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August 14, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthOrthodontics

Once the height of teen embarrassment, braces have somehow become cool

by DAVE MCGINN, The Globe and Mail

Laura Henry knew things were not okay with her 13-year-old son, Khaden. Like most parents, Henry is an expert at reading her child’s smile, studying each prideful beam and bashful grin for signs that he’s truly happy. And from looking

August 4, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthOrthodontics

How Many Dentist Appointments You Have Depends Entirely On Your Oral Health

by Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press CP

Checkups. Cleanings. X-rays. Just how often should Canadians be seen by a dentist to keep their teeth and gums in optimal health? In part, that depends on a dentist’s philosophy. But it’s the assessment of the patient’s mouth and their

February 5, 2015 News Orthodontics

Dentistry in a mail-order box

by Kahaliah Richards

That is how some Americans are responding to the high cost of orthodontic care (read Invisalign). As reported by the New York Times, at least 2 new companies are now offering a mail order service for invisible orthodontic brackets —

October 1, 2014 News DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

The American Association of Orthodontists Partners with Renowned Chef John Besh to Highlight Orthodontic-Friendly Recipes

by American Association of Orthodontists

Recipes Will Be Available during National Orthodontic Health Month   Renowned chef, restaurateur, TV personality and author John Besh will make life a little more delicious this fall as a result of his new partnership with The American Association of Orthodontists 

September 18, 2014 News Dental CareDental industryOrthodonticsPeriodontology

Cancer and dental decay

by Kahaliah Richards

A new Swedish study appearing in the Journal of Cancer reports that missing teeth are a significant predictor of cancer. For 24 years, the study followed periodontally-healthy adults who were between ages 30 and 40 at baseline. Using regression statistical

September 1, 2014 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

Double Talk (Political and Orthodontic)

by By Randy Lang, DDS, D.Ortho

Over the past few years I have published a number of editorials in which I criticized Ontario’s “Zero Tolerance” law as it applied to dentists.1,2,3,4 According to this law, which is acknowledged as one of the most inflexible and toughest

September 1, 2014 Feature DentistryGeneral PracticeOrthodontics

The Limited Value of Evidence-Based Care.

by John Hardie BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

“The good news is that evidence can matter. The bad news is that it often does not”1

September 1, 2014 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

Use of 3-Dimensional Imaging in Treatment Planning: A Case Report

by Trisha Charland, DMD; Randolph Todd, DMD

Root canal therapy starts with the diagnosis and identification of the disease etiology. As originally determined in the classic study by Kakehashi et al.,1 bacteria must be present in order to develop apical periodontitis. Root canal therapy involves diagnosis, cleaning,

June 17, 2014 News DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

The Slate of New Officers for the 2014-2015 Session of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists

by Ontario Association of Orthodontists

We are please to inform the slate of officers for the 2014-2015 session of the ontario Association of Orthodontics. President: Dr. Drew Smith Vice President: Dr. lui Redigonda Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. John Bozek Immediate Past President: Dr. Anthony Mair For more

May 30, 2014 News DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Changing Lives in Tucson with the Gift of a Smile

by Smile for a Lifetime

Dr. Toureno of Tucson, known by most as Dr. Leo, founded his Smile for a Lifetime chapter… to create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in a dramatic way through the gift of a smile. Beginning this

May 20, 2014 News Dental LaboratoriesDental TechnologyDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingImplantologyMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthOrthodonticsPeriodontics

Dental Shield Launches Insured Dental Warranty Program in North America for Dentists; Warranty Covers All Restorative Procedures for 5 Years


Dental Shield is the newest provider of a five-year dental warranty that covers participating dentist’s patients for 5 years and pays the dentists for patient claims that arise from a failed  restorative procedure. Dental Shield has engaged Internet Marketing-Consultant.com to

May 5, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthOrthodonticsPreventive Dentistry

Study: Custom-Made Mouthguards Outperform Store-Bought Models in Reducing Athletes’ Risk of Concussion

by PRNewswire-USNewswire

When it comes to buying a mouthguard, parents who want to reduce their child’s risk of a sports-related concussion should visit a dentist instead of a sporting goods store. High school football players wearing store-bought, over-the-counter (OTC) mouthguards were more

April 14, 2014 News AnesthesiologyDentistryGeriatric DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Celebrating two of Oral Health’s Editorial Board Members with the U of T Faculty of Dentistry Teacher of the Year Award

by Oral Health Group

Drs. Peter Nkansah and Randy Lang won University of Toronto Teacher of the Year awards at the Dental faculty recently. Dr. Nkansah won for 2nd Year and Dr. Lang won for 4th Year.   Congratualtions to both of these editorial

February 18, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Allesee Orthodontics Appliances (AOA) Partners with the Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation

by Allesee Orthodontics Appliances (AOA)

Allesee Orthodontics Appliances (AOA) a subsidiary of Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., will partner with the Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation, a national non-profit providing orthodontic scholarships (free braces) to underserved children who could not normally afford them. Kevin Rattle, Sales

February 12, 2014 News AnesthesiologyDental OfficeDentistryOral HealthOrthodonticsPublic Health

OrthoBanc Partners with Smile for a Lifetime to Gift Smiles

by OrthoBanc & Smile For A Lifetime

OrthoBanc, a risk assessment and payment management provider specializing in electronic payments for orthodontists has  become an official corporate sponsor with the Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation, a national non-profit providing scholarships for free orthodontic treatment to under-served children.

January 14, 2014 News General NewsMedical newsOrthodonticsPediatric dentistry

Buck Teeth: Correct Them Once in Early Adolescence

by Kahaliah Richards

Children with prominent front teeth, colloquially known as buck teeth, often require orthodontic work to straighten their teeth and improve both their bite and appearance. This can be done in one stage during early adolescence (age 10 to 16) or

January 7, 2014 News Dental TechnologyDentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Ormco Corporation Unveils Its Strategy to Be the Market Leader in Digital Orthodontic Technology

by Ormco

Company’s Substantial Investment Increase Will Strengthen the Build of its End-to-End Treatment Solution for Orthodontists

December 18, 2013 News CharityDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOrthodonticsOverall Health

Dental care boost for kids in poverty

by Kahaliah Richards

Additional 70,000 to get free service in Ontario An additional 70,000 low-income Ontario children will be eligible for free dental care under a new streamlined program to be rolled out over the next 18 months, Health Minister Deb Matthews said

November 26, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthOrthodontics

Interviews from the 2013 Winter Clinic Meeting

by Oral Health Group

Oral Health Group was delighted to be part of this year’s Winter Clinic meeting, put on by the Toronto Academy of Dentistry. We took this opportunity to interview some of the industry’s key people so take a few minutes and 

October 29, 2013 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryKeeping you guessingOrthodonticsOverall Health

Oral Bacteria Create a ‘Fingerprint’ in Your Mouth

by Kahaliah Richards

The bacteria in the human mouth — particularly those nestled under the gums — are as powerful as a fingerprint at identifying a person’s ethnicity, new research shows. Scientists identified a total of almost 400 different species of microbes in