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December 28, 2017 News Oral Health

Septodont Announces New Alliance with Importaciones Dental Universitario

by Septodont

Septodont, the Global Leader in Dental Pain Management, announces a new strategic alliance with Importaciones Dental Universitario (IDU) based in Cali, Colombia. The Septodont & IDU alliance represents a key opportunity to launch the Septodont product line into a country

December 19, 2017 News Oral Health

Dental Patients Should Maximize Their Benefits with Quality Care and Materials This Holiday Season

by National Association of Dental Laboratories

As the calendar year comes to an end, the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) is reminding patients to take advantage of any unused dental insurance benefits while making informed decisions about their dental restorations. The association is also encouraging

December 19, 2017 News DentistryNews

Top 10 Dental News Stories of 2017

by Oral Health

It’s been quite a year in dental news! 2017 seemed to bring on some interesting areas of concerns for dental hygienists – whether it was health issues to lookout for, questionable acts inside the practice and, of course, the new

December 18, 2017 News Oral Health

Lions, Dolphins and More: Saving animals’ teeth with root canal treatment from Dentsply Sirona Endodontics

by Dentsply Sirona Inc.

Today, dental treatment provided to animals is also performed using the latest technologies. Saving the teeth of animals is essential for basic needs such as eating but also for self-defense, and root canal treatments can prevent potentially life-threatening infections. The

December 12, 2017 News Oral Health

Government of Canada Supports Healthier Smiles

by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

National research network receives $850,000 to advance oral health research to better address the needs of Canadians A national network of researchers will receive additional funding from the Government of Canada to support its work to improve the oral health

December 12, 2017 News Oral Health

Winnipeg Dentist Turning Baby Teeth Black — To Keep Kids Out of Surgery

by CBC News

Silver diamine fluoride a low-cost way to halt (but not fix) tooth decay A new treatment for dental cavities could mean that fewer kids need to squirm through complex dental surgeries or go under general anesthetic. Dentist and University of

December 7, 2017 News News

Amazon Poses Threat to Dental Suppliers

by Thomas Franck, CNBC

Shares of dental supply distibutors sank Wednesday after Morgan Stanley issued a stark warning to investors: “Amazon is here.” Dental supply distributors Henry Schein and Patterson Cos. both closed down more than 4 percent after analyst Steve Beuchaw said that Amazon is buying supplies directly from

December 5, 2017 News News

3M Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Kerr Corporation

by Business Wire

3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in federal district court in Wilmington, Del., last week against Kerr Corporation. The suit alleges that Kerr Corporation’s SonicFill™ 2 and Harmonize™ dental composite materials infringe 3M’s patent rights directed

December 5, 2017 News News

PM Trudeau Names Female Indigenous Dentist as Senator

by John Paul Tasker, CBC News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named two new Independent senators to sit in the upper chamber. Mary Coyle, 63, will sit for Nova Scotia and Mary Jane McCallum, 65, will represent Manitoba. McCallum, who is of Cree descent and a survivor of

December 5, 2017 News Materials & TechnologyNews

New Dental Material Resists Plaque and Kills Microbes

by University o Pennsylvania

Dentists rely on composite materials to perform restorative procedures, such as filling cavities. Yet these materials, like tooth enamel, can be vulnerable to the growth of plaque, the sticky biofilm that leads to tooth decay. In a new study, researchers

December 4, 2017 News APPsNewsTechnology

New Mobile App Rewards Good Dental Habits with “Dentacoin”

by The Merkle

Dentacare is the second developed tool, serving the mission of Dentacoin, after the successfully launched Trusted Review Platform. The Dentacare Mobile app aims to form long-lasting dental care habits through an intensive 3-month program in an engaging gamified environment. Through reminders, notifications,

November 30, 2017 News NewsPractice management

New York Dentist Allegedly Fired Employees for Toxic Workplace Complaints

by Paulina Dedaj, Fox News

A Long Island, N.Y., dentist created a toxic work environment with his unwanted sexual advances, three former employees allege in a lawsuit. His former office manager contends she was fired after complaining about the dentists’s conduct, the New York Daily News reported.

November 22, 2017 News DentistryNews

Alberta Dental Fee Guide Urges 8.5 Per Cent Drop

by Slav Kornik, Global News

The Alberta government has come to an agreement with the Alberta Dental Association and College on a new fee guide. Health Minister Sarah Hoffman announced Wednesday morning the guide recommends an 8.5 per cent drop in dental prices for 60

November 14, 2017 News Oral Health

Neil J. Gajjar, DDS, MAGD, Installed as President-Elect for Academy of General Dentistry

by Academy of General Dentistry

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) has installed Neil J. Gajjar, DDS, MAGD, of Mississauga, Ontario, as the organization’s new president-elect. Dr. Gajjar, who recently served as the organization’s vice president, was promoted to this new role during a special

November 13, 2017 News Oral Health

How Bad Teeth are at the Root of Income Inequality in Canada

by Macleans

Anne Kingston: The glaring omission of dental care from Canadian health-care plans is both illogical and a public-health concern. When Bernie Sanders took his well-publicized cook’s tour of Canada’s much-vaunted universal public health care system recently, he wouldn’t have seen

November 7, 2017 News Oral Health

Align Technology Opens First Office in Canada to Support Continued Growth

by About Align Technology, Inc.

Invisalign providers seeing benefits of Invisalign treatment among teen patients Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN), makers of the Invisalign® system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, and iTero® intraoral scanners, has opened its first office in Canada to

October 31, 2017 News Oral Health

Standardizing the Delivery of Oral Health Care Practice in Hospitals

by Nursing Times

Introduction Mouth care is an important aspect of patient care in hospitals, but is often identified as requiring improvement. Mouth Care Matters (MCM), an initiative funded by Health Education England (HEE), was launched in 2015 to improve the oral health

October 30, 2017 News Oral Health

How Sweet It Is: Dental Hygienists Promote Oral Health at Halloween

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Canada’s dental hygienists remind all ghosts and goblins preparing for a night of Halloween fun to beware of treats—particularly sticky and chewy candies— that can get stuck in the grooves of teeth and increase the risk of dental cavities. According

October 30, 2017 News Oral Health

A decade later, Jason Jones still smiling thanks to generosity of Toronto Star readers

by The Toronto Star

His teeth rotted down to the bone, Jason Jones turned his life around when he got free dental work from a Markham dentist after his story appeared in the Star in 2007 as part of a series that examined issues

October 30, 2017 News Oral Health

Statistics Show Dental Anxiety and Bad Teeth Seriously Impacts Careers

by MarketsInsider

Landing a career can be tough enough today. But a high percentage of job-searching millennials are doing their best to keep their mouths closed while being interviewed—a bad thing to do while trying to form a highly positive impression on