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August 22, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Dental Issues in Children On the Rise Due to Poor Economy

by Michele Jarvie, Calgary Herald

With tens of thousands of lost jobs and others struggling in a poor economy, there’s been a big spike in the number of kids unable to get dental care. “With the economy, with the government and with fees, it’s a multi-faceted issue and, you can appreciate

August 9, 2016 News AnnouncementDental CareNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Baby Tooth Album Launches New ‘Eli the Firefly’ Product to Teach Kids Importance of Dental Health

by Krysten McCumber

For some parents, getting their children to brush their teeth is a daily struggle. Getting active children to stand still while focusing on two minutes of teeth brushing can seem like an eternity. That’s why mom and dad duo, Lala

August 9, 2016 News Dental OfficeNewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Video Glasses Displaying Cartoons Proven To Calm Children’s Anxiety While At The Dentist

by Taylor and Francis, Science Daily

Watching cartoons through video glasses during dental treatment could help lessen children’s anxiety and distress as well as reducing disruptive behavior, according to a randomized controlled trial published in Acta Odontologia Scandinavica. Anxiety about visiting the dentist and during treatment

August 8, 2016 News NewsOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Fluoride Successful In Young Patients But Doesn’t Help With Long-Term Oral Health

by Elise Sarvas, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.P.H. and Jeffrey M. Karp, D.M.D., M.S., AAP News

Untreated dental caries are a significant pediatric public health problem. One in every seven U.S. children ages 2 to 8 years has untreated dental caries in primary teeth, according to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data (Dye BA, et

August 2, 2016 News Dental CareGeneral PracticeNewsPaediatric Dentistry

ADA Guidelines Indicate Sealants Are Beneficial Way To Fight Caries in Children

by Michelle Manchir, American Dental Association News

A systematic review and the updated clinical practice guidelines it helped generate published in the August edition of The Journal of the American Dental Association give a clear indication to dental professionals as to the marked benefit of the use

July 27, 2016 News DentalNewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

ICPPD Is Now the Institute for Pediatric Dentistry

by The Institute for Pediatric Dentistry

New name reflects curriculum expansion into practice management   The Institute for the Clinical Practice of Pediatric Dentistry (ICPPD) has changed its named to the Institute for Pediatric Dentistry (IPD). The rationale for the name change is to better reflect the evolving

June 29, 2016 News DentistryGeneral PracticePaediatric DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Starting Early: Child Oral Health Program Triples Preventive Visits

by Oral Health

UCLA–First 5 LA initiative aims to improve California’s low rates of child dental services An innovative program that serves low-income and uninsured children in Los Angeles, the UCLA–First 5 LA 21st Century Dental Homes Project, has more than tripled preventive

March 2, 2016 News DentalDentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Media Advisory: UB pediatric dentists joins pledge to end the R-word

by University at Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will join the Special Olympics and Best Buddies International in the fight to end the spread of the r-word – “retard”

January 7, 2016 Feature DentalPaediatric Dentistry

Predictable Immediate Implant Prosthetics using Guided Surgery and Guided Prosthetics: A Case Report

by Natalie Y. Wong

Introduction For terminal dentition patients, the concept of a removable provisional prosthesis can cause a great deal of anxiety and even cause deferral of treatment. Traditional healing phases in implant dentistry can be several months, and up to a year

January 6, 2016 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Oral Sedation in Pediatric Dentistry: The Growing Wave of Chemical Restraint

by Gino Gizzarelli, BScPhm, DDS, MSc (Dental Anaesthesia); David Farkouh, Bsc, DMD, MSc (Pedo), FRCD(c)

The following is a summary of the use if oral sedatives for pediatric dentistry. This information is not intended to present a comprehensive review, the reader is therefore encouraged to seek additional and confirmatory information. Sedation is used to increase

January 6, 2016 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Congenital Granular Cell Epulis: A Case Report

by Shan Sun, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C); Wa Sham Cheung, BA, DDS, FRCD(C)

Introduction Congenital granular cell epulis (CE) is a rare benign tumor occurring exclusively in neonates. The term “epulis” derives from the Greek word meaning “on the gingiva”.1 It was first described by Neumann in 1871, and is sometimes referred to

January 4, 2016 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Patient Care Starts With The Parents!

by David R. Farkouh BSc, DMD, MSc (Paedo), FRCDC

When talking with my colleagues it is astonishing how often the topic of how to deal with difficult parents in the office comes up. It appears that dentists who treat the pediatric population are having more and more challenges dealing

October 23, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Kids need less sugar and more fat Independent nutrition and health experts publish new guidelines on healthy eating for children

by Alliance for Natural Health International

Independent scientists and nutritionists at the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) have today published new guidelines for healthy eating for children. The guidelines stress the need to help children to shift from burning carbohydrates as their primary energy source

October 13, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthOrthodonticsPaediatric Dentistry

AAPD Offers Tricks for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

by American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)

To help ward off cavities, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, reminds parents and caregivers that it is important to pay attention to the types of treats children eat this Halloween. Each

June 4, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Canada’s ToothFairy Invites you to the Tooth Fairy Auction!

by Canada's ToothFairy

Get 50% off great items for your practice at the Canada’s ToothFairy Online Auction! Please join us for the Canada’s ToothFairy Online Auction taking place June 3-12, 2015! Get valuable dental equipment, products and services for your practice at up

May 4, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Canada’s ToothFairy Spreads Her Wings for Canada’s Children

by Canada's ToothFairy

Help Canada’s ToothFairy spread her wings by participating in an exciting upcoming event! The ToothFairy Auction, taking place June 3-12, allows dental professionals to take advantage of excellent deals on valuable dental equipment, services, and products for their practice, as

February 17, 2015 News DentistryOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Survey Shows 75% of Parents Miss Key Health Milestone of Bringing Children to Dentist by Age One

by Western University of Health Sciences' College of Dental Medicine

Survey Highlights Patients Attitudes Toward Dentistry and Concerns About Infection Control A new survey from Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Dental Medicine indicates 75 percent of parents are not complying with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)

February 6, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Providing new smiles for Kentucky children

by Smile Kentucky!

Teaching children about proper oral health, eliminating tooth pain and providing new smiles are benefits of the Smile Kentucky! program, a community partnership that tackles what the U.S. Surgeon General has called the number one common, chronic childhood disease –

January 6, 2015 News DentistryOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Names Robin Wright Assistant Director Of Pediatric Oral Health Research & Policy Center

by American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, announced that Robin Wright, PhD, has been named Assistant Director of the AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research & Policy Center. In this position, Wright will oversee

January 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

High Performance Athletes = High Performance Caries

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Just the other day in my office, I saw a 14-year-old patient for his recall exam. I have been seeing him since he was five years old. He is one of those few patients, who up until now, has been