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May 14, 2018 News News

Ontario PCs Promise Dental Plan for Low-Income Seniors

by The Canadian Press

A Progressive Conservative government would invest $98 million per year to help low-income access dental care, party Leader Doug Ford said Saturday. “Many Ontarians have dental insurance, but two thirds of low-income seniors cannot afford it,” Ford told reporters in

May 8, 2018 News News

Wearable Oral Sodium Sensor Helps Control Hypertension

by Georgia Institute of Technology, ScienceDaily

For people who have hypertension and certain other conditions, eating too much salt raises blood pressure and increases the likelihood of heart complications. To help monitor salt intake, researchers have developed a flexible and stretchable wireless sensing system designed to

May 7, 2018 News News

Cellular Messengers Linked to Growth of Oral Bacteria

by Brianna Aldrich, UCLA Newsroom

A new UCLA-led study provides clear evidence that cellular messengers in saliva may be able to regulate the growth of oral bacteria responsible for diseases, such as periodontitis and meningitis. The study’s findings, which suggest that a body’s cellular messengers

May 3, 2018 News News

Convergent Dental Expands Executive Team

by Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc., developers of Solea®, the industry-leading CO2 all-tissue dental laser system, is pleased to announce two new appointments to its executive leadership team. Daryl Donatelli recently joined the Company as Vice President of Marketing, and Charles Kerbage now

May 2, 2018 News News

Acupuncture May Help Patients with Dental Anxiety

by University of York, Science Daily

Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety. Dental anxiety affects up to an estimated 30% of the adult population in countries world-wide. Patients can experience nausea, difficulty breathing and dizziness at the thought of

May 2, 2018 News News

Katy Perry to Perform at Dentsply Sirona World 2018

by Dentsply Sirona

Global pop superstar, Katy Perry, will perform a live concert for Dentsply Sirona World event-goers on Friday evening, Sept. 14, during the annual event in Orlando, Florida. This Grammy-Award nominated artist is best known for her chart-topping hits, including “Roar,”

April 30, 2018 News News

Dentist Accused of ‘Deplorable’ Conduct for Falsifying Credentials

by John Scheerhout, Manchester Evening News

The owner of a cosmetic dental clinic has been struck off for his ‘deplorable’ conduct following complaints from patients who spent a fortune on treatments. Barrie Lee Semp, the man behind The Smile Centre in Whitefield, Bury, ‘dishonestly’ claimed he

April 26, 2018 News News

3-D Printed Dentures Relieve Effects of Fungal Infections

by University at Buffalo

Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. denture-wearing population suffer frequent fungal infections that cause inflammation, redness and swelling in the mouth. To better treat these infections, called denture-related stomatitis, University at Buffalo researchers have turned to 3-D printers, using the machines

April 26, 2018 News News

Two Women Arrested For Performing Unlicensed Dental Work

by Associated Press

Authorities say two Phoenix-area women have been arrested for allegedly performing unlicensed dental work on five unsuspecting victims at an office in Glendale. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday that 45-year-old Melissa Pavey and 38-year-old Jolene Houchens are accused of performing

April 24, 2018 News News

Youth Sports Season Sends 600,000 to the Emergency Room Each Year

by Amy Lacey, ABC 8 News

Now that it is spring, even more children and teenagers will hit the field for youth sports. Unfortunately, that also means dangers to their mouths and faces. Research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that sports-related dental injuries

April 24, 2018 News News

Training, Education for More Than 410,000 Dental Professionals in 2017

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona Clinical Affairs supports within the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies to empower dental professionals to provide better, safer, faster dental care. The team is responsible for one of the largest clinical education programs in

April 23, 2018 News News

Rising Cavity Numbers Cause Proposed Plan to Return of Fluoride in Ontario Cities

by Dave Waddell, Windsor Star

The rising number of local oral healthcare issues including cavities has prompted the Windsor-Essex Health Unit board to unanimously approve a four-point plan that includes reintroducing fluoride into Windsor’s drinking water. The city opted to remove fluoride from its drinking

April 19, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Flavoured Drink Reduces Dental Plaque Through Consumption

by qii, PR Newswire

DoseBiome has announced their new findings that qii, the world’s first functional drink for oral health, can reduce up to 52% of dental plaque with each serving. This news coincides with the addition of three new fruit flavors to their lineup

April 18, 2018 News News

Dr. Chris Salierno Joins Cellerant Consulting Group and Best of Class Panel

by Cellerant Consulting Group

Cellerant Consulting Group is excited to announce that Dr. Chris Salierno has joined the company as the newest member of its esteemed Chief Development Officer (CDO) team.  Dr. Salierno has also joined the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award panel

April 18, 2018 News News

Skip Opioids and Prescribe Ibuprofen Instead

by Case Western Reserve University, EurekAlert!

Opioids are not among the most effective–or longest lasting–options available for relief from acute dental pain, a new examination of the results from more than 460 published studies has found. Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone or in

April 17, 2018 News News

Proposal to Eliminate Dental Amalgam Use Gains Momentum

by The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, PR Newswire

A coalition of 50 environmental, public health, and children’s rights groups called for an end to the controversial filling material – dental amalgam – in American children, and for a two-year general phase-out in its use in the United States. 

April 13, 2018 News News

Dental Cavities in Youth Dropping, Minorities Unwavering

by Erin Gabriel, CNN

The percentage of young people with dental cavities in the United States dropped from 50% in 2012 to just over 43% in 2016, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the overall trend is

April 13, 2018 News News

Peptide-Based Product Could Cure Dental Cavities

by University of Washington, ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Washington have designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities. The research finding was first published in ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. “Remineralization guided by peptides is

April 13, 2018 News News

B.C. Dental Clinic Accepts Bitcoin Payments

by Ian Jacques, Delta Optimist

Dr. Raj Dhiman prides himself on being forward thinking. He offers what he describes as cutting edge dentistry at Ladner’s Riverside Dental so it seems only natural the dentist would start to accept Bitcoin as a payment method. Bitcoin is

April 11, 2018 News News

ADA Awards 2018 Dental Student Scholarships

by American Dental Association

The ADA Foundation today named the seven dental students who will receive its 2018 Dental Student Scholarships. Each scholarship is valued at $20,000. The ADA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship Program is designed to recognize dental students who are strong academically