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March 26, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

IDS Loyalty Awards

by IDS

On the evening of the second show day of IDS 2015, the U.S. subsidiary office of Koelnmesse used the opportunity to honor long standing U.S. exhibitors for their proven loyalty to this event. As part of the U.S. reception, a

March 19, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Supports Federal Investment in Nunavut Health Services

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) applauds the federal government for its $32 million investment in services to address mental health issues, chronic disease, and children’s oral health in Nunavut.  This funding aims to improve access to care and reduce

March 17, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Biggest IDS of all time in Cologne: Growth in the number of visitors, exhibitors and exhibition space

by IDS

Around 138,500 visitors from 151 countries and 2,201 exhibitors from 56 countries at the International Dental Show 2015 – a further increased level of internationality and high decision-making competence of the visitors – an increased number of orders placed at

March 16, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Celebrate World Oral Health Day on March 20

by World Oral Health Day

Join #WOHD15 and Share Your Customized World Oral Health Day Poster Dental professionals from more than 70 countries will be honoring World Oral Health Day and its 2015 theme of “Smile for Life” on Friday, March 20. This year, a

March 16, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

JDIQ Courses Are Quickly Selling Out

by Oral Health

Journées dentaires internationales du Québec 2015 will be held in Montreal from May 22nd to 26th The Journées dentaires internationales du Québec will take place this spring from May 22nd to 26th, 2015 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. 

March 11, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Activities worldwide will celebrate a ‘Smile for life’ this World Oral Health Day, 20 March

by FDI World Dental Federation

This year sees more innovative events than ever before. They range from screenings of Charlie Chaplins The Dentist to a marathon to raise awareness of oral health. The new World Oral Health Day 2015 poster customisation appwill help support participating

March 9, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

36th International Dental Show(IDS) Highlights

by International Dental Show (IDS)

Heraeus Kulzer and Dental Wings Announce Long-Term Development Partnership Laser Milling Technology Opens Up New OpportunitiesThe Hanau, Germany-based dental manufacturer Heraeus Kulzer and the Canadian digital specialist Dental Wings are breaking new ground in CAD/CAM manufacturing. At the 2015 International

March 9, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Henry Schein Named As A 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company By The Ethisphere Institute For The 4th Consecutive Year

by PRNewswire

Recognition Demonstrates Company’s Commitment to Ethical Leadership and Business Practices Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that it has been recognized

March 5, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Dental Hygienists Celebrate International Women’s Day

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

On March 8, dental hygienists across Canada will join in the worldwide celebration of International Women’s Day. First established in 1911, this annual event commemorates women’s achievements while continuing the call for full gender equality in all facets of life.

March 1, 2015 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Role of Dentist and Oral Health Literacy in Screening and Preventing Osteoporosis: An Overview

by Navdeep Kaur, BDS, MSc, PhD candidate; Daniel Kandelman, Dr CD, DMD, MPH

AbstractOsteoporosis is a skeletal disorder that is characterized by decreased bone mass density and increased susceptibility to fractures. It is known as a “silent epidemic” and substantially impacts individuals as well as the health care resources. This article provides an

March 1, 2015 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Post Script to “Cranio” Editorial

by Joy Moeller, BS, RDH, BBE

Since I wrote this editorial, the field of sleep disorders has exploded and included myofunctional therapy as an adjunctive treatment. Many studies are now showing that airway surgery such as tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy alone are not enough to reverse the

March 1, 2015 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Myofunctional Therapy, Dentistry and Your Practice

by Dr. Janice Goodman

Recently I have been introduced to an emerging treatment modality called orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT). “Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is neuro-muscular re-education of the oral facial muscles through a series of exercises, to assist in the normalization of the developing or

March 1, 2015 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

ODA 148th Annual Spring Meeting

by Oral Health

The Annual Spring Meeting (ASM) is the Ontario Dental Association’s signature dental conference and trade show. Now in its 148th year, the ASM continues to be a prominent gathering place for all dental professionals. The ASM offers an unparalleled education

March 1, 2015 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Dear Readers of Oral Health

by Dr. Peter Nkansah

Re: Articaine and paresthesia in dental anaesthesia: neurotoxicity or procedural trauma?  (Toma et al., February 2015) It may seem odd for me to write a letter to you about an article that I recommended for publication, but that’s what I’m

March 1, 2015 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Introducing the Advanced Light Force(ALF) Appliance

by James M. Bronson, DDS; J. Alexander Bronson, DMD; Cathy Holway, PT, DPT

ABSTRACTThe use of a light-force oral mechanism to facilitate orofacial reorganization and optimize oral-motor function. INTRODUCTIONThis orofacial reorganization and optimized oral-motor function also allows for an enhanced genetic expression in cranial facial growth and development. Challenges to orofacial form and

March 1, 2015 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

CASE REPORT – Initial Release Treatment of a TMJ disorder with the side benefit of alleviating the symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome

by Jeffrey L. Brown, DDS

Chief ComplaintBoris (not his real name) is a young man in his early twenties who presented with constant uncontrollable and embarrassing masticatory and cervical muscle movement disorders. HistoryBoris is a 22-year-old male who resides with his family in Northern Maine

March 1, 2015 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Immediate Implant Placement and Temporization in the Maxillary Aesthetic Zone

by Michael Pollak, DDS

A Case Report Utilizing a Customized Transfer Abutment

March 1, 2015 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

TOTS-Tethered Oral Tissues The Assessment and Diagnosis of the Tongue and Upper Lip Ties in Breastfeeding

by Lawrence Kotlow, DDS

AbstractThe roll of tethered oral tissues (TOTS) such as an infant’s tongue and upper lip attachment are often overlooked or dismissed as cause of infant distress or maternal discomfort during breastfeeding. Successful resolution of problems and understanding of these two

February 20, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

ADA Offers Constructive Comments on Proposed EPA Amalgam Separator Rule

by American Dental Association (ADA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule requiring amalgam separators in some dental settings incorporates many of the important principles required by the American Dental Association for its support of a national rule.  However, in comments submitted to the agency

February 19, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPeriodontics

AAP: Periodontal Disease Most Prevalent Among Ethnic Minorities

by American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

New Data from the CDC Reinforce High Rates in Hispanic, Black, and Asian Adults in the US   Sixty-three percent of Hispanic adults in the United States has periodontitis, an advanced form of periodontal disease. This finding comes from an updated