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November 25, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Curaprox Black is White: The Perfect Gift for your Patients!

by Oral Science

You have probably heard from your patients or colleagues about a new trend; whitening toothpastes made of charcoal (or carbon). You have probably also heard positive and negative comments on them. In today’s world, with all the social media noise, it

November 24, 2021 News News

NDP Asks Federal Government to Help Finance Quebec Dental Clinic Pilot Project

by Montreal Gazette

New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh wants the federal government to finance dental clinic pilot projects that Quebec is launching for low-income people or those living in distant regions. Singh wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking that

November 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

Researchers Investigate Ways to Reduce COVID-19 Risks in Dental Offices

by University of Illinois Chicago

According to a study from the University of Illinois Chicago, adding a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to the water in ultrasonic scalers used to clean teeth can help mitigate the risk of spreading airborne diseases, including COVID-19, in clinical

November 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists at Lower Risk of Getting COVID-19: Study

by U of T

Does close contact with patients put dentists at greater risk of catching COVID-19? According to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto and three other Canadian universities, dentists appear – perhaps counterintuitively – less likely than the general

November 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Opioid Epidemic Reaches Crescendo as COVID-19 Stays Center Stage

by ADA

An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses — driven primarily by illicit synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl — in one year, according to a Nov. 17 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is the first time that

November 23, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Vaping—Not Prior Smoking—is Associated with Changes in Gene Regulation Linked to Disease

by Keck School of Medicine of USC

Since they hit the market, e-cigarettes have been touted as a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes for adult smokers. When research began to suggest otherwise, many questioned whether smoking was still to blame for adverse effects, since most vapers are

November 22, 2021 News News

Kamloops Dentist Permanently Barred From Sedating Patients

by Toronto Star

A Kamloops dental surgeon disciplined for improperly sedating a young woman during a routine operation, leaving her with a lifelong severe brain injury, is now permanently banned from sedating patients due to infractions in 2019. In 2015, Dr. Bobby Rishiraj

November 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Mandatory COVID Vaccines for Private Practitioners are Coming, Says B.C. Health Officials

by Tyler Harper, Westerly News

The B.C. Ministry of Health says it is working on a plan that will require doctors and dentists who operate out of private practices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Health care workers who don’t work at public facilities such

November 19, 2021 News News

Elvis Presley’s Gold Dental Crown Up for Auction

by Toronto Sun

A gold dental crown that once belonged to Elvis Presley will be auctioned off next month. The unique keepsake will be offered for sale by Kruse GWS Auctions chiefs on Dec. 4 as part of the upcoming Artifacts of Hollywood

November 19, 2021 News News

Third Annual Exam Puts Technical Skills to the Test

by University of Toronto

On November 7, oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) residents from across North America participated in a research project called the Oral & Maxillofacial Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OMOSATS) exam. Although called a technical skills “exam”, the main focus

November 19, 2021 News NewsOral Health

A New U of T Faculty Study Seeks to Discover More About Debilitating TMD

by University of Toronto

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is the most common cause of orofacial pain, affecting 8-12 per cent of Canadians, and yet we know far too little about it. A new study from the Faculty of Dentistry seeks to fully assess the biological

November 19, 2021 News DentistryNews

dentalcorp President Named Among Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® for 2021

by dentalcorp

Guy Amini honoured with award for outstanding young business and community leaders dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. (“dentalcorp” or the “Company”), (TSX: DNTL), is pleased to announce that President, Guy Amini, has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40®, Caldwell’s

November 19, 2021 News News

Settlement Reached in Class Action Lawsuit Against Guelph Dental Practice

by GuelphToday

A Guelph dental clinic must provide financial compensation to eligible customers as a result of 2017 public health infractions, a court has ruled. In a written decision issued Nov. 10,  Justice J. Perell approved a class action lawsuit settlement agreement between Kimberley

November 18, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Good Oral Health in Pregnancy Could Help Reduce Risk of Premature Birth

by University of Sydney

New research from the University of Sydney has found that treating gingivitis (gum inflammation that causes bleeding gums) during pregnancy is associated with reduced risk of preterm birth and low birth weight in babies. Published recently in the Journal of Oral

November 18, 2021 News News

Dentists Play Key Role in Helping Patients Quit

by ADA

About half of dentists offer smoking cessation counseling or treatment to their patients, according to an ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel report published in the October issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. The report, which includes the responses of 283

November 18, 2021 News News

Study: Canadian Workplace Health Benefits Critical for Employee Retention

by The Conference Board of Canada

A survey conducted by The Conference Board of Canada together with TELUS Health found an up to 83 per cent gap between the health benefits Canadian employees report they have and what they want when it comes to extended health and wellbeing support from their employers. The

November 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

FDI World Dental Federation: Prescribing of Dental Antibiotics Up 22% in England During First Year of COVID-19

by FDI World Dental Federation

After years of consecutive decline, the rate of dental antibiotic prescribing increased by over a fifth in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Dentistry was the only part of England’s publicly-funded National Health Service to experience an increase. The steepest rise occurred when

November 17, 2021 News News

A-dec Announces New Dental Showroom and Education Center in Nashville, TN

by A-dec

Situated in the Heart of ‘Music City,’ the New A-dec Location Will Deliver a Superior Showroom Experience Today, A-dec announced plans for a new dental showroom and education experience center, located in Nashville, TN. The new U.S.-based showroom, “A-dec Education

November 17, 2021 News News

Egypt: Dental College Shut Down for Training Students on Buffalo Teeth

by Gulf News

A college of dentistry has been closed by court order for training its dental students on buffalo teeth instead of providing specialized labs and necessary equipment, such as models of human teeth, local media reported. About 320 Egyptian dental students

November 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Usain Bolt Suffered From Broken Teeth and Dental Anxiety During His Career Due to Poor Dental Care in Jamaica

by Uber Turco News

Usain Bolt’s genetics gifted him the generational athleticism to win eight Olympic gold medals, but he’s still needed some dental work. Bolt, a native of Trelawney, Jamaica, received poor dental care early in life, which led to damaged teeth at the age of 10