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May 28, 2014 News Dental industryDental researchGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall Health

Prevora’s latest controlled study is published

by Kahaliah Richards

A new peer-reviewed article in Acta Scandinavia Odontologica reviews the most recent controlled study of Prevora. This study is so far the largest randomized, multi-centre, double-blinded, placebo-controlled investigation of any preventive intervention for adult caries. It enrolled 983 adults who

May 27, 2014 News Cosmetic DentistryDental HygieneGeneral DentistryGeneral News

Why Whiten? 5 Reasons to Brighten Your Smile

by Kahaliah Richards

We all have those times when we’re seeking some kind of life change. It can make a difference to shake things up, and to gain a new lease on life. But finding that source of renewed enthusiasm can be easier

May 14, 2014 News Dental CareDental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthPreventive Dentistry

Green tea and evidence-based care

by Kahaliah Richards

A few months ago, I spoke with an advisor to the Sjogren’s Society of Canada about Prevora and the remarkable results from our 2 randomized, double blinded, placebo controlled, multi-centred trials which were conducted with FDA protocols. This advisor said

May 13, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsPreventive Dentistry

what is the right context to pre-determinations?

by Kahaliah Richards

We are working with a Partner in Prevention in a community with lots of economic challenges. Recently, yet another factory closed its doors and so the patients are nervous about spending their own dollars on any kind of new service,

May 8, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingOverall HealthWellness

Cultivation of the Value Mindset

by Kahaliah Richards

If you are like most dental office leaders, you have had times when you thought it would be impossible to get your team members on the same page with an idea, system, or process.  Why is it so difficult?  You

May 6, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

Take some extra-strength Tylenol and go to bed …

by Kahaliah Richards

A common practice after dental surgery or to deal with dental pain, is to do just what the title of this blog says. Extra-strength Tylenol in my medicine cabinet contains 500 mg  of acetaminophen per caplet. 6 of these pills

May 2, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsOverall Health

Why are you in Business?

by Kahaliah Richards

People are drawn into careers for a variety of reasons. Some pursue an altruistic bent while others are drawn by remuneration. Whatever the reasons, does it not make sense to provide the absolute best product/service while pursuing profitability? This mantra

May 2, 2014 News Cosmetic DentistryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsInvisalignMedical newsOverall HealthSocial mediaSocial networking

“Smartphone Brides” On The Rise: New Survey Finds That 40 Percent Of Brides Posted Or Will Post A “Selfie” As Their First Wedding Photo

by Kahaliah Richards

The Invisalign® Brand sponsored “Smile Ever After” Survey Also Reveals That 92 Percent Of Brides Rank Their Smile As Their Most Important Wedding-Day Accessor The word “selfie” is hugely popular among teenagers – and it’s now resonating with many new

April 24, 2014 News General NewsMedical newsOverall Health

The antidepressant generation

by Kahaliah Richards

A recent article in the New York Times titled “The antidepressant generation” talked about the growing use of medication amongst the 18 to 29 year old cohort, to control depression. In 1994, about 9% of American students visiting their college

April 21, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsNew productsOverall HealthPediatric dentistrySocial Networking


by Kahaliah Richards

We are students from Poland, we are 21, we came up with idea of creating world’s first interactive toothbrush for kids – the FunBrush. Check out our facebook/website for details! We know that children don’t like to brush their teeth.

April 17, 2014 News Dental CareDental industryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

A True Patient Experience – Part II

by Kahaliah Richards

Part II of III In my previous writings about the patient experience, I talked about how to “wow” a patient from their perspective, not just the dental offices. We all know that most people don’t want to be getting dental

April 15, 2014 News CancerDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

UNDIAGNOSED Oral cancer is KILLING one person every HOUR in this continent EVERYDAY

by Kahaliah Richards

ONLY Fourteen (14 %) of North American patients report knowledge or awareness of their dental office performing an Oral Cancer Screening. Oral cancer is considered one of the most preventable of all cancers and if detected early has an 80%

April 9, 2014 News ConnectivityDental CareDental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

Breakthrough Documentary Connects the Dots between Oral Health and Complete Wellness

by Kahaliah Richards

Partners in Complete Health today announced its film “Say Ahh,” the world’s first documentary on oral health, is now available to the public, including non-dental and non-medical communities. Featuring doctors, patients and a few minor miracles, “Say Ahh” takes an

April 8, 2014 News Dental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall Health

Salt Study Sparks Media Frenzy and Misleads Millions Who Suffer from Hypertension

by Kahaliah Richards

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio –  Over the last week, well-meaning, educated people including physicians and nurses have approached heart surgeon Dr. Surender R. Neravetla by email, by phone and in person about a recent, well-publicized study published in the American Journal of

April 7, 2014 News General NewsOverall Health

Half the population of the Americas is at risk of diseases carried by small insects

by Kahaliah Richards

Top health experts call for stepped-up action on West Nile virus, dengue and other vector-borne diseases Roughly 50% of people living in the Western Hemisphere are at risk of one or more diseases carried by mosquitoes, ticks, flies and other

April 1, 2014 News Dental AssociationsDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsTooth decay

The role of oral health in cognitive decline (and vice versa)

by Kahaliah Richards

A recent study in the Journal of the American Dental Association linked a significant decline in word fluency and concentration to loss of teeth. This is not the first study to do so, but we aare not yet sure if

March 26, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall HealthWellness

What Makes Your Day Great?

by Kahaliah Richards

What makes your day great? Here it is, put simply: What does a day at work look like that has you pulling out of the parking lot saying “What an amazing day!” I’m fortunate to say I grew up in

March 24, 2014 News CancerDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsHealth screeningsMedical newsPeriodontologyTooth decay

New device saves loose teeth, jaws damaged by cancer

by Kahaliah Richards

Periodontitis is a troublesome infection of the gums. When the infection causes the bone adjacent to teeth to break down, the teeth come loose. Mandibular bone can also be damaged by cancer, infections and accidents. With the aid of artificial,

March 20, 2014 News BlogsDental practice transitionDental TeamGeneral NewsManagementOverall Health

Six Keys to Cohesive Leadership

by Kahaliah Richards

Dental practices are similar to other businesses in corporate America:  They’re made up of a team of people working towards a common goal.  Much like other businesses, every practice has a leadership team.  The size of that team can vary

March 19, 2014 News General NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

New Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Unit to Open at Ontario Shores this Fall

by Kahaliah Richards

Children and adolescents will no longer need to travel out of country for treatment with the opening of a new 12-bed Eating Disorders Unit at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores). The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of