetus from Digital Dentistry: Fact.MR

by Fact.MR

Rising focus on dental care and changing lifestyles of people have increased growth of the dental industry. According to a global market intelligence study, this has led to increasing demand for dental Infection control products across the world. Dental infections