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August 9, 2022 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Full Extent of NHS Dentistry Shortage Revealed by Far-reaching BBC Research

by BBC

Nine in 10 NHS dental practices across the UK are not accepting new adult patients for treatment under the health service, a BBC investigation has found. In a third of the UK’s more than 200 council areas, we found no

August 8, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Toronto Clinic Client Says Dentist ‘Saved My Life’

by The Toronto Star

Sharon Edmonds credits Toronto Public Health dentist Dr. Rishi Saxena not only for her good oral health — but for saving her life. Edmonds, 69, went to TPH’s Dental and Oral Health Services Clinic at the Rexdale Community Hub 18

August 3, 2022 News NewsOral Health

dentalcorp and Envista Partner to Offer Dental Implants Across 500+ Practices Nationwide

by dentalcorp

dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. (“dentalcorp” or the “Company”), (TSX: DNTL), Canada’s largest and one of North America’s fastest growing networks of dental practices, announced a new partnership with Envista to expand implant services to Canadians. This partnership further strengthens dentalcorp’s relationship with Envista and its

August 2, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Calgary Endodontists Warn About Rise in Patients with Cracked Teeth

by The Canadian News

Calgary dental specialists say they have seen a dramatic increase in the number of patients coming in with cracked teeth. Endodontist Dr. Erin McKenzie specializes in diagnosing and treating cracked teeth. The Calgary dental specialist says over the past two

August 1, 2022 News Oral Health

Paid Being Ready Anytime for a Practice Sale

by MNP

Your practice is running well — it won’t be long until the practice has generated sufficient cash flow to repay your initial investment. When your practice is producing positive cash flow and your practice debt is paid off, it’s time

July 25, 2022 News NewsOral Health

FDI Launches Policy Brief That Addresses Oral Health of People on Move

by Mirage News

The World Dental Federation (FDI) says the “oral health of displaced communities remains a neglected health issue”, arguing that these groups must have better access to the care they need. In a policy brief launched in conjunction with Lancet Migration,

July 14, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Links Between Psoriatic Arthritis and Dental Health

by Medical News Today

More than one-third of people with psoriasis also develop PsA. Approximately 8 million people in the United States have psoriasis, meaning approximately 2.4 million people will also develop PsA. PsA causes the immune system to attack the joints in various body parts. Joints commonly affected include: elbows wrists

July 11, 2022 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

Why Has the Public Lost Trust in Doctors? And How Can Dentists Rebuild It?

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FASDA

In March 2022, the Edelman Trust Barometer provided a significant warning that eroding trust has harmed, and is likely to continue to damage, individual and public health outcomes in the post-COVID-19 era.1 More than 50 percent of those surveyed worry

July 11, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Bobby Birdi

by Oral Health

Dr. Bobby Birdi BC Perio, Vancouver and Coquitlam, BC What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? I wish I had known the true power and knowledge associated with

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July 11, 2022 Feature Oral HealthPublic Health

COVID-19: Current Overview on SARS-CoV-2 and the Dental Implications

by Miriam Ting, DMD, MS; Jon B. Suzuki, DMD, PHD, MBA

Introduction Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was first reported December 31, 2019, to the China Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO). It started in Wuhan, China, and is

July 11, 2022 Feature Oral HealthPublic Health

COVID and the Failure to Challenge

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

The July 2021 Oral Health editorial was an opinion piece titled, “They Never Gave Us Hope…” It succinctly described why, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the inept actions of politicians, public health administrators and the media were promoting despair rather than

July 11, 2022 Feature Oral HealthRestorative Dentistry

Preheating Composite Resins Using Composite Warmers

by Preshtha Mangla, DDS; Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD

Composite resins offer several advantages over dental amalgams beyond just esthetic benefits. Since composite resin restorations are retained through adhesion rather than mechanical retention, more conservative tooth preparation is encouraged – preserving natural tooth structure for future restorative margins, maintaining

July 11, 2022 Feature Digital DentistryOral Health

Development of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Application for Dental Education

by Ahmad Mahrous, DDS, MS; Amira Elgreatly, DDS, MS; Amr A. Mahrous, BDS, MSc, PhD; Akimasa Tsujimoto, BDS, PhD, FIADFE

Abstract The advent of cheaper and more powerful mobile phones and tablets has made augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) much more accessible in recent years. These technologies have been used in dental education, to provide virtual models, but

July 11, 2022 Feature 3D DentistryImplantologyOral Health

3D Fabrication Workflow: Solid & Lattice-structured Titanium Alloy Dental Implant Overdenture Bars

by Les Kalman, BSc (Hon), DDS

Introduction Dental implants remain the gold standard for the replacement of one or more missing teeth.1,2 In an edentulous arch, all the teeth are missing and rehabilitation with implants provides the patient a significant improvement in function, aesthetics and quality

July 11, 2022 Feature Implant RestorationOral Health

Safer Implant Prosthesis Cementation: Preventing Submarginal Cement and Open Margins

by Emil L.A. Svoboda, PhD, DDS; Darminder Cheema, DDS; Anit Sharma, DDS

Implant treatment complications related to both screw and cement-retained installation systems appear to be similar and troubling. Peri-implant disease treatments can be uncomfortable, expensive, and unpredictable.1,2 Intra-oral cementation can consistently optimize the fit of implant parts and reduce cantilevers to

July 11, 2022 Feature Dental TechnologyOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Bioactive Glass Technology in Preventive Dentistry

by Richard Whatley, BSc (hons), Dipl IS

The fundamental principles of preventive dentistry are the preservation of tooth structure and the repair of lesions to minimize the risk of progression of oral disease. The management of the dynamic equilibrium of demineralization/remineralization of tooth enamel is key to

July 11, 2022 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

A Versatile Single Shade Universal Composite

by Ross W. Nash, DDS; Tyler Wurmlinger, DDS

Innovative one-colour universal light-cured shade adaptive composites are trending, and it is essential to evaluate them from the perspectives of accurate clinical shade matching and saving of chairside time and effort. SpheriChrome (Oxford Scientific, Elmshorn, Germany) is based on an

July 11, 2022 Feature Dental TechnologyOral HealthThe Last Word in Dentistry

Moving Dentistry Forward with Virtual Reality Promethean Dental Systems’ Futuristic Technology Brings a Lifelike Experience to the Handpiece

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

It feels real. Virtual reality and haptic technologies are providing more lifelike experiences in niches from sports training to video games to surgical procedures. Promethean Dental Systems customized the game-changing technology for the dental space with the virtual reality-haptic simulator

July 8, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Baby Food Pouches ‘More Sugary Than Coca-Cola’, Dentists Warn

by Josie Clarke, PA Consumer Affairs Correspondent

Many popular baby food pouches are more sugary than Coca-Cola, dentists have warned, amid an “epidemic” of tooth decay among young children. A survey by the British Dental Association (BDA) of 109 pouches aimed at children under 12 months old

July 6, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Shapeshifting Microrobots Can Brush and Floss Teeth

by University of Pennsylvania

A shapeshifting robotic microswarm may one day act as a toothbrush, rinse, and dental floss in one. The technology, developed by a multidisciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania, is poised to offer a new and automated way to perform the