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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

August 2, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

Coronary Artery Disease Has Been Linked to Root Tip Infections

by News Medical

According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, an infection of the root tip of a tooth increases the risk of coronary artery disease, even if the infection is symptomless. Hidden dental root tip infections are very

August 2, 2016 News AnnouncementDental CareGeneral PracticeNewsPublic Health

Flossing May Not Be The Key To Good Oral Health

by Associated Press

It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there’s little proof that flossing works. Still, the federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have pushed the

July 28, 2016 News Dental CareHealth & HealingNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Researchers Learning About Microbiomes to Understand Human Health Risks

by Marcene Robinson, University at Buffalo News Center

Five research projects that aim to improve our understanding of the human microbiome have been selected to receive the first round of funding from the University at Buffalo Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM). The projects, together

July 28, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Patients With Hepatitis C are at Risk of Developing Mouth Cancer, OHF is Urging Them to be Vigilant

by Dentistry.co.uk

People who are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at a greater risk of developing mouth cancer, according to a new report. New research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has shown evidence that patients

July 28, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Seniors Are Continuing to Work For Healthcare Benefits

by Poss Perry, Partners in Prevention

An increasing percentage of American seniors are working rather than retiring. A recent report shows that almost 1 in 5 are working full time or part time; this amounts to 9 million Americans. The trend to seniors’ working is a

July 28, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPractice OperationsPublic Health

University of Louisville Giving Comprehensive Dental Assistance to HIV Patients

by Julie Heflin, University of Louisville News

Underserved Kentuckians living with HIV/ AIDS can continue to rely on comprehensive oral health care offered through the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, thanks to $2 million in federal funding. The funding has been awarded to the Kentucky Cabinet

July 28, 2016 News DentalNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Thousands of Free Dental Procedures Provided to Patients in Need at Mission of Mercy in Moorhead

by Minnesota Dental Association

The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation, in partnership with the North Dakota Dental Association and the North Dakota Dental Foundation, hosted its Minnesota Mission of Mercy on July 22 and 23 in Moorhead, providing free dental care to children and adults who face barriers to accessing dental

July 25, 2016 News NewsPublic Health

3,000 Memphis Patients at Risk of Hepatitis and HIV

by Fox13

An ongoing investigation in to a Memphis area dentist by the Shelby County Health Department continues to reveal unsettling details. Dr. Alfred Brown’s SPT Dental Clinic was closed by the SCHD on July 1 after officials discovered unsanitary conditions. The

July 20, 2016 News Oral HealthPublic Health

13 Practitioners Recognized for Their Participation in Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program

by Henry Schein, Alpha Omega

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) joined the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity’s (AO) Columbus, Ohio, chapter in recognizing 13 area oral health professionals for their participation in a program that provides free dental care to Holocaust survivors in need. The Alpha

July 19, 2016 News DentalDental CareOral HealthPublic Health

Syrian Refugees Receive Free Dental Care

by CTV Ottawa

Many Syrian Refugees arriving in Canada are in urgent need of basic healthcare like dental work. They suffer from gum infection, tooth decay, and rotten or discoloured teeth. On Friday, Algonquin College opened their clinic to Syrian Refugees to offer

May 16, 2016 News Dental LaboratoriesDental TechnologyDentistryGeneral PracticePublic Health

Temple University’s Kornberg School Of Dentistry Launches The Henry Schein Digital Dentistry Program In Collaboration With Henry Schein

by Oral Health

New Program Reinforces Company’s Commitment to Provide Future Dental Professionals With State-of-the-Art Equipment, Technology and Training to Succeed in Digital Era of Dentistry Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based

May 13, 2016 News DentistryGeneral PracticePublic Health

Biostage Successfully Regenerates Esophagus in Groundbreaking Pre-Clinical Work with Mayo Clinic; Data Provides ‘Proof of Concept’ to Seek FDA Approval for Clinical Trials

by Oral Health

Biostage, Inc. (BSTG), a biotechnology company developing bioengineered organ implants to treat cancers and other life-threatening conditions of the esophagus, bronchus and trachea today announced significant, pre-clinical data, including the complete regeneration of a segment of the esophagus, from its

April 21, 2016 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPublic Health

Free HIV screenings now offered to UB Dental patients

by University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

For Western New York dental patients, a routine teeth cleaning can now come with a HIV screening. UB Dental, clinics operated by the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, will offer a free oral HIV screening to patients between

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 16, 2016 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthPublic Health

New Columbia University Partnership Addresses Oral Health Needs in East Africa

by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) are collaborating with the University of Nairobi, Unilever East Africa, and the Columbia Global Centers | Africa to improve oral health care and disease prevention in East Africa and other resource-poor countries in

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 18, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPublic Health

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Celebrate World Oral Health Day

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Ottawa, ON, On , Canadian dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day. This year’s public awareness campaign has chosen as its slogan: “It all starts here. Healthy mouth. Healthy body,” in recognition of the