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January 15, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeriatric DentistryHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthOral Health & Systemic Health

Sooner or Later, Everybody Quits: Dental Hygienists Urge You to Quit Smoking

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

During National Non-Smoking Week (January 18–24), one of Canada’s longest running health promotion initiatives, dental hygienists will remind all Canadians of the need to eliminate tobacco use for better oral and overall health.  While most people know that tobacco use

December 2, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral Health

Official launch of World Oral Health Day 2015 Campaign

by FDI world Dental Federation

The World Oral Health Day 2015 ‘Smile for Life’ campaign was officially launched on 5 November, with a special message from the FDI President Dr Tin Chun Wong. The campaign was first unveiled to FDI members during the 2014 FDI

December 1, 2014 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

The Clinical Implementation of Salivary Diagnostic Testing for Risk Assessment in Periodontal Disease

by Debbie Z. Sabatini, RDH

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth, which is caused by specific microorganisms or groups of microorganisms living in a biofilm, on and around the teeth. Microorganisms initiate an immune response, and in some

December 1, 2014 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

The Human Microbiome Through an Oral Healthcare Lens

by Natasha Singh, Hons. BSc, MSc, DDS Candidate 2016 (University of Toronto)

INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMAN MICROBIOMEHave you ever thought of yourself as a microbial safe-haven? According to new-age science, you should. Indeed, recent endeavors into defining the human microbiome have demonstrated that we play host to seemingly infinite number of microscopic tenants.

December 1, 2014 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Solving The Puzzle

by Oral Health

We all love puzzles — jigsaws, crosswords, cryptograms, word searches, Sudoku, and other brain bashers and teasers. They are fun and they keep us sharp and engaged. We are wired to take great pleasure in pattern-finding. Neuroscientists have found that

December 1, 2014 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

A Sherlockian Approach to Radiographic Interpretation

by Mitra Sadrameli, DMD, MS

ABSTRACT: Dental clinicians perform few procedures without acquiring diagnostic radiographs. Much of the structures of the teeth and the oral cavity are hidden from the treating dentist, and diagnostic radiographs aid in revealing hidden etiologies. Interpretation of the radiographs brings

December 1, 2014 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Modern Conservative Approach to Treat Deep Caries Lesions

by Oral Health

With the modern philosophy of caries management, the use of preventive therapies and remineralization as well as the scientific progress in dental adhesives and restorative materials, dental professionals have options to deliver conservative minimally invasive, functional esthetic treatments to patients.

December 1, 2014 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Oral Rinses For Periodontal Health: Simplified

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

Enabling patients to achieve optimal periodontal health is a fundamental goal of the oral care provider. Periodontal disease is a complex multifactorial process with a bacterial etiology and an inflammatory progression. A large part of periodontal disease is the result

November 5, 2014 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral Health

FDI launches its World Oral Health Day 2015 ‘Smile for life’ campaign

by FDI World Dental Federation

FDI World Dental Federation is today launching the World Oral Health Day 2015 (WOHD 2015) ‘Smile for life’ campaign to remind people everywhere about the importance of looking after their teeth and gums. World Oral Health Day is celebrated throughout

November 3, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral Health

Diabetes and Dental Hygiene

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

As Canadians mark National Diabetes Awareness Month this November, and World Diabetes Day on November 14, members of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association remind us that oral health professionals are important members of the diabetes health care team. According to

October 17, 2014 News General PracticeHealth & HealingOral Health

OHA Statement on the Province’s Ebola Preparedness Measures

by The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)

The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) welcomes the Health Minister’s announcement on its commitment to Ebola preparedness in the province. The safety and protection of both our front-line hospital workers, and the patients they care for, remains the utmost priority of

September 26, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral Health

Serious Innovation in Posture Apparel. Alignmed Has Come Along at Just the Right Time

by Alignmed Posture Shirts

We all know that dentists and hygienists have a career-long battle with posture. The conditions simply exacerbate the struggles in keeping good posture, and I’m sure you, more than anyone, understand what it does to the profession. Careers are cut

August 26, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Warning to parents on high acidity drinks

by Science Daily

Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a “triple-threat” of permanent damage to young people’s teeth. For

August 25, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral Health

Strategies to help the teenage patient achieve greater success with oral hygiene

by Surgical Restorative Resources

We were all teenagers at one time: stubborn, dramatic, self-absorbed, “all-knowing,” etc. Teenage patients in a dental practice can be some of the hardest to work with. They typically have poor oral hygiene, may be in full orthodontics, and can

May 20, 2014 News Dental LaboratoriesDental TechnologyDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingImplantologyMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthOrthodonticsPeriodontics

Dental Shield Launches Insured Dental Warranty Program in North America for Dentists; Warranty Covers All Restorative Procedures for 5 Years


Dental Shield is the newest provider of a five-year dental warranty that covers participating dentist’s patients for 5 years and pays the dentists for patient claims that arise from a failed  restorative procedure. Dental Shield has engaged Internet Marketing-Consultant.com to

May 16, 2014 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral Health

Maintaining Oral Health as You Age

by PRNewswire-USNewswire

A common belief associated with aging is the expectation of losing your natural teeth. Seniors, fret not—today, approximately 75 percent of people over age 65 have kept some or all of their natural teeth. May is National Older Americans Month,

May 14, 2014 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral HealthPublic Health

What a Dentist Should Do When a Patient is Fearful

by Modern Practice

Fear and dentistry seem to go hand in hand.  Whether the fear comes from childhood experiences or is solely psychological, fear is a real thing that patients often bring with them to their appointments. Here’s what most dentists and their

April 25, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthPeriodontics

Gaming Toothbrush Saves Kids’ Teeth

by PRWeb

Grush (Game-brush) Visualizes Tooth Brushing and Makes It a Fun Game for Kids Tooth brushing is often viewed by children as an unpleasant chore.  Parents have to spend a lot of time supervising their child’s brushing. There is a ‘battle

April 23, 2014 News Dental HygieneDental TechnologyDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

NFL Greats Turn To Dentists For Sleep Apnea Treatment As A Result Of Pro Player Health Alliance Recent Awareness Efforts

by PRWeb

An increasing number of current and former NFL players are turning to dentists and oral appliance therapy as their solution to sleep apnea. An increasing number of current and former NFL players are turning to dentists and oral appliance therapy

April 21, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthPublic Health

Smokers’ taste buds ‘do not allow them to taste bitterness of coffee’

by Medical News Today

Though conventional pairing has cigarettes and coffee going together, researchers have found that the toxic chemicals in tobacco may hamper taste bud regeneration, resulting in smokers not being able to adequately taste the bitterness of their regular cup of joe.