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October 22, 2018 News News

Foreign-Trained Dentists in Limbo as Board Questions Degrees

by Stu Mills, CBC News

Some foreign-trained dentists on the cusp of becoming certified to practise in Canada say they’ve been thrust into limbo — and in many cases, deep into debt — after the profession’s Ottawa-based examination board determined their credentials from an Indian university no longer

October 19, 2018 News News

ACDQ Extends Hand to New Health Minister, Invites to Resume Negotiations

by Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ)

Dr. Serge Langlois, President of the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ), has sent Danielle McCann, the new Minister of Health and Social Services, a congratulatory letter. In it, he expresses his delight at her appointment and encourages her to begin

October 15, 2018 News News

Windsor-Essex Health Unit Survey Finds Adults’ Oral Health Worse Than Children

by Dave Waddall, Windsor Star

The declining oral health recently detected in local children is even worse among adults, said Nicole Dupuis, director of health promotion for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. Dupuis said that’s the conclusion from the analysis of data collected in a

October 12, 2018 News News

Around 550 Nunavut Children Waiting Up to a Year for Urgent Dental Care

by CBC News

Nunavut’s chief dental officer says there are still hundreds of children in the territory who need urgent dental care. Around 550 Nunavut children are waiting for dental treatment requiring general anesthetic — meaning they need to be put to sleep while

October 9, 2018 News News

Public Hearing Scheduled for B.C. Dentist Alleged to Have Overbilled and Misdiagnosed Patients

by Wendy Stueck, The Globe and Mail

The College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. is taking disciplinary action against a B.C. dentist who it says failed to diagnose and treat patients properly and billed inappropriately. The college is planning a public hearing, although the dentist, Bin Xu,

September 28, 2018 Video Sponsored Dental Video

Paid Dr. Bobby Birdi on Many Benefits of Dentrix in a Dental Practice

by Dentrix

Dr. Bobby Birdi, of BC Perio in Vancouver, discusses how Dentrix makes an impact on the clinical and business aspects of his practices, while making a positive experience for his patients. For more information on Dentrix in Canada, please visit

September 27, 2018 News News

Red Deer Dentist May Take Dispute with Dental Authority to Supreme Court

by Sheldon Spackman, RDNewsNow

local dentist accused of unprofessional conduct through his advertising practices is hoping to defend himself to the Supreme Court of Canada. Dr. Michael Zuk of Bower Dental Centre in Red Deer says his dispute with the Alberta Dental Association and

September 17, 2018 News News

Henry Schein Announces New Roles for Senior Dental Leaders

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced new roles for two of its senior dental leaders. Tim Sullivan will assume the role

September 17, 2018 News News

Province Needs To Do More To Fill Dental Care Funding Gap, Ottawa Dentist Says

by Kimberley Molina, CBC News

An Ottawa dentist says more needs to be done to help Ontarians access necessary dental care. Around 32 per cent of Canadians don’t have dental insurance, according to numbers from 2017, and approximately one in six Canadians aren’t able to access

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August 31, 2018 Feature Continuing EducationOHGdataTrends in Dental Education

Trends in Dental CE Courses Shed Light on Industry Divide

by Oral Health

Your interests can say a lot about you, especially as a dentist. We’re not talking about what sports you watch or what radio station you listen to on your way home from work; we’re talking about what you study. Some

August 27, 2018 News News

Quebec Election: Liberals Pledge Free Dental Care for Teens, Seniors

by René Bruemmer, Montreal Gazette

Liberal leader Philippe Couillard has promised to extend free dental care to children 16 and younger and to low-revenue seniors, continuing the party’s campaign theme of easing the lives of families now that provincial coffers are flush. He made the

August 27, 2018 News News

Red Deer Dentist Wins Partial Victory in War with Alberta Dental College

by Janice Johnston, CBC News

A Red Deer dentist who has fought a public battle with competitors for years has won a partial victory in the courts, but vows to continue the fight. Dr. Michael Zuk has a history of criticizing what he calls “an old

August 24, 2018 News News

Nunavut Dental Health Needs Action: Dentist

by Jane George, Nunatsiq News

When Márta Demoth worked as a dentist in Nunavut, she says she felt more like a firefighter than a dentist. The teeth of many of the roughly 3,000 Nunavut patients she saw between 2014 and 2016 were so bad that

August 16, 2018 News News

Edmonton Dentist to Pay $330,000 After Patient Left with Permanent Brain Damage

by Kim Smith, Global News

A retired Edmonton dentist has to pay $330,000 related to the case of a young girl who suffered permanent brain damage following a dentist appointment nearly two years ago. Amber Athwal was four years old when she was given anesthesia for

July 25, 2018 News News

Quebec Dentists Ready to Leave Public System as Contract Talks Drag On

by Kalina Laframboise, Global News

In a move that could leave thousands of Quebecers without access to dental care, dentists are threatening to pull out of the public health system amid tense and longstanding contract negotiations with the province. Serge Langlois, the president of Association des

July 25, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Celebrate Longstanding Partnerships with Dental

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) believes in working with dental industry leaders to advance both the dental hygiene profession and the oral health of Canadians. The association recognizes the role that these global frontrunners in innovative oral health care

July 6, 2018 News News

Quebec Dentists Threaten Withdrawal From Public Plan

by The Canadian Press

Angered over what they call a lack of enthusiasm from Quebec Health Minister Gaetan Barrette over a new collective agreement, Quebec’s dentists are threatening to withdraw from a public dental plan. The agreement between the provincial government and the Association

July 3, 2018 News News

Dentist Suspended for Letting Employees Practice Without Licences

by Cameron MacLean, CBC News

A Winnipeg dentist had his licence suspended after he admitted to letting two of his employees to practise dentistry without a licence. The Manitoba Dental Association charged Dr. Steven Lawson with five counts of professional misconduct in 2016 after it

June 6, 2018 News News

Canada Health Minister Considers Warnings on Individual Cigarettes

by Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

The federal health minister says she’s in favour of putting health warnings directly on individual cigarettes in what she calls a “bold” idea.” The proposed measure is being studied by Health Department officials, Ginette Petitpas Taylor said Thursday as she

June 6, 2018 News News

Canadian Teen’s Fight for Braces Leads to NIHB Policy Change

by Mark Blackburn, APTN National News

It was a three-year court battle of David versus Goliath proportions and the victory will have rippling effects for other kids covered by Health Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits program. Josey Willier, from Sucker Creek First Nation in Alberta, was just