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November 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Supply Chain Disruptions Fueling Higher Supply Costs for Dental Practices

by Burke Spielmann, General Manager, TDSC.com Powered by Henry Schein

Since the onset of the pandemic, a boom in demand has overwhelmed the global supply chain with many businesses and manufacturers struggling to keep up. The increase in demand, combined with COVID-related shutdowns, labor shortages and lack of raw materials

November 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Suffolk Health Chief Ashamed of England’s Dental Provision

by BBC

A Suffolk health chief said he was “ashamed” of current NHS dental provision in the county. Availability of NHS dentists has become a problem in the area, with some towns such as Leiston losing surgeries. Dr Ed Garratt, from the

November 16, 2021 News FluorideNewsOral Health

Calgary to Reintroduce Fluoride to Water Following City Council Vote

by Global News

Fluoride is going back in Calgary water following a Monday decision at city hall. That decision follows a plebiscite question in the October municipal election that found 62 per cent of Calgarians voted in favour of reintroducing the substance dental

November 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Quebec to Offer Free Dental Services in Five Pilot Projects

by Montreal Gazette

Dental clinics offering preventive and curative front-line care to people with low incomes or living in remote regions will be put in place in Quebec. Five pilot projects are planned in Ste-Anne-des-Monts in Gaspésie, in Gatineau, in Val-des-Sources in the

November 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona Presents Winners of the Smart Integration Award 2021: Recognizing Innovative Women in Dentistry

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentists and dental technicians from around the world submitted their ideas for integrating digital technologies into the practices and dental laboratories of the future and improving the treatment experience for patients. The award ceremony was attended by 90 nominees, who

November 15, 2021 News News

Off-Duty Brazilian Cop Foils Robbery While Getting Dental Checkup

by Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, New York Post

Dramatic video shows the moment an off-duty police officer put the bite on would-be armed crooks while in the middle of a dental checkup. The unnamed Brazilian cop is seen on security camera footage being examined by the dentist around 10 a.m.

November 15, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Open Pop-up Clinic at Montreal Shelter

by CTV News

A team of Montreal dental hygienists organized a pop-up clinic Saturday to provide care for people without easy access to services. The all-day event was held at Halte-Transition, a warming shelter in Pierrefonds-Roxboro – practitioners say it’s all thanks to

November 15, 2021 News CancerNews

Plymouth Man Thanks Dentist for ‘Saving My Life’

by BBC

A man has thanked a dentist for “saving my life” after a routine check revealed cancer in his mouth. John Sanders, 55, from Plymouth was being checked by dentist Jasleen Batra when she found a lump in his mouth. He

November 15, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Study: Obesity Raises the Risk of Gum Disease by Inflating Growth of Bone-Destroying Cells

by The University at Buffalo

Findings may improve understanding of chronic inflammatory, bone-related diseases that develop alongside obesity, such as gum disease, arthritis and osteoporosis Chronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells that break down bone tissue, including the bone that

November 11, 2021 News DentistryNews

W&H Strengthens Global Brand, Expands US Team

by W&H Impex, Inc.

For decades W&H’s sales team has been providing dental products and solutions to the US market. To further strengthen their global brand in North America, they have expanded their US team to deliver broader, more localized support in their sales,

November 11, 2021 News News

JDE Study Highlights Initial Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Dental School Clinics

by The American Dental Education Association

A majority of U.S. dental schools took a hit to their budgets during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and even more suspended community-based patient care experiences—two of several shocks to the system that are still playing out as

November 10, 2021 News NewsOral Health

NYU Dentistry Receives Grant from United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund to Support Veterans Oral Care Access Resource

by NYU College of Dentistry

Funding Will Provide Access to Dental Care for New York-Area Veterans New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has received a significant grant from United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund in support of its Veterans Oral Care Access Resource (VOCARE).

November 10, 2021 News Mental HealthNews

Baby Teeth May be Window to Child’s Risk of Mental Health Disorders

by The Harvard Gazette

The thickness of growth marks in primary (or “baby”) teeth may help identify children at risk for depression and other mental health disorders later in life, according to researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. The results of this study were published in JAMA

November 10, 2021 News DentistryNews

Filtration Devices Could Make Dentist Appointments Safer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by University of Minnesota

In a new study using 3D holographic imaging, University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers tested the effectiveness of three filtration devices that can mitigate the spread of aerosols during ultrasonic scaling, a common dental cleaning procedure. The findings could increase

November 10, 2021 News News

‘Fake Dentist’ Saw Dozens of Patients Over a Year Before Arrest, Oklahoma Officials Say

by The Charlotte Observer

An Oklahoma man unlicensed to practice dentistry — and who attended dental school for just three days — treated dozens of patients at his office in Broken Arrow for over a year, officials told news outlets. Following his recent arrest,

November 8, 2021 News News

Zambon to Retire as Dean of Dental School After 39 Years of Service to UB

by The University at Buffalo

Joseph J. Zambon, DDS, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Periodontics and Endodontics and dean of the School of Dental Medicine, announced today that he will retire from UB, effective Jan. 5. A UB faculty member since 1982 and an

November 8, 2021 News News

Dental Practice Threatened After Advising Extra Charge for Unvaxxed

by NZ Herald

A Palmerston North dentist has been bombarded with threats – including to burn the practice down – after advising it wants all patients to be vaccinated, and will charge those that aren’t a fee for use of PPE. Vivian St

November 5, 2021 News News

Element Found in Our Teeth Detected for the First Time in Galaxy 12 Billion Light-Years Away

by CNN

We truly are made of star stuff, as astronomer Carl Sagan once said. For the first time, astronomers have detected an element found in our bodies in a galaxy that is more than 12 billion light-years away. The element, fluorine,

November 4, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienist Who Had License Revoked for Treating Spouse Applies for Leave to Appeal to SCC

by Annabel Oromoni, Law Times

Alexandru Tanase, a dental hygienist, convicted of sexual abuse for cleaning his wife’s teeth and whose license was revoked by the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, has applied for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court after attempts to

November 4, 2021 News News

Sonendo Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors

by Sonendo

Sonendo, Inc., (NYSE: SONX) a leading dental technology company and developer of the GentleWave® System, today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. Carolyn Beaver, former CFO of life sciences testing company Sequenom and a highly experienced