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February 13, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePublic Health

A Healthy Mouth – A Healthier Heart

by Lorraine Gambacourt, RDH

The Surprising Link Between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health   It is said that awareness is the key to change. Awareness however, is simply not enough. We must take the new knowledge learned and actually do something

August 15, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPublic Health

Cases of Oral Cancers Caused by HPV Rapidly Increasing

by The Canadian Press

The proportion of oral cancers caused by the human papillomavirus has risen significantly in Canada, say researchers, who suggest the infection is now behind an estimated three-quarters of all such malignancies. In a cross-Canada study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical

July 26, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPublic Health

Good Oral Health Seen as Important Factor in Improving Seniors’ Lives

by The Gerontological Society of America, EurekAlert!

Recognizing oral health as an essential element of healthy aging, The Gerontological Society of America has released a new white paper — “Interprofessional Solutions for Improving Oral Health in Older Adults: Addressing Access Barriers, Creating Oral Health Champions” — that makes six specific recommendations

July 20, 2017 News NewsPublic Health

UPDATE: Dental Clinic Facing Legal Challenges After Health Issues

by Ryan Flanagan, CTV Kitchener

There’s still no word on when a Guelph dental clinic closed for the past three weeks due to sterilization issues will reopen – and now it’s facing a legal challenge as well. The Eramosa Road practice known as both Guelph

July 17, 2017 News NewsPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Teeth Grinding May Be a Sign of Bullying Problems

by BBC News Health

An oral health charity said parents and schools should be aware of the problem, which can also affect adults who are stressed and anxious. Teeth-grinding can lead to headaches, worn-down teeth and disrupted sleep – and it appears to be

July 10, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPublic Health

“Super-Gonorrhoea” Spreading Due to Unsafe Oral Sex

by Alison Millington, Business Insider

The World Health Organization has warned that cases of untreatable, antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea are on the rise due to unsafe oral sex and a decline in condom use. Data from 77 countries showed that when someone contracts the common sexually-transmitted infection

July 4, 2017 News NewsPractice OperationsPublic Health

Guelph Practice’s Patients Urged to Get HIV Testing

by CTVNews.ca Staff

Patients at a Guelph dental practice are being urged to get tested for HIV and other serious infections over concerns some dental instruments at the clinic were not being sterilized properly. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health announced Friday that they were sending letters

June 23, 2017 News NewsPublic Health

Patients from Burlington Dental Clinic Need Infectious Disease Testing

by Anthony Urciuoli, Global News

The Halton Regional Health Department says 9,000 past and current patients of a Burlington dental clinic should get tested for infectious diseases. On June 9 the department identified that clients who received dental services at Upper Middle Dental operated by

May 11, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Ontario Government Pushed to Offer More Dental Care Access

by Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today

A petition from the local health unit calling for the Ontario government to provide more dental care to adults and seniors in need has been presented to Queen’s Park by Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi. Delaying expansion of dental care

May 4, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Dramatic Need for Change in Rural Communities’ Access to Dental Care

by PR Newswire

The DentaQuest Institute, a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting optimal oral health through efficient, effective and high-quality care, today issued its new white paper, “MORE Care: Narrowing the Rural Interprofessional Oral Health Care Gap.” Developed by five authors and reviewed

April 12, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

PST on Insurance Premiums Could Limit Dental Care Access

by CBC News

Dental hygienists raised concerns that adding the PST to health insurance premiums will reduce access to dental care in Saskatchewan at a meeting with MLAs in Regina on Monday. The Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists Association organized the meeting to enlighten MLAs on

April 4, 2017 News BlogsCancerOral HealthPublic Health

It’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month – Spread the Word!

by Vigilant Biosciences

Read more about Oral Cancer Awareness Month in our News section – click here for more.

March 29, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Serious Infections May Have Been Spread in Unlicensed Dental Office

by Eva Ferguson, Calgary Herald

After shutting down an unlicensed dental office in a southwest residence last week, Alberta Health Services is asking anyone who received services there to be tested for several serious viruses, including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. “Our investigation has

March 27, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

“Oral Health for Total Health” Focused During Dental Hygienists Week

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 8‒14 as part of oral health month in Canada.  During that week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us all that taking care of our mouth, teeth,

March 22, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Good Dental Hygiene and Nutritious Diet are Directly Linked

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

During National Nutrition Month this March, dental hygienists—your partners in prevention—remind everyone of the important link between proper nutrition and oral health. Dental hygienists see first-hand how poor diet and nutrition can affect a person’s oral and overall health.  Foods

March 20, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Global Survey Releases Truth About Public’s Oral Health Habits

by World Oral Heatlh Day

Today on World Oral Health Day, FDI World Dental Federation is myth busting what people around the world believe to be good oral health practices, encouraging them to become better informed and take action. Oral health is integral to our

March 20, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW) is April 8-14

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 8‒14 as part of oral health month in Canada.  During that week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us all that taking care of our mouth, teeth,

February 28, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPublic Health

Australian Adults’ Oral Health Under Review in 2017

by Sarah Wiedersehn, Australian Associated Press

The first national study of oral health will examine the gums and teeth of 15,000 Australians during the next 12 months. Launched on Tuesday, the $5.8 million study will be conducted by researchers at the Australian Research Centre for Population

February 28, 2017 News NewsPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Health Smiles Ontario Serving Dental Care to 85,000 Children

by Dominik Kurek, York Guardian

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: you have to take care of your teeth and see your dentist. But, if you don’t have dental coverage, an appointment to see the dentist can get pretty expensive. So, Ontario

February 27, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Canadian Emergency Rooms Seeing Too Many Dental Cases

by CBC Radio

If dental care was publicly funded, fewer people would become addicted to opioids. That’s just one of the reasons Dr. Hasan Sheikh, an emergency room physician in Toronto, is calling on governments to expand medicare. Another reason? Doctors don’t know