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January 18, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

New Report From FDI World Dental Federation Tackles Oral Health Inequalities and Outlines Strategies to Improve Oral Healthcare Over the Next Ten Years

by FDI World Dental Federation

Coinciding with the 148th session of the World Health Organization Executive Board, where an oral health resolution is on the agenda for adoption by governments, FDI releases Vision 2030: Delivering Optimal Oral Health for All, a timely report that offers a comprehensive,

January 14, 2021 News Oral Health

Dental Clinic’s Closure Sending Homeless Patients to ER

by CBC

The temporary closure of a dental clinic serving homeless people in downtown Ottawa has been heartbreaking but unavoidable, says its director. The clinic, located at the Ottawa Mission shelter on Daly Avenue, has offered free access to a variety of dental services

January 14, 2021 News Oral Health

New Dentists Share Advice, Lessons Learned From 2020

by ADA

During the the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference in October 2020, new dentists were asked to share some of the challenges they have overcome during the last year and offer advice for some of their new dentist colleagues. More than

January 13, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Paid Growing Your Invisalign® Practice from the Inside Out

by Dr. Terri Pukanich

Three Key Principles to Starting One Invisalign Case Every Day Let me start by asking a simple question – where do Invisalign patients come from? Expensive marketing campaigns? Social media posts and fancy Facebook lead-generating ads and sales funnels? That

January 12, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Oral-B’s Virtual Experience at 2021 Consumer Electronics Show Puts the Power to Control Health in Consumers’ Hands with the Oral-B iO™

by Financial Post

During a time when many things feel out of our control, people have taken stock of their health and are seeking ways to make a meaningful, positive impact – all from the comfort of home. This year, at the 2021

January 11, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Autism On the Rise: Coping in the Dental Office

by Robert Carmichael BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCDC

The U.S. Department of Education reports on its website that an astonishing 1 in 59 children in the United States are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – a far cry from the figure of 1 in 2,500 that had

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

A Virtual Reality Visit to the Dentist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

by Molly Friedman, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a wide range of conditions that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges.1 There has been a significant increase in the number of people with ASD over the past few decades with

Maximizing the Lifespan of Dental Implants Placed in Young Individuals: The Role of Oral Neutrophils in Peri-Implant Diseases
January 11, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Maximizing the Lifespan of Dental Implants Placed in Young Individuals: The Role of Oral Neutrophils in Peri-Implant Diseases

by Ramandeep Sandhu, BDS, MDS; Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip. Perio.; Robert P. Carmichael, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCDC

Introduction Dental implants are an increasingly popular treatment choice in young individuals with dento-facial anomalies characterized by missing teeth such as oligodontia and cleft lip and palate. Although dental implants may represent a predictable treatment option in the short term,

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Managing Hemifacial Microsomia with Total Custom TMJ Replacement

by Briceno WX, DDS, MSc; Kang B, DDS; Caminiti MF, DDS, MEd, FRCDC

Introduction: The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at the University of Toronto supports the Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Program at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in numerous ways. The program’s director, residents and the Temporomandibular Joint and Orthognathic Surgery

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Green Teeth? The Many Shades of Congenital Syphilis

by Darsi Perusini, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Heather Dreise, MD, FRCPC

It is a disease that you will learn about in dental school, but rarely see in actual practice. And given the many, varied features of congenital syphilis, when you do encounter your first case, you may need to review this

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPediatric dentistry

Interceptive Treatment for Patients with Maxillary Dysplasia

by Sean E. V. Chung, DMD, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C)

Orthodontic treatment can be described in 3 main groups based on the timing of treatment delivery as follows: 1) interceptive treatment, 2) comprehensive treatment, 3) adjunctive/limited treatment. Interceptive orthodontics describes orthodontic treatment that occurs during the mixed dentition stage of

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Smart Dentistry for the Kids in Your Practice – Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique Co-Cure Method

by Carla Cohn, DMD

Saving irreplaceable tooth structure is invaluable. It is even more important for the kids in your practice as they and their teeth have a lifetime ahead. Several methods to preserve tooth structure exist. Among such methods is incomplete caries removal.

January 11, 2021 Feature Dental TechnologyNew TechnologiesOral HealthPediatric dentistry

Plugged in for Success: Electric Handpieces are the Future. Here’s Why.

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

I know that quite a number of dentists remain committed to air-driven handpieces. It was what you used in school. You have established clinical workflows in place with equipment you trust. What I also know is that no matter how

January 8, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

UB Launches Pipeline Program to Increase Diversity in Dentistry

by The University at Buffalo

School of Dental Medicine to provide mentorship, hand skills development, test prep and more To increase enrollment of underrepresented students, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has launched Destination Dental School, an initiative that aims to remove barriers

January 8, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Introducing OPTIM® 1: One Wipe. One-Step. One Minute.

by COLTENE SciCan

COLTENE SciCan is proud to announce the Canadian launch of OPTIM 1, a one-step cleaner disinfectant with a 1-minute broad-spectrum contact time. With OPTIM 1 there is no need to compromise between safety and efficacy. With a 1-minute contact time,

January 6, 2021 News NewsOral Health

ACE Panel Report Finds Dentists Favor Strength of Zirconia But Struggle with Restoration Removal

by ADA News

Dentists recognize the favorable fracture resistance and flexural strength properties of zirconia, but restoration removal and shade matching are a struggle for many, according to an ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel report published in the January issue of The Journal of the American

January 6, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dental Experts Discover Biological Imbalance is the Link Between Gum and Kidney Disease

by University of Birmingham

An imbalance of the body’s oxygen producing free radicals and its antioxidant cells could be the reason why gum disease and chronic kidney disease affect each other, a new study led by the University of Birmingham has found. Periodontitis –

January 5, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Outbreak at Pembroke Dental Office Declared Over

by CityNews

The COVID-19 outbreak at a Pembroke dental office is now over. According to an announcement by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit, the outbreak is over effective Wednesday, December 30. No additional positive tests among staff or close contacts

January 5, 2021 News NewsOral Health

How Pandemic Stress is Showing Up in the Oral Health of Nova Scotians

by CBC

Dental professionals in Nova Scotia are seeing signs of pandemic stress in mouths. Wendy Stewart, president-elect of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, says over the past few months she has noticed more patients show up with oral health problems to

January 4, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dentsply Sirona Acquires Byte®, a Leading Direct-to-Consumer, Doctor-Directed Clear Aligner Company

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona today announced that the company has acquired Byte, a rapidly growing clear aligner company. Byte holds a leadership position in the direct-to-consumer clear aligner market. As a result of the transaction, Dentsply Sirona adds scale in the important