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February 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontology

20/20 Vision on Dental Hygiene

by Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

With the ball drop at midnight and the off-key vocals of “Auld Lang Syne” bidding farewell to 2019, we enter a time of both reflection on what the previous year brought, as well as turning our sights to the future

November 18, 2019 News News

Human Tooth Jewelry Discovered At Neolithic Site In Turkey

by Forbes

Among the animal-tooth pendants and other jewelry discovered at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey, three human teeth that appear to have been drilled have also just been recovered. Archaeologists were surprised by the find and set out to

August 6, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Rethinking Health History When Bone Grafting

by Vivian A. Roknian, DMD, DICOI; Joseph P. Mulligan DMD, FACS, FICD*

In the last several years, there has been a noted increase in mysterious cases presented to my practice. These patients seem to have similar oral manifestations – rampant decay, poor healing ability, and an assortment of hopeless teeth. It isn’t

November 28, 2018 News News

Medieval Dental Plaque Sheds Light on How Our Microbiomes Have Changed

by Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technia

The communities of bacteria that live in our mouths have changed drastically since the Middle Ages, according to a new study of remains buried in a medieval Danish cemetery. And it turns out that some people may have been more

March 1, 2018 News News

Dental Calculus Sheds Light on Ancestors’ Tobacco Use

by Washington State University, EurekAlert!

A team of scientists including researchers from Washington State University has shown for the first time that nicotine residue can be extracted from plaque, also known as “dental calculus”, on the teeth of ancient tobacco users. Their research provides a

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

What is Beyond the Drill?

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc

Abstract The development of the dental drill was one of the most significant innovations in dentistry, occurring in the late 1800’s; 150 years later, it is still our “go-to” instrument for most procedures, whether for removal of decay, endodontic instrumentation

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Oral Health Looks Back at 150 Years of History

by Oral Health

Scroll through the dates, starting in 1867, to see the innovations and events that have led Canada and dentistry to where we are in 2017.Advertisement

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

2017 is Truly the Year to Celebrate 150 Years

by Ralph Crawford

On July 1, 2017 Canada celebrated its 150 years of Confederation. The early struggles to bring our vast country together was indeed a wonderful achievement. John A. Macdonald was the leading figure which resulted in the British North America Act