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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

September 8, 2016 News DentalImplantologyNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Bone Grafting Brings the Option of Dental Implants to More Patients

by Smile By Design

According to Mountain View dentist Donian Shen, DDS, missing teeth are not only a cosmetic concern, but also a condition that can lead to bone loss and functional problems in the long-term. She explains that one of the most popular and

September 6, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Pregnant Women Are Receiving Dental Care Alongside Their Medical Check-Ups

by Kathy Walsh, CBS Denver

Regular medical checkups are recommended for pregnant women, but doctors will tell you oral care is important as well. Periodontal disease can be problematic for both mother and baby. Now, the Colorado Medical-Dental Integration Project (CO MDI) is working to

September 1, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthOral SurgeryPublic Health

Nasal Spray Being Tested To Help Patients Avoid Pain At The Dentist

by Katherine Unger Baillie-Penn, Futurity

A Phase 3 clinical trial has deemed a nasal spray called Kovanaze safe and effective for avoiding pain at the dentist—including the sting of a numbing injection. “There is really nothing else like this out there,” says Elliot V. Hersh,

August 31, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthOral SurgeryPublic Health

Three Newfoundland Dental Surgeons Say ‘No’ To Medical Care Program

by The Telegram

Three maxillofacial dental surgeons in the province have opted out of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Medical Care Program, leaving the province looking for other options for low-income patients. Health Minister John Haggie told reporters today at Confederation Building the surgeons gave

August 29, 2016 News DentalNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Toronto’s Emergency Dental Clinics Prove To Be A Hit With Low Income Residents

by Chris Fox, CP24.com

The number of low income Torontonians who have received emergency dental treatment through Toronto Public Health clinics has increased by nearly 60 per cent through the first six months of 2016, according to numbers released Monday. In January, the city

August 29, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Canadian Program Promotes Oral Health In Remote Northern Areas

by Rachel Zelniker, CBC News

A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health is calling on the federal government to expand a program to prevent tooth decay in remote Inuit and First Nations communities. The Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI) is a Health

August 29, 2016 News AnnouncementNewsPublic Health

Henry Schein Providing More Than 5,000 Students With Back To School Necessities

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) has launched its annual “Back to School” program to provide underserved children throughout the world with the backpacks, school supplies, and new clothes they need to return to the classroom confident and ready to meet

August 26, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Nunavut Is Feeling the Troubling Absence of Permanent Dental Services

by Rachel Zelniker, CBC News

People in Arviat, Nunavut, are finally able to see a dentist, after equipment issues resulted in a painful break in service. A dentist typically visits the community every month, but the July and August trips were postponed due to a broken dental

August 25, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Niagara Is Trying To Help Low Income Adults Get Dental Care

by Niagara This Week

Members of the Niagara Dental Health Coalition are calling on Niagara MPPs to support the expansion of public dental programs to adults and seniors who cannot afford to pay for private dental health care. OHIP does not provide health coverage

August 19, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

There Could Be A Link Between Fluoride Consumption and Diabetes

by Science Daily

Water fluoridation prevents dental cavities, which are a costly public health concern. But despite the benefits supplemental water fluoridation remains a controversial subject. Some indicate it may cause long term health problems, but studies reporting side effects have been minimal

August 18, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Colgate Study Finds Good Oral Health Habits Are Common In Multicultural Communities

by PR Newswire

Colgate today revealed the results from a national oral health care survey of more than 3,000 multicultural Americans, specifically Hispanics, African-Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans. The survey sourced questions from leading dental associations including the American Dental Association, Hispanic Dental

August 17, 2016 News Dental OfficeGeneral PracticeNewsPublic Health

Patients Are Going To The Emergency Room Instead Of Your Office

by Worcester Business Journal Online

More than 36,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms for preventable oral health conditions cost the Massachusetts health care system between $14.8 million and $36 million in 2014, according to a new Health Policy Commission report. Sixty percent of the the

August 17, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Students Are Neglecting Their Oral Health Once Starting College

by Paula Hulburt, Stuff

College students are failing to show up for vital dental checks forcing some to face painful and expensive consequences. Blenheim dental therapist Andrea Carr revealed some days up to half her patients failed to show for scheduled appointments. And many

August 16, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Flossing Is Now Debatable Due To Allergic Reactions In Patients

by Josh Crabb, CTV News Winnipeg

Dentists have long taught people the benefits of flossing as part of good oral health. A new made in Manitoba study put the practice under the microscope and the results are surprising. Dentists actually asked some of their patients to

August 8, 2016 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

BioGaia’s L. reuteri Prodentis Found To Control and Reduce Pregnancy Gingivitis In Recent Study

by Business Wire

A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study in 45 women with pregnancy gingivitis showed that supplementation of L. reuteri Prodentis significantly reduced inflammation and plaque compared to placebo. “Our study shows that L. reuteri containing lozenges may be a valuable adjunct in

August 4, 2016 Feature Dental CareImplantologyPublic Health

Risk Factors in Implant Dentistry: “Patient Related” Risk Factors

by Murray Arlin, DDS, Dip. Perio, FRCD(C)

This article is the second in a series for Oral Health. The first article was published in the August 2015 issue, with the title “Surgical Risk Factors in Implant Dentistry: Influence on Failures and Bone Loss”. Table 1 in this

August 3, 2016 News AnnouncementDental CareGeneral PracticeNewsPublic Health

Don’t Tell Your Patients To Stop Flossing Yet, CDA Says

by Sheryl Ubelacker, CTV News Kitchener

There may be sparse evidence in the medical literature that flossing helps prevent cavities and gum disease, but the Canadian Dental Association says that, for dentists, the proof is in a patient’s mouth. The Associated Press looked at the most

August 3, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental TechnologyNewsPublic Health

‘Virtual Dentist Homes’ Prove Beneficial For Students And Seniors In California Study

by University of the Pacific

Bringing “virtual dental homes” to schools, nursing homes and long-term care facilities can keep people healthy — reducing school absenteeism, lessening the need for parents to leave work to care for an ailing child, and helping to prevent suffering for

August 2, 2016 News Health & HealingNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Oral Health Should Be A Concern Leading Up To Chemotherapy Treatments

by Kaniza Garari, The Asian Age

Cancer patients are found to face oral health problems like dryness of mouth, change in sense of taste, mouth sores, difficulty in swallowing, breaking of teeth and pain in gums, especially as they undergo chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. These are