News (March 01, 2003)

DCF Celebrates Philanthropy in Style

Ottawa–Dentistry Canada Fund (DCF) dentistry’s national charity for oral health, is ‘Celebrating Smiles’ at a gala May 7th 2003 at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel.

DCF will announce its first philanthropic award winners both within the dental professional and dental industry categories. The evening also includes dinner, a silent auction and other entertainment.

For information, contact DCF, (613) 236-4763 ext. 2 or

CIDH First Accredited Private Program In Canada

Hamilton, ON–The Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene Inc.’s (CIDH), dental hygiene program has been granted accreditation status by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). Already the first privately-established and operated dental hygiene program in Canada, CIDH is now the first fully-accredited such program in the country.

With this accreditation, CIDH graduates will enjoy the same rights and privileges as those held by other accredited dental hygiene programs at publicly funded universities and colleges throughout Canada.

“While pleased with CDAC’s decision, CIDH will continue to evaluate its program on a constant basis in order to offer the best dental hygiene program possible for present and future students,” said Donna Demarinis, Dean of CIDH.

From Tree Branches to Toothbrushes

Toronto–Over the past 600 years, toothbrushes have evolved from a twig with a frayed end to today’s high-tech designs, so say the folks at Johnson & Johnson. Their Reach 400 MAX offers multi-layered bristles and gum-massaging rubber stimulators.

Then there’s the Fresh & Go toothbrush with brush and paste all-in-one. With a twist of the knob, toothpaste is dispensed from the handle to the bristles. Each unit contains enough paste for 30 uses. Any wonder most consumers say their toothbrush beats out the car, personal computer or cell phone as the invention they can’t live without.

And if you don’t have a toothbrush on hand after lunch, how about a wand? The new Rembrandt Whitening Wand looks like a lipstick and brushes on a smooth, peroxide formula. One swipe is said to add brightness and shine while freshening breath.

Speaking of whitening, whitening agents are driving a relatively static oral care market into a robust US$8.5 billion segment by 2007, according to Packaged Facts, a US-based market research firm.