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November 1, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental OfficeDentistryPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Mission 2 Jamaica

by Michael Carabash, B.A., LL.B., J.D., M.B.A., C.D.P.M.

On Saturday, September 3, 2016, a group of strangers from across Ontario gathered at the Toronto airport. Their mission: head down to Negril, Jamaica to provide free dental treatment and education to impoverished Jamaicans. This was the second annual trip

October 31, 2016 News Dental BenefitsDental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Research Finds Regular Dental Check Ups Will Lessen Risk of Pneumonia

by Ed Cara, Medical Daily

Among the many health benefits of getting your teeth regularly checked? Less pneumonia, suggests new research to be presented at IDWeek 2016, a scientific conference on infectious diseases held annually. Researchers analyzed data taken from the 2013 version of the

October 25, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

‘The Future of Oral Health’ Talks Impact of Oral Health and Dentistry

by Oral Health

The impact of oral disease on whole-body health and the changes to the practice of dentistry worldwide are the subjects of The Future of Oral Heath, a new publication produced by Scientific American Custom Media, in collaboration with Colgate-Palmolive Company.

October 20, 2016 News NewsOral HealthPublic Health

Bacteria in Mouth Linked to Reasoning Behind Migraines

by Darryl Hol, CBC News Health

People who suffer from migraines have long complained that certain foods trigger the severe headaches. New research suggests the culprit might be the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Researchers found that the mouths of people who suffer from migraines harboured

October 19, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Better Oral Health Care Isn’t Benefiting Children in Kentucky

by Oral Health

Access to oral health care has increased since 2001, yet more children face urgent dental needs, according to a new study co-­released today by Delta Dental of Kentucky and Kentucky Youth Advocates. The report, Making Smiles Happen: 2016 Oral Health

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

October 19, 2016 News CancerDental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

HPV Causing Rise in Mouth and Throat Cancers Across Canada

by Sonja Puzic, CTV News

Mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus have been rising steadily over the past two decades, with a “dramatic” increase among Canadian men, according to a new report from the Canadian Cancer Society. The special report on

October 19, 2016 News AnnouncementDental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

CDA Cares Volunteer Dental Clinic Provides $1.8 Million in Donated Care

by Oral Health

The California Dental Association Foundation’s volunteer dental event, CDA Cares, provided nearly $1.8 million in charitable dental services to 2,066 people Oct. 15-16 in Stockton. In addition to providing dental services at no charge to Californians who experience barriers to

October 18, 2016 Feature DentistryOral HealthPeriodonticsPublic Health

“Superfood”: A Connection with Periodontal Health?

by Wendy E. Ward, Professor & Canada Research Chair Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University

“Superfood” – a term we are increasingly exposed to in our daily life. From food packaging, trendy beverage vendors and cafes, books promising a way to lose weight or live longer, or in the broader media, the term is everywhere.

October 13, 2016 News DiseaseHealth & HealingNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Marijuana Use Linked to Increased Gum Disease Risk

by Oral Health

Researchers have found that frequent recreational cannabis use—including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil—may be associated with elevated risk of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). When compared to study participants who used cannabis less regularly, those who had used

October 13, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsPublic Health

Ontario at Odds Over Fluoridation of Water in Municipalities

by Dalson Chen, Windsor Star

The provincial government may want to prevent municipalities from removing fluoride from their water supplies — but that doesn’t mean much for fluoride-free Windsor. Last week, the Ontario legislature passed a non-binding motion that would “remove the portions of the Ontario Municipal Act

October 11, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

MedShare Sends Medical Supplies to Countries Hit by Hurricane Matthew

by Oral Health

MedShare, an international humanitarian aid organization, began disaster response preparation after Hurricane Matthew hit ground in Haiti last Tuesday. The organization has a long history with healthcare facilities in the region and has sent more than 120 shipments of medical

October 6, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Henry Schein Encourages Dental Volunteers for ‘Give Kids A Smile’ Program

by Oral Health

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is calling on dentists and other oral health professionals to be heroes in their communities by volunteering their time and talent to provide free oral care to children in need as part of the ADA Foundation’s

October 4, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

California Dental Association Puts Sugar and Dentists in the Spotlight

by Oral Health

The October issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association puts sugar in the spotlight and is designed to encourage dentists to consider their part in the latest movement to curb nutrition-related chronic disease. “Shining a spotlight on added-sugar

October 3, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Celebrates National Dental Hygiene Month

by Newswise

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Health Care Program (WOHP) are proudly partnering for the seventh straight year to celebrate the work dental hygienists do and provide them with a wide range of oral health resources

September 28, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

UPDATE: 22 Children Infected After Root Canal Procedures in Anaheim

by Courtney Perkes, The Orange County Register

Pediatric dental infections contracted at an Anaheim clinic increased to 22 on Tuesday, as Children’s Dental Group said most of the 500 children who underwent root canals there have been examined for signs of illness. The Orange County Health Care

September 28, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Tooth Decay Growth has Dentists in Moncton Urging for Return of Fluoride

by Suzanne Lapointe, CBC News

Dentists are urging Moncton to resume putting fluoride in its water after its five-year moratorium on the practice expires on Dec. 31. Suzanne Drapeau-McNally of the New Brunswick Dental Association says “a tremendous change” has occurred in the level of

September 22, 2016 News AnnouncementDentalNewsOral HealthPublic Health

25 Years of “Colgate’s Bright Smiles” Brings Big Names and Big Goals

by Yahoo! Finance

For 25 years, the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® (BSBF) global oral health program has reached children in underserved communities with free dental screenings, oral health education and toothpaste and toothbrushes. Colgate is marking this special milestone by kicking off ’25

September 16, 2016 News DentalNewsOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

UPDATE: Dental Office Told to Shut Off Water Following 10 Kids Being Hospitalized

by Courtney Perkes, The Orange County Register

Orange County’s Health Care Agency on Thursday ordered Children’s Dental Group in Anaheim to stop using water for procedures after 10 root canal patients were hospitalized with serious infections. The agency said its lab has confirmed that multiple samples taken

September 13, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Dental Care Not Available, Accessible or Affordable for Rural Residents

by Jack Craver, Benefits Pro

Millions of Americans endure pain and shame because they can’t afford dental care. The issue is particularly pronounced in rural areas, as emphasized by a recent report by National Public Radio. People in rural areas are not only more likely