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July 9, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral HealthPractice management

Can You Market to Millennials? Mapping a New Patient Journey to Ensure Your Practice is on the Right Course

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO

It is vitally important to look past stereotypes and get into the real data about millennial behaviour that can inform how you interact with them as a potential customers and patients. Is your practice ready to meet this generation where

July 8, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Painting a Picture of the Oral Health of Canadians

by McGill University

A new study “Oral health and oral health care of Canadians” led by Prof. Paul Allison of McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry, has received $3.3 million of funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to support a collaboration

July 6, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dentists Call for Real Effort to Push Junk Food Brands Out of Sport

by BDJ In Practice

The British Dental Association has welcomed leadership from footballer Ronaldo, in shunning UEFA Euro 2020 sponsor Coca-Cola, but warned that sustained effort is required UK and worldwide to remove the deep-rooted and pernicious influence of junk food brands across sport.

July 5, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Over 1,000 Nunavut Children on Wait-List for Dental Surgery

by Emma Tranter, The Canadian Press

A Nunavut woman says her 12-year-old son lost 15 pounds while waiting to have a tooth removed this year. The boy in Rankin Inlet was recently one of more than 1,000 children on the territory’s waiting list for dental surgery.

July 5, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Gaping Hole in Australian Dental Health is Preventable

by The University of Queensland

Children with limited exposure to fluoridated water and a high sugar intake are 70 per cent more likely to develop cavities in their permanent teeth, according to University of Queensland-led research. Professor Loc Do from UQ’s School of Dentistry said a study of

July 2, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Pulling Wisdom Teeth Can Improve Long-Term Taste Function

by Penn Medicine News

Patients who had their wisdom teeth extracted had improved tasting abilities decades after having the surgery, a new Penn Medicine study published in the journal Chemical Senses found. The findings challenge the notion that removal of wisdom teeth, known as third molars, only has the

June 30, 2021 Feature Dental CareOral HealthOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Cavities: Can You Stomach It?

by Dr. Craig Young, Orijin Integrated Dentistry, dentalcorp Partner since 2013

According to the World Health Organization’s March 25th, 2020, report on oral health, dental caries remains the number one dental issue globally to this day. While we are seeing a decrease in dental caries in both fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities

June 30, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

ADA Study Finds About Half of Restored Teeth in US Contain Amalgam

by ADA

Slightly more than half of restored teeth in the U.S. contained amalgam as of 2015 and 2016, according to a study from the American Dental Association Science & Research Institute. Published online in May by the Journal of Public Health

June 25, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Younger Adults are Taking Medications that Could Affect Long-Term Oral Health

by Regenstrief Institute

A new study demonstrates that many younger adult dental patients are taking medications and highlights the importance of dental providers reviewing medication histories regardless of age. The study from Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Dentistry looked at

June 23, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Indigenous Services Canada Working with First Nations to Improve Dental Services

by Gary Rinne, Tbnewswatch

The federal government is speaking out for the first time about allegations it has failed to provide adequate dental services to First Nations in the Sioux Lookout region. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) issued a statement Monday evening in response to charges last

June 22, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Complications Following Dental Implant Therapy are Common, Finds Study

by Bite Magazine

More than four out of 10 patients who received dental implants suffered complications within a nine-year period, according to new Swedish research. In Sweden, more than 30,000 patients receive implant-supported restorative therapy on an annual basis. Good long-time results have been

June 18, 2021 News NewsOral Health

AHA 2021 Statement on Prevention of Infective Endocarditis

by RCDSO

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued an update to its 2007 guideline entitled Prevention of Viridans Group Streptococcal Infective Endocarditis: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. The statement concludes there are no recommended changes to the 2007 guidelines for

June 16, 2021 News NewsOral Health

New Leave Code in HRMS for Medical and Dental Appointments

by Government of Canada

The new leave code 698 – Medical and dental appointments has been activated in HRMS, which is to be used for dental and medical appointments, including COVID-19 vaccination appointments, in accordance with Treasury Board Secretariat’s Directive on Leave and Special Working Arrangements. When

June 14, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Inappropriate Pain Management After Surgery a Major Cause of Opioid Crisis

by University of Dundee

Targets to eliminate pain after surgery are a major cause of the opioid crisis in several countries, according to a new report co-authored by Professor Lesley Colvin of the University of Dundee. Published in The Lancet, the report brings together global

June 8, 2021 News Oral Health

Paid Just Say NO to Drilling Early Proximal Caries and Say YES to Resin Infiltration

by DMG America

What intervention gives you the ability to save your patients’ tooth structures while avoiding invasive procedures and multiple appointments? The answer is proximal resin infiltration for the tricky caries that patients can’t see, but that can impact their oral health

Cannabinoid Medicine
June 7, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

COVID-19, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and TMD

by David J. Psutka, DDS, FRCD(C)

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons and, indeed, all of the dental profession have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for over sixteen months. The first few months were particularly difficult. Oral and maxillofacial surgical care, and dental care in general, was

Cannabinoid Medicine
June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Re: Aerosol Generating Procedures, Fallow Time, and Air Changes/Hour: What You Should Know

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

I wish to thank Joan Hutchings for her timely article but perhaps not for the reasons that she might think. She offers a quote from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) which states adamantly that, “…dental offices

June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

In Memoriam: Dr. Howard I. Holmes 1947-2021

by Oral Health

As you enjoy this issue of Oral Health, I would ask that you all observe a moment to honour and celebrate the life of a champion of our Profession. An Oral Health consultant and contributor for over a decade, Dr.

Cannabinoid Medicine
June 7, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral HealthOral SurgeryOverall Health

Burnout in Canadian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

by Tania P. Pynn, BScN, MHS; William J. Montelpare, PhD; Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTION Studies on occupational stress in healthcare professionals are not new, however limited information is available on stress impact and ultimately burnout in oral and maxillofacial surgeons and residents.1,2 Occupational stress is the outcome of the clash between job-related factors

June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Desmoid Fibromatosis of the Maxillofacial Region: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

by Razan Baabdullah, BDS; Jordan Gigliotti, DMD, MD, CM, FRCD(C); Nicholas Makhoul, DMD, MD, FRCD(C), FACS; Sungmi Jung, MD

Introduction: Desmoid tumor (DT), desmoid fibromatosis (DF) or aggressive fibromatosis, is a rare, benign, but locally aggressive, soft tissue tumor.1 The most common sites are the abdominal wall, mesentery, and chest wall.2 Approximately 7-15% of DTs occur in the head