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December 12, 2019 News News

‘Unacceptable’ Gaps in Dental Health for Older Australians

by The Sydney Morning Herald

With one quarter of people aged over 65 living with complete tooth loss and more than 65 per cent of them reporting difficulty eating, the Australian Dental Association NSW says oral care needs to become a priority. In a submission

December 12, 2019 News News

New Dental Fee Guide Calls for 4.4 Per Cent Jump in Prices

by Edmonton Sun

The province’s dental association and college has released its 2020 guide for dental fees, outlining a roughly 4.4 per cent increase across a suite of services offered by dentists. “As overhead increases the fees must also increase in order for practices

December 12, 2019 News News

Newly Accredited Program Hopes to Relieve Dental Assistant Shortage

by Saskatoon Star Phoenix

A University of Saskatchewan dentistry program has received accreditation after months of waiting, meaning its first cohort of students can finally go to work. The college of dentistry’s dental assistant program graduated its first cohort of 30 students in spring,

December 11, 2019 News News

Schulich Dentisty’s Movember Team Raises $3000 For Charity

by Schulich Dentistry

Schulich Dentistry’s Movember team is made up of students and faculty members who wish to raise money for men’s health during the month of November. To join the team, members can either grow a mustache, set a personal fitness goal

December 11, 2019 News News

Favorable Reimbursement Plans Offsetting Adoption Barriers in Dental 3D Printing Market, Finds Fact.MR

by Fact.MR

Selective laser sintering technology would surpass the adoption rate of vat photopolymerisation technology, as time-efficiency and accuracy are turning into viable features of dental 3D printers. However, value-added features come at a cost—albeit a high one—which could adversely impact the

December 11, 2019 News News

Irish Dentist Who Helped Woman Escape Domestic Abuse Wins ‘Caring Dentist of the Year’ Award

by The Irish Post

AN IRISH DENTIST has won the award for Caring Dentist of the Year after he helped a woman who had broken her tooth in a domestic violence incident. Dr Pádraig O’Reachtagáin, from Co. Tipperary, fixed the woman’s tooth before showing

December 10, 2019 News News

Without Benefits, Some Calgarians Find Cost of Dental Visits Hard to Swallow

by CBC News

An office manager laid off from her position at a Calgary restoration company in January says dental work is a luxury she just can’t afford. “Taking my daughter to the dentist is definitely delayed, as well as myself. Without benefits, it’s

December 10, 2019 News News

NDP Press Liberals to Limit Tax Break and Invest in Dental Care

by The Star

The New Democrats are pressing Justin Trudeau’s government to scale back a broad tax cut to free up money for a national program to ensure dental care for Canadians who can’t afford it. Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Monday tabled legislation to

December 10, 2019 News News

Dental Patients Face Years of Debt, Inflated Bills With ‘Out-of-Pocket’ Credit Cards

by The Sacramento Bee

Kenda Williams, 51, went to West Coast Dental in Torrance to treat the shooting pain in her molar. She spent the day in a drug-induced haze. Williams later found out she had signed up for two credit cards that day

December 9, 2019 News News

Dentist ‘Put Through Hell’ Over False £53,000 Misclaiming Allegation

by Herald Scotland

A DENTIST who was wrongly pursued for more than £50,000 in ‘misclaimed’ treatment fees only for the case against him to be dropped days before it was due to go to court has accused Scotland‘s regulators of making practitioners sick with “protracted, false,

December 9, 2019 News News

Ransomware at Colorado IT Provider Affects 100+ Dental Offices

by Krebson Security

A Colorado company that specializes in providing IT services to dental offices suffered a ransomware attack that is disrupting operations for more than 100 dentistry practices, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Multiple sources affected say their IT provider, Englewood, Colo. based Complete Technology

December 9, 2019 News News

Throne Speech Recognition of Mental Health and Addiction Support Applauded by Pan-Canadian Health Organizations

by The Mental Health Commission of Canada

Statement From Mental Health Commission of Canada and Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) applaud the federal government for putting mental health and

December 8, 2019 News News

Dentist With Breast Cancer Helping Fellow Chemo Patients With Dental Care Packages

by ABC Action News

While Apollo Beach dentist Danoosh Amrooei battles breast cancer, she’s also helping fellow chemo patients by handing out 500 dental care packages at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Riverview. Amrooei is the dentist who didn’t want to brush her teeth. “After

December 7, 2019 News News

A Dentist Was Filmed Riding a Hoverboard While Extracting a Patient’s Tooth

by CNN

As Veronica Wilhelm lay sedated in a dental chair, her dentist was being filmed riding a hoverboard while he extracted her tooth. Wilhelm says she didn’t know about the hoverboard, or that her procedure in July 2016 was captured on

December 6, 2019 News News

24 Hours Live Coverage Around The World – Dentsply Sirona Engages With Employees to Focus on Culture, Purpose and Customers

by Dentsply Sirona

In an unparalleled and innovative 24-hour livestream event Dentsply Sirona engaged with more than 13,000 employees worldwide to discuss the company culture and its purpose “to make people smile”. From a TV studio created in the middle of the company’s

December 6, 2019 News News

Text Message Interventions Could Improve Oral Health of At-Risk Children

by Boston University

Text message interventions have the potential to improve the oral health of at-risk children by positively influencing caregivers’ attitudes and behaviors toward their children’s oral health, according to the results of a randomized pilot feasibility trial published in November 2019

December 6, 2019 News News

‘It Is Not Harmless:’ Dentists Voice Concern Over Vaping

by CBC News

While lung injuries related to vaping continue to raise concerns among doctors, many people don’t know the impact vaping can have on your teeth and mouth. And it’s alarming dentists. That’s because nicotine is the main ingredient found in e-juices. While the

December 5, 2019 News News

ADA Council Tasked With Fostering Prioritization of Safety in Dentistry

by ADA News

Dr. Jessica Meeske, a pediatric dentist in Nebraska, believes that the dental community may have fallen behind the medical community in addressing the issue of safety for providers, their dental staff and, importantly, patients. The private-practice owner has said she

December 5, 2019 News News

Henry Schein Chairman and CEO Stanley M. Bergman Honored for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Dentistry

by Henry Schein

Mr. Bergman Recognized During President’s Luncheon at Greater New York Dental Meeting Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that Stanley M. Bergman, the Company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, was honored at the President’s Luncheon during

December 5, 2019 News News

Woman’s Facebook Ad Says She’ll Do Braces for $400, Medical Professionals Say Buyer Beware

by First Coast News

Four hundred dollar braces? Is it too good to be true? A Facebook post from a private group is raising some eyebrows and concerns from medical professionals. A woman, who posted in the “Duval County Directory and Promo” private group,