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April 9, 2018 News News

Doris Kearns Goodwin Delivering Keynote at Dentsply Sirona World 2018

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona, the Dental Solutions CompanyTM, announced today that world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will present the keynote address at Dentsply Sirona World 2018 on Friday morning, Sept. 14. Goodwin is the author of six

April 5, 2018 News News

Dental Office Raided for Prescription Drug Fraud Suspicion

by Jack Queen, Summit Daily

Police and federal agents raided a Silverthorne dentist’s office late last week on suspicion of prescription drug fraud, seizing hundreds of documents and interviewing several employees, the Silverthorne Police Department confirmed Tuesday. The search, conducted at Comfort Dental on Blue

April 3, 2018 News News

People with Diabetes Not Visiting the Dentist

by New York University, EurekAlert!

Adults with diabetes are less likely to visit the dentist than people with prediabetes or without diabetes, finds a new study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine. The

April 2, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

P.E.I. Dental Hygienists Offering Free Oral Health Care

by The Guardian

P.E.I. dental professionals will once again be opening their hearts by providing free oral health care to those in the community who need it most. On Saturday April 7, the Prince Edward Island Dental Hygienists’ Association is hosting a one-day

March 29, 2018 News News

Ontario Liberals Announce New Pre-Election Dental Program

by Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star

Ontarians lacking workplace health insurance will get up to $700 a year to defray the cost of medicines and dentist visits starting in summer 2019 under the Wynne government’s pre-election budget. Augmenting a new OHIP+ pharmacare plan and the existing Healthy

March 29, 2018 News News

Dentist Threatens to Report Parents for Neglect

by Dave Bohman, 16 WNEP

Most people don’t like going to the dentist to begin with but this letter dated nine days ago appears to warn parents that if they don’t make a dental appointment for their children soon, they could get a visit from

March 28, 2018 News News

Henry Schein Canada Donates $20,000 to Canadian Cancer Society

by Henry Schein, Inc. 

Henry Schein Canada, the Canadian dental business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), announced today that it has donated $20,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in support of its efforts to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life

March 28, 2018 News News

Hidden Epidemic: Older Adults Suffering from Untreated Tooth Decay

by Center for Oral Health

A report released today by the Center for Oral Health (COH) found that a significant number of older adults in California are plagued by oral health problems despite the fact that dental disease is largely preventable. The study, “A Healthy

March 26, 2018 News News

Chemical Pipe Cleaner Contaminated Dental Office Water

by Gordon Deegan, Irish Examiner

The experience for 43 children treated inadvertently with a chemical pipe cleaner at a HSE dental clinic last October was “devastating”. That is according to the HSE who yesterday apologised for the harm caused to the children and their families

March 26, 2018 News News

9,500 Dental Patients at Risk of Diseases from Unsanitary Sterilization

by Matt Dougherty, KHOU11

Patients who learned they may have been exposed to serious diseases at a Texas City clinic are angry and scared. Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies would not allow KHOU 11 to enter the Coastal Health and Wellness Clinic on Saturday

March 26, 2018 News News

Vancouver Dental Patient Develops Mysterious Lump on Hand

by Harrison Mooney

After a routine trip to the dentist, a Vancouver resident developed a deadly heart infection, as well as a bizarre, bulging lump on his right hand. The curious case was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine by

March 21, 2018 News News

New Zealand Dentists Get Intensive Training on Dentsply Sirona Products

by Dentsply Sirona

In mid-February, three technicians of the New Zealand service provider Dental & Medical Equipment Ltd. experienced five days of individual and intensive training for Dentsply Sirona’s products in Bensheim (Germany). Dental & Medical Equipment and Dentsply Sirona cooperate in terms

March 19, 2018 News Dental CareNews

Ontario NDP Announces Full Dental Care Coverage If Elected

by CBC News

Ontario’s NDP is promising to introduce “Canada’s first universal Pharmacare plan” that would cover dental care and prescription drug costs should the party form a government following the June provincial election. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath announced the plan at a campaign-style event in downtown Toronto on Saturday that

March 16, 2018 News News

Global Competition Advancing Students and Their Work in Dental Research

by Dentsply Sirona

March 21, 2018 will mark the 58th Annual AADR / Dentsply Sirona Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application Awards Program and Reception acknowledging the winners of national competitions from around the world as well as the overall

March 12, 2018 News News

Dentists Need to Take Action in Efforts to Reduce Drug Overdoses

by Maryse Zeidler, CBC News

Drug overdoses was one of the hot topics at dental conference in Vancouver last week, where hundreds of dentists learned about the potentially lethal combination of prescribed and illicit drugs. More than 14,000 dental professionals recently attended the Pacific Dental

March 12, 2018 News News

Henry Schein to Host Dental Service Organization Education Forum

by Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that it will host the 2nd annual Dental Service Organization (DSO) Education Forum at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 18 and 19, an example of the Company’s commitment to

March 12, 2018 News ImplantologyNews

Nevada Dentist Reused Abutments on Multiple Patients

by Natalie Bruzda, Las Vegas Review-Journal

UNLV is notifying 184 patients that they may have had dental implant work done with an instrument that had been used on other patients. A recent review of the dental implant process at the university’s Faculty Dental Practice Clinic found

March 9, 2018 News NewsOral cancer

Cancer Risk from Oral Precancerous Lesions Higher in Non-Smokers

by The University of British Columbia

Precancerous lesions in the mouths of non-smokers are more likely to progress to cancer than those in smokers, new research from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer has found. Although tobacco use is still one of the strongest

March 9, 2018 News News

Cluster of Dentists Treated for Chronic, Progressive Lung Disease

by Susan Scutti, CNN

A cluster of cases of a progressive lung disease occurred among dentists and other dental workers treated at one Virginia care center, according to Thursday’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of nine patients,

March 9, 2018 News News

Allegations of Sexually Inappropriate Comments Swept “Under the Rug” by CDSBC

by Wendy Stueck, The Globe and Mail

The College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia “poorly” handled allegations of sexually inappropriate comments made by its chief executive, “intended to mislead” and attempted to “sweep this serious matter under the rug,” an internal investigation has found. The report,