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March 9, 2018 News News

Dental Assistant Charged With 12 Counts of Sexual Abuse to Patients

by ABC15

A Valley dental assistant is facing 12 counts of sexual abuse after being accused of inappropriate contact with female patients. Peoria police arrested 41-year-old Oscar Castro on Thursday after two victims came forward reporting that he had sexually abused them

March 8, 2018 News News

ADA Meeting to Hold Special Focus on Women

by ADA News

March is National Women’s History Month, which makes it a good time to announce that October’s ADA annual meeting will also include a special focus on women. “This is the year of the woman,” said past president of the American

March 7, 2018 News News

Colgate® Announces Recipients of the CARE Grant Program

by Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Colgate Award for Research Excellence (CARE).  The CARE Program recognizes a new generation of academic researchers by providing up to $30,000 USD (per project) to support oral health research projects

March 5, 2018 News News

March 4-10 is Dental Assistants Recognition Week

by Canadian Dental Assistants Association

March 4-10, 2018, has been designated by the American Dental Assistants Association, along with the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association, as the perfect time to acknowledge and recognize the versatile, multitalented members

March 5, 2018 News News

Chaperone Ordered for Dentist Accused of Groping Colleagues

by The Telegraph

A dentist has been ordered to work with a chaperone after being accused of groping a colleague’s breasts and bottom, a tribunal heard. Dr Aviva Riley, a partner at a dental practice in Kent, was brought before the General Dental Council (GDC)

March 2, 2018 News News

Vancouver Dentist Charged $30,000, Suspended for Unnecessary Charging

by Bethany Lindsay, CBC News

A dentist who owns half a dozen clinics across Metro Vancouver has been ordered to pay $30,000 and stop practising for six months after admitting to charging for unnecessary procedures. Dr. Karim Lalani admitted to professional misconduct last month and

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

February 23, 2018 News News

Chicago Dental Society’s 2018 Honorees Recognized

by Chicago Dental Society

In recognition of their outstanding contributions to the dental profession, the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) today honored four individuals for their dedication to academic and scientific excellence, volunteered services and free dental care to underserved patients, and promoting awareness of

February 14, 2018 News Oral Health

U.S. Files Complaint Against Three Biggest Dental Supply Firms

by Reuters

As has been reported, The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday it had filed a complaint against the three largest U.S. dental supply companies, saying they had broken antitrust law. The FTC said that Benco Dental Supply, Henry Schein Inc

February 6, 2018 News Oral Health

Ontario’s Dentists Urge Provincial Government to Do More for Low-Income Kids

by Ontario Dental Association

Close to 300,000 children in need of dental care aren’t getting it. The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) has launched an awareness campaign to help Ontarians understand the dangerous funding gap in public dental care. Dentists across the province currently treat

January 23, 2018 News News

American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics Hosts Dental Meeting in Amsterdam

by American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics

The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics (AAFP) and the Dutch Flemish Restorative Society (NVVRT) are pleased to announce their forthcoming, joint meeting in Amsterdam on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, 2018. The AAFP, formed in 1951, is one of the pre-eminent

January 23, 2018 News News

Dr. Cliff Leachman Wins Oral Health Group Newsletter Prize

by Oral Health

Dr. Cliff Leachman, of his own practice, has been randomly chosen as the winner of an iPad for signing up for Oral Health Group’s weekly newsletter. Congratulations Dr. Leachman! Want to sign up for our newsletter? Just click here!

January 17, 2018 News Oral Health

New Research Concludes that the Canary System™ Accurately Measures Caries Lesion Volume and Depth

by The Canary System

Trying to assess the size of an area of tooth decay is a major clinical challenge. Visually, the area may appear as a white or brown spot but what is going on beneath the surface?  The Open Dentistry Journal has

January 11, 2018 News News

Dental Chain Pays $24 Million After False Billing Charges

by Edmund H. Mahony, Hartford Courant

The national pediatric dental chain Kool Smiles and an affiliated business have agreed to pay $24 million to settle claims that they fraudulently billed Medicaid programs around the country for root canals, crowns and other unnecessary work on poor children. The

January 11, 2018 News NewsOrthodontics

Automated Orthodontic Treatment Planning Receives FDA Approval

by Business Wire

ULab Systems, a privately held digital dental company focused on the development of its patented automated orthodontic treatment planning software, announced U.S. FDA clearance today. The ULab system is a breakthrough orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning platform designed for use

January 11, 2018 News AnnouncementNews

2018 ADA Humanitarian Award Recipient: Dr. Thomas Bobby Davis

by American Dental Association

In recognition of 40 years of volunteer service in Latin America and his community in Texas, the American Dental Association (ADA) has selected Thomas Bobby Davis, D.M.D., as the 2018 ADA Humanitarian Award recipient. Dr. Davis, known to patients and

January 8, 2018 News News

Australian Medical Association Pushes Sugar Tax, Comparing to Tobacco

by Melissa Davey, The Guardian

Peak health bodies and public health experts have supported calls from the Australian Medical Association to introduce a sugar tax, despite fierce opposition from food and drink industry representatives and politicians. The president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Michael

January 8, 2018 News NewsOral Health

Arizona Dentist Sued After Child’s Post-Procedure Death

by Julianne Herrera, Wate News

An Arizona mother has filed a wrongful death complaint against a dental office in Arizona after her child died following a routine visit. “The mom called back reporting signs of fever from her daughter, the dentist looked at the child,

January 5, 2018 News News

Dr. Darren Scarlett Wins Signet Study Grand Prize

by Oral Health

Dr. Darren Scarlett, of Coral Springs Dental Centre, has been randomly chosen as the winner of a $500 giftcard for participating in Oral Health’s Signet Study in 2017. Congratulations Dr. Scarlett!

January 2, 2018 News News

HealthyStart™ Brings ‘Open Airway Dentistry Solution’ to Canada for Pediatric Treatment

by HealthyStart™

HealthyStart™ by Ortho-Tain® Reaching 120,000 North American Dentists with a 3-part series of articles in 2018, brings digital on-line course work, live webinars, certification to treat and live 2-day training lectures in several key Canadian cities. Canadian Orthodontists have for