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August 13, 2020 News NewsOral Health

American Academy of Periodontology Stresses the Importance of Periodontal Health During COVID-19

by The American Academy of Periodontology

Periodontists taking extra precautions to protect patient safety during global pandemic Despite recent World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations to delay routine dental procedures, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) today stressed the importance of maintaining periodontal health during the COVID-19

August 13, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Medical Experts Speak Out Against Anaheim Councilwoman’s Claim That Wearing Masks Causes Dental Issues

by LA Times

Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring said at Tuesday’s council meeting that dentists are finding that wearing masks can cause serious dental issues, but local medical professionals are skeptical of the claim. “Dentists are finding that it’s causing very serious dental problems

August 12, 2020 News NewsOral Health

American Dental Association Responds to World Health Organization Recommendation: Dentistry is Essential Health Care

by ADA

The American Dental Association (ADA) respectfully yet strongly disagrees with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation to delay “routine” dental care in certain situations due to COVID-19. “Oral health is integral to overall health. Dentistry is essential health care,” states ADA

August 12, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

GC America Inc. to Host Free Online Bioactive Dentistry Symposium

by GC America Inc.

GC America will be hosting a free Bioactive Dentistry Symposium on August 21, 2020, starting at 9:00 A.M. CDT. All dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants are invited to join minimally invasive dentistry experts, Dr. Jeremy Horst, Dr. Jeanette MacLean,

August 12, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Medicom Mask Production Facility in Montreal Opens in Record Time

by AMD Medicom Inc.

AMD Medicom Inc. (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, confirmed that surgical mask production has begun at their new facility in Montreal, Quebec. The initial volumes will be dedicated to fulfilling their long-term Canadian Government contract, under the

August 10, 2020 News NewsOral Health


by Crest Oral-B

Join the Power Revolution! Did you know 55% of patients suffer from gingivitis1 and 80% of sensitivity starts at the gumline due to recession*2,3? Gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, can be managed, prevented and treated with power toothbrushes.

August 10, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Canadians Might Want to Brush Up on Dental Hygiene, Poll Suggests

by Canora Courier

Health care has long been regarded as a source of pride for many Canadians. The fact that most of us share the same language as residents of the United States has led to many social media threads where Canadians joyfully

August 7, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

FDI and ICHOM Develop Baselines and Indicators to Measure Oral Health Outcomes Globally

by FDI World Dental Federation

To advance FDI’s goal to develop baselines and indicators to measure oral health outcomes globally, FDI and the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) developed a minimum Adult Oral Health Standard Set (AOHSS) for use in clinical practice, research,

August 7, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Health Unit Urges Seniors, Parents, to Seek Dental Screening

by Windsor Star

With in-school dental screening for thousands of young children in jeopardy this year, public health is asking parents to have their kids’ teeth assessed by appointment. Because the 2019-20 school year was cut short, public health staff were unable to

August 6, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Pulpdent Stresses Commitment to Health and Safety in New Video

by Pulpdent Corporation

Pulpdent is a family-owned medical device company that has been serving dentists and their patients for 73 years. The Boston-area dental manufacturer has released a short video about how company management and employees have responded to the ongoing health and safety

August 6, 2020 News NewsOral Health

‘Mask Mouth’ is a Seriously Stinky Side Effect of Wearing Masks

by New York Post

Some bad breath just can’t be covered up. Now that dentists have reopened their doors, they’re having patients show up with a nasty set of symptoms, which the doctors have dubbed “mask mouth.” The new oral hygiene issue — caused

August 6, 2020 News NewsOral Health

The 23rd TDO® Software and 2nd GentleWave® User Meeting Moving to an All Virtual Experience

by Sonendo & TDO

Sonendo, Inc., a leading dental technology company, developer of the GentleWave System and the parent company of TDO Software Inc., the leading endodontic practice management software developer, announced today that its Annual TDO and GentleWave User meeting will be transformed

August 5, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Poor Oral Care May Affect the Accuracy of COVID-19 Tests

by Melissa Busch, LabPulse.com

Failing to maintain good oral hygiene may result in clinically recovered COVID-19 patients continuing to test positive for the novel coronavirus for longer periods of time, according to a study published on July 24 in Special Care in Dentistry. Patients

August 5, 2020 News NewsOral Health

British Dental Association Members Targeted by Hackers

by BBC

Dentists’ bank account numbers and correspondence with a trade body are feared to have been stolen by hackers. The British Dental Association has told its members that it is still not sure exactly what was accessed in a breach on

August 1, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Paid Optimizing the Implant Workflow with 5 Axis Dental Lab

by Planmeca USA

  Many clinicians are restoring implants, but the ones who have gone digital are gaining much more than a reduction in supplies and lab bills. They have greater hourly production, happier patients and now, optimal workflows with an implant solution

July 30, 2020 News NewsOral Health

COLD & FLU GUARD™, a Novel Organic Barrier, Deactivates >99.9% of Enveloped Viruses in Minutes

by Oral Science International Inc.

Oral Science International (OSI), announces that COLD & FLU GUARD™, a spray that forms a protective barrier in the mouth and nose killed 99.94% of enveloped viruses in a test by Microbiological Solutions Limited (MSL), UK using a validated methodology

July 30, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Gum Health Could be a Risk Factor for Dementia, Study Suggests

by CNN

Anyone who has had gum disease is probably familiar with the discomfort and embarrassment of poor oral health, such as bad breath, bleeding, discolored teeth and even tooth loss. But gum disease, especially the more advanced type known as periodontal

July 28, 2020 News NewsOral Health

2C MEDTECH Launches CASPR Compact Medik and HVAC Solutions to Reduce Airborne and Surface Pathogens by up to 99.96%

by 2C MedTech

CASPR Medik Technology Has Been Proven in Hospitals to Provide Continuous, Safe Disinfection in Occupied Space 2C MedTech, a healthcare product developer and distributor specializing in commercializing real innovations with true impact, is partnering with CASPR™ Group to introduce CASPR’s

July 28, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Kiwi Preschoolers Losing Teeth to Painful, Preventable Tooth Decay

by University of Canterbury, Medical Xpress

Kiwi kids are suffering unnecessarily from severe tooth decay that could be prevented, according to research published today in JAMA Pediatrics, the highest-ranking journal of pediatrics, perinatology and child health in the world. The nation-wide study, evaluating the link between community water fluoridation

July 28, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dentsply Sirona Will Not Take Part in the International Dental Show (IDS) in March 2021

by Dentsply Sirona

Taking into account all the different factors for its customers and employees and following intensive discussions, Dentsply Sirona has decided the Company will not attend the International Dental Show (IDS), scheduled to be held from March 9th to 13th, 2021