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June 1, 2018 News News

Scientists Develop Material That Could Regenerate Dental Enamel

by Queen Mary, University of London

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a new way to grow mineralised materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and bone. Enamel, located on the outer part of our teeth, is the hardest tissue in the

June 1, 2018 News News

Oral Science Launches X-PUR CariØ 25% Xylitol Toothpaste at JDIQ 2018

by Oral Science

During the latest Journées Dentaires in Montreal, Oral Science presented for the 1st time X-PUR CariØ, a 25% Xylitol toothpaste with a formulation scientifically proven to reduce cariogenic bacteria and lesions. It’s creator, Dr. Jacques Véronneau, presented directly his findings

May 30, 2018 News News

Buffalo Professor Trains Syrian Refugee Camp Teachers in Dental Care

by The University at Buffalo

Dental professor Othman Shibly travels twice a year to the borders of his native Syria to help deliver dental care to more than 2,000 refugee children. The challenge: The number amounts to one percent of the 200,000 children displaced by

May 30, 2018 News News

Stress and Development of Caries Link Being Researched

by Shrishti Ahuja, HBSc, Medical News Bulletin

An interdisciplinary study analyzes the correlation between changes in dental cavities and saliva and the state of being under stress. Tooth decay and cavities are globally prevalent. They often result in frequent dentist appointments leading to increased costs and lower quality

May 24, 2018 News News

Researchers Develop Film to Prevent Bacteria on Dental Retainers, Aligners

by News Medical

Clear, plastic aligners have been growing in popularity as alternatives to bulky, metal braces. And once the teeth are straightened, patients graduate to plastic retainers to maintain the perfect smile. But these appliances can become contaminated, so one group is

May 24, 2018 News News

Oral Drug Treatment Helps Protect Cancer Patients From Deadly Blood Clots

by University of Warwick, EurekAlert!

Oral drug treatment helps protect cancer patients from potentially deadly DVT and pulmonary embolism Cancer patients are at high risk of developing blood clots Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) collectively known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), can cause

May 24, 2018 News News

Oral, Gastric Bacteria May Help Pinpoint Stomach Cancer

by Diana Swift, Medpage Today

Microbial markers could prove useful for diagnosing stomach cancer and its precursors earlier and less invasively, according to a study that identified stomach and oral bacteria that may be involved in gastric tumorigenesis. There were negative changes in microbial composition

May 23, 2018 News News

FDA Warns of Teething Products Containing Benzocaine

by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that over-the-counter (OTC) teething products containing benzocaine pose a serious risk to infants and children. The agency today announced that OTC oral health products containing the pain reliever benzocaine for the

May 23, 2018 News News

Dr. Steve Carstensen Joins SleepArchiTx Board

by SleepArchiTx

SleepArchiTx, the only 360° end-to-end dental sleep program, announced that Steve Carstensen, DDS, FAGD, D.ABDSM, has joined the SleepArchiTx Advisory Board. Dr. Carstensen, well-known as an expert in Dental Sleep Medicine, has been treating sleep apnea and snoring since 1998.

May 22, 2018 News News

Ontario Election Healthcare Platforms Recap

by Oral Health

With the Ontario election just a couple weeks away and endless information about the parties’ platforms circulating, it’s a good time to refresh yourself on what healthcare promises are being made. Dental care has been a massive topic for each

May 22, 2018 News News

Academy of Laser Dentistry Installs New President and Officers

by The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD)

The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), the only independent and unbiased non-profit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of laser technology, recently installed Raminta Mastis, DDS, as its president.  The announcement was made during the ALD’s

May 18, 2018 News News

‘Profession, Passion, Power’ Create Dentsply Sirona’s p3 Alumni Forum

by Dentsply Sirona

Holding a leading position in a complex and competitive industry, such as dental healthcare, is no easy task. The right communication approach is a crucial component to influence the market. For over a decade now, Dentsply Sirona has been building

May 17, 2018 News News

Patterson Dental Announces Software Agreement with Solutionreach

by Patterson Dental

Patterson Dental, a business unit of Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO), today announced a new agreement with Solutionreach, Inc. to distribute and support the company’s portfolio of software products for use in dental practices, starting June 1. Solutionreach’s cloud-based patient relationship

May 17, 2018 News News

Henry Schein Featuring Digital Technology at CDA Meeting

by Henry Schein Dental

Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. dental business of Henry Schein, Inc., today announced its lineup of in-booth presentations and demonstrations taking place at the Company’s exhibit booth (#1362) during the California Dental Association (CDA) Meeting, May 17-19, 2018, in Anaheim,

May 16, 2018 News News

Program Uses Smart Toothbrush Data to Determine Dental Rates

by Christina Farr, CNBC

Alex Frommeyer comes from a family of dentists. Now, he has a start-up that sells dental insurance, but with a twist. The Columbus, Ohio, company, called Beam Dental, started out by selling Bluetooth-connected toothbrushes, meaning that their product communicates with an

May 14, 2018 News News

Dental Office Faces Cultural Appropriation Backlash

by Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post

Editor’s Note: When reading this story about cultural appropriation in dental marketing, consider not only how to avoid a similar situation during promotions and holidays, but also your practice’s plan when faced with public backlash. There are many avenues to

May 14, 2018 News News

Dentistry Meets Cryptocurrency with Dentacoin

by Kate Harrison, Forbes

According to the American Dental Association, the average American pays $544 in out-of-pocket expenses annually for dental care. It turns out that the vast majority of dental expenses (90%) can be avoided with tri-annual checkups, regular cleanings and improved diet. However, 80% of the world’s

May 14, 2018 News News

Canadian Seniors Can’t Afford Basic Dental Care

by Lauren Pelley, CBC News

Leslie Arlene Henderson has lost multiple teeth. She can’t remember the last time she had major dental work. And for the last year, she’s been in dire need of a root canal. But with only $1,000 in monthly income, the 62-year-old

May 14, 2018 News News

Poor Oral Health and Seniors Falling Correlated, Says Study

by PR Newswire

An April 29 article in Medical News Bulletin reports on the JAGES Project Longitudinal Study, which sent out questionnaires to roughly 40 thousand Japanese men and women over 65. The study found that poor oral health was associated with a greater incidence of

May 14, 2018 News News

List of “Never-Events” Aims to Ensure Patient Safety

by University of Edinburgh, EurekAlert!

Dental experts have drawn up a definitive list of scenarios that patients should never face in a bid to ensure excellent patient care worldwide. The checklist – which includes failing to note patients’ allergies and not screening for mouth cancers