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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

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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

April 1, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthOral Health & Systemic HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

Celebrate Your Smile this April!

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Ottawa, ON., National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 9–15 as part of oral health month in Canada. Why not help your smile shine by making your dental hygienist your partner in disease prevention for better overall health.

March 28, 2016 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to the Tongue

by Asnan Portal

According to a new study led by University at Buffalo orthodontic researcher Thikriat Al-Jewair, dentists are in the unique position as health care professionals to pinpoint signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and

February 8, 2016 News DentalDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Give Kids A Smile® Celebrates 14 Years of Providing Dental Health Education, Prevention and Treatment Services

by ADA Foundation

Thousands of events nationwide help children improve their dental health CHICAGO, February 5, 2016 marked the kickoff of the ADA Foundation’s annual Give Kids A Smile program, which provides hundreds of thousands of children in need with free oral health

February 2, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental industryPreventive Dentistry

The Evolution of The Hygiene Department

by Kahaliah Richards

Dental hygiene has changed dramatically from a serious shortage of hygienists leading to high wages and a lack of choice for dentists to choose. Today, there is a vast over-supply; competition between job candidates and existing high-wage hygienists must earn

January 25, 2016 News DentistryOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Researchers Examine Impact of Soda on Children’s Dental Health

by Oral Health

Dentists analyze sugary drinks and tooth wear; weight screening at the dental office CHICAGO, Just days after the U.S. government released its new dietary guidelines advising Americans to reduce their sugar intake, new research from The Journal of the American

December 7, 2015 Feature DentalPreventive Dentistry

In Memoriam Dr. Rollin Matsui

by Dr. Mel Gardner

Dr. Rollin Matsui passed away in November 2015. He was born in Toronto in 1954. In 1972 he graduated from Jarvis Collegiate Institute, where he was active in sports, President of Students’ Council, and an Ontario Scholar. In 1975, he

December 7, 2015 Feature Preventive Dentistry

Give Regeneration A Chance!

by Dr. Fay Goldstep

What A Wonder Nature Is!Advertisement When things go wrong, or require a reboot, there is a plan, a system, a structure to get things back on track. Regeneration is “the natural ability of living organisms to replace worn out parts,

December 7, 2015 News DentalOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Sugar free drinks can still damage your teeth

by Written By: Asnan Portal Team

It is known that bacteria in the mouth ferments sugar in dental plaque to produce acid that dissolves the outer layer of tooth enamel. It is the acid that damages teeth and causes erosion. Therefore, acidic drinks whether they contain

November 23, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Silk and stem cells could lead to salivary gland regeneration

by Asnan Portal

Saliva is a watery substance secreted by the salivary glands located in the mouth. Saliva is essential for good health, as it assists in speaking, swallowing, food digestion, preventing oral infections in addition to many other tasks. Without normal salivary

November 16, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Exposure to secondhand smoke linked to increased risk of tooth decay in children

by Asnan POrtal

There is a high level of dental caries in deciduous teeth in developed countries; at a rate of 20.5% in children, aged 2-5 in the US and 25% in children aged three in Japan. Traditional methods to prevent tooth decay

November 11, 2015 News Dental CareDental industryGeneral NewsPreventive Dentistry

Safety concerns in dentistry?

by Kahaliah Richards

Two reports crossed my desk recently, which raised some possible serious concerns about how we go about delivering dental care. First, a report suggests that anaesthetics are linked to permanent tooth failure in younger patients.  The study authors concluded that