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October 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

Sun Life to Acquire DentaQuest, a Leader in Dental Benefits in the United States

by Sun Life Financial Inc.

Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF), through its U.S. business, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DentaQuest, for US$2.475 billion (approximately C$3.1 billion). Headquartered in Boston and founded in 2001, DentaQuest is the largest provider of Medicaid dental benefits in the U.S.

October 1, 2021 News DentistryNews

In Anticipation of World Smile Day®, Dentsply Sirona and DS World 2021 Attendees Came Together to Help Hundreds of Cleft-Affected Children Gain Healthier Smiles.

by Dentsply Sirona

At this year’s Dentsply Sirona World (DS World) in Las Vegas, Dentsply Sirona announced the launch of a wide-ranging new partnership with Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization. To further broaden the impact of this partnership, Dentsply Sirona offered

October 1, 2021 News Dental CareNews

Late Launch of Dental Program ‘Failure of Government,’ Says Green Leader

by CBC

P.E.I. Opposition Leader Peter Bevan-Baker is calling out the provincial government for its failure to deliver a promised dental program for low-income Islanders. The program would provide services for Islanders that fall in the gap between being on social services

September 30, 2021 News News

Senior Dentist Suspended After Telling Colleagues He Would “Not Want to be Treated by an African”

by Laurence Dollimore, Daily Mail

A senior dentist in charge of monitoring professional standards has been branded “deplorable” after telling colleagues he would not want to be treated by an African. Rashpal Singh Mondair was suspended for six months after making the shocking comments while

September 30, 2021 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Research Examines the Effectiveness of Various Oral Hygiene Tools

by Emily Henderson, B.Sc., News-Medical.Net

Do probiotics prevent gum disease? Is flossing necessary? Many patients are unable to confidently answer these questions and more due to the abundance of conflicting medical information. However, new research led by the University at Buffalo aims to separate fact

September 30, 2021 News NewsOral HealthPediatric dentistry

How We Can All Help Improve Standards of Care for Children with Clefts to Optimize Their Oral Health

by FDI World Dental Federation

Globally, every three minutes a baby is born with a cleft, that’s 540 babies every day. Babies born with a cleft often struggle to eat, breathe, hear, speak, and thrive. Every child has the right to good oral health, which

September 30, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dental Care: The Best, Worst and Unproven Tools to Care for Your Teeth, According to a University at Buffalo Study

by The University at Buffalo

Study suggests interdental brushes and water picks work best to prevent gum disease, finds no extra power in powered toothbrushes, lists best mouth rinses and more Do probiotics prevent gum disease? Is flossing necessary? Many patients are unable to confidently

September 28, 2021 News DentistryInfection controlNews

New CDC Training Resource Outlines Principles of Infection Prevention, Control in Dental Settings

by ADA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Oral Health released a free, online training on safe care in the dental office and the principles of infection prevention and control. Foundations: Building the Safest Dental Visit is a self-paced training

September 27, 2021 News DentistryNews

GC America Introduces GC Initial® LiSi Block, A Single Appointment CAD/CAM Chairside Option for Clinicians

by GC America

GC America is proud to introduce GC Initial® LiSi Block, a fully crystallized lithium disilicate block with optimized physical properties without the need for firing. Thanks to GC’s unique High Density Micronization (HDM) technology for CAD/CAM, GC Initial® LiSi Block

September 26, 2021 News DentistryNews

Making a Lasting Impact: Dentsply Sirona Announces 5-Year Partnership Agreement with Smile Train and a $5 Million Donation

by Dentsply Sirona

Today, Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products, announced the official launch of its partnership with Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization. For over 20 years, Smile Train has supported safe and quality cleft care for

September 25, 2021 News DentistryImplantologyNews

Dentsply Sirona Announces a Comprehensive Restage of its Implant Business

by Dentsply Sirona

With a digital base, historical product strength and signature workflows supported by ongoing education and training, Dentsply Sirona is launching DS Implants, harmonizing  successful brands like Simplant, OSSIX, Atlantis and MIS. Three completely connected, seamless signature workflows will take full

September 24, 2021 News Dental ProductDentistryNews

Premier Dental® Continues Strong Innovation Push with Three New Inspired Solutions

by Premier® Dental

Premier Dental®, a global privately-held developer, manufacturer and distributor of dental and medical products, discussed its 2021 innovation agenda today, encompassing three new products that will provide dental professionals with important new solutions that help deliver efficacy, convenience and improved patient

September 24, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

Discover the EMS AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master & VoiceWorks at the Oral Science JDIQ Booth

by Oral Science

Oral Science invites all Dental Professionals to its Les Journées dentaires internationales du Québec (JDIQ) booth (#617) to discover 5 new innovations to enhance patients’ satisfaction and the return on investment of dental hygiene departments. #1 NEW – EMS AIRFLOW

September 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona Extends the Lucitone Digital Print Denture System with New Material Indications and Planned Print Platform Validations for Asiga and SprintRay

by Dentsply Sirona

New denture tooth materials and indications significantly expand the production capabilities of the Lucitone Digital Print Denture System enabling the production of nearly all full arch denture types. Additionally, Dentsply Sirona announces the planned validation of Asiga and SprintRay 3D

September 23, 2021 News Dental TechnologyDentistryNews

exocad Highlights New Releases, Strategic Partnerships And Special Offers At The International Dental Show In Cologne

by exocad GmbH

exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD software provider, detailed the company’s achievements over the past year and recent productivity-boosting software innovations at its International Dental Show (IDS) press event. Under the new slogan

September 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

WesternU College of Dental Medicine Receives Federal Grant to Increase Faculty Diversity

by Western University

Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine (CDM) received nearly $1 million in federal funding to increase diversity in the dental workforce and provide equitable oral health care in rural and underserved areas.  CDM was awarded a HRSA

September 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists Will Not Be Asking for Proof of Vaccination

by CTV News

An orthodontist in Timmins and past president of the Ontario Dental Association says dental care is considered health care, which means dentists will treat anyone in the province regardless of vaccination status. “We also recognize, you know, groups of people

September 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona Announces New Sustainability Strategy. Beyond. Taking Action for a Brighter World.

by Dentsply Sirona

As a global leader in oral health, Dentsply Sirona is committed to drive change towards sustainable dentistry. Demonstrating this commitment, Dentsply Sirona announces sustainability goals, publishes its inaugural sustainability report and new dedicated hub on its website, outlining its strategy

September 22, 2021 News EndodonticsNews

Foundation for Endodontics Announces Brasseler U.S.A. Funding for 2022 Resident Research Grants

by Foundation for Endodontics

The Foundation for Endodontics, the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Endodontics, announced Brasseler U.S.A. Dental, LLC, has pledged $75,000 for one year of Resident Research Grants for 2022. Under this grant, $500 is available to every endodontic resident

September 22, 2021 News News

Henry Schein’s 24th Annual ‘Back to School’ Program Helps Children in Need Return to the Classroom

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Team Schein Provides Backpacks, School Supplies, and More to Support Back-to-School Needs Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is helping children around the world return to the classroom through its 24th annual “Back to School” program. This year, Team Schein Members