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Preventive Dentistry

January 9, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

The Dawn of Bioactivity

by Dr. Fay Goldstep

The world is changing rapidly and shows no sign of slowing down. It often feels like we are completely surrounded by gloom and doom – businesses closing, people being laid off, the nature of so many industries losing their focus

October 19, 2016 News NewsOral HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

Toothpaste Identifies, Reduces Plaque and Reduces Inflammation in Body

by Medical Xpress

For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body—in particular, heart attacks and strokes. The results released today from a randomized trial of a novel plaque identifying toothpaste, (Plaque HD), show statistically

September 29, 2016 News Dental CareDental PharmacologyNewsPreventive Dentistry

Antibiotics Prior to Procedures May Be Helpful in Preventing Infections

by USNewsWire

New American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) criteria specify when it may be appropriate to consider antibiotic administration prior to various dental procedures to prevent infection of orthopaedic replacement joints or implants. “Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the Management of

September 22, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthOral SurgeryPreventive Dentistry

Removing Symptom-Free Wisdom Teeth Isn’t Always Necessary

by Kathryn Doyle, The Globe and Mail

Although removal of wisdom teeth is very common, there are no studies that show a benefit to taking them out when they are not causing pain or other problems, according to a new review of existing research. Third molars, or

September 20, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Evidence-Based Fluoride Delivery for Today’s Dental Hygiene Client

by Jo-Anne Jones

Abstract Today’s preventive practice provides the ability to intervene in the demineralization process and return the client to health often without the use of restorative techniques. Evidence-based research promotes the use of sodium fluoride varnish compared to other methods of

September 7, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Henry Schein Teaming with Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity to Help Holocaust Survivors

by Oral Health

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) joined the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity’s (AO) Winnipeg, Manitoba, chapter to announce that its members have begun providing free dental care to Holocaust survivors in need as part of the Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares

September 7, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsPreventive Dentistry

FDI Announces New Approach for Dental Professionals to Battle Tooth Decay

by Montreal Gazette

FDI World Dental Federation has today released a white paper ‘Dental Caries Prevention and Management’ under the banner of its Caries Prevention Partnership with Colgate. The paper outlines strategies to prevent and manage dental caries (tooth decay) through concerted action

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 3, 2016 News Dental TechnologyNewsOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Nanoparticles Discovered To Work Well At Preventing Tooth Decay And Cavities

by University of Pennsylvania

The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can “hide” within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold. A new strategy conceived by University of Pennsylvania researchers took

August 2, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

Coronary Artery Disease Has Been Linked to Root Tip Infections

by News Medical

According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, an infection of the root tip of a tooth increases the risk of coronary artery disease, even if the infection is symptomless. Hidden dental root tip infections are very

August 2, 2016 News AnesthesiologyDentistryNewsPreventive Dentistry

Crosstex Broadens Product Portfolio with Acquisition of Accutron Inc.

by Krysten McCumber

Cantel Medical Corporation subsidiary, Crosstex, continues its’ market diversification and expansion with the acquisition of Accutron Inc., the industry leading manufacturer of “conscious sedation” nitrous oxide delivery systems and nasal masks. Conscious sedation in dentistry is used to put the

July 5, 2016 News DentalEndodonticsMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthOrthodonticsPreventive DentistryProsthodonticsRestorativeRestorative Dentistry

Christof Bissdorf Appointed as Vice President and General Manager, Dentsply Sirona Canada

by Dentsply Sirona

A new manager has been appointed for the Canadian location of the dental market leader following the merger of DENTSPLY and Sirona in February 2016: Christof Bissdorf brings with him a wealth of experience in the dental sector. Dentsply Sirona

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

May 13, 2016 News Customer serviceDental CareDental HygieneGeneral NewsPatient educationPreventive DentistryPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial mediaWebsites

Changing The Model of Dental Customer Care

by Kahaliah Richards

The traditional model of “dental customer care” has been in place for a long time, and it has seen little real change. It goes like this: modernize the dental office, promote expensive surgical procedures (e.g. implants and smile makeovers), put

May 10, 2016 News Decay assessment and preventionDental HygieneMedical newsPreventive Dentistry

A Medical Approach to Preventing Cavities

by Kahaliah Richards

New studies are identifying the key microbes and their interactions which cause a cavity. Essentially, we now know that dental decay is a “poly-microbial disease”, meaning the destruction of the tooth is caused by many different microorganisms and their complex

May 4, 2016 News DentalDental CareDental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dental Hygienists Support Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) applauds the federal government for its proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, blunt wraps, and most cigars. Announced on April 30 in the Canada Gazette, Part I, this amendment to the Tobacco Act is open

April 26, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryHygienistsMedical newsPreventive Dentistry

Mid-level dental providers — affordable, accessible dental care for an aging, high risk community

by Kahaliah Richards

Dental hygienists and therapists have been empowered by legislators in Canada, the UK and increasingly in the US to deliver dental services outside of the dental practice.  There has been a boom in independent hygiene and this will only grow

April 18, 2016 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

CHX Technologies and MCI Medical Clinics announce strategic partnership to deliver better oral health with Prevora starting in 2017

by Oral Health

CHX Technologies (CHX) and MCI Medical Clinics (MCI Medical) have agreed to jointly promote and improve better oral health to older Canadians in MCI’s 28 medical practices, starting in 2017. MCI Medical will provide a new preventive oral health service

April 14, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral NewsPreventive Dentistry

But what about the adults?!

by Kahaliah Richards

A new American website called End Cavities is actively promoting prevention of dental decay in children. This website is organized by the Children’s Dental Health Project and it is well done and very worthwhile. My guess is that End Cavities

April 7, 2016 News Chronic DiseaseCommunity Dental CareDental CareDental industryGeneral NewsOverall HealthPatient ManagementPreventive DentistryPublic Relations - Patient Care

Where is dentistry going? A chain of prevention practices.

by Kahaliah Richards

Three news items crossed my desk in the past month. All seem to point to a future for dentistry which features more specialization around managing the cause of poor oral health. One news item was a video interview with a