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Exceeding Patient Expectations

by Kahaliah Richards

Surpassing the “been there, done that” dental visit … Numerous studies have shown that the way patients rate their level of satisfaction with services provided is largely based on the depth of emotional connection they have received.  Patients rate connection

October 28, 2015 News Decay assessment and preventionDental CareFinancesGeneral NewsHygienistsPreventive DentistryTooth decay

The persistence of high dental spending

by Kahaliah Richards

More studies are showing that a small segment of the community needs medical care on an ongoing basis.  This pattern is called persistent care and it seems to be associated to those with more than one chronic condition. It may well

October 28, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Smokers at higher risk of tooth loss

by Asnan Portal

A new study has confirmed that regular smokers have a significantly increased risk of tooth loss. Male smokers are up to 3.6 times more likely to lose their teeth than non-smokers, whereas female smokers were found to be 2.5 times

October 20, 2015 News Chronic DiseaseDecay assessment and preventionDental industryGeneral DentistryMedical newsPreventive DentistryTooth decay

Crohn’s, Colitis, Cavities and Crowns

by Kahaliah Richards

As the population ages and science marches on, we are seeing significant connections between chronic diseases. One big one is diabetes and dental decay — diabetes increases the risk of having oral health problems two-fold. And another is chronic inflammatory

October 14, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

Doctors’ Notes: Your mouth is a gold mine of information about overall health

by Dr. Iona Leong University of Toronto

The eyes may be the window to the soul but the mouth reveals much about the rest of your body. Canker sores, dry mouth, swollen gums and sores that don’t heal — these could be important symptoms of medical issues

October 5, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

National Dental Hygiene Month

by American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)

For the sixth consecutive year, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP) have partnered together for National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) to promote oral health awareness and celebrate the impact dental hygienists have in

August 20, 2015 News Dental CareGeneral NewsOverall HealthPreventive Dentistry

Diabetes, hypertension and the need for more preventive dental care

by Kahaliah Richards

As many as 1 in 4 older Canadians are diabetic, or in danger of this chronic disease. Likewise, more than 1 in 4 older Canadians have high blood pressure. The overlap of these conditions is common and makes for a

July 3, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPeriodonticsPreventive Dentistry

American Academy of Periodontology: More Than a Quarter of US Adults are Dishonest with Dentists about Flossing Habits

by American Academy of Periodontology

National survey reveals there’s room for improvement to educate Americans on gum disease, which affects one in every two adults over age 30 As part of its national “Love the Gums You’re With” campaign, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

May 15, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

New Report from National Center for Health Statistics Emphasizes Need for Improvement in Preventive Oral Health Care

by American Dental Hygienists' Association

The ADHA agrees that the outcomes found in a newly released NCHS report underscore the need to increase and improve preventive measures to reduce incidence of dental caries. A recently released National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief details

February 18, 2015 News DentistryOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Crosstex International Helps Fund New Research into Rare Women’s Cancer’s

by Crosstex

This month, Crosstex International donated $20,000 in proceeds from its Pink with a Purpose campaign to New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Each year from October through December, Crosstex offers pink versions of popular everyday products from its catalogue.

February 18, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

FDI call for a preventive focus in the pursuit of a ‘Smile for life’

by FDI World Dental Federation

In the weeks leading up to World Oral Health Day on 20 March, the FDI is calling for a focus on prevention to help achieve a healthy ‘Smile for life’. Governments, national dental associations, schools, communities, and families all have

December 1, 2014 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Solving The Puzzle

by Oral Health

We all love puzzles — jigsaws, crosswords, cryptograms, word searches, Sudoku, and other brain bashers and teasers. They are fun and they keep us sharp and engaged. We are wired to take great pleasure in pattern-finding. Neuroscientists have found that

December 1, 2014 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

A Sherlockian Approach to Radiographic Interpretation

by Mitra Sadrameli, DMD, MS

ABSTRACT: Dental clinicians perform few procedures without acquiring diagnostic radiographs. Much of the structures of the teeth and the oral cavity are hidden from the treating dentist, and diagnostic radiographs aid in revealing hidden etiologies. Interpretation of the radiographs brings

December 1, 2014 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Modern Conservative Approach to Treat Deep Caries Lesions

by Oral Health

With the modern philosophy of caries management, the use of preventive therapies and remineralization as well as the scientific progress in dental adhesives and restorative materials, dental professionals have options to deliver conservative minimally invasive, functional esthetic treatments to patients.

December 1, 2014 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Oral Rinses For Periodontal Health: Simplified

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

Enabling patients to achieve optimal periodontal health is a fundamental goal of the oral care provider. Periodontal disease is a complex multifactorial process with a bacterial etiology and an inflammatory progression. A large part of periodontal disease is the result

December 1, 2014 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

The Clinical Implementation of Salivary Diagnostic Testing for Risk Assessment in Periodontal Disease

by Debbie Z. Sabatini, RDH

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth, which is caused by specific microorganisms or groups of microorganisms living in a biofilm, on and around the teeth. Microorganisms initiate an immune response, and in some

December 1, 2014 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

The Human Microbiome Through an Oral Healthcare Lens

by Natasha Singh, Hons. BSc, MSc, DDS Candidate 2016 (University of Toronto)

INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMAN MICROBIOMEHave you ever thought of yourself as a microbial safe-haven? According to new-age science, you should. Indeed, recent endeavors into defining the human microbiome have demonstrated that we play host to seemingly infinite number of microscopic tenants.

October 7, 2014 News Chronic DiseaseDental CareGeneral DentistryMedical newsOverall HealthPreventive Dentistry

The “new” Drugstore

by Kahaliah Richards

Have you been watching how American drugstore chains like CVS and Walgreens are redefining themselves? They all want to be part of a healthcare network first rather than a convenient general store dispensing prescription medications. In Walgreens’ case, it is

September 17, 2014 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryMedical newsPreventive Dentistry

What are you putting on your teeth?

by Kahaliah Richards

Dentist puts the squeeze on toothpaste hype New York, NY –  When you go to your local drugstore, there is a dizzying array of options to choose from when it comes to selecting the right toothpaste.  Whether it’s Crest, Colgate

August 25, 2014 News Keeping you guessingPreventive DentistryWellness

Prevention is The Name of the Game!

by Kahaliah Richards

The National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council Annual Status Report was released July 1. The report highlights advancement in implementing the National Prevention Strategy (NPS) and reaching its goal of increasing the number of Americans who are healthy